Bryan Singer Confirmed to Direct 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Next
by Ethan Anderton
October 30, 2012
Fox might be pretty sad that they won't be handling distribution for Lucasfilm anymore now that more Star Wars is coming, but they have their own big news today. As we learned last week, director Matthew Vaughn was stepping away from X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class. It wasn't the first time he left an X-Men sequel as he also departed X-Men: The Last Stand years ago, but it was still some disappointing news. But then it was revealed that X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer was atop the shortlist to take over. Now Deadline has confirmed that he has signed a deal, and it will be his next film.
Vaughn will still produce the sequel along with writer Simon Kinberg and longtime producer Lauren Shuler Donner. Singer certainly did a hell of a job launching the X-Men franchise and the success of that film was responsible for the plethora of comic book films that followed and still continue every single year. Does this mean that Days of Future Past might have more of a link to the original franchise than we think? Will the time travel elements of the comic story allow it to break free from the original continuity or help tie it in to the original trilogy? We hope for the former, but can't wait to see what Singer does with X-Men again. Hell, Singer on X-Men and new Star Wars? It's time to party like it's 1999!