X-Men 7 to Begin Production in 2017

News Mike Cecchini
11/16/2015 at 6:02PM

While not quite an official announcement, it seems like the still untitled X-Men 7 might be in the planning stages.

X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in the summer of 2016. But if this latest report is to be believed, a few short months later, production will begin on another installment of the longest running superhero movie franchise. Is it X-Men 7?

Le Journal de Montreal reports that production offices will open in November of 2016 for a shoot in 2017. They also report that Bryan Singer will be back to direct yet another installment of the franchise. The piece has a quote from Michel Trudel, president of Mel Studios, where X-Men: Apocalypse has filmed. "It was a miracle that we managed to attract a movie X-Men in Montreal in 2013. To convince Fox to return for a second and now a third is simply amazing."

I'm not quite sure what to make of all of this, as it seems pretty early, but since both X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse did significant filming in Montreal, another installment shooting there makes sense.

Unless, of course, this isn't X-Men 7 at all. Maybe this is where the Josh Boone directed New Mutants movie will shoot. A 2017 production would be plenty of time for Fox to fill a Marvel shaped hole on their schedule, with the slot they have reserved for July 13th, 2018, though.