Following Matt Vaughn stepping down from helming the sequel to the X-Men: First Class sequel titled X-Men: Days of Future Past last week, Fox quickly shortlisted producer/director Bryan Singer as a potential replacement. Singer was instrumental in bringing the X-Men to the big screen in 2000, when he helmed the first two of three X-Men movies.
Comingsoon.net has now confirmed that Singer will indeed helm the sequel, aiming for a July 18, 2014 release.
The storyline for the sequel is based on a storyline written by Chris Claremont and John Bryne that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. The storyline introduced the idea of an alternate future of Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants who kill an important Senator and lead to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Singer produced X-Men: First Class and, what will essentially amount to role reversal, Vaughn will stay on as a producer for the sequel.
Do you like the idea of Singer returning to helm another X-Men movie? Or should another director been given a chance to direct this sequel?