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James Mangold Explains The Future Plans For X-Men Franchise

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The X-Men has definitely been one of the most anticipated superhero movie franchises in Hollywood. It is rather a unique one as it leaves no binding trail to its previous story-line and each and every time it leaves space for the audiences to tickle their imaginations.

However, with their latest movie Logan, the franchise has made a courageous move ignoring all those events from the previous stories and projecting it on a much micro-encapsulated environment with a different tone altogether.

James Mangold

And with the fact that franchise contracts are up for stars like Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and others, Logan director James Mangold comes in for the rescue, with his open ideas for the X-Men future.

According to Mangold, there could be many escape valves for the X-Men franchise after Logan, one is that the franchise could build up on the time gap between X-Men Apocalypse and Logan.

"I gave them many escape valves. We take place in 2029, and X-Men Apocalypse ends in 2024. There's five blank years there that are wide open to seeing how things got from here to there." Said Mangold.

Another could be building up new story-line and characters, ultimately bidding goodbye to the X-Men and continuing with its legacy all up in a new series.

"Or else you could do what I would advocate, which is imagine a different world and create a new movie, and you don't need the permission of the other movies." The director added.

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