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Recent comments from "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner have cast some doubt on the future prospects of "X-Men Origins: Magneto," the David Goyer-penned origin story focusing on the mutant menace's early years.

Donner said that while Goyer's script is "brilliant," the chances of the movie actually making it to theaters are dwindling. Certainly, it's on the lowest rung of an "X-Men" ladder that already consists of a "Wolverine" sequel, a "Deadpool" solo movie and "X-Men: First Class."

Speaking with MTV News, Goyer's thoughts regarding the "Magneto" adaptation surprisingly mirrored Donner's own—in other words, the "Batman Begins" scribe believes that "Magneto" should be on the back-burner.

"I tend to agree with her," he said of Donner's previously stated position. "[Fox is] still trying to figure out what they want to do, whether or not they'll do a different 'X-Men' movie next or another 'Wolverine' movie next. If they want to make 'Magneto, »

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