Bryan Singer spoke recently with Heat Vision about his future plans, which include a nice Hawaiian Christmas and preliminary work on X-Men: First Class, a movie that he will work on after completing Jack the Giant Killer, itself already beginning the stages of visual development. The biggest revelation from Singer is that X-Men: First Class could obviate the need for a Magneto origin movie, which was already kind of on the rocks, since the two subject matters tend to converge. Singer explains himself:
This story would probably utilize some of the Magneto story because it deals with a young Magneto, so it might supersede that because this would explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust.
By “supersede” I assume that he means replace, but it’s difficult to tell if this is an official position within Fox based on conversations he’s had or simply his own opinion. Speaking of Fox, Singer claims that reports of their separation were greatly exaggerated, and he also talks about his other projects, Battlestar Galactica, which is presently looking for a writer, and Excalibur, which is entering negotiations. Read the entire interview for more.