Thanks to 20th Century Fox, the world of X-Men has becoming a massive one for moviegoers. The universe began years ago when the first X-Men film dropped, and the franchise got its latest addition with X-Men: Apocalypse last summer. With the world expanding on both the big and small screen, fans are naturally curious whether crossovers are in store for the X-Men movie franchise moving forward. And, according to one close source, it seems like mash-ups are more than fine for the film studio.
Recently, Bryan Singer sat down with Mashable to discuss the future of the X-Men cinematic universe and his part in it. It was there that the mutant whisperer and producer was asked about the universe’s impending construction. Here is what Singer had to say:
“Some crossover, is all I can really say. I can’t really speak to that. I come in and out of it, sort of, but I’ve been involved in it for about 20 years — I signed the deal in ’96! I think there’ll just be crossover and standalone,” he said.
“It’s just the right thing to do. The X-Men universe is every bit as big as the rest of the whole Marvel universe, so why not?”
Earlier in the interview, Singer also spoke about two upcoming X-Men television projects. Legion will be making its way to FX while an untitled X-Men series recently received a pilot order. While the first show is said to be another standalone, Singer did say the second project would have “some familiar and some unfamiliar” faces.
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Legion is the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human. It introduces the story of David Haller, who since he was a teenager, has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar) star in Legion.
Legion premieres on Feb. 8, 2017, at 10 p.m. ET on FX.