Just because 20th Century Fox is turning back the clock on the X-Men franchise with the upcoming X-Men: First Class doesn’t mean that the original X-Men series is dead. Everyone loved the last one right? So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Fox is reportedly planning not only a fourth X-Men movie, but a fifth one as well, according to an interview with producer Lauren Shuler Donner appearing in the latest issue of Empire magazine.
There’s also news about the other myriad project spinning off the X-Men main stem. The most interesting appears to be info about the upcoming Deadpool:
“[I]t’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.”
For those not up on their comic books, Deadpool is a character famous for breaking the fourth wall and directly addressing the reader. It remains to be seen if this will happen in the movie version, which would make it like the Annie Hall of X-Men spinoffs.