CATEGORIES Action, RumorMonger, Celebrities and Controversy, Fandom, 20th Century Fox, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalPoor Bryan Singer. He may have X-Men and X2 under his belt, but a lot of fans will never forgive him for selling out the mutants in favor of Superman ... and we won't go into the Superman thing again.
But Singer is sorry. Very sorry. In fact, he told Total Film that he made a terrible mistake and that he regretted not directing X3 "before I was watching it, during watching it, after watching it." (Join the club, Singer.) He was quick to amend his longing with praise for a little praise for Brett Ratner, though. "It's weird for me to watch it, because I'm so close to the universe. And also Brett is a good friend of mine. But, of course, I would love to return to that universe." How to return is a problem now that the series has devolved into spin-offs and prequels, and he's understandably reluctant to return through one of the avenues open to him: a Magneto origin story. "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."
If you think all that X-Men talk is rather neutral, it's practically a signed contract compared to his connection to Superman. His nervous, unhappy answer should drive some more nails into that DC coffin: "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."
Well, I won't cheer on Superman, but I'll get in his corner for coming back to the X-Men. I know a Dark Phoenix saga that needs redoing ... and a Wolverine sequel that you might be pretty darn good at. Come back to us, Mr. Singer!
[via The Coventry Telegraph]