Sorry, Fanboys, but it Seems Matthew Vaughn has Bailed on X-Men: Days of Future Past

James McAvoy and Matthew Vaughn in X-Men: First Class (2011) Movie Image

“Dammit, James, I told you I’d be back for the sequel! Sheesh! How about a little trust here, mate?”

In a shocking turn of events in the world of cinematic mutants, Matthew Vaughn, who helmed “X-Men: First Class” to critical and audience acclaim (along with decent numbers at the box office) last year, and who was, we assume, super enthused about returning for the sequel, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, has now decided he’d rather be doing something else with his time instead.

X-Men: First Class (2011) Movie PosterThat leaves the “First Class” sequel without a director, though reports have Fox hoping that the film’s producer, Bryan Singer (who previously directed the first two “X-Men” films, so it’s not like he doesn’t have experience with mutants) would take his place. The sequel is already set for a July 18, 2014 release date, and the main castmembers — James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence — are already signed and waiting to reprise their characters from the first movie.

There’s no word on why Vaughn, who has been working on and talking up the sequel (he also wrote the treatment for the movie that Simon Kinberg wrote his script off) decided to skip directing. Instead, Vaughn is expected to just produce the sequel, while plying his directing duties on “The Secret Service”, the spy drama that he collaborated on with Mark Millar as a comic book, with the idea always being to turn it into a movie.

Bryan Singer, meanwhile, is coming off the “Mockingbird Lane” pilot for NBC and producer Bryan Fuller as well as the fantasy action-adventure “Jack the Giant Killer”, since retitled “Jack the Giant Slayer” for whatever reason.

The Secret Service Comic Book

Via : Deadline

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  • ErickKwon

    Eh, “Secret Service” sounds like a pet project for Matthew Vaughn, so can’t blame him for taking up the opportunity to make it, but fuck. But I’m pretty sure David Yates isn’t directing a new “Harry Potter” anytime soon…

    • Dedpool

      He wouldn’t be a bad choice at all really! Sad to see Vaughn go, but gotta agree with you, if I had a chance to get a pet project made, i’d do that first.

  • Ameli A

    Oh no! So sad((( I hoped that Vaughn would be able to make a thoughtful sequel, but Singer?.. All his X-men movies were worse than XMFC.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Hands up if you want to put a bullet between Mat’s eyes.

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Oh those slow days when you check this site like six times hoping for news and there;s nothing

  • Brian

    I always find it funny and peculiar when a well established Comic series director or actor decides to defecate on the serie’s numerous fans because they just have to make some artsy type film at the same time.