X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel To Film In January
To avoid a conflict with Jennifer Lawrence's
, Fox has decided to push back filming of the next X-Men movie til January.
A source has informed
The Hollywood Reporter
that Fox has given talent agencies a heads up that filming of the
X-Men: First Class
sequel will begin in January. This makes sense as Jennifer Lawrence is attached to the
franchise and filming for that sequel was expected to conflict. Now, Lionsgate can begin filming
in August and avoid any issues with Fox's
Over the past couple weeks it was reported that there had been tension between the two studios as both were fighting over the services of Jennifer Lawrence, who co-stars as Mystique in
and stars as Katniss Everdeen in
. Both films have done very well at the box office and sequels were never in doubt. The only issue was which sequel would get out of the gates first.
isn't out of the woods just yet, as they still have to resolve who will be directing the sequel
. Director of the first film, Gary Ross, has been reported to be battling with Lionsgate for a bigger payout after
became a smash hit. Sources for
The Hollywood Reporter
expect Ross to settle the dispute and be at the helm for the second film.
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