August 15, 2006 04:57:28 GMT
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that "X-Men 4" is currently in development.
The X-Men's story still continues, really. LA Daily News has delightfully reported that the franchise's producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, is in development to bring out "X-Men 4" to the big screen and is currently focusing on compiling the cast for the project.
Though this sure will be such great news for superhero-flick fans, there is actually a big problem that lurks behind as Donner has indicated that contract renegotiations are the biggest stumbling blocks in order for the film to become a reality. "The newer cast members are signed, and the older cast members are not," so she has said.
Judging from her statement, it could mean that the older names involved, such as Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, have the possibility to not be involved in this fourth installment, but let's hope that everything will turn out well for both sides in the end then.
In addition, Donner has also informed that production on X-Men spin-off, Wolverine, is planned to begin by the end of the year the earliest since Jackman, who portrays the title character, has already been plotted to work on another big screen project under Baz Luhrmann's direction. The actor will also produce through his Seed Prods. alongside Donner and John Palermo with David Benioff penning the script.