X-Men will keep turning back time for the franchise's next installment set in the '90s, X-Men: Apocalypse producer Simon Kinberg told ComingSoon. The franchise's turn to the popular decade could be a nostalgic hit along the lines of the planned Jumanji reboot starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or a severe miss the likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel for its reboot series.
ComingSoon reported talking to Kinberg, who told them: "The next one is set in the '90s."
The throwback in time to the '90s would fall in line chronologically with the order of recent X-Men films. X-Men: First Class (2011) took place in the 1960s, followed by 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past set in the 1970s. Last but not least, the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1980s. However, ComingSoon notes it wasn't clear if Kinberg's comment was about the next major X-Men film or the New Mutants film. Back in March Kinberg told IGN New Mutants had a "YA [young adult] vibe" since its set to focus on teen mutants. Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams is rumored to star as one of those mutants playing Wolfsbane, possibly alongside The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik.
The '90s time period is a profiting powerhouse, but it's not the only reason this X-Men movie could be set up for success. X-Men comics saw a sales spike in the '90s so that enthusiasm might translate to box office numbers.
Elsewhere in the X-Men universe Wolverine 3, Hugh Jackman's last film in the role, has been confirmed to be rated R.
X-Men: Apocalypse premieres May 27.