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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Matthew Vaughn Out, Bryan Singer In?

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Matthew Vaughn not directing X-Men Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer might. The sequel to X-Men: First Class entitled X-Men: Day of Future Past (2014) will not be directed by First Class director Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn will remain of the project as a producer along with Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men and X-Men 2. It has been suggested that becuase of this directorial void, Bryan Singer might step back into the X-Men director’s chair, especially since the film already has a release date.

If ever there was a time for him to do so it is with this storyline. The film’s dramatic story arc should be handled with care and no offense, I believe Singer’s hands are more deft than Vaughn’s.

This is not the first time Matthew Vaughn has stepped back from a project: he first did so with Thor (lucky move on his part) and then with X-Men: First Class before reconsidering and taking the reigns. Vaughn may resurface with Mark Millar‘s Secret Service, owned by 20th Century Fox.

I remember when X-Men 2 came out and it not only lived up to the hype but exceeded it. All the flaws of X-Men were wiped away. Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class had their moments but neither of them were put together like X-Men 2 was. With a time travel storyline (written about here: X-Men: First Class: Sequel to feature Days of Future Past Storyline), structure is important and Bryan Singer is many people’s top choice to replace Vaughn, including my own.

Who do you think should replace Matthew Vaughn in directing X-Men: Days of Future Past?

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Source: Deadline, Slashfilm


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  • Jay

    Honestly This sucks!
    Matthew Vaughn did such an incredible job with the first movie, i’d even say that i like X-men First Class more than The Avengers. If Singer does direct the movie, i hope he does justice to the characters and the build-up, that the previous movie has. While his work for x-men and x2 was good, Superman Returns was crap.

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