Monday, 1 June 2009

Bryan Singer on Superman Returns Sequel, X-Men Origins: Magneto

Bryan Singer on Superman Returns Sequel, X-Men Origins: Magneto
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Bryan Singer kinda wishes he had stayed onboard the X-Men train and directed the third installment of the trilogy, 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”, which went to the much-maligned Brett Ratner after Singer jumped ship to direct the underperforming “Superman Returns”. I happened to like “Superman Returns” more than the average comic book geek, and to be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t care very much for “The Last Stand”, not because Ratner had directed it (as seems to be the case with many a fanboys), but just because, well, it wasn’t all that entertaining or interesting. Anyways, while out doing the promo rounds for his WWII drama “Valkyrie”, Bryan Singer talked a bit about “Superman Returns” and the possibility of returning to the X-Men franchise.

Says Singer to Total Film Magazine (via):

Asked whether he wished he had directed X-Men: The Last Stand, he admitted he had that feeling “before I was watching it, during watching it, after watching it.”

“It’s weird for me to watch it, because I’m so close to the universe. And also Brett is a good friend of mine. But, of course, I would love to return to that universe.

“Apt Pupil, X-Men and now Valkyrie…I’ve lived in that Nazi universe for quite a while. I just might need to take a little break before I do something like that.”

Sounds like he’s leaning towards NOT directing, despite the fact that he’d probably be welcome back with open arms by everyone, including the fans. But you gotta wonder if this spin-off will even happen. At the moment, Deadpool seems to be the only spin-off fans are clamoring for…

About the possibility of Singer returning to Supes’ world, he was even more unsure:

“I don’t know, I don’t know. There are still issues…I just…I just don’t know. I don’t necessarily…I don’t know. It’s one of those things where…It’s so weird talking about stuff unless I’m about to ramp up and shoot it.”

Basically, probably not gonna happen.

The Weekly Watcher: May 29, 2009

Alexa Mendez wraps up this short week with big Marvel news including the Top 70 Covers of all time, a preview of DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #1, new HALO UPRISING site, Marvel/SNL crossovers and much more!

Marvel Super Hero Squad Game Teaser Trailer

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Ryan Reynolds Promises a Scarred, Comic Book Faithful Deadpool Movie

Ryan Reynolds Promises a Scarred, Comic Book Faithful Deadpool Movie
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If Ryan Reynolds is to be believed, we won’t be seeing any of that Weapon XI nonsense that showed up at the end of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in its spin-off “Deadpool” film. Or at least that’s what I got from this brief interview with Reynolds, who while doing promo rounds for his comedy “The Proposal”, got asked questions about the upcoming “Deadpool” movie that was announced almost as soon as the first weekend box office receipts for “Wolverine” came up roses.

Reynolds tells Hitfix:

Well, I’m intimately involved with it. We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it’s going to be just like the comic books. I’m gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that’s the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible.

And just to put a finer point on it, Reynolds said this to IGN about the movie’s ties to the “Wolverine” picture:

“Without saying too much, I can’t imagine that there’s gonna be any tie-in to the Wolverine movie at all.

…So many of the outlets that follow this character are curious what the elements will be, afraid that you won’t be disfigured, that you won’t wear the mask, and I laugh because there’s no way to do this without having the scarring, having the mask, having it all. And it can be done. It’s a no-brainer in that sense. You gotta have the character of Deadpool. You don’t want to just invent something new and call it Deadpool. “

You gotta figure that Reynolds’ involvement in the movie is of utmost importance. At this point, I doubt if anyone, especially the fans, will accept anyone else in the role except Reynolds, which is a good thing because it means he has pull in regards to the movie’s direction. That means if he’s got it in his head to make a comic book faithful Deadpool movie, it’s gonna happen.