‘X-Men 4’ in the Works

New cast members are signed; Older cast members require contract renegotiations.

LA Daily News reports that X-Men executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner is currently working on the cast for a 4th installment in the movie franchise. Renegotiations would be needed to secure the main stars of the previous three films.

Donner says "The newer cast members are signed, and the older cast members are not." Considering the older names involved -- Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijn, Famke Janssen and Anna Paquin -- that could run into a huge chunk of money.

All that's putting the cart before the wolverine, of course, since Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as the manicure-challenged mutant superhero in his own film. "Next, we're going to do 'Wolverine,' but not before the end of the year because he's in the Baz Luhrmann film," she says of the filmmaker's untitled Australian epic with Nicole Kidman. However, "We have the script and are working on it."

Shuler Donner reports, "We also have 'Young Magneto' in development."

Dont't forget to also check out: X-Men 4

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Sources: LA Daily News
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  1. Pjwolsker

    ha yeah right

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  2. I_keeps_it_real

    thats some bullsh*t come on a reboot the fans want to see the story continue keep it going dont stop it like they did the spider-man 4 movie we the fans wanted that spider-man 4 movie not some bullsh*t reboot movie we already seen spidy in high school so why take it back? please dont do that to the x men franchise the movies were good keep it going why would you make the last 3 movies if you was'nt going to continue the plot keep it going the millions of x men fans will thank you

    5 years agoby @i-keeps-it-realFlag

  3. Remy72883

    you got a good idea to clear up some issue's of the film for sure but until i see it for myself not realy gonna buy into it a whole lot. im a huge fan myself so hopefully this is true

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  4. Mattn

    RUmor Kill!!! There WILL be an X-Men 4! I called 20th Century FOX Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment and they are currently considering it since they left numerous cliff hangers and are currently creating plot lines and script-drafts for the FILM!! OMG! So happy! It prob won't be out until 2015 though, They are currently casting for X-Men: First Class and it will premier in June of 2011 and Magneto has his own origin series coming AND X:Men Orgins Wolverine 2 is cirrculating as a SEQUEL to his series! Hopefully in about 3 years they'll begin seriously plotting scenarios for the 4th installment of the ORIGINAL X-Men Movie Franchise. I know its a few years away BUT they are considering it and SO many fans want it. Especially how they left Professor Xavier ALIVE in the End of X:3 and how Jean Grey being the Phoenix RISES FROM THE ASHES meaning SHE CANT DIE. And as for Cyclops WE NEVER SAW HIM DIE. FOX could say that when he and Jean were Kissing he felt him self in pain by jean when she was going all dark phoenix on him during the make out session and pulled away LIKE WOLVERINE DID WHEN SHE TRIED TO SCREW HIM. Jean could have came to her normal self for a moment LOSING CONTROL OF HIS POWER and he could have ACCIDENTALLY blasted her across the river bank of Alcalye Lake RESULTING in what we saw in the movie... Wolverine and Storm finding her uncontious laying on the rocks of Alcalye Lakes river bank. AN EASY COVER UP ON FOX'S PART. We saw the professor talking about the possibility of moving ones mind into a non-contious body WHEN THEY SHOWED Myra Mc'Taggart and that guy whos vital organs were in tact but was in a deeep accoma. And end the end of X3 we saw professor X wake up in that guys body and heard his voice and Myra said "Charles??" in a surprised tone! THERE WILL BE AN X4 AND IM SOOOO HAPPY! (sorry for the capital letters im a diehard X-Men fan lmfao). So yaaa. X 4 will prob happen but in a few years. OH and we saw Magneto get his powers back at the end when he moved the chess piece and since rouge had the cure too it means the cure is TEMPORARY. Gambit was introduced in the Prequel so he will prob be contracted to X4 too and Im guessing Emma Frost will appear like she did in the NEWEST tv animated series to take over for Charles Xavier like she did in the TV series. Jubilee will prob be back as well but have a bigger part. Im guessing Nightcrawler will too, as well as Angel, Beast, Collasus, Shadowcat, and maybe even Forge! This should make for an EXCELLENT movie! -xoxo

    5 years agoby @mattnFlag

  5. Remy72883


    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  6. T.Clark

    Do you know that this is nearly 4 years old, dumbass?

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  7. StaticShock

    If you cast the new members,its not X-Men.I'll see it as another comic story but if you cast the old members it will excite the fans!and Im the #1 fan here!!!I KNOW EVERYTHING!

    5 years agoby @staticshockFlag

  8. StaticShock


    5 years agoby @staticshockFlag

  9. Cmontana15

    "latest" means latest to be commented on

    5 years agoby @cmontana15Flag

  10. Hooligan

    They need to make a Alpha Flight movie or introduce Alpha Flight in Xmen series. They are a canadian group but... BADASS. Also no one here has mentioned The Avengers. Hulk, Ironman, Wolverine, Spiderman etc... That would be the hit.

    5 years agoby @hooliganFlag

  11. Newkill3000

    Josh, Dajew, it's old because it was posted back in 06. Look at the comments. They wouldn't be at 200 that fast. And look at previous users comments. It came back to the feed because people were commenting on it again.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag


    you need to keep the same cast, with a better story. simple enough. xmen isnt the same without certain characters being present, mainly storm and wolverine. and this came out what, a month after x3? haha

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  13. DAJEW

    dam moiveweb really sucks at stories this is old

    5 years agoby @dajewFlag

  14. Josh

    What the f*ck, you guys. This is a three year old news item!

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. Newkill3000

    no more x men please

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  16. Lemons101

    If you guys change the main characters including the wolverine (HUGH JACKMAN), I will not see that movie. INcluding many other people. You will loose a lot of money if you change the stars. Its like making a new harry potter movie with totally different characters, it would be dumb to go see.

    5 years agoby @lemons101Flag

  17. cubandude

    hey let me read it!
    it would be a good birthday gift
    considering it's in 3 weeks! haha soo
    email it at

    6 years agoby @cubandudeFlag

  18. b111hetrick

    Hey I wanna read your my email is b11hetrick@yahoo.com

    6 years agoby @b111hetrickFlag

  19. kano07

    hey does any1 know if josh holloway is playing in the role of 'gambit' ?

    6 years agoby @kano07Flag

  20. rrefelx43008

    hey dude i want to read it email me it dr3amszunlimited@aol.com

    6 years agoby @rrefelx43008Flag

  21. MiniGrim

    Hi i am writing my own X-Men sequel which would work on a better interpretation of the characters of the X-men comic but still respecting the movie franchises counterparts.
    The story would revolve around the X-Men being confronted by Sinister.
    The synopsis is as follows:
    6 Months after the Phoenix brought mankind to its knees, humans and mutants are seeing through an unsteady peace.
    A Sinister figure steps from the shadows with a proposition to help the X-men be reunited with there fallen comrades.
    The X-men however are wary but when Magneto steps forward it is revealed just how Sinister bringing back the dead really is........
    Anyone interested in reading the first parts of my film can just reply to this or message me and id be happy to email you the story so far and share ideas with you.

    6 years agoby @minigrimFlag

  22. OCDAMN

    I would like to see The Brood in x-men 4 because it would make the movie more darker and more twist to it. If they can pull off by making The Brood which kinda similar to Aliens movie.. then it gotta be cool and I'm sure anyone would love to see that as x-men battle the Brood. Then I could see Apocalypse in x-men 5 where he has 4 horsemen and angel tranform into Archangel by Apocalypse. So that why I would give angel a chance to be Angel in x-men 4 against the brood. Beside, we need to see how angel can do while he still have feathers wings.

    6 years agoby @ocdamnFlag

  23. OCDAMN

    apocalypse would be awesome... not to mentioned Phanlax whom clone pretty much everyone on earth. I can't see if they bring back jean unless Mr. Sinister brought her back to life but what abt cyclop? Also there are cool super villian such as Mojo, and the Brood

    6 years agoby @ocdamnFlag

  24. JeanGrey777

    what they should do is have a kid around 15 and she's like...Jean reincarnated or Jean's secret daughter and she has the phonix (however you spell it) and Magneto starts using her.

    6 years agoby @jeangrey777Flag

  25. peterortega900

    they should bring back jean. she's not even dead the same thing
    happened in the comics wolverine just unleashed the Phoenix Consciousness out of her. later she gets resurected.

    6 years agoby @peterortega900Flag

  26. xabbit0508

    I'm not too familiar with children of the atom. I've heard of it. I like the wolverine series in the early nineties. He loses his adamantium, then one set of claws. I actually jumped in at that time, i personally like the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is awesome. now I'm trying to finish collecting Age of Apocalypse. Those stories are way out there to be put into a film. There just Too Cool. Maybe an rpg game something that carries the story.

    7 years agoby @xabbit0508Flag

  27. -comrade-

    If you want a good rehash on the X-men's origin, Children Of THe Atom is...adequate. It would at least make a better movie than First Class. It was the Wolverine series from the eighties.

    7 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  28. xabbit0508

    No way, its terrible huh, I'll have to check it out (X-men,first class)and see for myself. I heard Frank Miller collaberated with an X-Men series or was it wolverine? I think FOX is getting too excited about their X-MEN Franchise, Yes X-Men will always be profitable, but they keep rushing themselves to put it on screen and sacrificing quality. Whatever they do I want to see a drug abusing villian,lol.

    7 years agoby @xabbit0508Flag

  29. -comrade-

    Dude, FIRST CLASS was a terrible series. It read like it was written for five year-olds. When I heard Parker was going to be writing stories about the original crew in their original concept (the 60's) I got excited. But it was just a bunch of lame freak of the week stories that filled in the blanks left by the old comics. If you're going to do a reboot, do it, don't puss out.

    I hope they start the whole series over with the original five as though no one knew who they were.

    7 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  30. seymourstrange

    yer apocalypse would be awsome..what about mr sinister, not sure if hes in the first class story line but i wanna see that guy on the big screen, i remember reading a story line were gambit was on trail for mass murder an sinister was involved, that would be good to see.

    7 years agoby @seymourstrangeFlag

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