While Warner Bros. might well have Bryan Singer under contract to direct Jack the Giant Killer, it seems Fox are keen to lure him back to their X-Men franchise, and not just for First Class. Though he’s already attached to that one, producer Lauren Shuler Donner is also keen to tap his skills for a fourth installment in the main ‘grown up’ franchise and, reading between the lines a little, it would seem the Wolverine sequel might be a potential for the director too. Emphasis on the might.
Thus far, Singer is only talking about his ideas for First Class even though, if it is true he’s going to be involved, he’d probably end up shooting the already-scheduled Wolverine first.
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If there’s any way a text blog post could be said to be ‘coming live’ then this one is, and from the Fox Blu-Ray press event in Beverly Hills. So far this morning we’ve been treated to a host of presentations centred around the release of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Blu-Ray, out now in the US, hitting my native UK on October 19th.
First up was Lauren Shuler Donner, X-producer responsible for all of the mutant movies so far, and by the sounds of things, plenty more to come. Though she wasn’t able to stay for a series of extended interviews, she did take some questions from the floor, including mine. The answer is coming up after the break – clarifying just what is going on with X-Men: First Class at the moment, not to mention the Deadpool movie and a couple of other, less expected mutant pictures.
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