This week in the US action-thriller Collide is released in cinemas, and while the film doesn’t arrive until May in the UK, we were fortunate enough to sit down with stars Nicholas Hoult and Felicity
The future of the X-Men franchise has been the talk of Hollywood over recent weeks – with last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse not quite as successful at the box office and the final High Jackman/Wolverine film, Logan, hitting cinemas on February 28th, attention has turned to what will be coming next.
Rumours of a new X-Men film, reportedly entitled Supernova, have surfaced and when we spoke to Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) at the BAFTAs earlier this month, she confirmed that she is shooting the new film later this year. And in the last few days, new rumours from Collider have suggested that producer and writer Simon Kinberg could be stepping into the director’s chair for the first time for the new film.
We asked Hoult, who plays Hank McCoy / Beast in the series, about his own future in the franchise and whether he would be up for another film and his response was positive if slightly unsure, saying:
“I think I’m involved. I’d be happy to go back – I love playing that character and I love everyone involved and I know there’s one in the works…”
One film that was hugely successful last year was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which was 2016’s biggest film in the US and grossed $1.048billion worldwide and propelled star Jones into the acting stratosphere. But unlike Hoult, Jones’ time with the Star Wars franchise was a one-time deal and while she’s sad that she has finished, she had some ideas as to how she could return, saying:
“It was an extraordinary experience and I couldn’t have hoped for anything better – people seemed to really respond to it. It’s a great thing to be a part of – who knows, maybe Jyn could be reincarnated. You could do anything – maybe she could come back as a hologram!”
Stay tuned for our full interview coming soon. Collide opens in the UK cinemas in May.