Following Hugh Jackman, who will be the new Wolverine?
Well, my pick of Tom Hardy may have taken a hit as it's learned Bryan Singer pitched the female version of Wolverine, X-23, to Fox.
Fandango caught up with Bryan Singer who also let it be known he pitched a version of X-Force, that Simon Kinberg is working on an X-Force script, and that following X-Men: Apocalypse, he won't have much to do with the X-Men universe as he will be working on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Singer did previousy state that if he is going to continue on with the X-Men universe, he wants the next movie to be set in space.
Here is what Singer had to say about X-Force and X-23:
"I have discussed that with the studio," Singer reveals. "I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female."
"Simon [Kinberg] is in the earliest script stage, so that’s kind of where that stands, and we’ll see how it evolves," he says.
Regarding an eventual X-Men movie that, similar to Marvel, features all the X-Men universe characters (X-Men, Deadpool, X-Force, etc), Singer said:
"But it has to be done right," he cautions. "Anytime you throw all these characters together to hit a start date, it can make a lot of money, but it can also be a clusterf**k. To me, it has to be done with a lot of care. These things can get overwhelming, and if a character doesn’t belong in a movie, don’t use him. If the tone can still maintain itself, I’m all for it. What I’m not for is throwing a bunch of characters together and hoping it works.”
In the comics, X-23 was cloned from Wolverine DNA and brought up in the Weapon X program to kill Wolverine; however, she ended up joining the X-Men where Wolverine became a father-figure to her.