I know this news technically came out yesterday, but I thought it’d still be worth me blogging about. And after having information on The Wolverine we get some interesting news about X-Men: Days of Future Past from superherohype:
“As was rumored to be the case last week, SuperHeroHype has now confirmed that X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer is officially locked in to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past following the departure of X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.
Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past boasts a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. “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 produced First Class alongside Vaughn and Vaughn will remain aboard the new film as producer himself.
In addition to directing the recently-aired “Mockingbird Lane” Halloween special, Singer directed the upcoming Jack the Giant Slayer, set for release on March 1, 2013.”
Now while this isn’t too surprising, I can’t say I’m not happy about it. We finally have a new X-Men film back the hands of a very capable director. While I don’t care much for X-Men, X-Men 2 was frigging awesome and is one of my favourite films so the fact that Singer is coming back to the X-Men films doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Obviously times have changed since he made his last X-Men film and the standards for comic book films are much higher and after the success of X-Men: First Class year, Singer has a lot to live up to in my opinion. Obviously I would have liked for Matthew Vaughn to return as director, but since he’s in the producer seat now I don’t feel that gutted about him not being in the directing chair. I just hope that Singer delivers on the directing front.