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.

Below: “Guys, let’s not blow this, okay? If we blow this, they might not let me directing another Superman movie.”

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  • chris

    please bring singer back and do x-men 4 and 5 back to back,or generation-x.

  • chris

    please bring singer back and do x-men 4 and 5 back to back,or generation-x.

  • Karlo

    Comic-book geeks shit me up the wall. Superman Returns was probably one of the best films of 2006, but instead geeks who have never looked at a world unless it is in story-boarded format within 22 pages got online and bagged it all because there weren’t enough punch-ups. Honestly, if they want that stuff, it’s called the Transformers franchise.
    Superman Returns was majestic and for Singer not to direct the sequel, it would be a cinematic tragedy.

    • Daverino

      Thank you, I agree with you 100%.

  • Karlo

    Comic-book geeks shit me up the wall. Superman Returns was probably one of the best films of 2006, but instead geeks who have never looked at a world unless it is in story-boarded format within 22 pages got online and bagged it all because there weren’t enough punch-ups. Honestly, if they want that stuff, it’s called the Transformers franchise.
    Superman Returns was majestic and for Singer not to direct the sequel, it would be a cinematic tragedy.

    • Daverino

      Thank you, I agree with you 100%.

  • Clark JR

    if the makers of the next superman movie read PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!! I have spoke with LOTs of fans women and men alike and all seem to agree on one thing DON’T DO ANY WE”VE SEEN ALREADY. That goes for copying ANYTHING they did in Smallville show. As for Villans No Lex, No Brianac, No ZOD, No KUMAR KICKING SUPERMAN MAKING HIM CRY LOL. We want to be WOWED this is Superman on of the Strongest beings in Marval and D.C. GET IT RIGHT give him a villan he can use all his powers on let superman man pumle someone for a change. Did you see Transformers you she how highways got destoryed, cars(with ppl in them) buildings. Come on your telling you have millions of dollars for this project all these writers and the best your going to hit us with is Lex hired YET ANOTHER bad guy to get superman BORING. You might get some sales JUST b/c its Superman, but as soon as word gets outs it wasn’t lex was in it and you made another long a$$ love story sales will stop. I really am rooting for you guys so try not to mess it up this time.

    • Sean

      Dude the only villain they can use that’s as strong as him and was just recently used in Smallville not to a great extent was Doomesday.

      He killed Superman in the comics, well pretty much anyways.

      They haven’t done Doomesday, Superman’s greatest villain in a movie yet. Do it!

  • Clark JR

    if the makers of the next superman movie read PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!! I have spoke with LOTs of fans women and men alike and all seem to agree on one thing DON’T DO ANY WE”VE SEEN ALREADY. That goes for copying ANYTHING they did in Smallville show. As for Villans No Lex, No Brianac, No ZOD, No KUMAR KICKING SUPERMAN MAKING HIM CRY LOL. We want to be WOWED this is Superman on of the Strongest beings in Marval and D.C. GET IT RIGHT give him a villan he can use all his powers on let superman man pumle someone for a change. Did you see Transformers you she how highways got destoryed, cars(with ppl in them) buildings. Come on your telling you have millions of dollars for this project all these writers and the best your going to hit us with is Lex hired YET ANOTHER bad guy to get superman BORING. You might get some sales JUST b/c its Superman, but as soon as word gets outs it wasn’t lex was in it and you made another long a$$ love story sales will stop. I really am rooting for you guys so try not to mess it up this time.

    • Sean

      Dude the only villain they can use that’s as strong as him and was just recently used in Smallville not to a great extent was Doomesday.

      He killed Superman in the comics, well pretty much anyways.

      They haven’t done Doomesday, Superman’s greatest villain in a movie yet. Do it!