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Though the daily superhero news cycle is typically dominated either by Marvel/Disney (with its Avengers and all sub-Avengers films) or Warner Bros. (with whatever Justice League film the upcoming Batman vs. Superman is supposed to be), yesterday’s news cycle was all about Sony’s Spider-Man films and Fox’s X-Men universe.  And today appears to another big one for Fox.

First, Sony dropped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer yesterday, with its attendant (well, supposed) major spoilers, and Bryan Singer announced that he would follow up X-Men: Days of Future Past with another X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse.

Now, it has been announced that Simon Kinberg (writer of X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the upcoming Fantastic Four) has been hired to more or less be Fox’s Joss Whedon-esque superhero Svengali—Kinberg will be developing an expanded world of films under the X-Men and Fantastic Four umbrella.

It’s not entirely a surprise, as the formula hasn’t exactly hurt Marvel or Disney.  However, X-Men star Hugh Jackman seems dubious:

“I don’t know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of [The Wolverine] and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That’s exciting, to see what we come up with, but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn’t reach those, I won’t be doing it.”

Which is kind of funny, considering Jackman was willing to make X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

What do you think of the Fox news?

Source: The AV Club