Bryan Singer Wants Another Stab At X-Men And Superman, With A Kryptonite Knife

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When asked about the rumors that he'll get another shot at the next Superman movie, director Bryan Singer awkwardly stumbled around the idea. Does he know something we don't? Also could he be the man to revive the X-Men franchise after the last two duds?

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In an interview with Total Film, Singer was asked about the possibility of directing another Superman movie. Singer sort of lurched around an answer:

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.

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So what does that mean, Singer, are you ramping up to shoot it? This only perks my interest more, as I would like to see someone else handle America's boy scout. It needs fresh directing blood desperately. On a positive note, Singer talked about the X-Men fondly, saying "I would love to return to that universe." Does this mean the Magneto universe too, as in an interesting WW2 set prequel?

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.

Interesting answer, but I still wouldn't mind Singer going after the Magneto movie. He is, like he said, dedicated to the franchise maybe enough to keep his friend Brent Ratner away from it.

[Geek Files]

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halloweenjack
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You know... I think that Singer could pull off another X-Men film, if for no other reason than Nicholas Meyer came back to do Star Trek VI after Shatner nearly buried the franchise with a stake through its heart, and Meyers film was actually watchable despite the fact that a couple of the original cast practically had to be wheeled onto the set with hand trucks.

But another Superman? No. Singer is much too infatuated with the character and/or the Donner film to do a decent Superman flick; he had a huge budget and carte blanche to make his first one, and, well, look what it got us.