Bryan Singer signs on for 'X-Men' sequel
October 31st, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Bryan Singer signs on for 'X-Men' sequel

Bryan Singer had a hand in "X-Men: First Class," but the filmmaker's now reportedly stepping into a larger role for its sequel.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Singer will indeed be the guy to fill the director's chair now that Matthew Vaughn has stepped down from the job.

It was reported last week that "First Class" helmer Vaughn was moving away from directing the sequel for unknown reasons, although it's suspected that he'll still serve as a producer.

Singer, meanwhile, is also a producer on "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and previously served in the same role on "X-Men: First Class," picking up a story credit with its script. Fans, of course, best know him as the director of 2000's "X-Men" and 2003's "X2."

"X-Men: First Class" actors Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are all expected to return for "Days of Future Past," which is scheduled to begin production early next year. The film is slated to arrive in theaters July 18, 2014.

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  1. Cable

    Horrible decision, Singer ruined Superman. The less hand he has in anything to do with comics the better. His X-men movies were tired and little more than a runway show of beautiful people. True comics fans will not watch anything with this guy directing.

    November 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. xfan

    AT LEAST he didn't pen this one – although 1st class was his best work yet. ... i think they need fresh talent –

    November 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

    The X-Men movies are all a disappointment. They have never been able to adequately capture the sense of alienation that the mutants feel in the comics. But as long as the special effects are spectacular who cares about story,character development or details right? Days of Future Past is an X-Men masterpiece. Singer has a tall order. I really do not think he is up to it. The biggest mistake with Superman Returns was the lack of a credible villain. People are tired of Lex Luthor. They want to see someone who can challenge Superman physically. I hope Singer can capture the emotion and nuance of Days of Future Past. I really wish the studios would leave the classic comic stories alone.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. logan

    Worst idea ever made. This guys best movie was 50 years ago. Did anybody watch Superman Returns? Whatever.....

    October 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |

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