This week came with some big revelations about two projects in 20th Century Fox’s cinematic  X-Men franchise.

Simon Kinberg, who has long been involved with 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe, is set to make his directorial debut with the next X-Men movie, Collider reports. Reportedly entitled X-Men: Supernova, no other details are available for the follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse beyond Sophie Turner’s reprisal of the Jean Grey role.

Kinberg was a producer on the last three films, Deadpool, and the upcoming entry in the Wolverine franchise, Logan (see “Wolverine and X-23 Unleash the Action in New 'Logan' Trailer”). He also produces FX’s Legion (see “New 'Legion' Trailer”), Bryan Singer’s X-Men TV project (see “Bryan Singer Directing 'X-Men' TV Pilot”), and X-Men: New Mutants (see “'New Mutants,' 'Han Solo,' 'World War Z 2'”).

Collider reports that Joe Carnahan has added one more project to his already loaded docket: the script for 20th Century Fox’s X-Force movie. Given his involvement with gritty fare like Smokin’ Aces and The Grey and the studio’s recent success with R-rated releases (in the case of Deadpool and likely with Logan), the choice of Carnahan to write might indicate the direction 20th Century Fox plans to take with the adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s creation.