X-Men Origins: Magneto in doubt?
It looks like X-Men Origins: Magneto could be in serious doubt. The more intelligent X-Men Origins tale has huge potential, but at the same time huge restrictions, after all the young life of Magneto is set around concentration camps and the idea of justice moving into revenge and vengeance. These ideas are far from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film we saw.
Meanwhile the studio behind the franchise are trying to figure out the way forward. Do they go with the X-Men: First Class idea with a young set of genetically superior heroes, or a new X-Men with the original big names returning, or continuing with the cheaper, in all aspects of the word, X-Men Origin films?
There are a lot of questions to be answered and the studio are asking them and actively looking at the different options, as their producer Lauren Shuler Donner admits. She has been saying through MTV News and ComicBookMovie who don't give the source article, that although David Goyer's is brilliant, the chances of the script being made into a film are reducing.
After all it looks like they are going to go ahead with one of the ensemble film choices, an X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel, and a DeadPool spin-off. Already we're looking at a lot of X-Men, and potentially none of them what the original X-Men film fans want to see.
"I tend to agree with her, [Fox is] still trying to figure out what they want to do, whether or not they'll do a different 'X-Men' movie next or another 'Wolverine' movie next. If they want to make 'Magneto,' that's awesome. In the meantime, I'm just going to move on with my other projects...
…Even taking 'FlashForward' aside, I'm booked up for another year and a half," he said. "I have no complaints."
No wonder, a year and a half of work is pretty damned good in Hollywood just now, and that's even if FlashForward doesn't keep him busy, and it will for a while yet.
Still, I don't know if 20th Century Fox have it right, I think they should be looking at an original cast ensemble X-Men, a proper Wolverine film to make up for the previous rubbish, and the Magneto film. If nothing else it's what they promised the fans, and the idea of the kids X-Men or another watered down Wolverine is not what's on everyone's wish list right now.