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Has the new X-Men movie found its director?

Has the new X-Men movie found its director?

Obviously, the movie wasn't what we wanted it to be and it wasn't received the way we wanted it to be.

When the most recent Fantastic Four movie hit theaters, to say it was a disappointment is an understatement. Between Deadpool taking off, Logan's big farewell for Jackman's Wolverine, the plans for a New Mutants movie and the newfound success of Legion on FX, the X-Men themselves may now be the weakest part of their own extended cinematic universe. Simon Kinberg has been involved as a screenwriter and producer for several "X-Men" films beginning with the "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006 up to the last installment in "X-Men: Apocalypse".

The fact that Tatum has stayed with the project the whole time, despite the delays and the loss of two filmmakers, is an encouraging sign, as well as Kinberg's claim that the studio wants the Ragin' Cajun to kickstart a whole new line of films. The process has been that Channing [Tatum] is as determined about getting the character right as Ryan Reynolds was about Deadpool and Hugh [Jackman] was about this Logan movie. He is rumored to have tackled reshoots for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, but considering the final state of the movie, that doesn't entirely count in his favor.




"We love that cast. One of the lessons we learned on that movie is that we want to make sure we get it 100% right, because we will not get another chance with the fans". Fox clearly isn't a studio that's overflowing with patience for directors who make mistakes.

From screenwriting to directing, it looks like Simon Kinberg is set to go for his directorial debut. Plus the reboot's muted, grim (no pun intended) tone was the exact opposite of what the comics were all about. Whether or not Kinberg is the right one to get them back on track, he or some other new director might start filming them later this summer anyway.

Fans would certainly love a more faithful, and optimistic, take on Fantastic Four, that makes it feel more like a "fantastic" adventure with a family of four.

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