20th Century Fox is preparing the new X-Men movie for pre-production.
The film will begin shooting this summer. Filming will take place in Montreal, which is where Bryan Singer shot X-Men: Apocalypse. The production start date is June 15.
My Entertainment World reports the film has the working title Supernova. This is a curious choice, because it could hint at the storyline. Production Weekly reports the alternate names of Dark Phoenix and Teen Spirit.
The website also has a synopsis. Here it is as follows:
Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond comprehension, and that power has corrupted her! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!
Fox has already tried adapting the Dark Phoenix to the big screen. X-Men: The Last Stand was a loose adaptation, because the plot mostly focuses on a mutant cure. Here’s hoping Fox will do a more faithful take on the story.