Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Future of the X-Men, Magneto, & Wolverine movies

The X-Men spin-off movie: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" may have been one of the worst and ugliest big budget action movie last summer, but there will be more X-Men spin-off movies.

Empire magazine talked to Ian McKellen about "X-Men" spin-off Magneto and he thinks it doesn't involve him:

"There's meant to be a Magneto script floating around, but I've not read it, so I suspect it wouldn't involve me," he said. "I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that. They can't have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!"

And Wolverine? Even though it was a bad BAD movie, its earnings in the box office was enough for the studio (the ever-predictable & a clear corporate pig-- 20th Century Fox) to plan a sequel for it. According to an interview (made by Oscar Hillerstrom of Rotten Tomatoes) with Wolverine director Gavin Hood --"at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for Wolverine 2 to be written. Whether that film will ever get made will depend on so many factors -- whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I'd be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me"

As for the X-MEN itself, according to the Associated Press, Bryan Singer is interested to direct more X-Men movies. Well, I really am glad if he does return to the X-Universe. But unfortunately, the damage has been done, and in my opinion, the awful third movie (X-Men 3: The Last Stand) in the X-men film series franchise he started, kind of destroyed what reputation the X-men universe might have had (spoilers: most especially after the third movie had Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Professor X killed off, in a story that did not deserve such drastic twists). Last summer's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" made sure that the X-Men reputation stay dead and down the drain, if not just made it an even less reliable franchise.

With a Magneto movie planned to be made & another X-Men spin-off also in the works; It is so sad that we are about to see these spin-offs in a time when the X-Men Universe has already gone the route of awfulness.

Empire Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, Associated Press


Skron said...

Well, if they base the Magneto spin-off from the Mageneto: Testament mini-series, it might just work.

The book was more historical fiction than anything, then they could at scenes where Magneto drives nails into Nazi heads at the last 10 minutes of the movie.

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