Magneto next on Lauren Shuler Donner’s to-do list

Lauren Shuler Donner, mother of all the past and upcoming X-Men movies, recently spoke to IndieLondon while promoting The Secret Life of Bees and revealed that her next focus will be X-Men Origins: Magneto.

Q. How is Wolverine coming along?
Lauren Shuler Donner: It’s good… it’s very good. I’m very pleased with it. It’s very much an origins story. It’s very much in the tone of the first X-Men.

Q. And how about Magneto?
Lauren Shuler Donner: We have a great script on Magneto. I’ll tell you the honest truth… I’ve made four movie this year and I was so busy that I didn’t at all talk to the studio while making Magneto because I couldn’t have done it. And David Goyer, who wrote and is going to direct it, also did another movie. So now, he’s done with his and I’m done with two of mine, so when I get back that’s my first order of business to say: “Come on, let’s go and make Magneto.”

If X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a success next May then that will prove solo character films can work, and Magneto will probably move forward (if David Goyer doesn’t start on another movie)