While on the rounds for The Dark Knight David Goyer gave SHH an update on the X-Men spin-off Magneto.
As far as the Magneto prequel that Goyer has been attached to write and direct for 20th Century Fox, he hopes to start that in the next year or so, but he’ll be finishing up Unborn and working on his take of The Invisible Man first, although because of his love of comics, he expects to always be doing something with the genre.
As far as Goyer’s take on the classic Universal horror character, “It’s sort of like a direct sequel. It takes place in the year 1900 and Scotland Yard catches him and forces him to become a secret agent.” He hopes to direct that one as well, which might take the place of Magneto if it happens sooner.
If Goyer is busy directing fifteen other movies why don’t Fox just get someone else to direct? We know David Goyer is experienced with the comic book movies having been a writer on the recent Batman films and directing Blade: Trinity, but he isn’t the only person who can take on these sort of movies. They should give it to some upcoming director who has proven he can make a good movie, like what they have done with giving Gavin Hood the reigns of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
…and that doesn’t mean Brett Ratner!