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Bryan Singer Set For Next X-Men
He'll direct Days Of Future Past

30 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Bryan Singer filming on the set of X-Men

Given his status as producer and general keeper of the flame when it comes to the X-Men franchise, this won’t really come as a surprise. But it’s true: Bryan Singer is buying Lucasfilm and making a new Star Wa… Sorry, no. That’s something else. Confirming the speculation, Singer has made a deal to direct Days Of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class.

Matthew Vaughn, who so successfully brought First Class to the screen last year, had been working on the sequel but has decided to step back to focus on other projects. Deadline reports that Vaughn’s close to a deal to step into Singer’s producer shoes for the new movie and help oversee things.

Singer, of course, doesn’t really need the oversight after his work on X-Men and X2. He’ll be bringing to life a script by Simon Kinberg that, if it keeps to the original comic’s plot, will see our heroes messing with the timelines to try to prevent a terrifying future from coming to pass.

What we know for sure is that Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence are all set to return to their roles and that the studio is planning to release the film on July 18, 2014.

As for Singer’s directorial career, his latest, Jack The Giant Slayer, arrives in 3D on March 22 next year.


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RE: RE:
L: Darth Marenghi L: Dannybohy I thought he did a great job with first Xmen, But I can never forgive him for Superman Returns and don't think he should ever be allowed near a camera again. Plus, everything he does is laced with an immense amount of latent campness!! our face is laced with an immense amount of latent campness. o`s yours and all your Mums and all your Pets.... More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:24 on 01 November 2012 | Report This Post

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L: theonering Stop dissing superman returns. It was a great film. ol!....I can see the sarcasm oozing from the screen................no? More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:24 on 01 November 2012 | Report This Post

Stop dissing superman returns. It was a great film. More

Posted by theonering at 09:00 on 01 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Dannybohy I thought he did a great job with first Xmen, But I can never forgive him for Superman Returns and don't think he should ever be allowed near a camera again. Plus, everything he does is laced with an immense amount of latent campness!! our face is laced with an immense amount of latent campness. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 21:24 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

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L: ericcoyle To answer a previous question, no, X2 was not a great movie, nor even a good one. Singer's films are dull, dull, dull and this is the worst news possible for the X franchise. Why people persist in holding 1&2 up as some kind of standard is beyond me. They come across as dull TV movies with deeply inadequate action, dull one-on-one fights (boring) and worst of all have created this stupid idea of a love affair between Jean and Wolverine, side tracking Cyclops to an also ra More

Posted by Chis at 14:57 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Great - so after one good X-Men movie
L: Wild about Wilder Who needs who here more Fox having lost 2 directors in quick succesion or Singer whose not really had a hit for a while? ndeed. I am still surprised at Singer being bought back in!. To be fair, I liked X-men 1 and 2, decent comic adaptations,just felt cheated on the action scenes. If it wasn't for Vinnie Jones I would've rated part 3 too. Prefered X-men first class to all of them. Oh well, atleast its not Nolan (any chance I get baby! oh yeh) p.s. My gypsy More

Posted by Dannybohy at 14:26 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

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ericcoyle You're entitled to your opinion but I don't agree, at all. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 14:17 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

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X-Men First Class wasn't a patch on X2 which is hands down the high point in the X-Men on the big screen. First Class was pretty good but it had a fair few problems, the tone was all over the place at times and too many of the characters didn't feel properly fleshed out. Still it was good fun and Vaughn and Singer deserve credit for making it relatively fresh without losing that connection with the original films, which is why I'm delighted that they are the team behind it again even if the rol More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 14:16 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

To answer a previous question, no, X2 was not a great movie, nor even a good one. Singer's films are dull, dull, dull and this is the worst news possible for the X franchise. Why people persist in holding 1&2 up as some kind of standard is beyond me. They come across as dull TV movies with deeply inadequate action, dull one-on-one fights (boring) and worst of all have created this stupid idea of a love affair between Jean and Wolverine, side tracking Cyclops to an also ran role. What a jyp! More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:23 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Great - so after one good X-Men movie
Who needs who here more Fox having lost 2 directors in quick succesion or Singer whose not really had a hit for a while? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:16 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Great - so after one good X-Men movie
L: Timon L: Dannybohy I thought he did a great job with first Xmen, But I can never forgive him for Superman Returns and don't think he should ever be allowed near a camera again. Plus, everything he does is laced with an immense amount of latent campness!! its like e watching the volley ball scene from Topgun back again and realising as an adult how homoerotic it was !. I'm sorry, but what? The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie and The X-Men films are laced with campness? es yes More

Posted by Dannybohy at 12:01 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Great - so after one good X-Men movie
L: Dannybohy I thought he did a great job with first Xmen, But I can never forgive him for Superman Returns and don't think he should ever be allowed near a camera again. Plus, everything he does is laced with an immense amount of latent campness!! its like e watching the volley ball scene from Topgun back again and realising as an adult how homoerotic it was !. I'm sorry, but what? The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie and The X-Men films are laced with campness? More

Posted by Timon at 11:32 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Stick A Fork In Him
I for one am very happy about this. X-Men 2 was awesome & still to this day my favourite comic book film. Loved others but nothing has come close to the excitement I had when I saw X-2 at the flicks. First Class was good though I didn't enjoy it as most folk seem to of done. Too many stupid characters (Zoë Kravitz stupid wasp thing) awful acting ( Zoë Kravitz & January Jones) stupid moments (Frost being strangled by a brass bed while in her diamond form!?) and the action was a bit meh & unde More

Posted by Chis at 11:24 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

Stick A Fork In Him
He's done. So is the X-men series. They just dont materialise into good movies. Go and make The Usual Suspects 2. More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:24 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Great - so after one good X-Men movie
I thought he did a great job with first Xmen, But I can never forgive him for Superman Returns and don't think he should ever be allowed near a camera again. Plus, everything he does is laced with an immense amount of latent campness!! its like e watching the volley ball scene from Topgun back again and realising as an adult how homoerotic it was !. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:17 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

Great - so after one good X-Men movie
we are back to X-Men movies where nothing happens!!! Wonderful!!! More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 10:14 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

Cool!
So it's more of a swap in roles, with Singer directing and Vaughn producing. That's great, hopefully it means that they're happy with the formula/DNA from the first one (which I really like) and that the next one has more time to give it an extra bit of polish. I was sad that Vaughn wasn't doing it but heck, if Singer's doing it then I'm back in smiley mode. People forget that Singer's X-Men was the comic book movie that made them 'real' again (5 years before Chris Nolan). It blew me away in 200 More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:42 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

He will completely change the feel and visual aesthetic of the first class movie, which normally I would be ok with as it's another guys take on it. But going with what singer done with the first two x men movies, I feel the movie will be in danger in becoming too dull, a tad depressing and overly serious, basically the fun sapped out of it! First class managed to keep dark tones very present but still managed a good balance with fun and excitement. I hope I am wrong and I did enjoy x2. Just hav More

Posted by sagent33 at 09:11 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

I thought it was Jack the Giant Killer? More

Posted by Biggus at 06:31 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

X4....>
Singer probably needs the work for some more botox....the guy looks more and more like a plastic mutant these days... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 00:23 on 31 October 2012 | Report This Post

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Are you serious? X2 wasn't a good movie? More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 23:13 on 30 October 2012 | Report This Post

Depressing news, Singer's X-Men movies weren't great. First Class was a superb movie that handled the multi-character story the way Singer was never able to. No wonder he wants back in now he's been outdone. More

Posted by BenTramer at 23:09 on 30 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: He bit the hand that fed him.....
Good news. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 23:05 on 30 October 2012 | Report This Post

He bit the hand that fed him.....
...now he's crawling back into the fold....he'll never top X2 anyhow! More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 23:00 on 30 October 2012 | Report This Post

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