10 Directors Who Should Helm The X-Men Reboot

The gifted individuals who could rescue the fading franchise...

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It's a word that conjure mix feelings amongst film fans. Sometimes it means a tired series could be revitalised, working for the series like Bond, The Planet of the Apes and Batman. But it could also be seen as a cynical attempt by a studio desperate to keep the rights to property, i.e. Sony and FOX's approach to the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four franchises.

There are now rumours that FOX are considering rebooting the X-Men series after X-Men: Apocalypse underperformed at the box office and with critics. Plus a straight continuation looks unlikely because Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy's contracts have come to end and they have stated that either all three return to the series or none of them do. And then of course there's the small matter of Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are also set to call it a day with their X-Men roles with 2017's Logan being their last appearance as Wolverine and Charles Xavier respectively.

Seeing that the X-Men series will be heading towards a new direction lets look at 10 filmmakers who would this popular property and take on their society. It could be soft reboot within the same continuity featuring a younger cast, a dark interpretation looking at social themes of the X-Men or be more like its contemporaries such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Kieran Freemantle hasn't written a bio just yet, but if they had... it would appear here.