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Get Ready for More X-Men!


There’s a shakeup in X-Men land!

It was said that X-Men 3 writer Zak Penn was set to write the script for the next installment in the franchise, a version featuring all the younger characters- though all would depend on the outcome of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

It turns out now that he might have been replaced.

In a recent interview, Josh Schwartz, the creator of The OC, Gossip Girl and Chuck, has confirmed that he’ll be writing the screenplay for the next installment of the X-Men prequels.


Please don’t tie in The OC with X-Men!

The new film will apparently center on the teenage characters at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Schwartz says, “It’s not like I’m adding new characters like Toaster Head, or anything like that.”

And as for his thoughts on other similar films, Schwartz adds, ├óΓé¼┼ôThe Hulk looks like it├óΓé¼Γäós going to be terrible. And why does he look like he├óΓé¼Γäós fighting against the monster from Cloverfield? I mean, with Transformers, it├óΓé¼Γäós not like fans were going to come back saying, ├óΓé¼╦£You used the wrong car.├óΓé¼Γäó This, however, is a different story.”

As for those who’ve worked on the previous X-Men films, he says ├óΓé¼┼ôBrett Ratner didn├óΓé¼Γäót have a lot of credibility going in to the third X-Men movie, but I think Bryan Singer [who directed the first two installments] got a free pass on Superman Returns because of his work on X-Men.├óΓé¼┬¥

Ouch, he’s sinking his claws!!!!!

And, the best part is when Schwartz adds, “I’m very well aware that I’ll be bludgeoned by purists, but I love its mythology, and it comes with a pretty hefty paycheck.”

Glad to see he’s doing the film for the right reasons!

Let’s hope he doesn’t ruin the X-Men series.

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May 05, 2008 15:35pm PDT

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