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X-Men: Writer Announced For Upcoming MCU Movie – Comic Book Movies & Superhero Movie News

by Stewart Cole

A writer has been tapped for Marvel’s upcoming X Men film.

Per Deadline, Michael Lesslie is currently in negotiations to write the upcoming MCU X-Men film. Lesslie previously worked on the scripts for 2015’s Macbeth, 2016’s Assassin’s Creed and 2023’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

He has also written a number of other upcoming projects, including Aneil Karia’s adaptation of Hamlet and Now You See Me 3.

The film is produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. No cast has been announced at this time and a director has yet to be attached to the project. Plot details remain under wraps.

“Even with Leslie officially on board, it will be a while before we get a movie out in theaters, as the film will now be looking to find a director to oversee development with Feige and Leslie,” notes the Deadline article.

Mutants already have a presence in the MCU

Mutants have been gradually introduced into the MCU since the Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019. Specifically, Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel was revealed to be a mutant in the Ms. miniseries. 2022 Marvel, while Namor was also the featured villain of 2022’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In addition, Patrick Stewart reprized his role as Charles Xavier in 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, while Kelsey Grammer’s Beast made a post-credits scene in 2023’s The Marvels.

Marvel’s next film is Deadpool & Wolverine, which will officially bring Murk with the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) into the MCU as he teams up with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) for a new mission. Directed by Free Guy’s Shawn Levy, Deadpool & Wolverine hits theaters in the United States on July 26, 2024.

The release date of Marvel Studios’ X-Men movie has not yet been set.

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