Bryan Singer to direct Magneto?
After the less than stellar X-Men: The Last Stand, and the less than stellar X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it's Magento up next.
But after rumours that David Goyer could be directing Magneto. Could we yet see Bryan Singer make a return to X-Men?
After directing X-Men and X2, Bryan Singer took off and landed with Superman Returns. That didn't work out too well with some fans. That left Brett Ratner with X-Men: The Last Stand (Filmstalker review), and we all know how that turned out. I don't think I've met anyone who liked that film.
David Goyer is the most recent director to be linked with the Magneto film. But Lauren Shuler Donner, is reportedly interested in Singer coming back. What does he make of it? Here is talking to Total Film, through Comic Book Movie.
I'm eternally intertwined with X-Men now. What takes an audience four hours to watch -- the first two movies -- took six years of my life. So, to not be part of it...It's a shame. The only thing that concerns me about Magneto is that if the prequel were to follow the track I used in X-Men, which is Magneto's history in the concentration camp, then I've lived in that work. I just might need to take a little break before I do something like that.
Man, it's been like six years since X2. Isn't that a break enough? It sounds like he is quite interested in the job though. I quite like the idea of him coming back to direct it. Hopefully the studio has learned it's lesson from Wolverine though. Is there a family friendly way to tell the origin story of Magneto?
Would you like Bryan Singer to direct Magento? Or should David Goyer get the job?