Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer who has supported the X-Men movies from the gate, continues to stab me in the eyes.
She has somewhat dismissed the X-Men: First Class movie, but talks of things I can't comprehend right now:
According to Shuler Donner, there’s no truth to the initial claim (X-Men: First Class) at all. She announced that the film has no scheduled start date and will definitely not be kicking off in February. What’s more, she confirmed that no actors have signed contracts to appear in the film.
I asked if they had signed the young mutants up for an option on future films, and she admitted that yes, everybody was under option. No surprises there.
As well as the eventual New Class, then - whenever that might be - Shuler Donner revealed that she has been cooking up plans for several other mutant films. The two she named? An X4, reuniting the X-Men and a big screen outing for The New Mutants. X4, she said, had yet to be pitched to the studio.
How about NO! Nada from her, Fox or anyone until Marvel gets everything back.
However, that may be possible since the Disney/Marvel hook-up. There could be some saving grace swooping in to stop Fox's foolishness.