"X-Men: First Class" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, and to mark the occasion, producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke with several outlets about a possible sequel as well as other X-projects in the works at Fox.
Speaking with HitFix, the longtime "X-Men" producer revealed that despite rumors to the contrary, there's no official start date on "The Wolverine" just yet — the schedule all comes down to Hugh Jackman's availability.
"I’m not sure when we’ll start. Maybe summer 2012 we’ll start shooting. It’s based on Hugh’s schedule, frankly. When he’s available, we’ll film," she said. "He’s doing ‘Les Miserables,’ and then he has to come and train for us. So it’s all dependent on him."
Regarding "Deadpool," Shuler Donner admitted that the character's appearance in the first "Wolverine" was highly problematic, and that the new take — which she insists will feature Ryan Reynolds in the title role — will be much more faithful to the comics.
"Yes he was treated totally wrong in the Wolverine film and yes we will redeem him," she told Total Film. "It’s a different kind of movie. If you know ‘Deadpool’…it’s true to ‘Deadpool.’ So you know, it’ll be violent, and outrageous, and funny, and all that."
Finally, regarding a "First Class" sequel, Shuler Donner told Hit Fix: "I hope so. We're talking about it, you know, we're seriously talking about it … We definitely want Matthew [Vaughn] to come back. Absolutely!"
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