It looks like the rumors are true: Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X2, will be returning to the X-director’s chair for X-Men: Days of Future Past, expected to come out in Summer 2014.
Look, I’m just going to put “X-” in front of everything. That’s how these X-posts work.
We already knew that X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn decided not to direct its sequel, opting instead to take on a producer’s role. Singer was rumored to be on the shortlist to direct, and as of yesterday it’s official. The storyline the title refers to involves time travel and an alternate dystopian future, leading many to speculate that the film will see the First Class X-Men meet up with their original trilogy counterparts. Now that Singer’s on board, that’s looking more and more likely.
I’m cautiously optimistic. I wasn’t a big fan of First Class, and though I haven’t seen X-Men or X2 in a while I remember liking how Singer was able to strike a tone that was a good mix of humor and epic superhero action. Plus, I’m looking forward to James McAvoy-Xavier realizing he eventually goes bald. So there’s that.