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Bryan Singer confirmed to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer

Story by Jack Foley

BRYAN Singer is returning to the X-Men franchise.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker will replace Matthew Vaughn on X-Men sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, the follow-up to X-Men: First Class.

Vaughn stepped back from the director’s chair last week for unspecified reasons but will remain as a producer and screenwriter.

Singer helped to originally launch the X-Men franchise in cinemas with 2000′s X-Men and 2003′s X2, which continues to be regarded as one of the best superhero movies of the past 12 years.

But he left the franchise to make Superman Returns for Warner Bros in 2006, returning again as a producer of X-Men: First Class.

Thus far, plot details on Days of Future Past are sketchy and distributing studio Twentieth Century Fox has referred to it as ‘nominally a sequel’ to First Class, which starred James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence as younger versions of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique.

All three actors are expected to return for the sequel, however, with production due to begin early next year with a view to having it ready to release in US cinemas on July 18, 2014.

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