Dig out your favorite flannel and collection of X-Men bubble-gum stickers, because the merry mutants are heading to most millennials’ favorite decade for their next movie. Coming Soon recently caught up with executive producer Simon Kinberg and asked him about the next period setting. He then confirmed when the next X-Men movie would take place:
“The next one is set in the ’90s.”
That’s not exactly shocking, as the X-Men movies have been on a tour of the latter half of the 20th century. X-Men: First Class took place in the ’60s, X-Men: Days of Future Past was set in the ’70s, and X-Men: Apocalypse is going all out for the ’80s, so this is a natural progression. Still, a lot of people will be excited about this, as the X-Men were at the height of their popularity and cultural relevance during the ’90s. The Jim Lee-penciled comics were selling millions of copies, there was a popular cartoon on television, and countless video games on the shelves. That’s when most contemporary X-Men fans fell in love with the series.
Aside from the ’90s setting, we still don’t know anything about the next X-Men movie. Was Kinberg talking about the New Mutants when discussing the “next one,” or was he referring to the next core X-Men film? The answer isn’t all that clear. Also, what might a ’90s X-Men movie be based on? The decade’s most memorable storyline was probably Age of Apocalypse, but obviously that’s already being done with X-Men: Apocalypse.
What ’90s characters and storylines would you like to see in the next X-Men flick? As long as they slip the intro riff from the X-Men cartoon in somewhere, I’m happy.
(Via Coming Soon)