Bryan Singer is Officially Directing X-Men: Days of Future Past

Uncanny X-Men Days of Future Past Comic CoverWell that didn’t take long. After Matthew Vaughn, who directed “X-Men: First Class” bailed on the sequel to do “The Secret Service” with Mark Millar instead, Fox has wasted no time finding a replacement — the first film’s (and sequel’s) producer, Bryan Singer.

Singer is, of course, no stranger to the X-Men movie universe, having directed the first two “X-Men” movies, before himself bailing on the third film to direct his passion project, “Superman Returns”. Fanboy favorite (ahem) Brett Ratner ended up directing the third “X-Men” movie.

Fox couldn’t waste too much time looking for a replacement, since they’ve already penciled “Days of Future Past” in for a July 18, 2014 release date. Given that these films are usually huge undertakings, landing Singer to take over for Vaughn was the ideal result they could have hoped for. He knows the universe, the characters, and how to get big-budget comic book movies done.

Singer will direct “Days of Future Past” from a script by Simon Kinberg, with all three main actors — James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence — expected to reprise their roles from the 2011 film. Although we don’t know plot details yet, given the subtitle of the sequel — “Days of Future Past” — it’s likely this will be based on the comic book storyline of the same name, which found Kitty Pryde traveling into the past to warn the X-Men of impending doom.

Bryan Singer on the set of X-Men

Via : THR



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  • Lazz82

    I see a new article coming….to quote Arnold “I’m Back!”

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    This is good and bad news. I mean I loved the first 2 X-men films even though they were Wolverine featuring the X-men, and he produced First Class so he’s connected. We’ll see how this goes.

    • X_p

      no wolvie in this one tho so thats a plus+ i do hope tho that he can keep it as energy and fun from first class

  • Juggernaut

    I’m personally looking forward to Singer returning to the franchise. I can’t wait to see how his sensibilities have changed within the last 11 years.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! I don’t doubt him at all, but like I said, Wolverine featuring the X-men. He’s going to have his work cut out for him with this crazy plot.

      • Juggernaut

        I really think that his over use of Wolverine in the first X-Men movie and to a lesser extent X2 was a sign of the times. Hopefully they continue the relatthionship between Xavier and Magneto.