Bryan Singer hasn’t been confirmed to be directing ‘X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse‘, but since his latest effort ‘Days of Future Past‘ is the highest grossing X-Men film ever, crossing the $750 million mark, the odds are good that the director will return, despite a recent sex scandal. Fox President of Production Emma Watts stated, “Right now we are totally at the outlining phase [on X-Men: Apocalypse]. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It’s always been the intention for [Bryan] to do it.”
In the meantime, he’s actually delving into a different comic book property. He is currently set to produce a movie based on a little-known 1990s comic book called ‘The Age of Heroes’. Alex Hollister is expected to script the movie. It’s possible that Singer will direct, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.
This is the synopsis:
When the gods were born, they remade the world in the image of their dreams. This was known as the Age of Gods. When man was created along with other races of beings, fantastic cities were raised, insane magics were forged and unimaginable wars were fought, as the gods battled for supremacy over all creation. This was known as the Age of Wonders. When the gods fled and man was left to make his way in a world full of monsters and arcane magic, some rose up to right wrongs and create justice. This was known as The Age of Heroes.
Seven misfits and outcasts were brought together by fate. They are presented with a problem the gods themselves can’t solve. For the gods are no longer in the world. They are Drake, the blind bard. Conor, a one-armed sell sword. Glinda the weaver. Mael, knight of the burning crystal. Wex, a Dalen monk. Luko and Aerwyn, clever thieves. The actions of these seven will usher in a new age. The Age of Heroes.
The original comic was written by James Hudnall and only lasted five issues but was recently adapted into a prose novel. Brian Michael Bendis said about the book, “James Hudnall has been years ahead of his time for the entire time he’s been writing. There are a handful of people today taking credit for things that James Hudnall did decades ago… a true comic futurist.”
Are you interested in seeing Singer tackle a new comic book project with a fantasy/mythology slant?
Sources: Flickering Myth