X-Men Reboot Reportedly Has Frontrunners for Its Writer Search

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool and Wolverine
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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool and Wolverine
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Marvel Studios is now inching closer to finding a writer who will pen the X-Men reboot according to a new report.

A few months ago, it was reported that Marvel Studios had started searching for a writer who would spearhead the highly-anticipated MCU reboot of X-Men.

Fans have been patiently waiting for new updates regarding the mutant team's official introduction in the MCU and now it looks like they are close to hiring a writer for the coveted job.

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A recent report revealed that the search for the writer of Marvel Studios' X-Men reboot has narrowed down to two frontrunners.

One of them is Rafe Judkins, the showrunner of the hit Prime Video series The Wheel of Time. He also worked on Agents of SHIELD and co-wrote the script of the Uncharted movie.

The other frontrunner is Michael Lesslie, the co-writer of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. He also worked on the Assassin's Creed movie, The Little Drummer Girl limited series, and the upcoming film Now You See Me 3.

It is unclear at this point whether there are more frontrunners aside from the two. A decision is expected to be made around the Memorial Day weekend.

So far, Marvel Studios has not confirmed the claims that were made in the report.

If the news ends up being true, it is a promising update about the long-gestated reboot since it looks like Marvel Studios is now at the stage where they are seriously working on the project.

With the success of X-Men '97, they are probably aware that there are a lot of stakes surrounding the writer search as they have to make sure that it will be a satisfying official MCU debut of the fan-favorite mutants.

For now, let's wait and see how it all unfolds since it looks like we will be able to find out in a few weeks which writer they will hire to pen the reboot.

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