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]