Professor X Will Be in New Mutants Movie

According to producer Simon Kinberg, Charles Xavier will be in the planned New Mutants movie if and when it hits the big screen.

Speaking to Collider, Kinberg — who wrote and produced X-Men: Apocalypse — said, “Right now, as the movie exists, Professor X would be a part of a New Mutants movie.” He also he hopes New Mutants will begin shooting in early 2017.

It’s unclear how many characters from the previous X-Men movies may have roles in New Mutants, or whether James McAvoy will be reprising his role as Professor X in the movie.

This lines up with what Kinberg recently told When asked about the follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse, Kinberg said, “The next one is set in the ’90s.” Considering when New Mutants begins filming, it seems likely he’s referring to that film.

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