We all knew there would be more X-Men coming. Not only does Fox like money, but in X-Men: Apocalypse they set up the Dark Phoenix saga about as subtly as a baseball bat to a Walking Dead character’s head. However, these things usually take time and we usually get a ton of info on screenplays being written and director choices and studio drama. We don’t usually hear that it’s going to start filming within the year without all that other stuff happening, and definitely not this soon after the last one was released.
However, last week there were rumors that things were happening and now Sophie Turner, who plays Jean Grey, has seemingly confirmed the fact that the next X-Men film will be shooting this year when she told HeyUGuys, “We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”
Fox has announced that they’ve got two X-Men movies coming (New Mutants is the other), but given that we’ve heard absolutely nothing outside of rumor about Supernova it’s hard to believe they’ve got everything together enough to shoot this year.