Donner Talks “X-Men” Spin-Off Plans

“X-Men” franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Slashfilm that there was no truth to a claim (later recinded) by actor Tim Pocock on this Twitter account the other week that the “X-Men: First Class” film was moving forward shortly.

During a press conference to promote the “Wolverine” DVD/Blu-ray release, Donner said ‘First Class’ has no scheduled start date and no actors have signed contracts to appear in the film however the various cast members who played the young mutants in ‘Wolverine’ were ‘under option’.

Donner also revealed that early plans have been considered for a fourth “X-Men” film reuniting the remaining cast members from “X-Men: The Last Stand” but the idea has yet to be pitched to the studio. No word on the “Deadpool,” “Magneto” or “Wolverine 2”.