New X-Men Filming Details Rumored To Be False? But...
A couple of days ago saw a report come out of Montreal that Fox has made plans to film another X-Men movie in the city, which would be the third film following X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
The head of the production studio in Montreal confirmed the news.
Now the Collider web site is stating the "recent report is absolutely false" as they reached out to "a very trusted source." The report mentions: "No plans have been made to start filming the X-Men: Apocalypse sequel in Montreal in 2017, and Singer has not signed on to direct."
Honestly, this sounds like Collider providing spin for Fox and Singer as Montreal's Mels Studios president, Michel Trudel, stated that convinicing Fox to come back for a second X-Men movie (Apocalypse) and also a third X-Men movie is amazing.
Would the guy be lying (lol)?
The Collider speculates as a reason why the Montreal rumor is not true is because the franchise’s stars - Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult - contracts are up for renegotations. My response to that: So what? Fox has already signed younger actors on board X-Men: Apocalypse, who you can bet on are on board for mutiple movies. I've said it a couple times before, so it's worth stating again: If the franchise actors aren't coming back, you can bet the X-Men universe is getting a reboot due to whatever happens in X-Men: Apocalypse. We already know Hugh Jackman is done as Wolverine, so this would be the perfect time to introduce new younger actors for the roles.
Collider also argues that Singer may be doing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea; however, while that may be true, Singer himself confirmed the future of the X-Men universe as well as stating he is still involved.
We'll eventually find out, but I'm not buying this "Fox isn't filming another X-Men movie" in Montreal rumor.
I guess Collider may be "technically" correct that the "sequel" to X-Men: Apocalypse won't be filmed there -- if it's a new X-Men reboot movie altogether, eh? Note: The Montreal report didn't specifically state the third X-Men movie to be filmed there is a sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse, just the third in the saga.