On Sunday, director Bryan Singer confirmed his interest in coming back to the “X-Men” film series and revealed that he has been speaking with Fox about his potential return.
"I'm still looking to possibly returning to the 'X-Men' franchise," Singer told an audience at South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival. "I've been talking to Fox about it. I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast."
MTV News first raised the possibility of Singer’s “X-Men” return back in August, when Singer’s “Usual Suspects” collaborator Christopher McQuarrie signed on to write the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” With the “Superman Returns” sequel stuck in development hell and Singer’s “Battlestar Galactica” remake currently being fast-tracked by Universal, an “X-Men” movie would fit nicely into Singer’s schedule.
However, if Singer does return to the “X-Men” series, it’s not clear which film is drawing his interest. Early reports had “X-Men: First Class”—which will feature original X-Men teammates Cyclops, Jean Grey and Beast as teenagers—tagged as Singer’s possible homecoming even though a reunion with McQuarrie and Jackman on the “Wolverine” sequel seems more likely.
Another intriguing development took place last month when “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner denied that “X-Men: First Class” was being made anytime soon while simultaneously mentioning that "X-Men 4" and "New Mutants" were both potentially in the works.
In addition to the previously—and long in development—“Magneto” feature film, there is no shortage of possible “X-men” movies for Singer to sign onto.
Which “X-Men” film would you want Bryan Singer to direct? Should the series continue making prequels or should “X4” be the priority? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!