2016 is going to bring us three X-Men movies: Deadpool on February 12, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 16, and Gambit on October 7. Producer Simon Kinberg spoke about the upcoming X-Men slate with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival. Kinberg pointed out that X-Men: Days of Future Past “reset the timeline” of everything occurring after 1973. He said all of the movies, including Gambit and Deadpool, exist in that timeline. And that’s when he dropped this awesome news:
“There will be interplay between different characters in different movies.”
He also pointed out that not every movie will have every character, but it’s good to get a confirmation that we may see some of these characters team up in future movies. We’d totally watch a Magneto/Deadpool road trip movie.
Kinberg also hinted at another way Fox is going to be echoing what’s been working for the Marvel Cinematic Universe… going “cosmic.” When asked why Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse has such an unapologetically comic book-like costume, Kinberg explained:
“I feel like we have been, the X-Men franchise, has been growing a little bit more into science fiction. I think Days of Future Past with time travel and the Sentinels took us into a slightly broader, more science fiction world than the films had occupied in the past. We felt like the movies were ready for something that was slightly more, let’s say, cosmic. Once we made the decision for Apocalypse to be the villain at the center of the movie, we wanted to be true to the comics, which are sort of, like you, say, not costume, but it’s not just a guy in a helmet. It is more cosmic.”
Not just a “guy in a helmet?” Somebody’s going to side eye that description…