According to a recent interview with Simon Kinberg, the X-Men are finally heading to the 90’s in the film universe.
The 2011 film, X-Men: First Class, was set in the 1960’s and its follow-up, X-Men: Days of Future Past, took place in the 1970’s, and the next film about to release, X-Men: Apocalypse, is set in the 1980’s. So it is about damn time our favorite unitard wearing heroes crop up in the 90’s.
Kinberg, the producer of the franchise, confirmed in an interview the setting for the next installment would be the 90’s. However, he did not reveal if it was HIS next installment or director Josh Boone’s in-development New Mutants project.
Boone’s New Mutants is a film that will follow a whole different group of X-Men including Magik, Wolfsbane, Dani Moonstar, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock. However, some reports say that Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm (who will appear in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse) and James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier playing major roles in the film as well.
“Starlight” the newest title announced by Image Comics is heading to the big screen. The comic was created by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov. Currently, it is rumored that Simon Kinberg is attached to write the screenplay. There is no other talented attached to the project at the moment.
The first issue of “Starlight” will hit stands in March with the following official description:
So much for retirement! Meet Duke McQueen, a man who has long since settled down and left his days of saving the Universe and operating as the space hero everyone depended on—at least that’s what he thought. His wife long passed and his kids off embarking on their own adventures, Duke lives a quiet, solitary life until he receives an unexpected call from a distant world, calling him to action one last time.
Kinberg previously worked on scripts for other popular comic adaptations such as X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class and his upcoming credits include X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fantastic Four.
Millar is also familiar with the world of comic book adaptations. Several of his original comic book properties are in various stages of stop-and-start development as well, including The Secret Service, Nemesis, and Superior.