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Old June 14 2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

Bryan Singer, acclaimed director of such hits The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie, and director of the first two X-Men films, has expressed interest in returning to the franchise, after abandoning ship to helm Superman Returns. Brett Ratner took on the reigns for what eventually became X-Men: The Last Stand, and when asked if Singer had any regrets, this is what he had to say:

"I'm eternally intertwined with X-Men now," he told them. "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."

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"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."
He was also asked about returning to direct the next proposed spin-off in the franchise, X-Men Origins: Magneto, especially now that it finds itself director-less after David Goyer (who had been originally slated to direct) is apparently off the project.

"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 world. 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."
It should also be noted that 20th Century Fox, after burying the hatchet with Singer for leaving to direct Superman, offered him the opportunity to helm the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off that went to Gavin Hood. Singer cited he was too busy working on Valkyrie at the time for why he turned the project down.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8380

Personally, while I think the Wolverine film would have highly benefited from his directorial abilities (for one, it would have likely been more in continuity with his first two films - which it was trying to do in the first place), I think the proposed X-Men: First Class film would be right up his alley.
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Old June 14 2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Maybe he should make X3 and ignore the Ratner movie.
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Old June 14 2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

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Maybe he should make X3 and ignore the Ratner movie.
I'm all for that.
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Old June 14 2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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Maybe he should make X3 and ignore the Ratner movie.
Make a sequel to the first two entries in a series and ignore a subsequent film, just because it was of lesser quality? Nah, I can't imagine Singer would ever do something like that...

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Old June 14 2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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Found himself no longer Hollywood's favourite child after Superman Returns?
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Old June 14 2009, 08:09 PM   #6
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

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Maybe he should make X3 and ignore the Ratner movie.
Make a sequel to the first two entries in a series and ignore a subsequent film, just because it was of lesser quality? Nah, I can't imagine Singer would ever do something like that...


Hah!

I'd like to see Singer get back to that LOGAN'S RUN remake he was talking about a few years back . . . .
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Old June 14 2009, 08:35 PM   #7
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

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Found himself no longer Hollywood's favourite child after Superman Returns?
Hardly. As a producer, he's been busy working on his television series House, developing an adaptation of the graphic series Freedom Formula, directing a WWII movie in Valkyrie, which took a considerable amount of time due to filming constraints (for example, Germany initially wouldn't allow Singer to film in certain locations; whole reels of film were lost and destroyed during filming).

As a director, he's circling the most touted Prisoners project starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, apparently one of the most sought-after scripts in Hollywood.
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Old June 14 2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

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Found himself no longer Hollywood's favourite child after Superman Returns?
Hardly. As a producer, he's been busy working on his television series House, developing an adaptation of the graphic series Freedom Formula, directing a WWII movie in Valkyrie, which took a considerable amount of time due to filming constraints (for example, Germany initially wouldn't allow Singer to film in certain locations; whole reels of film were lost and destroyed during filming).

As a director, he's circling the most touted Prisoners project starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, apparently one of the most sought-after scripts in Hollywood.
Huh?
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Old June 14 2009, 08:39 PM   #9
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

Prisoners. Starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg.

What's not to understand?
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Old June 14 2009, 08:41 PM   #10
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Prisoners. Starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg.

What's not to understand?
DUUUUUUUUUURRRR.
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Old June 14 2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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^ It's not an adaptation of THE Prisoner, if that's what you're worried about.
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Old June 14 2009, 08:58 PM   #12
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Re: Bryan Singer interested in returning to "X-Men"

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Prisoners. Starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg.

What's not to understand?
DUUUUUUUUUURRRR.
Ask a dumb question...
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Old June 14 2009, 09:06 PM   #13
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He should do the Deadpool movie.
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Old June 15 2009, 12:01 AM   #14
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Maybe he should make X3 and ignore the Ratner movie.
I'm all for that.
me too! I just rewatched the second one yesterday & its a shame he didnt direct the 3rd one in the first place. Id have to watch the 3rd one again since I hadnt seen it since it first came out in the theater but I remember dispite liking a couple things(Beast was good) feeling disappointed, it felt so disconnected and "off" from the first 2 films.
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Old June 15 2009, 04:53 AM   #15
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The guys who did X3 were told by Fox that it was the last X-Men flick, so as a result they had to resolve Singer's Phoenix cliffhanger while merging it with a proper "finale" story for X-Men (Joss Whedon's Cure story from the comics). All this in a 90 minute movie, so it was all rushed to heck with nice ideas that weren't given proper time to develop.
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