Okay, so even though X-Men: The Last Stand was supposed to mark the end of a trilogy, that doesn't mean there can't be an X-Men 4. Face it, these films are raking in a ton of money -- it would simply be a box office crime is there weren't anymore sequels. We need them. We want them. X-Men forever!
After a clip at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand left the door wide open for another installment, rumors ran wild as to when we would see a sequel and who would be in it. Well, producer Lauren Schuler Donner chimed in on the topic and, from the looks of it, they're moving ahead as planned ... sort of. Says Donner, "The newer cast members are signed, and the older cast members are not." Ah, so now the question becomes: Will they sign? If not, will they still go ahead with a fourth film or focus solely on spin-off flicks?
Donner did note that the Wolverine spin-off movie would come before any X-Men sequel, with filming to begin right after Hugh Jackman wraps his role in the next Baz Luhrmann film. Currently, the script is done and work on the film has begun. Hmm, I wonder: Do you think an X-Men 4 could be successful minus its biggest stars?