The X-Men actor has shared a photo on Instagram that hints the seventh X-Men film may start shooting this summer. Fox has been pretty vague about its upcoming release schedule of late. However, we know that a new X-Men spinoff entitled The New Mutants is due to start shooting in May, according to Den of Geek. We also expect an Apocalypse sequel at some point, but up until now, any news surrounding X-Men 7 has been purely speculative. But thanks to James McAvoy, rumors are now flying.
The Instagram post shows McAvoy, who plays young Charles Xavier in the franchise, having dinner with X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. The post also depicts his character’s grown-up iteration in Patrick Stewart, also with Kinberg. It is captioned:
“Dinner last night with the man who’s in a multi-generational three-way relationship with two professors. Thanks for dinner @simondavidkinberg and @hutch.parker, I can’t wait for the summer.”
Whether McAvoy is referring to New Mutants or X-Men 7 is not specified, but given the timing (i.e. “summer”) and the inclusion of Patrick Stewart, it seems safe to assume that X-Men 7 is what he is talking about. If he is to appear in both, then McAvoy has a busy summer ahead of him!
X-Men: The New Mutants, based on the Marvel Comics series, has been described as an atypical superhero movie that resembles a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror. This franchise refresher is being helmed by Director/Writer Josh Boone with a cast which may or may not include Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, and James McAvoy as Professor Xavier. It is expected to be released in Spring 2018. As for X-Men 7, who knows? We await further news.