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X-Men Producer Talks First Class, Wolverine 2, Deadpool and the Magneto Movie

It's Mega Marvel Mutant Movie Madness!

 He can carry tons of metal, but I don't think Mags can carry a whole movie.

Mutant movie mega-producer Lauren Schuler-Donner recently did an interview with Crave wherein she commented on the statuses of the half-dozen or so X-flicks currently in development. She said that the previously-announced X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO won’t be happening - - it’s basically been absorbed into the plot of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. She also doesn't think Ryan ReynoldsGREEN LANTERN commitments are going to interfere with him starring in the DEADPOOL solo movie.  In her mind, the situation’s similar to Harrison Ford being equally well-known for playing Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Finally, she says they’re aiming to keep the second WOLVERINE as close to original comics about Logan’s adventures in Japan as they can.

Oddly enough, I was actually thinking just recently about the MAGNETO movie. I’m a fan of David Goyer and Ian McKellan, sure, but how many of you actually wanted to see a movie that was entirely about Magneto? Sure, he’s one of the most important characters in the mutant mythos, but it’s really kind of a letdown to do a story about just one character after you’ve had a whole series of ensemble pieces. Yeah, they’re doing Wolverine and Deadpool movies, but those make sense because both characters have had solo titles for years. == TEASER ==

As for the prospect of Reynolds getting to star in DEADPOOL? I honestly don’t think that’s going to really be decided until some time next year. Sure, there’s stated interest. Sure, there’ll be a lot of rumors and discussion up until then. But it’s really just going to come down to what the specific circumstances are at time. It's like trying to predict the weather. Maybe his GL commitments will extend further than he expects. Maybe Fox won’t have a director locked during the open window in his schedule and he’ll opt to do R.I.P.D. instead. There’s really no predicting, which is actually how the GL project began. Remember how everybody was so sure that Bradley Cooper had the role and then Reynolds was announced at the last minute?

And WOLVERINE 2? I don’t know. I honestly never found that Mariko/Silver Samurai/Lady Deathstrike stuff as interesting as Logan’s days in Weapon X.

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Posted by BuddyBulson

well XM:FC sounds JUST like a Magneto movie to me. im super excited

Posted by N7_Normandy

The magneto movie was the one I was most looking forward to.

Posted by ironshadow

I'm looking forward to XM:FC but with no Cyke, Storm and Jean I'm not getting my hopes high.

Posted by HaloKing343

Looks like they are building TWO big Marvel movie universes aren't they? There's the mainstream "Avengers" Marvel movie universe and the mutant "X-men" Marvel movie universe. I think it is cool that movies are getting their own universes, the way comics have had for years.
Posted by EnSabahNurX

How close will wolverines japan journey be lady deathstrike was in x2 with a completely fudged storyline

Posted by SupremoMaximo

"   I don’t know. I honestly never found that Mariko/Silver Samurai/Lady Deathstrike stuff as interesting as Logan’s days in Weapon X." 
 
That's because the Wolverine movie will have Jubilee, Skin, Wild Child, Black Tom Cassidy, Mikhail Rasputin, Sunspot, Sunfire, X23, Mondo, Morph, and Holocaust in it..

Posted by theiconic

 agreed   how  is it a 1st class  when  cyke , jean, in company were the 1st class, but wont be in xmen fc?? stupid hollywood  

Posted by KingLoki

First Class = Do not want.
 
Wolverine 2 and Deadpool might be good.

Posted by wecantgetaway

I just wish they would make one of these films WITHOUT an all-star hollywood cast. Then, instead of trying to make a stereotypical summer blockbuster out of it, make a dark, gritty, realistic version that actually does the characters justice. 

Posted by Chaos Burn
@SupremoMaximo said:
" "   I don’t know. I honestly never found that Mariko/Silver Samurai/Lady Deathstrike stuff as interesting as Logan’s days in Weapon X."  That's because the Wolverine movie will have Jubilee, Skin, Wild Child, Black Tom Cassidy, Mikhail Rasputin, Sunspot, Sunfire, X23, Mondo, Morph, and Holocaust in it.. "
HAHA so true
Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

Well as long as Ryan can do DP I'll be fine

Posted by Senor Salsa

And I thought I was the only one not excited for a Magneto movie at all....
 
X-23 in wolverine 2 would set my mind ablaze.

Posted by csimon

I juat wish Fox would never do another marvle movie ever
Posted by Journey Into Chaos

Well that's too bad i was looking forward to seeing a Magneto film. I hope the Deadpool is still going...

Posted by brandonthejuggernaut
@csimon said:
"I juat wish Fox would never do another marvle movie ever "

@wecantgetaway said:
"I just wish they would make one of these films WITHOUT an all-star hollywood cast. Then, instead of trying to make a stereotypical summer blockbuster out of it, make a dark, gritty, realistic version that actually does the characters justice.  "
Posted by cattlebattle

I guess omega red is out for any future appearences. 
 
being there was another Marvel movie with a russian villian that had whips coming out of his arms.
Posted by jordama

People complain about to many mutants in a movie, and then you complain when there is one main character.  
 
A Magneto movie based on the limited series X-Men: Magneto testament would have been incredible. Making a movie about mutants during the holocaust, they could have included testament, got into his first child that he lost, and even the twins. I would have liked a magneto movie, deadpool, not so much.
Edited by BaronVonDredd

WHERE THE HELL IS WANDA AND PIETRO MAXIMOFF?!! I WANT TO SEE MAGNETO'S @#$%ING KIDS!!!!!

Edited by Gambit1024

"  Finally, she says they’re aiming to keep the second WOLVERINE as close to original comics about Logan’s adventures in Japan as they can." 
 
That part made me lol

Posted by McNerney00

" That's because the Wolverine movie will have Jubilee, Skin, Wild Child, Black Tom Cassidy, Mikhail Rasputin, Sunspot, Sunfire, X23, Mondo, Morph, and Holocaust in it..  "
 
You forgot Doop

Posted by Bandito
@BaronVonDredd said:
" WHERE THE HELL IS WANDA AND PIETRO MAXIMOFF?!! I WANT TO SEE MAGNETO'S @#$%ING KIDS!!!!! "
Hopefully spared from Fox's X-Men movie universe and instead bound for an Avengers movie in the future.
Posted by Edamame

Wolverine 2 will definitely be coming out before the Deadpool film.

Posted by Agent Buttons
eh...
Posted by Sobe Cin
@McNerney00:
I would be up for Wolverine 2 if it had Doop, that little green blob cracks me up. 
 
But seriously, the only characters- mutants or otherwise that should be in Wolverine 2 are as follows. Wolverine, Mariko, Silver Samurai.... you know what nevermind. I actually don't want another Wolverine movie. I'd rather see something with X-Factor Investigations. Put in Jamie, Strong Guy, Rictor, Siryn, M, Layla and Wolfsbane. That would make a more interesting movie and make the villain Damian Trypp. That would make a better movie. Hell you could even put in a joke about how the they are investigating M-Day (Just how Marvel has lost control the of the X-Men and need to get it them back and make a better movie).
Posted by foxglove

I was never particularly thrilled with the casting on Magneto. 
The character could carry a movie for me, but probably not with the actors we're familiar with in the role...

Posted by DH69

honestly i'd love to see a magneto movie rather that the Utter BS First Class is turning into. and deadpool character assassination apart, i really didnt care for the first wolverine movie

Posted by Achilles.

dammit make a DP movie now!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Moomin123

From my point of view, Fox are just trying to milk the X-Men franchise as much as possible until only a dried up husk remains. But I have hope for these films, especially Deadpool.
Posted by Green ankh

As much as i disliked the X films i did enjoy Wolverine and i liked DEadpool in the film.  
 
I am suprised i will be looking forward to see what thay'll do.
Posted by ReverseNegative

I'm still hoping the Deadpool movie's still on.

Posted by Red Rum

Remember "Hannibal Rising"? That, but with Hannibal Lecter having magnetic powers, and you get "X-Men Origins: Magneto".
 
Not going to see First Class, but Deadpool has my vote, too.

Posted by NHC
@Bandito:
My hopes as well...
Posted by Britt601

"Mega Marvel Mutant Movie Madness" -Try saying that 5 times fast 
 
I'm happy that they decided to stick closer to the comics for the wolverine movie. Has someone been listening to us complain, lol? I like Magneto and I wouldn't mind a movie being all about him. If they did do a Magneto movie, that would have been a very interesting angle with the whole holocaust ordeal. So...does that mean that the supposed Gambit movie won't be in the works?
Edited by Logan X

I love the X-Men and most everything they been in...comics, movies, cartoons, but to do a Magneto movie seems a little redundant. All they need is a flashback in an X-Men movie to explain Magneto's pass. Magneto doesn't have an overly complicated origin.

Posted by Shadowdoggy
@BaronVonDredd:
agreed 
Posted by squiresmadnessmachine

i wish fox would leave comic book movies alone they just destroy everything and make it stupid i mean X3 and wolverine origins were not that good of movies.......not to mention the fantastic four movies either ughhhhh
Posted by ackbarr

Leave it to Fox to destroy every comic franchise it gets its Murdock sized mitts on.

Posted by FatesGambler
@Red Rum said:
"Remember "Hannibal Rising"? That, but with Hannibal Lecter having magnetic powers, and you get "X-Men Origins: Magneto".  Not going to see First Class, but Deadpool has my vote, too."

This would have been a great movie
Posted by Edamame

I wonder what an AOA live action film would be like. It certainly would be spread over at least 4 films. LOL

Posted by nilmandir

I'm looking forward to the DP movie simply because of Ryan Renyolds. That man is hotter than Texas in July. 
 
As for the rest. The first Wolverine movie kinda felt wrong. XM:FC I'm not really sure about (it feels like another XM:TLS). 
 
If their not careful their going to not only alienate a loyal base, but kill comic book movies again.

Posted by LiamRawson

I'd like to see a Wolverine movie without Hugh Jackson yelling his ass off. He's great at yelling, all that musical theatre training sure gave him lungs - But I'd like new blood as Logan in this movie. 
 
A Magneto movie could be epic - I wouldn't mind seeing that.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@BaronVonDredd: 
 
Quicksilver had a cameo in the first wolverine......
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Edited by DEADPOOL

I hope the Deadpool movie doesn't come out any later than 2012. Cause if the predictions are true, there isn't going to be a 2013. Oh, and 'cause I don't want to wait. lol.