After The Dark Knight and Iron Man made for a pretty solid comic-book-movie summer, it’s sad to remember that the X-Men franchise is still in the hands of the studio who made
Fox has been leaning toward using the younger characters introduced in the previous pics in future installments — teenagers with powers taught at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. [Of course they have, Fox is terrible. Just be thankful they haven’t figured out how to write the Jonas Brothers into this. -Ed.]
Pic joins other “X-Men”-related projects already in the works at the studio. Fox is actively developing a standalone “Magneto” pic, as well as considering a “Deadpool” spinoff, based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in “Wolverine.” Shuler Donner is producing “Magneto.”
Regular slate of “X-Men” pics would provide Fox with a reliable series of movies that perform at the B.O. and not repeat a dismal summer sesh like the studio experienced this year. [Variety]
Superheroes! Teen drama! Together! How could it not work? Oh I can already picture it. Mutant High, first day of school:
OMG! Did you guys see the new kid?
Yeah, he’s like, hot. I wonder his mutation is?
He’s from Chino.