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Writer Puts X-Men 3 Back on Track

The departure of director Bryan Singer sent "X-Men 3" into a tailspin, but it looks like Marvel and 20th Century Fox are righting the mutant ship. The Hollywood Reporter says Simon Kinberg has been hired to write the "X3" screenplay, which is a good start since movies generally need scripts.

Kinberg has a comic-book background, having penned rewrites on upcoming adaptations "Elektra" and "Fantastic Four."

With Kinberg on board, Marvel and Fox now need a director for "X3." Recent rumors say "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon is a contender, but official word has yet to surface. Kinberg's involvement may actually hinder Whedon's hiring since Whedon has a strong writing background, including a prolonged stint writing "X-Men" comics. Whedon could have been eyeing a writer/director role for "X3" -- but this is pure conjecture on my part.

For more "X-Men" news check out our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on October 1, 2004 11:57 AM
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