Is Fox Considering A Soft Reboot Of The X-MEN Franchise? Plus Updates On DEADPOOL, X-FORCE & More

Is Fox Considering A Soft Reboot Of The X-MEN Franchise? Plus Updates On DEADPOOL, X-FORCE & More

A new report indicates that Fox might be looking to hit the reset button on their X-Men franchise, though plans are still in place to forge ahead with several of the spinoffs that are in the works...

Fox's X-Men franchise has had a few setbacks lately, with Bryan Singer's Apocalypse underperforming, many of their core cast members coming to the end of their contracts, and most recently, director Tim Miller departing Deadpool 2. Has all of this led the studio to consider some kind of reboot? That's what THR suggests in a new report.

According to the site, Fox plans to "reconfigure" the X-Universe. Apparently this means Singer will not return, but Simon Kinberg - who is already working on a new script - will stick around. Word is the new story is being written "with Lawrence, Fassbender and McAvoy optimistically in mind," so this clearly wouldn't be a full reboot. 

From the sounds of things, however, the planned spinoffs will remain largely unaffected. Fox is currently scrambling to replace Miller on the Deadpool sequel, but insiders reckon they have so much faith in the property that they're already lining up Deadpool 3, which would also feature characters from X-Force. Gambit is also expected to head back into active development with a new filmmaker soon, and cameras could start rolling on Josh Boone's New Mutants by next Spring.

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