Lauren Shuler Donner Talks Magneto

Producer of the X-Men trilogy and upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Lauren Shuler Donner, spoke briefly with Empire and gave us a small update on X-Men Origins: Magneto:

“I think first we wanted to make Wolverine, and then David [Goyer, the attached director] took another film, and there wasn’t a lot of time,” she said. “But I’d like to make that – we’ll have to see.”

Details of the plot have remained vague thus far, but Shuler Donner was happy to tell us shed a little light on things. “We have a script on Magneto which is actually sort of Magneto and Charles Xavier,” she said. “It’s Erik and Charles in their early, early years.”

This confirms that the recent synopsis we got from Production Weekly has some truth. If X-Men Origins: Wolverine makes tonnes of money next May then it proves that the ‘divide and conquer’ tactic Fox are planning will work, therefore Magneto will swiftly get the greenlight (hopefully).