Bryan Singer talks X-Men, Magneto and Superman

X-Men director Bryan Singer is reportedly looking to return to the mutant based franchise.

In a recent interview for Total Film, Singer mused about returning to the franchise:

 

“I’m eternally intertwined with X-Men now,” he told them. “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.”

 

Asked whether whether he wished he had directed the third “X-Men” movie, to which he replied, “It’s weird for me to watch it, because I’m so close to the universe. And also Brett is a good friend of mine. But, of course, I would love to return to that universe.”

 

Lastly, they tried to get his thoughts on possibly directing the in-development X-Men Origins: Magneto that had been announced years ago with David (Blade: Trinity) Goyer attached to direct. Singer gave a tentative “possibly” response, because he expects it to cover some of the same WWII Nazi Germany territory he’s covered before:

 

“The only thing that concerns me about Magneto is that if the prequel were to follow the track I used in X-Men, which is Magneto’s history in the concentration camp, then I’ve lived in that world. Apt Pupil, X-Men and now Valkyrie…I’ve lived in that Nazi universe for quite a while. I just might need to take a little break before I do something like that.”

 

Singer was even less committal about making another Superman movie saying:

 

“I don’t know, I don’t know. There are still issues…I just…I just don’t know. I don’t necessarily…I don’t know. It’s one of those things where…It’s so weird talking about stuff unless I’m about to ramp up and shoot it.”