X-Men: Supernova, the 7th movie in the series, to start filming in 2017

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Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey X-Men: Supernova
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey in 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Rumours of a seventh “X-Men” movie set in the 1990s period has been recently confirmed by actress Sophie Turner. Not only that, she let slip, intentionally or unintentionally that the movie, currently called “X-Men: Supernova”, will start rolling its cameras this year.

“We’re about to start shooting the next “X-Men”,” said the 20-year-old English actress to HeyUGuys at the red carpet of the recently wrapped up 2017 British Academy Film Awards. “We’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts,” she added.

Turner, who plays the young Jean Grey in last film, “X-Men: Apocalypse”, will be reprising her role. There are also speculations that the Dark Phoenix storyline might be incorporated into the new movie. The Dark Phoenix played by Famke Janssen, appeared in the 2006 edition of “X-Men: The Last Stand”.

Word of “Supernova” being set in the ’90s was first revealed by franchise producer Simon Kinberg last year. It follows the timeline which began with 2011’s “First Class”, set in the ’60s, 2014’s “Days of Future Past”, set in the ’70s, and “Apocalypse”, set in the ’80s.

“X-Men: Supernova” may still be years away from release but for now, fans of the franchise can look forward to Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” opening in cinemas 2 March 2017.