Thanks to our friends at The Playlist for reaching out to us, the story below is a reference to this April fool’s post, last week.
Believe it or not, thanks to a brief exchange on Instagram we may finally have some evidence that an X-Men project is not only in development, but who may be working on it too.
Approximately one week ago, Thor: Love and Thunder writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson shared a simple post celebrating her birthday. You can see it down below.
In a (now hidden) Instagram exchange between her and Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron, she alluded that he would be writing X-Men.
Thankfully someone screenshot it on the off-chance it gets taken down, and you can also see that down below. The photo surfaced Monday morning.
“Good luck with your life,” Waldron commented below Robinson’s post, to which she replied “good luck w writing x men.”
Now, while this could very well be an inside joke between two writers or Robinson trolling Waldron for whatever reason, the fact that the post is no longer available makes it seem like it could actually have been a slip up on Robinson’s part.
We know Waldron’s writing has been well-received by Disney by the fact that he went from working on Loki to Doctor Strange 2 and even some in-development Star Wars project with Kevin Feige. For lack of a better term, he appears to be Marvel’s “golden child” at the moment, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he was allowed to play even more with Marvel’s ever expanding live action catalog.
We also know that there is in fact an X-Men project in development at Marvel tentatively titled The Mutants.
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Sadly, we won’t know for sure until either Feige, Waldron, or one of the major trades confirms the “news.” In the meantime, we’ll be on high alert and will provide any additional updates should there be any.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters next month on May 6th, while the second season of Loki, which Waldron is returning for, is expected to begin shooting this fall.
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