‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ Director Brett Ratner Not Interested In Returning To Marvel’s Mutants

Filmmaker Brett Ratner undeniably left his stamp on the comic book movies with “X-Men: The Last Stand,” but don’t expect the director currently slated to helm “Youngblood” (and formerly attached to “Conan“) to take another shot at Marvel’s mutants.

“The thing with the ’X-Men’ universe is, I feel like I’ve already done it,” Ratner told MTV News when asked whether he’d ever consider returning to the X-Men film franchise. “Certain things I would go after, and certain things only if the script is great.”

According to Ratner, some of those projects he’d be interested in as both a filmmaker and fan include the oft-mentioned “X-Men Origins: Magneto” and “X-Men: First Class.”

“I heard a rumor that they were going to do a young ’X-Men,’ which would be great,” he said of “First Class.” “I would love to see a ’Magneto’ movie personally, because I love the Holocaust backstory. I’d love to see a ’Storm’ movie, too.”

Even though Ratner enjoyed the Hugh Jackman-starring “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” he wasn’t as certain of some of the other “X-Men” spin-offs, such as the Ryan Reynolds-headlining “Deadpool” movie.

“Deadpool? I don’t know,” he said. “That would depend on the script.”

But no matter his opinion on the current state of the “X-Men” film franchise, Ratner said his return to the series was unlikely. He did, however, suggest a big name director to carry the torch in his place.

“I’d love to see [Steven] Spielberg do it,” Ratner said. “A Spielberg ’X-Men’ movie would be something I’d love to see.”

What do you think of Ratner’s take on the current “X-Men” movie climate? Do you agree that Steven Spielberg would be a good fit for Wolverine and the gang? Sound off below!