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Magneto Film Dependent on Success of Wolverine

magneto-042209Producer Lauren Shuler Donner told SCI FI Wire that whether or not a Magneto film gets off the ground is dependent, in part, on how X-Men Origins: Wolverine performs:

SCI FI Wire: What’s the latest on Magneto?

Shuler Donner: I don’t know. We have a great script. Honestly, we have all been just so focused on getting Wolverine out that we didn’t take the time to sit down and explore “What are the movies we’re going to do next within the genre?” We will do that. We will do that. We all want to. Magneto is a fantastic script, and hopefully we’ll make it. I don’t know.

SCI FI Wire: How much will the reaction to Wolverine affect Magneto?

Shuler Donner: I think this is partly to do with it, yes. And then we have First Class, which is based on the X-Men comics’ first class and is very literal to the title. It’s the first class in Xavier’s school. But that’s just being written. I haven’t even seen a first draft. And I’m producing that with Simon Kinberg.

Shuler Donner also talked about X-Men: First Class, telling SCI FI Wire that she’s very much interested in the property, especially the potential for more humor, and that things are looking good for Constantine 2, of which they’re looking for a writer.