Fox’s popular “X-Men” franchise is rumored to reboot after the release of “Apocalypse,” the final film in the “First Class” trilogy.
The series was evidently made popular again with 2011’s “First Class,” an origins story that featured the younger versions of the mutant heroes.
The ball kept rolling with the follow up “Days of Future Past,” which also marked the return of original “X-Men” director, Bryan Singer.
Now that the last film of the arc, “Apocalypse,” is already in development, many are speculating that the movie might undergo a reboot.
While more heroes will be introduced in “Apocalypse,” some of the main characters from “First Class” have announced that the upcoming installment is their last “X-Men” movie.
Jennifer Lawrence, who played the younger version of Mystique in “First Class,” confirmed that “Apocalypse” would be her last movie in the series.
Same is the case with Nicholas Hoult (Beast), though he claims that he’s open to renew his contract.
Hugh Jackman also confirmed via his social media that he will be playing Wolverine for one last time.
He published a photo on his Instagram wearing the character’s iconic claws, captioning it: “WOLVERINE…ONE LAST TIME.
HJ” Apart from “Apocalypse,” Jackman’s Wolverine is still due for a third solo movie in 2017.
Additionally, Fox might reboot the franchise on television.
Last Year, “Days of Future Past” writer Simon Kinberg told Collider (via Movie Pilot) that some of the comic book’s characters might fare better in a TV series.
“We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at ‘SHIELD’ to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with ‘Daredevil’…it makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all of these characters.” “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.