Josh Schwartz Tasked to Continue 'X-Men' Film Franchise
Josh Schwartz Tasked to Continue 'X-Men' Film Franchise
Could X-Men, with all its broad appeal, feel like The O.C..?  Well, that isn't exactly a possibility, but with 20th Century Fox seeking to continue the film franchise—already three box office hits and $1.2 billion strong—with a younger set of mutants, it might be a possibility.

No, don't expect a mutant teen drama just yet.  If you've seen The O.C., Chuck or Gossip Girl, you're probably familiar with the work of Josh Schwartz.  Those three shows undeniably have a way with teen audiences, something that I don't really have the space to explain here.  Now he's been tapped to write the script for another X-Men film, entitled X-Men: First Class.

This film adds to the many other X-Men related films in the works: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is on its way, Magneto is in the works, and a Deadpool spin-off is being considered.  Schwartz is tasked to work with the Marvel comic series of the same name, launched in 2006, which centers on teenagers with mutant powers being taught at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.  However, plot details and other plans are being kept under wraps, so we don't know what will happen just yet.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Variety
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