According to Collider, we have confirmation that Bryan Singer has regained his position as director, this time for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer has now been confirmed as the director for X-Men: Days of Future Past. There is still no explanation as to why Vaughn stepped aside, but he is in the process of inking a deal to stay on with the project as a producer. (He did turn in the film’s screen treatment after all.)
I’m excited to see now how things are going to go under his direction for this current cast that he has, which will include the return of James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique).
Deadline reports that Fox made quick work of replacing their vacant director’s chair and will likely be able to keep their July 18th, 2014 release date as a result. Fans should be familiar with Singer’s work as he wrote and directed both 2000′s X-Men and 2003′s follow-up, X2. He also turned in the script for Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class along with an ensemble of other writers, including Vaughn. We also got confirmation of the title from Singer recently. It follows the 1980s’ comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.
So, it didn’t seem like a hard stretch for Singer to be back in the director’s chair, considering he apparently was always involved in one form or another in the franchise.
What do you think? Do you welcome the change?