Poll has Whedon as top choice to direct next X-Men movie. Cinescape poll which has been up since Singer left the franchise to helm Superman has Joss leading. Link is to results -- poll is on front page currently.
The more I think about it, the more I think Joss would at least listen to this possibility. Comic book fan, has spoken of how Kitty Pryde of X-Men influenced him, wrote trashed script for X-Men, wrote some dialogue for final movie, now writes Astonishing X-Men with good numbers. On the feature film side, is being broken in with Serenity and is said to be on time and on budget -- to be released April 22, 2005.
X-Men 3 has a tentative release date of May 2, 2006, which would give him time to do it, I would think. X-Men was my favorite comic, and to have Joss caretake it to higher levels would be great. Other questions would obviously be, how would something like this affect Whedon's return to television? Is it possible that he could go (almost) exclusively to feature films if Serenity blows up and then he does X-Men 3? Plus, how amazing would it be to see Joss with a $150-$200 budget plus A-list actors?
July 30 2004
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