Last week, it was announced that Matthew Vaughn, who directed ‘X-Men: First Class’, would not be returning to helm the sequel. Though this wasn’t exactly the best news for fans of the rejuvenated X-Men franchise, they weren’t left to sit with bad news for long because there was rumblings that ‘X-Men’ and ‘X2’ director Bryan Singer would take over the director’s chair. Now, according to /Film, that deal has been made official.
When it comes to comic book movies, Singer’s X-Men films are among the best, but he chose to leave the franchise to direct ‘Superman Returns’, which resulted in Brett Ratner taking over to direct ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’. This also resulted in the creation of two of the worst superhero movies ever made. After that debacle, Singer thankfully returned to the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning for ‘First Class’ as a writer and producer.
There have been rumors that ‘Days of Future Past’ might link back to the original trilogy that Singer created, so it’s only fitting that he direct the upcoming X-film. Also, we already know that he can create a good one since he’s done it twice already.
Not to be left out completely, it’s being said that Matthew Vaughn will still stay on the project in a producing capacity.
After Singer completes his work on ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, he’ll likely move directly on to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, which has a planned release date of July 18, 2014.
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