So, X-Men: Supernova. Logic dictates that even though X-Men: Apocalypse was seen by some as a minor disappointment, it would still be getting a sequel. However, there has been nothing official from Fox that a sequel has been greenlit. All we got is a title listed in Production Weekly and a synopsis on a production site called My Entertainment World that led people to believe that the film would adapt (again) The Dark Phoenix Saga and a tentative production start date. Nothing as of yet from the studio or anyone attached to the film. That is, until last night. Maybe.
Sophie Turner, who was introduced as Jean Grey in Apocalypse, was interviewed on the red carpet of the 2017 BAFTA Awards by HeyUGuys last night and was asked what her 2017 would look like. This is what she said:
For those of you who can’t watch a video right now, here’s a transcript:
We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.
That pretty much confirms it, right? Not exactly. There’s another X-Men film in the works, The New Mutants. That film seems a lot farther along into production than Supernova would be. Josh Boone seems to be a fan of the comics, and in the comics The New Mutants team members showed a notable jealousy towards Kitty Pryde, who was the same age as they were, being able to have adventures with the adult X-Men while they were relegated to the junior varsity team. Since Turner’s Jean Grey and the rest of the new X-Men introduced in Apocalypse will probably be a similar age to the film New Mutants team, Boone might introduce this plot point into the film. That could be the X-Men film Turner was talking about.
Of course, if Turner was referring to X-Men: Supernova, that raises a whole bunch of new questions, like, which of the main characters be coming back, will the same actors be playing them and is the Dark Phoenix Saga really what the film will be about. This should all become much clearer as we approach that rumored June 2017 production begin date.