Rumor: Beleaguered X-Men Movie Franchise Headed For Reboot

Pictured: Apocalypse examines the corpse of the current X-Men movie franchise.

It looks like Fox's X-Men movie franchise may be headed for (another) reboot, according to some rumormongering from The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood trade blog's sources claim that Bryan Singer won't be returning for the next planned X-Men film, and though Simon Kinberg is reportedly already working on the next script, stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult will all need new contracts if they're to return, and that could prove expensive for Fox. In addition, the upcoming Logan will be Hugh Jackman's last run with the claws and sideburns. And let's not even talk about the Deadpool sequel right now.

All of these pieces are fitting into place to suggest that Fox may be better off starting fresh, and according to THR, that's exactly what they're planning. The million dollar question – or is that billion – is: in the wake of their collaboration on X-Men TV shows and a renewed focus on the X-Men comics from Bleeding Cool's best friend Ike Perlmutter, could the two companies possibly find a way to work together here as well?

That's completely baseless speculation, but, as we learned last night, anything can happen, no matter how improbable.

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A prophecy once said that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero would come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events. Sadly, that prophecy was wrong. Oh, Jude Terror was right. For ten years. About everything. But nobody listened. And so, Jude Terror has moved on to a more important mission: turning Bleeding Cool into a pro wrestling dirt sheet!
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