Recently reports have surfaced online that Fox will be rebooting their ‘X-Men’ movie universe after the release of Logan of next year. The current X-Men universe has been running ever since the release of the first X-Men film in 2000. Even though Fox brought in a younger cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, as we saw in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the two exist in the same timeline/universe, so therefor is not a reboot.
But now, LRM is reporting that the next X-Men movie will focus on the Dark Phoenix Saga from the comics that will include Sophie Turner’s incarnation of Jean Grey from X-Men: Apocalypse if the universe is NOT rebooted. We got a glimpse of Jean Grey’s darker alter-ego the Phoenix, at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, so it would make logical sense for the next movie to focus on those elements of her character.
This new rumour obviously conflicts with the reports that Fox will be rebooting their X-Men universe as if Fox did do a full reboot, Sophie Turner probably wouldn’t be in the role of Jean Grey. The reboot reports did say that Fox were “optimistically” keeping James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in mind for the reboot. A concept that begs the question, “would it really be a ‘reboot’ then?”
I think, given that the current X-Men universe has been running for 17 years by the time Logan hits theatres, that Fox should end the current universe with Hugh Jackman’s ‘Wolverine’ and Patrick Stewart’s ‘Charles Xavier’. I personally was not a fan of the new additions to the younger cast that we got in X-Men: Apocalypse so I personally am not interested in a Dark Phoenix movie, but I would go see the movie if it does get released. I would much prefer that Fox completely reboots the universe after Logan, with the exception of Ryan Reynold’s ‘Deadpool’, which showed no ties to the current X-Men universe other than fourth wall breaks.
What do you think of this new report? Would you like to see the next ‘X-Men’ movie focus on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey and Dark Phoenix? Or would you prefer that Fox end the current universe with Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart once Logan hits theatres? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below or on our Instagram and Twitter!