Superhero Hype! got a chance to talk to David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, “Blade” films) on Thursday and learned from the filmmaker that the Magneto spin-off is in a holding pattern at the moment.
“I think they like the script and they’re just waiting to see what happens with ‘Wolverine,'” Goyer told us. “I don’t think they would consider moving forward until the movie comes out.”
Magneto will give us a look at the early life of Eric Lensherr and his friendship with Charles Xavier.
While we didn’t learn anything new about a follow-up to The Dark Knight, Goyer did express his continued amazement at the film’s success.
“If there was anything going on with the new Batman movie, I wouldn’t tell you.” [laughs] “‘The Dark Knight’… the DVD just came out and did insane, again, and Heath just got a Golden Globe nomination and I think it’s going to get some Academy Award nominations. And not just for Heath and not just for technical. I hope Chris gets a nomination. You look at it and it’s actually one of the best reviewed films of the year. I think it would be cool to see a comic book movie make some headway in the Academy.”
Source: Superhero Hype!