Following the departure of X-Men: First Class’ Matthew Vaughn, Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men fold and officially locked in to helm the next film in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The helmer of the critically-hailed fifth installment in the X-Men series stepped back from the director’s chair last week for unspecified reasons, but stay on as a producer and screenwriter along with writer Simon Kinberg and longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Fox still plans to release Days of Future Past on July 18th, 2014 and First Class members Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence have already signed to star.
With Fassbender and McAvoy being directed by Singer, maybe we will finally get the X-Men movie we all want First Class to be.
Singer launched the franchise when he directed X-Men, then he went on to direct X2: X-Men United and also produce 2011s prequel, X-Men: First Class.
Days of Future Past introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Singer’s next, Jack the Giant Slayer, is scheduled to open March 1st, 2013 and he will most likely get on X-Men: Days of Future Past soon after that.