Singer, who directed the first two “X-Men” movies but parted ways with the franchise prior to “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006, says he has talked with 20th Century Fox, which released the films, about directing a fourth installment. No deal is in place, however.
“I’m still looking to possibly returning to the ‘X-Men’ franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast.”
“The excitement about working in science fiction and fantasy is, the stories, if they are good, are about the human condition,” the director added.
“The X-Men” has been a healthy franchise for 20th Century Fox since Singer’s first film in 2000. All three have made better than $150 million at the box office, and the “Wolverine” spinoff starring Jackson has made about $180 million this year. A “Wolverine” sequel and a movie focusing on Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool character are in development.
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