Over the last few weeks comic book fans have believed that the next X-Men movie would have the subtitle of Supernova, but that doesn’t appear to be true now. The title came from production listings showing that it would be filming soon. It’s strange that an official X-Men movie title would leak out in that way and now we know that the Supernova title was for.
Simon Kinberg explained that Supernova was just a codename and it isn’t even being used anymore:
â€œItâ€™s not called Supernova. One of the things we do when we make these X-Men movies, to be totally candid, is â€“ any of these movies, itâ€™s on Star Wars, too â€“ is you come up with fake names to throw people off the scent and when youâ€™re out making the movie, the signs that show you where the locations are say Nova, or whatever the fake title is, and people figure it out, and I donâ€™t even know why we do it anymore.
But at any rate, itâ€™s not called Supernova. That was the code name for it. Thereâ€™s yet another code name now. What I can tell you is that weâ€™re in early stages of prep on it, and that itâ€™s something that Hutch and I specifically have been talking about, as the producers of it and me as the writer of it, since post-production on Apocalypse, what the story would be and how would do something bold and radical and expand the universe in the same way that Logan feels bold and radical and certainly Deadpool does as well. And thatâ€™s where we are with it.â€
Still, it does look like they’re going to be going towards the Dark Phoenix again. Hopefully they don’t waste it in one movie. Spread it out. Send the X-Men to space in this one, but save the Dark Phoenix stuff for another movie. The original comic storyline simmered for years before exploding, and the story deserves time to do so on the big screen as well.