Thursday, December 17, 2009
WANT PROOF THE X-MEN MOVIES ARE IN TROUBLE--HERE IT IS
Remember Bryan Singer? He was the big time director that made X-Men 1 & 2 and then jumped ship to direct Superman Returns. Well Singer's take on Superman wasn't very well received and ever since he's been trying to get back into the good graces of the X-Men movie folks so he could come back and try to save his career. Meanwhile the X-Men movie folks are in just as much trouble after a two shot failure of X-Men inspired films.
X-Men 3 was a travesty, a joke, a bad punchline to a joke nobody wanted to hear. Brett Ratner totally fucked the entire X-Men series into the ground and they weren't really that good to begin with. Then came Wolverine which made lots of money but was so bad it gave new meaning to the word bad. People were so disappointed with both of those films that it looked as if the X-men franchise was in trouble. Then there was the stirring that X-Men: Origins Magneto was the next movie and the end seemed imminent.
So now the two have merged to try and save both Singer's career and the franchise. This week Singer announced he'd been tapped to direct X-Men: Origins: First Class, a prequel of the first X-Men movie showing how the Xavier school came to be and the falling out between Charles and Magneto. Here's what Singer had to say:
"This is the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where there relationship took a wrong turn," [Bryan] Singer said. "There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from 'X-Men' will figure into the plot, though I don't want to say which ones. There will be a lot of new mutants and a great villain."
I don't know, a prequel? Really? Do we need to see what happened before the X-Men movie when truth be told what's needed is a 4th X-Men movie to try and right the whole series again. I'm also worried Singer will be so afraid he's going to make another Superman Returns he doesn't let himself be himself on this one.
I guess only time will tell