X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently sat down to talk about a few movies us fanboys and fan girls are really excited about seeing. Over the years I haven't really been impressed with the comic book films that 20th Century Fox was spitting out, not until this year when they released X-Men: First Class, which blew me away and ended up being one of my favorite movies of the summer. It pulled in over $350 million world wide. The big question is will we see a sequel? To that Donnor had this to say,
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!
She went on to give us the low down on what is going on with the Deadpool film, which is set to be directed by visual effects artist Tim Miller, and of Course Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the merc with a mouth. Donner says "I can't imagine...who else could play Wade Wilson?", and niether can I. She went on to express that they would be staying true to the character that we love in the comic by making the film itself a wild and woolly affair.
We're working on getting it ready, and presenting some things to the studio, cause we're gonna give it a little bit of a different look. 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. So we're sort of putting it all together now."
But will it be rated R? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Then there is The Wolverine, which has hit another delay in production, and is currently getting a new script re-write. She tells HitFix that, "[We want] to distinguish it from the other one. It's much more of a standalone [movie]." Which I think is perfect. She then goes on to reveal that the film will most likely start shooting in the summer of 2012.
"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. ...He's doing 'Les Miserables', and then he has to come and train for us. So it's all dependent on him.
Which I guess them the the time they need to polish everything up and prepare the film for production. I'm excited to see all of these films finally come to pass. They all have the potential to be incredible, and after seeing X-Men: First Class, I think there's a good chance that they will turn out great. What do you think?