Will Bryan Singer Direct X-Men 4?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

x men bryan singer Will Bryan Singer Direct X Men 4?

There’s been plenty of talk about the future of the X-Men franchise in recent times leading up to and after the financial success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to kick off the summer of 2009. That hefty $85 million opening weekend helped push a Deadpool spin-off for Ryan Reynolds into motion as well as the early development of other spin-offs, prequels and even a sequel to the X-Men trilogy. That’s right, an X-Men 4 is in the early stages of planning.

In addition to the speculation of future installments to the franchise, there’s been buzz about the return of one of the folks responsible for helping kickstart the live-action series of X-Men films, Bryan Singer. We know that he’s interested and that X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner is too. But just how realistic is it?

As of this morning, it seems much more likely that this will come to fruition…

At the South Korea’s Pusan International Film Festival this morning, Bryan Singer revealed that he is in fact in talks with Fox Studios about a possible return to the X-Franchise, something that was hinted at back in June when he talked about his love of the franchise and the possibility of doing another.

This is what he said back then:

“I’m eternally intertwined with X-Men now… What takes an audience four hours to watch – the first two movies – took six years of my life. So, to not be part of it….It’s a shame.”

“It’s weird for me to watch it [the third movie], because I’m so close to the universe. And also Brett [Ratner] is a good friend of mine. But, of course, I would love to return to that universe.”

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This morning, Singer’s latest words on the subject seemed very promising.

“I’m still looking to possibly returning to the ‘X-Men’ franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,”

“I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast.”

The director also touched on something that I think is very important about what made the first two X-Men movies stand far above X3. Singer said that with these movies he love to “trick audiences into thinking they’re seeing fireworks, but they’re learning about themselves and listening to what I have to say.”

“The excitement about working in science fiction and fantasy is — the stories, if they are good, are about the human condition.”

Let’s think about which movie Singer could direct if he were to helm another X-Men movie for Fox Studios. We know there’s a Magneto film in development but that will likely be helmed by David Goyer. Singer did a fantastic job of introducing Magneto’s origins as a child whose family was torn apart by the Nazi regime in that powerful opening sequence of the first X-Men.

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TAGS: new mutants, the wolverine, x-men, x-men 4, x-men: first class

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  1. This would be fantastic news if this were to become fact..I would love to see Singer continue with the X-Men franchise!!

  2. It should be Magneto fr 2011, Deadpool and Wolverine 2 for 2012,Gambit and First Class for 2013 and X-MEN4 2014

  3. Personally, I find Singer’s X-men drab and not in the same realm as the really good Comic Book movies, The new incarnation of Batman, Iron Man, and the Hellboy Series. X-Men United came close but missed the mark, IMO. Superman Returns was the same mess.

    X-men 3′s problem was the script tried to tackle too much; the cure, dark pheonix bringing fan favorites Juggernaut, Multiple Man, Beast and Angel. there was too much story to cram into a single movie.

    I for one will not be ahppy to see Singer return to the X-franchise. I’d like to see Joe Carnahan, Alfonso Cuaron, Luc Besson or Chris Columbus handling the reigns of the X-Men Movies.

  4. Singer did a good job before so why not bring him back to get the franchise back on track?

  5. I don’t care anymore what they do with the X-men franchise. Wolverine killed any anticipation I had for another X-men. Not even Singers return couldn’t change my feeling.

  6. The guy had the X-Men franchise by the balls and he threw it away on a remake of Valkyre. Yeah how did that work out for ya?

    Did Singer feel he needed a break, a pay raise or was it the joy of working with a scientologist crew? Who knows. Now he’s back of the bus and playing kiss and make up with the FOX overlords.

    Guys a moron, I would have never let go of that Franchise.

  7. ”I love Hugh Jackman”
    I save this statement. For me, this means that Singer would do an X-Men movie in which Wolverine would again take center stage. My bet is that he will direct either Wolverine 2 (McQuarry who did Usual Suspects, Valkyrie and the first draft for X-Men is writing the script, don’t forget that…) or X-Men 4. Anyway, I’m happy Singer wants to return to the franchise and hopeful for the next X-movie.

  8. Sounds like wild speculation from a few random quotes. This site is just posting rumours at the moment, go elsewhere for anything that could be considered a fact. As far as I’m concerned the director is the least important part of any film so it doesn’t really matter if Singer comes back.

  9. Drsambeckett1984, thanks for the advice,,,

  10. x4 ftw

  11. I hope Bryan singer returns to direct X4. X-men & X2 were kick ass films and his version of X3 could of been better than Ratner’s if he planned to include Phoenix and the Sentinels in the film. I wished he didnt leave to direct other films but how many directors leave the franchise and decide to come back? By the success of the first two films, id rather have X4 in the hands of Bryan Singer instead of some other director.

  12. @790

    It’s not like Singer left X-Men specifically to work on Valkyrie, but I feel like you know that already.

    @Drsambeckett1984

    The director is the least important part of any film? That’s the same mentality that these big studios have, and it’s what leads to movies like X-Men 3 or Terminator 4, both movies that had a ton of potential but were helmed by incompetent directors.

    No one who calls themselves a fan of film can say the director doesn’t matter. That’s just completely ridiculous.

    And it’s not just baseless rumor. Singer wants back in. Donner wants him back in. The only thing I see stopping this is scheduling problems, but as this article states, X4 is likely to be made after all the other announced ones, which gives them plenty of time to work out the schedule.

  13. I would hope for an X-Men 4, but for now, I’d say the best bet is Wolverine II, not only would he work with Jackman again, but also work again with scribe Chris McQuarrie- from The Usual Suspects.

  14. X-Men 4, please! I hope this is the one that he will come back to the X-Men universe and direct another masterpiece.

  15. Ratner decided to kill off Cyclops right?

  16. @ Drsambeckett1984,

    We posted quotes from Singer and talk about what it could mean, what we’d like to see, and open it up for discussion.

    There are no rumors or false facts here. It’s our opinion and thoughts on something, something we’d like to share and hear from everyone who reads it. You do get that, right? lol

    Side note: The Director is extremely important for any movie to be good.

  17. I’m definitely in the minority when I say this, but I prefer Bryan Singer’s films to those of any other blockbuster director, that includes guys like Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi and Guillermo Del Toro.

    Any film Singer wants to do, I’ll be in line for.

  18. I can honestly say after looking back at the first two xmen movies that i was pretty bored with them. waaayyyy to much talking and crying from some of the characters, and too much focus on wolverine. The interprestaions of any of the movies have been way off to me, especially Wolverine Origins

  19. @ lastdragOn89,

    I disagree friend, that “talking” you’re complaining about was great character development and moments, which gave the film and its action meaning and purpose.

    X-Men 1 & 2 are two of the best comic book movies in my mind and I’d love to see a return to the storytelling quality-over-quantity style of film-making after X3 and Wolverine.

  20. @ Josh Rose
    Acually the directors of X3 and Terminator 4 are well respected directors who made successful films but it was only people who didnt like their ideas for the films of X3 and Terminator Salvation. On personal note as a true fan, i liked both the films. They werent as good as their successors but worthy enough to be sequels in the franchise. But the two things i hope Bryan Singer wont do in X4 is focus on Wolverine more, and had a different villain to replace Magneto.

  21. chris j

    the directors of x3 and t4 are well respected? what is this based on? McG well respected? lol hes a laughing stock

  22. @chrisj says:

    “Acually the directors of X3 and Terminator 4 are well respected directors who made successful films.”

    Come on,,,,??!!! You’ve got to be kidding me,,,lol
    ;-) 8-O

  23. Ummm, well you two, they did make successful films in their careers. I highly doubt any of you could do better of makin those films. To all of the whiners of those films should go to film school, graduate, then see if they could top directors like that. LOL. Im not into thier movies but i do read about how well this or that film might do. Its sad that those who hard ons for Chris Nolan’s first Batman film didnt top Tim Burton’s. and TDK had great action but a sucky ending ive heard people say.

  24. @Chrisj, you crack me up bro,!!!

    ;-)

  25. Funny how i feel same about ya Bro. Btw, since the two of ya seem to think X3 and Terminator Salvation sucks, please enlighten me with your ideas for both films that you think would make it better. If you can that is. Especially Terminator Salvation, i suppose you liked the piece of crap tv series Terminator: TSCC,lol i knew that wouldnt last long, especially how people felt about the last episode.

  26. I cant believe there are people that call themselvers film fans (or even claim to know much about film) can say anything as ridiculous as the director does nt matter/is the least important part???!!!

    I would argue the director is almost the single most important part, equal to or just behind the script.

    And Ratner and McG are well respected?? By who? Not film fans or critics (going by the reviews and reactions to their films) or other filmakers for that matter (I have never seen any credible director praising either one of these guys). Besides, if you know anyhting about film the simple fact is that these guys are hacks, there is nothing that distinquishes a film as being theirs (unless a film sucking counts..lol), no visual style, overiding themes, character types etc….

  27. @ chrisj

    McG and Ratner are not well respected, however, Clint Eastwood and Ron Howard are well respected directors. See the difference in the level of quality between them? I hope you do chrisj.

  28. Point is people, they’re respected by other directors. Duh I cant believe all the whiners and naysayers who seem to trash any film. Lol id say you people are way too difficult to impress with a film. I had people agree with me on what i said and they’re more of movie buffs than i am. I wonder why i even bother wasting my time here lol.

  29. X2 is (imo) the best comic book film so far, better than TDK iron and the spidey frachise… X1 was cool also

    If it was in fact singer that made it so good then im all for him returning

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