This is pretty much what I’ve been stating since news that Hugh Jackman would be done playing Wolverine first hit the net – that Fox is going to reboot the X-Men.
My guess has been Fox is rebooting the X-Men to bring them to the here-and-now as all the movies have taken place in the past, with the most recent, X-Men: Apocalypse, taking place in 1983.
Now Latino Review’s El Mayimbe agrees, as he says he heard following The Wolverine 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse, that the Bryan Singer X-Men era will be at an end.
It’s possible the events from X-Men: Apocalypse might cause the characters to shift timelines, which would enable them to keep the young actors onboard: Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Alexandra Shipp. If we hear the actors state they have signed on for multiple movies, we probably have confirmation.
In addition to Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed she won’t be returning to the X-Men franchise, and Nicholas Hoult also said his contract is at an end.
It looks as if Singer is giving his X-Men characters one last send-off with Apocalypse, which has been said to feature Ian McKellen. Regarding Patrick Stewart, it’s been said the actor will be featured with Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine 2, so that looks like our final good-bye to the 2000 Professor X that started it all.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” has a May 27, 2016 release directed by Bryan Singer starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Rose Byrne, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Oscar Issac.