Men: Supernova - Simon Kinberg In Talks To Direct Dark Phoenix Saga

You would have thought 20 Century Fox would have been in a great position to capitalize on the trend with the X-Men franchise, but they fumbled the ball a bit.

The producers of the next "X-Men" movie are banking on the familiarity Simon Kinberg has with the "X-Men" franchise.

A new X-Men movie poses an interesting challenge for the studio: Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult wrapped up their three-pic deals with last year's entry, so new deals will be necessary if anyone is plotting a return.

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To be blunt, while the reboot does have a talented cast, I think audiences don't want to keep seeing Fantastic Four movies in the vein of a gritty, realistic take of teenagers who get superpowers.

Both Fox and Kinberg have supposedly denied the claims, but rumors of the producer stepping into the director's chair for the next mutant-powered movie are continuing to build. It has changed directors several times, suffered script rewrites and was at one point pulled off Fox's release schedule completely. With New Mutants on the way - and the cast of young mutants featured in Logan - there's a definite trend of introducing a new generation of mutants for young fans to grow up with.

Kinberg tells ComicBook.com, "It's in active development". Obviously, the movie wasn't what we wanted it to be and it wasn't received the way we wanted it to be. The process has been that Channing is as determined about getting the character right as Ryan Reynolds was about Deadpool and Hugh (Jackman) was about this Logan movie.

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"We know that when we get those right, the movie succeeds so we want to make sure we get Gambit right because we want him to be the beginning of a whole new franchise".

Sounds like Fox has some lofty plans for Gambit.

The troubled "X-Men" spin-off, set to star Tatum in the role first played by Taylor Kitsch in 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine, ' had originally been scheduled to hit cinemas last October, only eight months after surprise smash hit 'Deadpool, ' and five months after the surprisingly underwhelming 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

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