For the past 5 years Zak Penn has been a writer on X2, Elektra, X-Men 3 and upcoming The Incredible Hulk. After doing all of those comic book movies he decided to do something different, and has written and directed a comedy called The Grand. However, during interviews people only care about his work on comic book movies. During a recent interview, Zak Penn revealed that he was attached to the Captain America movie, and he also talked about a young X-Men movie.
CMix: Do you have anything to do with the other movies? Captain America for example?
ZP: I’m attached to it. I’m also supposed to write and direct one of the X-Men spin-off movies for Fox, but that’s not a Marvel film. It’s not a pure Marvel movie. It’s a Fox thing.
CMix: One of the X-Men spin-off movies? Any one in particular?
ZP: Yeah, it’s like a young X-Men. It’s a pretty cool idea, actually. I can’t sell you the whole idea, but it involves a younger group of X-Men at the beginning.
CMix: You mean, like an X-Men: First Class kind of thing?
ZP: It is a little bit like that. I don’t want to give away the concept of it, but it is a good idea. It is a little bit more of getting back to the classic X-Men. Some of the complaints we’ve talked about, it would address those directly.
CMix: Will it be all Wolverine’s story?
ZP: Right, well that’s the thing. It wouldn’t involve Wolverine.
An X-Men movie without Wolverine? Thank the heavens!
I like Zak Penn but Marvel need to realise that there are other writers out there. His movies are good but not great. X-Men 3 could have been better and Elektra wasn’t all that. I guess we will have to see if The Incredible Hulk is any good.
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