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And really, did anyone really think it was ever going to happen? I never did, and never actually thought it was entirely necessary. As in, at all. He’s already gotten three movies (via the “X-Men” films), so did we really need to see him in his very own special movie? Not so much.
So it probably comes as no surprise when “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler told the boys at Crave just that when asked if there were any “heat” on the long-gestating “Magneto” solo movie:
No. You know, there’s internal discussions but probably not. It kind of got incorporated into this one, a lot of it.
By “this one” she means the Bryan Singer-produced and Matthew Vaughn-directed “X-Men: First Class”, currently in the early days of production Across the Pond. According to Shuler, a lot of Magneto stuff from David Goyer’s script have been incorporated into “First Class”.
Shuler also comments on the Ryan Reynolds situation with the “Deadpool” movie, and by “situation” I mean, “Where exactly is he going to get the time to front another major comic book franchise with all that ‘Green Lantern’ stuff he’s got going on over at Warner?”:
You know, Ryan is so committed to being Deadpool. He is Wade Wilson. Well, no, he’s Deadpool. He is so committed to it that he worked with the writers on the script. Even though he’s doing Green Lantern, he’s stayed involved in that project. I’m hoping we’ll get it off the ground next year.
She goes on to compare Reynolds doing both “Deadpool” and “Green Lantern” to Harrison Ford doing/being both “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones”, which I suppose makes sense.
Whatever the case, I would kill for a “Deadpool” movie. Yes, even more than a “Green Lantern” movie. Space alien cop is fine and all, but a “Deadpool” movie? That would be just aces.