Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MAGNETO SET FOR THE SCRAP-HEAP?
Fox Reveals X-Movie Plans

In a recent online rundown of the X-Men movie slate at 20th Century Fox, Producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed good news for Deadpool fans, while revealing who is leading the Xaviers first students astray, and some hard news for fans of the X-Men's arch-rival; Magneto.

DEADPOOL: Donner wants to cleanse the aftertaste of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE from the mouths of fans, with a 'fourth wall breaking' film that will reboot the 'Merc with a Mouth'. Her motivation? "...to muzzle him would be insane." She's got that right.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS: The start of a whole new franchise within a franchise, Donner states the darker Harry Potter films are a "role model" for the 'year one' movie, which will see Cyclops start as a tough, passed around foster kid, and end up leader of Xaviers.

X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO: Despite David Goyer (Batman Begins) having written a "brilliant script" Lauren says studio exec's have pushed the Master of Magnetism aside, as their attention is drawn towards projects they feel have more box-office mettle.

For Lauren's complete rundown including WOLVERINE 2 click here.

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