At last night’s Saturn Awards, I was able to speak with director Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner on the Red Carpet before the show. During the extended interview they both talked about how they’re trying to bring The Goonies and Dave to Broadway. And if you’re a fan of the X-Men movies, Shuler Donner talked about where they are with Deadpool and X-Men: First Class.
But the interesting thing I learned last night is Shuler Donner wants to produce Wonder Woman and she’s currently campaigning to get the job. You can see what she said about that project and everything else after the jump. I’ve time indexed the interview so you can watch the parts that interest you:
Finally, in case you’re not aware, Shuler Donner produced X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine…so she’s someone who knows a lot about what’s going on in the X-Men movie world. Here’s the interview. The superhero stuff starts around 7:25
Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner
- Has he been to the Saturn Awards
- :40 – What is the one film people always want to talk to him about. Says The Goonies
- 1:05 – Goonies 2 talk and the 25th Anniversary screening
- 1:55 – Goonies Broadway talk. Also mentions Dave going to Broadway
- 2:50 – The awesome theme song.
- 3:15 – When will it be on Broadway. Says hopefully 2 years
- 3:50 – Laura Shuler Donner joins us. I ask about Dave the musical and how far along are they
- 4:55 – Does she think the musical will follow the movie exactly and will they try and get Kevin Kline
- 5:40 – Baby It’s You talk – another play
- 6:45 – What’s going on with her superhero movies
- 7:25 – Deadpool movie talk – mentions that Ryan Reynolds has been working with the writers. Hopes to be going next year.
- 8:45 – Says she is campaigning to produce Wonder Woman at WB. She explains what she would want to do with the character
- 9:55 – I ask who does she think could play Wonder Woman
- 10:30 – X-Men: First Class talk – we talk about Bryan Singer, the script, Michael Fassbender
- 11:25 – Other casting stuff on X-Men
- 11:40 – Says they start filming in August and in London. Mostly in studio and they want to go practical
- 12:20 – How is Matthew Vaughn been on the project and how will the action be