Schuler-Donner Talks ‘X-Men 4’ Possibility


Plenty of people assume that X-Men 4 will be made based on the scene that follows the credits of X-Men: The Last Stand, and if you haven’t seen it I am not going to ruin it, check it out on DVD. The one thing to take into consideration here regarding this little scene is that it was not done with the knowledge of all the cast, only a few people knew about it and it was done on the downlow. So don’t go thinking everyone in the cast was thinking X-Men 4 is somewhere down the line… but it might be…

X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke with LA Daily News saying that renegotiations will be in order for the fourth installment of the big-screen sagas. Uh… duh. Check out a snippet from the article below:

“The newer cast members are signed, and the older cast members are not.” Considering the older names involved — Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijn, Famke Janssen and Anna Paquin — that could run into a huge chunk of money.

All that’s putting the cart before the wolverine, of course, since Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as the manicure-challenged mutant superhero in his own film. “Next, we’re going to do ‘Wolverine,’ but not before the end of the year because he’s in the Baz Luhrmann film,” she says of the filmmaker’s untitled Australian epic with Nicole Kidman. However, “We have the script and are working on it.”

Shuler Donner reports, “We also have ‘Young Magneto’ in development.”

So, we have the spinoff Wolverine of course and there is also Magneto in the works. Now we have Young Magneto and no fewer than five major cast members to consider for X-Men 4, and to say it is only five is silly considering LA Daily News forgot to mention Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in their article. Oh, and we can’t forget Kelsey Grammar, or is Beast not going to return after his lackluster debut?

Money is obviously something to consider, but my guess is if Bryan Singer returns to the franchise a fourth one would be highly likely, but I wouldn’t expect it before 2009 or 2010…

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