Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Ever since the X-Men movies became a monstrous hit in the box office, there’s always been murmurs about which characters could get their own spinoff film. Everyone’s favorite adamantium-clawed Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) received two, but a couple more mutants may be able to bask in the movie spotlight in their own solo films.
The all-powerful X-Men movie franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently spoke with EW about possibly green-lighting multiple spinoff films for audiences to see. “There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it. I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”
Donner’s words could explain why spinoff films on Magneto, Deadpool and Gambit never came to fruition. However, with the shift in regime, there’s certainly a chance Jennifer Lawrence will don the blue makeup at least a couple more times in the near future — at the very least, she’ll be back for X-Men: Apocalypse. Producer Simon Kinberg mentioned how an X-Men: Mystique film may not be too far off. “I love what Jen[nnifer] Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.”
At this point we could see the fantastic Rhett Reese-written Deadpool script finally turn into a movie, or maybe audiences will get to know even more about the Ragin’ Cajun with a solo Gambit film.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is out in theaters on May 23, 2014.