Bryan Singer Wants to Direct X-Men Again, Fanboys Cream Pants

I kid, I kid about the fanboys comment, especially since I’m one of those people who would love to see Bryan Singer make a triumphant return to the X franchise. After hacks like Gavin Hood and Brett Ratner took their turn slashing away at the franchise like blind hobos, it’s human nature to look back and really appreciate what Singer did with the first “X-Men” movie and its sequel, “X2: X-Men United”. Unfortunately for us, “Superman Returns” was just too much for Singer to resist, and the director jumped the mutant ship to bring the Man of Steel back to the big screen, leaving Ratner on the third “X-Men” movie. Superman and the X-Men haven’t been the same since.

The AP reports that Singer made his desire to direct another “X-Men” movie public on Sunday while at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea, while speaking at a filmmaker’s panel. And it doesn’t sound like it’s an off-handed comment, either; according to Singer, he has been actively “talking” with FOX about returning to the franchise.

It needs to be said that Singer doesn’t specify if he’d like to do the rumored “X-Men 4″, or one of the many X spin-offs that are currently in the works, including a sequel to the Wolverine-heavy “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Singer made it a point to include Hugh Jackman in his comments, saying that he “love” Jackman. He also adds “the cast”, too, just in case they’re listening.

Obviously you can’t read too much into it, but with Hood so out of his element on “Wolverine” and the finished picture looking every bit like it, you gotta wonder what a Singer-directed “Wolverine” sequel, set in Japan with those pesky Hand ninjas running around, would look like. The words “potentially frakkin’ awesome” comes to mind.

So you gotta remember, when they ask you, you looooooooooved working with me. Got it?

So you gotta remember, when they ask you, you looooooooooved working with me. Got it?



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    “you gotta wonder what a Singer-directed “Wolverine” sequel, set in Japan with those pesky Hand ninjas running around, would look like. The words “potentially frakkin’ awesome” comes to mind.”

    HEAD EXPLODING!!!!! That would be the best X-men flick ever. Give me Mariko, Silver Samurai, and the Hand and I’m good.

  • Dedpool

    “you gotta wonder what a Singer-directed “Wolverine” sequel, set in Japan with those pesky Hand ninjas running around, would look like. The words “potentially frakkin’ awesome” comes to mind.”

    HEAD EXPLODING!!!!! That would be the best X-men flick ever. Give me Mariko, Silver Samurai, and the Hand and I’m good.

  • chris

    i would love to see the wolverine sequel but only if they use sabretoothe tracking wolverine because i want to see how he becomes sabretoothe from victor.i want to see silver samuria,sauron,and omega red as well, i mean use tentacles to throw wolverine around and drain him like rogue did in x-1,sweet.as for first class give me sinister and strykers sentinels.as well as beak,chamber and husk.or use them in the new mutant movie or a generation-x film.as for the magneto film use apocalypse for the villain.deadpool could use viallians that do not get used in the other x-films or c characters.i hope they do a mystique,nightcrawler,and a gambit origins film because they all have great potential for deep character and story.but i think they really need to make a x-4 and x-5 back to back with the return of cyclops as the leader more nightcrawler,gambit,colossus,iceman,angel,rogue,and storm,and the professor. emma could comfort cyclops,and wolverine could finally go at it with cyclops,and sabretoothe could come back as well as sinister,and apocalypse,then magneto,mystique and others could help the x-men and redeem themselvs. a district-x film would be a deep detective film about a great character bishop,who hunts wanted mutants that the normal police cant catch with a couple of partners like forge who makes special weapons for bishop to use. it could be like blade somewhat but instead of vampires it would be mutants on the run and the weapons could be anything. it could be way better than blade and have a really deep story.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! Too much man too much. ALl these movies will not get made, but keep dreaming. A “Generation X” tv movie bombed years ago. A first class film would be kinda boring and wierd to see other actors playing roles played by Halle Berry, James Marsdon, and Kelsey Grammer. And thats the thing for that movie you have to have Cyclops, Jean, Storm, and Beast. They were the originals in the movie universe. Maybe throw in Emma and have her leave the school. I think the X-men franchis is dead as far as the X-men team goes. SPin-offs, I can deal with. But after the whole Phoenix killing Scott and Xavier thing it’s just done for me. Leave well enough alone and just move on. Concentrate on Deadpool, Magneto, and maybe a New Mutants type movie. That last one could be your continuation of the old films but still have new stories to tell. And don’t follow the comics exactly, jsut make sure you are true to the characters and the stories will come naturally.

  • chris

    i would love to see the wolverine sequel but only if they use sabretoothe tracking wolverine because i want to see how he becomes sabretoothe from victor.i want to see silver samuria,sauron,and omega red as well, i mean use tentacles to throw wolverine around and drain him like rogue did in x-1,sweet.as for first class give me sinister and strykers sentinels.as well as beak,chamber and husk.or use them in the new mutant movie or a generation-x film.as for the magneto film use apocalypse for the villain.deadpool could use viallians that do not get used in the other x-films or c characters.i hope they do a mystique,nightcrawler,and a gambit origins film because they all have great potential for deep character and story.but i think they really need to make a x-4 and x-5 back to back with the return of cyclops as the leader more nightcrawler,gambit,colossus,iceman,angel,rogue,and storm,and the professor. emma could comfort cyclops,and wolverine could finally go at it with cyclops,and sabretoothe could come back as well as sinister,and apocalypse,then magneto,mystique and others could help the x-men and redeem themselvs. a district-x film would be a deep detective film about a great character bishop,who hunts wanted mutants that the normal police cant catch with a couple of partners like forge who makes special weapons for bishop to use. it could be like blade somewhat but instead of vampires it would be mutants on the run and the weapons could be anything. it could be way better than blade and have a really deep story.

    • Dedpool

      WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! Too much man too much. ALl these movies will not get made, but keep dreaming. A “Generation X” tv movie bombed years ago. A first class film would be kinda boring and wierd to see other actors playing roles played by Halle Berry, James Marsdon, and Kelsey Grammer. And thats the thing for that movie you have to have Cyclops, Jean, Storm, and Beast. They were the originals in the movie universe. Maybe throw in Emma and have her leave the school. I think the X-men franchis is dead as far as the X-men team goes. SPin-offs, I can deal with. But after the whole Phoenix killing Scott and Xavier thing it’s just done for me. Leave well enough alone and just move on. Concentrate on Deadpool, Magneto, and maybe a New Mutants type movie. That last one could be your continuation of the old films but still have new stories to tell. And don’t follow the comics exactly, jsut make sure you are true to the characters and the stories will come naturally.