Monday, May 9, 2016
In what certainly is a trend of era settings after beginning the franchise anew with the X-Men Prequel films starting with 2011's "X-Men: First Class", X-Men Movies producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed to Coming Soon that the next installment will be set in the 1990's, a period when the mutants were handled famously by artist Jim Lee and writer Chris Claremont, split into Teams "Blue" and "Gold" and the New Mutants evolved into X-Force.
While no details were privy after Kinberg confirmed the setting, it does follow the decade pattern that started with the 1960's in First Class, followed by the 1970's in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, and then now in the 1980's with this year's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. What the next film will be about is anyone's guess, but it will certainly be interesting if it still involved James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender's Professor X and Magneto, or spinoff to a new group of mutant protagonists.
X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest film in the series, will open on May 18 internationally and May 27 in the US.