'X-Men: Supernova' reportedly filming alongside The New Mutants

The film's working title is 'Teen Spirit'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 08 February 2017 11:55
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Disney also wants Fox's entertainment assets, which include rights to the X-Men series
Disney also wants Fox's entertainment assets, which include rights to the X-Men series

Since 2000, there have been six main instalments in Fox’s X-Men series (X-Men, X2, The Last Stand, First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse) and three spin-offs (Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and Deadpool). That’s a whole lot of X-Men.

Fox has remained remarkably tight-lipped over forthcoming sequels to the main series, deciding instead to focus attention on two more spin-offs: Deadpool 2 and Logan.

However, numerous leaks have appeared on the Internet, most of which concern The New Mutants, a film expected to act as another spin-off concerning a group of younger mutants.

Reports now suggest the seventh main instalment - rumoured to be titled X-Men: Supernova - could be coming sooner than thought, with Production Weekly revealing production will start this May in Montreal.

Notably, the working title for the film is “Teen Spirit,” named after the Nirvana 1991 sensation “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Previous reports have indicated the film will be set in the 90s, following on from Apocalypse which was set in the 80s.

Supernova was titled Dark Phoenix before receiving the re-title: the script is thought to be another take on the Dark Phoenix saga, previously adapted in The Last Stand.

Previous reports indicated writer/producer Simon Kinberg was looking to reboot the entire X-Men franchise, optimistically with Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender still on board.

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