The director and producer of the upcoming film talk about the franchise's future
Director Bryan Singer is coming back to the franchise he helped create with X-Men: First Class and he recently gave some details about the film. The Los Angeles Times recently spoke with Singer and producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who talked a bit about the new film, although Singer would only shrug when asked if Hugh Jackman would come back as Wolverine.

The premise has compelling elements to it, Singer said. "Just doing younger mutants is not enough. The story needs to be more than that. I love the relationship between Magneto and Xavier, these two men who have diametrically opposite points of view but still manage to be friends -- to a point. They are the ultimate frenemies."

It was also said that Shuler Donner has pitched Singer to come back for a fourth regular X-Men film, although it seems Singer still has to work out scheduling with his Warner Bros. film Jack the Giant Killer

Shuler Donner also has pitched Singer on doing a fourth installment of the previously established X-Men franchise and Jackman had that lunch with Singer to coax him into a project as well, which may or may not be a Wolverine film, which Jackman has said will be set in Japan and released in 2011. "I wish I could be four people," the director said with a moan. "I could make everybody happy."

Singer turned to Shuler Donner and said of X-Men 4: "Hold that one off for just a little, I'm fixated on the other one right now." She nodded and answered, "I will, I will ... I'm holding it open with high hopes. It's totally different [frFirst Class] and it will be so interesting for you."