'X-Men 4' and '5' in Development, 'Deadpool' Is an R Rated Comedy

'X-Men: First Class' producer Lauren Shuler Donner reveals that the original Mutant series will continue on alongside the upcoming prequels.
X-Men 4 and 5 in development
X-Men 4 and 5 in development
Empire Magazine revealed new cast photos from X-Men: First Class in its latest issue, which we showed you just minutes ago. That same issue also features an interview with producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who reveals that X-Men 4 and X-Men 5 are currently in development, and that Deadpool has an R rated script packed full of comedy.

Apparently, X-Men: First Class is kicking off a series that will run congruent with the continuation of the original X-Men franchise, with X-Men 4 picking up and continuing the storyline of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. The storyline of that film will then lead directly into X-Men 5.

"We took the treatment to Fox and they love it... And X-Men 4 leads into X-Men 5."


The producer went onto talk about the long gestating Deadpool, which Lauren Shuler Donner claims has an R rated screenplay at this time. She is also calling it a "reboot" of the character we saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though Ryan Reynolds is still set to reprise the role.

"It's a total reboot. We're either going to pretend that X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn't happen, or mock it, which he could do. It's insane, it's definitely comedy. But it's an R script, it's really irreverent and violent. Right away, we're out of the X-Men world. He's very involved, Ryan Reynolds. He's working with the writers on the screenplay and it is as much his as it is ours. I'm tellin' ya, it's true to the comic. You'll see all of them. You'll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You'll see Deadpool in his costume and you'll see the cancer-scarred face.We're looking for a director."


Lauren Shuler Donner also had a bit of news on The Wolverine.

"It will have depth and a dramatic backbone. And yet there's more action in this one than in any one we've ever done. It's such a good script. We have the great Christopher McQuarrie writing and it's very true to the Japanese saga. This is Logan on his own..."

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Deadpool is in development and stars Ryan Reynolds.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.



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  1. Lane

    @belgygarg Completely agreed! He's one of the only things that will save the X franchise. I'm convinced he's the only thing that would've saved X3 as well, even with him over-shadowing the new blue dude, Beast. Obviously though, the movie would've HAD to have been much longer to leave more room for good character development.

    I've really been enjoying his performance on The Good Wife for the past 2 years. He's such a great, underrated, under-appreciated, and versatile actor. I'm sure he's enjoying his current role, and people's love for his portrayal of Nightcrawler, just as much as he is. :)

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  2. Belgygarg

    please bring back alan c. to be nightcrawler! nightcrawler's awesome!

    3 years agoby @belgygargFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    GET HER OUT OF HERE!!!!

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Lane

    PS: If anyone still has an issue with her acting abilities, I think the scene between her and Nightcrawler on the plane in X2 speaks volumes on that.

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  5. Lane

    Agreed with @dan1 and @masta-chiefed. No need to recast Berry. I loved her as Storm, I've just always thought her character was way underutilized in the films. As bad as X3 was, I'm glad she pushed for more screen-time and a more faithful representation of Storm in it. Berry gets way too much hate for these films mainly b/c she couldn't pull off an accent or look that much like Storm. If those are still the reasons, time to let it go.

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  6. Josh

    If they wanted to bring in Apocalypse they could use the Angel/Archangel story to give Ben Foster more development.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Remy72883

    i wouldnt mind seeing 4 and 5 happen because their is so much more apocalypse, cable alot of classic and great characters and story could be put to work, sentinels name it, yeah we kinda saw one is a training seeing but what about the real deal, it would be cool

    3 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  8. Taco-Ninja

    Jim Carrey for Deadpool
    Think about it people
    THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!
    Before you scream
    THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!
    (will never happen though)

    3 years agoby @Taco-NinjaFlag

  9. kyle_hannah

    @brian half of these super hero films announced won't even be made. Hulk 2, Daredevil 2, Fantastic Four 3, Magneto, Aquaman, Spawn Reboot, Blade Reboot, Justice League, and many others were all announced to have scripts and set to go into production but none of them happened. If Avengers fails (i hope not) then JLA will get the axe instantly. These X-Men movies will likely happen as First Class looks excellent.

    3 years agoby @kyle-hannahFlag

  10. Ryan Moran

    i am happy deadpool well be rated r and cool about xmen 4 and 5 hell yea

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  11. Brian

    True @timmy. Everything is too risky these days I guess? I hate it all. I'll stick with badass TV shows that constantly take chances. Guess I'm too grown up to be fooled by this garbage anymore!

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  12. Jay.A.Ottley

    Hmmmmm ok well i have nothing to say on X-Men 4 & 5 because its irrelevant and not worth the time.
    Now i'm losing interest in Deadpool, because its not a bloody comedy, its a smart ass, violent flick with smarmy ass merc that has a cheek and always know what to say to piss people off.
    So I'll wait for a trailer

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  13. Timmy

    no kidding @brian, they did try it with Sucker Punch and everyone hated it. I guess all we get is Superhero from now on.

    3 years agoby @timmyFlag

  14. Brian

    Anything but superhero movies coming out any time soon? Why does everything have to be so cliche? Can't we et original content anymore?

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  15. Writer220

    I wonder who'll be directing the X-Men films, that's the clue that counts the most

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  16. Worth5Bucks

    mega thumb down

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  17. Rufio

    really not sure. it's funny though b/c i'm just wrapping up watching the X-Men trilogy again and 3 is just not doing it. it is consistant to the stroy established, but the tone, the feel, the character development all seem to have fallen apart. that does not excite me for a 4 & 5, though if done well i'd be interested.

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  18. Bane5000

    @masta-chiefed...yeah, i remember incidents in the comics and the 90's cartoon series where her powers go out of control and shows shes more powerfull then she seems and also was worshipped as a goddess in the village she grew up in before being found by Xavier, would be kool to see her full potential on film

    @bawnian-dexeus...the mohawk punk rock version of storm would be awesome to see lol

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  19. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    Deadpool as a violent black comedy! but this isn't right!

    3 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  20. Nautical

    AAAHHH so lame!

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @masta-chiefed Would love to see Storm and Black Cat crossover

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. Masta_Chiefed

    @bane5000@bawnian-dexeus@shuabert Storm's backstory is actually cooler than most of the Xmen. She is actually a Goddess. Her powers have been dumbed down and tame in the films. I'm sure this is part of the reason H.Berry pushed for more films. She could do so much with the true depth of Storm's character.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bane5000 are you trying to go for a younger punk girl version of Storm?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bane5000 I had to google.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus...Instead of letting her hair grow back, they should make her the Storm with the mohawk lol :D

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  26. Masta_Chiefed

    @dan1 She is the cougar of all cougars.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  27. Dan

    There's a reason she's on my MILF list.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. Dan

    @masta-chiefed Yep.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Masta_Chiefed

    @masta-chiefed Btw she's still gorgeous at 40 years old.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  30. Masta_Chiefed

    @shuabert Think about how badly she was written. Halle is a great actress. Give her a lead role, and we'll be reminded why she won an Oscar. They had her speaking in some bogus African accent the first 2 films... I'd be uncomfortable too.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag