Simon Kinberg Confirms the Next X-Men Movie Will be Set in the ’90s

Kinberg confirms the next X-Men movie will be set in the 90s

You might have noticed a trend in the X-Men movies. 2011’s X-Men: First Class was set in the 1960s and its follow-up, X-Men: Days of Future Past, took place in the 1970s, with the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse set to demolish the 1980s. One might be able to guess where the next X-Men film will be logically headed, and one would be right. caught up with Simon Kinberg at the film’s junket where he confirmed what you might already be thinking.

“The next one is set in the ’90s,” the franchise producer told us. 

It’s unclear if Kinberg meant the next headline “X-Men” film in the series, or director Josh Boone’s in-development New Mutants feature, but check back here for further confirmation on what lies in store for Xavier’s gifted youngsters.

The X-Men comics saw a commercial boom during the 1990s following the character redesigns by Jim Lee, which went on to be the basis for the fan-favorite animated series and some of which are still being used today.

The upcoming New Mutants film is set to feature a new roster of super-powered teens, including Magik, Wolfsbane, Dani Moonstar, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock with a previous report pointing toward Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm (who makes her debut in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse) and James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier playing major roles in the film as well.

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