Well-regarded and fanboy-adored director Bryan Singer has taken a few licks in recent years after “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie” scored generally good but hardly great reviews or box-office, especialy compared with his work on the first two “X-Men” films.
Now, talking with Total Film, the filmmaker was asked about the possibility of returning to the “X-Men” franchise via the possibility of helming the ‘Magneto’ spin-off film.
“Possibly. The only thing that concerns me about Magneto is that if the prequel were to follow the track I used in X-Men, which is Magneto’s history in the concentration camp, then I’ve lived in that world. Apt Pupil, X-Men and now Valkyrie…I’ve lived in that Nazi universe for quite a while. I just might need to take a little break before I do something like that” said Singer.
In recent months there’s been talk that another ‘Superman’ film is in early development, though claims of the involvement of anyone involved with 2006’s ‘Returns’ have proven very nebulous. Asked point blank whether he would direct a sequel, Singer replied “I don’t know, I don’t know. There are still issues…I just…I just don’t know. I don’t necessarily…I don’t know. It’s one of those things where…It’s so weird talking about stuff unless I’m about to ramp up and shoot it.”
Further thoughts from Singer on the topic, including his take on Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”, can be found at The Geek Files.