Goyer spoke with MTV News about the long rumored “X-Men Origins: Magneto” project, and while the filmmaker acknowledged its prospects, he also mentioned that “Magneto” is just one in a long line of potential X-films.
“They’re still thinking about doing it,” Goyer revealed to MTV News. “They’re definitely looking into doing other X-Men spinoffs.”
Some of those projects include “X-Men: First Class,” which would focus on a young Cyclops, Jean Grey and Beast; “Deadpool,” a spin-off of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” showcasing Ryan Reynolds’ titular mercenary (assuming his gig as Green Lantern doesn’t effect his Marvel job); and “Wolverine 2,” a sequel to the first “X-Men Origins” spin-off that takes Hugh Jackman to Japan.
Of those films, official announcements have been made on both “the former finding a screenwriter and the latter having a lead actor. While “X-Men Origins: Magneto” has yet to progress that far, Goyer felt confident that the movie would pick up speed shortly.
“I’ve been in touch with them,” he said. “I’m sure that project will move forward in the next year or so.”
But with a dance card that includes “Super Max,” a hopeful third “Batman” film and a producer role on ABC’s “Flash Forward,” will Goyer have enough time to helm “Magneto” as was once hoped? If his prediction pans out, we should know the answer within the next year.
Do you think Goyer will have enough room in his schedule to direct “X-Men Origins: Magneto”? When do you think the movie will finally take flight?