The fate of the X-Men Cinematic Universe is a bit up in the air at the moment. Hugh Jackman’s hanging up the adamantium claws in just a few weeks as James Mangold’s Logan will herald his last time playing Wolverine, and after the muted response to X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox has remained quiet on how they plan to proceed with the main series. Not to mention that we’ve heard that a number of the cast members have no interest in returning.
One actor who’s always said he’d be up for doing more though is James McAvoy, who plays the younger version of Professor X. We’re not sure where exactly he’ll show up next, but rumors have pointed to a possible appearance in Josh Boone’s The New Mutants and now, more fuel has been added to the fire.
Taking to social media, McAvoy teased a recent dinner he had with X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. Nothing special, right? Well, take a look at the caption and you’ll see what’s got everyone all excited.
As we already know, Fox is gearing up to shoot both The New Mutants and the rumored next instalment in the X-Men series, Supernova, this summer. Is the end of McAvoy’s caption referring to something unrelated, or is it a sly tease of his involvement in one or both of the aforementioned projects? We can’t say for sure, but the actor is all but confirmed to show up in The New Mutants, so it definitely seems like the latter. And, if he’s going to be in Boone’s film, does that mean he’ll be brought back for the Apocalypse sequel, too?
With more and more rumors hitting the web in regards to Fox’s plans for the future of the franchise, we’ll surely hear something official soon. After all, the studio has stayed quiet on the matter for far too long now and if the next two films really are set to head in front of cameras this spring and shoot throughout the summer, we imagine it’s just a matter of time before they let us in on their plans.
Until they do, however, tell us, what do you think Mr. McAvoy’s alluding to here? Could it be a role in The New Mutants? X-Men: Supernova? Both? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place!