BRYAN SINGER: “Talking To FOX” About Directing New X-MEN MovieOctober 12, 2009
Source: Associated Press
Bryan Singer said Sunday he’s interested in making another “X-Men” movie and has discussed the possibility with Twentieth Century Fox.
The American director made “X-Men” and “X2: X-Men United,” but passed on the third installment so he could make “Superman Returns.” “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner ended up shooting that film, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” South African filmmaker Gavin Hood made another spin-off, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which was released earlier this year.
“I’m still looking to possibly returning to the ‘X-Men’ franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said at a talk at South Korea’s Pusan International Film Festival.
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THRALL WORLD is cautiously optimistic about Singer returning to the X-MEN franchise. The mutant movies since he left have been absolute mutant shit.
But Singer’s movies since X-MEN have not been the gems he was hoping for. With SUPERMAN in development fubar (due to the Siegel heirs regaining copyright copntrol of the character in a few years) and Singer’s involvement with Battlestar Galactica somewhat of a risk considering how popular the SyFy series was and how the BSG movie will be yet another reiagining from scratch – X-Men seems like Singer’s logical best bet to regain solid footing.