X-MEN: FIRST CLASS arrives in Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow (check out my blu-ray review of the film). In that celebration, producer Lauren Shuler Donner got the chance to hang out with a few lucky press members who of course took the opportunity to ask the Donner about Fox’s other upcoming Marvel superhero project. Ya know how it is, everybody wants to get exclusives and more traffic, I don’t blame them. So here’s a compilation of the tidbits they got from Donner..
Hitfix asked about the next Wolverine movie set in Japan, THE WOLVERINE..
“It’s much more of a standalone [movie],”
“…[We want] to distinguish it from the other one… I’m not sure when we’ll start. Maybe summer 2012 we’ll start shooting. It’s based on Hugh [Jackman]‘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.”
I Am Rogue asked about DEADPOOL Movie which still has Ryan Reynolds still attached to star..
“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.”
“With Ryan absolutely,”
“Can you see anybody else in it?”
Donner told Total Film that Tim Miller is still attached to direct DEADPOOL and the character will be right this time around as opposed to the previous portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
“[H]e was treated totally wrong in the Wolverine film and yes we will redeem him,”
“…We have a few more things to do and then it’s up to the studio to decide whether we’re going to go forward or not.”
Hitfix asked if Matthew Vaughn will return to direct X-MEN: FIRST CLASS sequel and home media magazine wondered if some of the franchise’s beloved characters suh as Cyclops and Jean Grey would show up..
“Let’s just say, I hope so.”
If you had that opportunity to ask producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the projects THE WOLVERINE, DEADPOOL, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS sequel, what question would you ask her?