Thursday, March 31, 2011

X-MEN 4 & 5 in Development; Deadpool is a 'Total Reboot'

Producer Says X-MEN 3 was not a "Last Stand" after all as it continues with X-MEN 4 and 5, which are in Active Development. And that a DEADPOOL is being made, and it is a ‘Total Reboot’

X-Men: The Last Stand (X-men 3) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine are two of the WORST superhero movies ever made.

Everybody who has a good understanding of what the X-men universe is all about knows that. X-Men Origins: Wolverine not only ruined the character of Wolverine himself, but it also ruined another character who is a potential Marvel character frontrunner: Deadpool.

X-Men: The Last Stand was hastily directed by Brett Ratner, a last minute replacement for Bryan Singer when he left the project (to direct the similar failure: Superman Returns). Not only was it badly directed, but it also went to reckless directions in storyline (with poorly executed deaths of Cyclops, Professor X, and Jean Grey).

Despite the seemingly irreparable damages done to the X-men movies, producer Lauren Shuler Donner has unexpectedly revealed that sequels to X-Men 3: The Last Stand are still in ‘active development’ at Fox. Yes, sequels with a "plural S" 2 sequels to be exact.
"We took the treatment to Fox and they love it… And X4 leads into X5" says Donner.

There’s no mention of who wrote the treatment but insiders think that it’s probably Bryan Singer himself, who did the same for X-Men: First Class and seems to be circling a hands-on return to the franchise once he has made his fantasy re-imagining Jack and the Giant Killer this year.

Donner also said in regards to the long-gestating Deadpool spin-off from X-Men Origins: Wolverine;

“It’s a total reboot… We’re either going to pretend that didn’t happen – or mock it, which he could. It’s insane, it’s definitely comedy. But it’s an R script, it’s really irreverent and violent. Right away, we’re out of the X-Men world”.

So what do we have coming out? A new origin of the X-Men world in First Class, a new Wolverine solo story in The Wolverine, a completely rebooted take on Deadpool, and fourth and fifth sequels to the original trilogy. Shouldnt they just have started a full reboot with the upcoming X-MEN: FIRST CLASS instead?

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