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Bryan Singer to direct Magneto?

BryanSinger.jpgAfter 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?



In the full interview i think he mentioned the Valkryie is the same feel that magneto would have. Thats what he means by taking a break before going back.

I thought in the full interview he mentioned that he has already been at the beginning of Magneto stories, as seen in X-Men, and has done Valkryie and therefore has been in the world of WWII, therefore being the right guy for the job. The break being mentioned that he would need some time before he takes on such a project.

Anyway either way I would love to see Singer back in the world of X-Men. Having watched the 3 X-Men movies recently I noticed for the first time the lack of story and emotion in The Last Stand, something that was inbedded with the Singer films.

Since the Wolverine movie, I'm not really that itnerested with the X-Men universe and would rather Singer please people with another Superman movie.

That's a good point Billy, I wonder if they are tainting the whole X-Men universe with these origins films which are made for the pure action and adventure point of view.


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