X-Men fans have been given the clearest indication yet that the next movie in the Marvel superhero franchise could focus on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey.
The Game of Thrones actress starred as Grey in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, a film that disappointed critics but nevertheless cleaned up at the box office.
With plans afoot for more X-Men movies, rumours have long persisted as to what the name and focus of the new movie would be.
While the working titled X-Men: Supernova has been circulated online previously, many fans regarded it simply as a working title for another film – X-Men: New Mutants.
While New Mutants has yet to reach the casting stage, it’s now thought that Supernova could begin shooting in Montreal later this year.
In the meantime, there is increased speculation as to what the new film could focus on in the absence of Wolverine, with actor Hugh Jackman previously confirming he would be walking away from the character after upcoming sequel Logan.
Singer recently hinted at one direction for the movie in an interview with ScreenCrush, claiming he would like to go “interstellar” with the next film.
And when you factor in his comments in with the seemingly confirmed title of Supernova, the most likely scenario is a film focusing on the character of Grey and her transformation into the entity known as Phoenix.
Arguably the most well known storyline in the history of X-Men, the Dark Phoenix Saga has previously been touched on in the animated series and movie X-Men: The Last Stand.
But after the disappointment of that particular film, Singer will undoubtedly be eager to right that wrong and create a movie that does justice to the space-hopping, star-consuming comic book saga that, by the way, features plenty of mentions of the word supernovas.
With the current X-Men movie universe existing on a different timeline to the one seen in The Last Stand, the path is also clear for Singer and Fox to have a crack at the X-Men story to end all X-Men stories.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.