Marvel Studios' X-MEN Movie Now Has a Writer Attached

Fans everywhere are eagerly anticipating Marvel Studios to bring the X-MEN into the MCU, and according to Deadline the studio is another step closer as it has found a writer for the film.

"Following the success of its animated series X-Men ’97, Marvel Studios is now ramping things up on its live-action X-Men movie with Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes scribe Michael Lesslie in negotiations to pen the movie. The film is still in early development with no talent or director attached and no release date set. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will produce...

"...Even with Lesslie officially boarding, it still will be some time before we get a movie in theaters as the film will now look to find a director to oversee the development with Feige and Lesslie.

"All that said, the news that Marvel has started development on the live-action pic is sure to excite fans of the franchise who have been begging for a new movie since Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and its library in 2019..."

Seeing as how Marvel Studios still needs to find a director for X-MEN, it will still be some time before an official release date is announced... unless that is in the plans at this summer's San Diego Comic-Con, of course.