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Bryan Singer to take over directing duties on X-Men: Days of Future Past

Oct. 30, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Just five days after it was announced that Matthew Vaughn would not be directing X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, it looks like they've already found someone else to sit in his chair.

Bryan Singer will take the reins on the next film. Singer is certainly no stranger to our favorite mutants having had a hand in stories and helming responsibilities on X-MEN and X2. He also came in creatively on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.

In the previous article regarding Vaughn's departure, there was a bit of a disagreement on whether Singer did the comic series any justice. I've gotta tell you-- I think he did just fine-- plus it's better than X3. Vaughn did excellent with the material, but he's out. The next project for him is another comic adaptation, SECRET SERVICE from Mark Millar.

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was one of my favorite story arcs on the animated series back in the 90s. I have one word: BISHOP. You can't see me, but I'm running in my living room, arms flailing like a happy Muppet.

I can't wait to see what you guys have to say on this one. I'm sure there will be a massive divide on whether this is a good choice or not. Let the battle begin!

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will release on July 18, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Thanks to Joseph Fernandes for the heads up, even through all the Lucasfilm/Disney news!
Source: Deadline

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8:51PM on 11/01/2012
Just watched X2 for the first time in a long time...still fucking AWESOME
Just watched X2 for the first time in a long time...still fucking AWESOME
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5:07PM on 11/01/2012

Awesome News!

This is great news! Vaughn can still chip in and produce but Singer is a much better big film director. DOFP can rival Avengers greatness if done right.
This is great news! Vaughn can still chip in and produce but Singer is a much better big film director. DOFP can rival Avengers greatness if done right.
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7:18AM on 11/01/2012

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Noooo!
Noooo!
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7:16AM on 11/01/2012

Im the Juggernaut, Bitch!!

Vaughn leaving is a shame, but I think too much emphasis is being placed on the differences between he and Singer. The fact is both are great directors who made great X films. Vaughn did well with First Class, but give Fassbender and McAvoy some credit! X3's problems went beyond the director. As quoted above, there was some really questionable writing in there as well. People act like Uwe Boll just signed onto this. I hate Superman Returns but it had NOTHING to do with the way it was shot or
Vaughn leaving is a shame, but I think too much emphasis is being placed on the differences between he and Singer. The fact is both are great directors who made great X films. Vaughn did well with First Class, but give Fassbender and McAvoy some credit! X3's problems went beyond the director. As quoted above, there was some really questionable writing in there as well. People act like Uwe Boll just signed onto this. I hate Superman Returns but it had NOTHING to do with the way it was shot or paced. Singer and Vaguhn are both great, with a handful of awesome flms under their belts. singer is the more seasoned director and I for one am stoked.
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8:52AM on 11/01/2012
IMDB Singer, he wrote the shit too.
IMDB Singer, he wrote the shit too.
8:50PM on 11/01/2012
Singer didn't direct X3.
Singer didn't direct X3.
9:45PM on 11/01/2012
Thats my point. People are saying X3 was bad because Singer left, but that script would have stunk up the best director's efforts.
Thats my point. People are saying X3 was bad because Singer left, but that script would have stunk up the best director's efforts.
4:50PM on 10/31/2012
This is a great choice. Singer is an excellent director.
This is a great choice. Singer is an excellent director.
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12:31PM on 10/31/2012

Vaughn > Singer

sure X2 was good. in fact, it may have been better than first class to some degree. but you know what? X2 also had the familiar characters, big name actors, and positive hype going in. first class on the other hand... remember when the promo images came out and everyone said it would suck balls? remember when everyone complained that there were no good characters (e.g. wolverine, cyclops, jean, etc.) and it was basically the B-team? well, Vaughn was able to take that and mold it into an
sure X2 was good. in fact, it may have been better than first class to some degree. but you know what? X2 also had the familiar characters, big name actors, and positive hype going in. first class on the other hand... remember when the promo images came out and everyone said it would suck balls? remember when everyone complained that there were no good characters (e.g. wolverine, cyclops, jean, etc.) and it was basically the B-team? well, Vaughn was able to take that and mold it into an awesome movie that's comparable to X2. Vaughn's direction made that movie.
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7:18AM on 11/01/2012
Taking nothing away from Vaughn, I think when those promo pics came out, we all complained they were lazy and poorly executed. I dont think anyone thught a Vaughn movie starring Fassbender and McAvoy was going to be bad. And you can't downplay Singer's resume.
Taking nothing away from Vaughn, I think when those promo pics came out, we all complained they were lazy and poorly executed. I dont think anyone thught a Vaughn movie starring Fassbender and McAvoy was going to be bad. And you can't downplay Singer's resume.
8:59AM on 11/01/2012
what drugs are you smoking? It wasn't a B team, it was a potpourri of mutants through the ages. How many step siblings does Xavier need any way? Does his super psychic/tk powers also make him forget family? Did Summers go back in time and do his granny to make his younger brother in the 70's? Sure, Vaughn's direction was awesome but when you have a shit script you have a shit script.
what drugs are you smoking? It wasn't a B team, it was a potpourri of mutants through the ages. How many step siblings does Xavier need any way? Does his super psychic/tk powers also make him forget family? Did Summers go back in time and do his granny to make his younger brother in the 70's? Sure, Vaughn's direction was awesome but when you have a shit script you have a shit script.
7:59AM on 10/31/2012
X2 is my favorite comic book movie. I even rank it above Avengers & Nolan's Batman movies. So this news is very exciting for me.

Singer really fucked things up when he left X-Men for Superman. Then he made things somewhat right by producing the excellent First Class. Hopefully he can now give us the X-Men movie I have been waiting for since X2.
X2 is my favorite comic book movie. I even rank it above Avengers & Nolan's Batman movies. So this news is very exciting for me.

Singer really fucked things up when he left X-Men for Superman. Then he made things somewhat right by producing the excellent First Class. Hopefully he can now give us the X-Men movie I have been waiting for since X2.
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7:34AM on 10/31/2012

just have to wait and see just like the disney/star wars deal...

I hope he dosent try to connect it to his original films. Just continue with the story of first class. I also hope he doesnt give magneto that terrible ass helmet from the xmen triology.
I hope he dosent try to connect it to his original films. Just continue with the story of first class. I also hope he doesnt give magneto that terrible ass helmet from the xmen triology.
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3:09AM on 10/31/2012

FUCK THIS SHIT!!!

No really, fuck this shit. All this love for a comic bock hack. This self righteous asshole claims to like comics yet fucks up every story arc he touches. None of the X-men movies made any sense, FOX, together with Singer just like to stuff as many mutants into each movie as possible, just to give marvel the finger. They do so much shit with what ever character is before then that it is impossible to have any logical character development. Beside the casting of Fassbender and McAvoy everything
No really, fuck this shit. All this love for a comic bock hack. This self righteous asshole claims to like comics yet fucks up every story arc he touches. None of the X-men movies made any sense, FOX, together with Singer just like to stuff as many mutants into each movie as possible, just to give marvel the finger. They do so much shit with what ever character is before then that it is impossible to have any logical character development. Beside the casting of Fassbender and McAvoy everything else in the movie sucked monkey balls. And that was the best of the X-titles. All their complaints regarding costume design, story arc etc were disproved by Avengers. And why the fuck does someone completely disregard awesome story arcs with pivotal characters? I don't know, just being lazy? I doubt it, it's purposeful fucking around just to "be creative". Utter bullshit, but we will keep getting bullshit because the real fan base keep going to these crap fests believing the hype, that they won't fuck with story arcs and stay true to the source material only to get fucked time and time again. Fuck this shit, real X-Men fans should just stay away from these hacks.
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7:15PM on 10/31/2012
You are so right my friend, but you just said the same thing I said a few posts before. So you are a hack becuase you copied my post.
You are so right my friend, but you just said the same thing I said a few posts before. So you are a hack becuase you copied my post.
12:37AM on 10/31/2012
Out of all the directors to handle any of the x-men movies so far Singer is the best, with Vhaun being the 2nd, with the script being Days of Future Past this is a great chance for him to clean up and bring back some of the original cast like Cyclops, Jean, Rouge, Ice Man, Collousos, have both Xaviers and Magnetos, hell he could even bring back Nightcrawler, Beast (both versions) then re-introduce Gambit (I'm down for tayor kitsh being brought back) and make love triangle with rouge and
Out of all the directors to handle any of the x-men movies so far Singer is the best, with Vhaun being the 2nd, with the script being Days of Future Past this is a great chance for him to clean up and bring back some of the original cast like Cyclops, Jean, Rouge, Ice Man, Collousos, have both Xaviers and Magnetos, hell he could even bring back Nightcrawler, Beast (both versions) then re-introduce Gambit (I'm down for tayor kitsh being brought back) and make love triangle with rouge and Wolvie. All while fighting senetils.
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7:29AM on 10/31/2012
Your. Spelling sucks
Your. Spelling sucks
7:30AM on 10/31/2012
Your spelling sucks
Your spelling sucks
11:26PM on 10/30/2012
Well there goes my hope for this franchise to go where Singer couldn't/didn't.

I guess I can just hope he doesn't try to re-align everything back to his original set up, and just make First Class a multi-verse kinda deal.... oh please, oh please, oh please
Well there goes my hope for this franchise to go where Singer couldn't/didn't.

I guess I can just hope he doesn't try to re-align everything back to his original set up, and just make First Class a multi-verse kinda deal.... oh please, oh please, oh please
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11:15PM on 10/30/2012
Phew! We're in good hands people...for a while there it seemed like a Brett Ratner-alike situation may have been on the cards. Looking forward to it!
Phew! We're in good hands people...for a while there it seemed like a Brett Ratner-alike situation may have been on the cards. Looking forward to it!
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9:47PM on 10/30/2012
I just cant picture Days of Future Past without Wolverine though.
I just cant picture Days of Future Past without Wolverine though.
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8:45PM on 10/30/2012

He'll be fine

I don't get it all the hate? The dude made X2, the best out the franchise for crying outloud! Vaugh was good but so is Singer.
I don't get it all the hate? The dude made X2, the best out the franchise for crying outloud! Vaugh was good but so is Singer.
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8:07PM on 10/30/2012

Great choice

I really like that Singer is coming back, the first two X-Men movies were great. It'll be nice to see what he does with this. However, there's still Superman Returns....yikes!
That being said, I am pretty disappointed Vaughn is not coming back. I thought it would have been really great to have another Christopher North type of trilogies. I know he's out, but still disappointed.
I really like that Singer is coming back, the first two X-Men movies were great. It'll be nice to see what he does with this. However, there's still Superman Returns....yikes!
That being said, I am pretty disappointed Vaughn is not coming back. I thought it would have been really great to have another Christopher North type of trilogies. I know he's out, but still disappointed.
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7:57PM on 10/30/2012
Bryan is back where he belongs, loved his X movies (as well as FIRST CLASS, and I even enjoyed X3). After all the hate from fans about X3 & Wolverine, I seriously doubt this one and THE WOLVERINE will be bad. Executives are no so dumb.
Bryan is back where he belongs, loved his X movies (as well as FIRST CLASS, and I even enjoyed X3). After all the hate from fans about X3 & Wolverine, I seriously doubt this one and THE WOLVERINE will be bad. Executives are no so dumb.
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7:56PM on 10/30/2012
I still think Superman Returns was one of the shittiest comic book movies I've seen. It barely beats out Elektra. Having that said, I also think the Nightcrawler in the white house scene is one of the best scenes in a comic book movie. So I should be neutral on this right?

Nope, because I will never get over the fact that Wolverine and Sabertooth does not know each other. That just shows how much respect he has for these characters, which is absolutely none. I would rather have a director
I still think Superman Returns was one of the shittiest comic book movies I've seen. It barely beats out Elektra. Having that said, I also think the Nightcrawler in the white house scene is one of the best scenes in a comic book movie. So I should be neutral on this right?

Nope, because I will never get over the fact that Wolverine and Sabertooth does not know each other. That just shows how much respect he has for these characters, which is absolutely none. I would rather have a director who is a fan first and not just out to collect a paycheck.
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9:46PM on 10/30/2012
Wolverine and Sabertooth didnt REMEMBER each other. They hinted that there was some sort of connection when Sabertooth looks at Logan's dogtags. Them not remembering each other fits perfectly into the fact that Wolverine doesnt remember who he is.
Wolverine and Sabertooth didnt REMEMBER each other. They hinted that there was some sort of connection when Sabertooth looks at Logan's dogtags. Them not remembering each other fits perfectly into the fact that Wolverine doesnt remember who he is.
2:54AM on 10/31/2012
how the fuck does sabertooth not remembering fit into logan not remembering? what the fuck? Victor embraced his bloodlust, logan denied his, how does Victor not remembering fit?
how the fuck does sabertooth not remembering fit into logan not remembering? what the fuck? Victor embraced his bloodlust, logan denied his, how does Victor not remembering fit?
7:36AM on 10/31/2012
Superman returns wasnt that bad, it just made superman seem like a creepy stalker. The worst superhero film was Steel with Shaq. Get it right!
Superman returns wasnt that bad, it just made superman seem like a creepy stalker. The worst superhero film was Steel with Shaq. Get it right!
8:50AM on 11/01/2012
hahaha, touche, but I've always been vociferous in my opinion of mr Singer, it seems he just hates comic books.
hahaha, touche, but I've always been vociferous in my opinion of mr Singer, it seems he just hates comic books.
9:45AM on 11/01/2012
@muveadict2

Wolverine and Sabertooth were both part of Weapon-X. Both of their memories were wiped. That was the story Singer was setting up for the Wolverine movie. The Weapon-X storyline was scrapped when Singer left the franchise. The Wolverine movie we got fucked up the Weapon-X storyline worse than X3 fucked up The Dark Phoenix.
@muveadict2

Wolverine and Sabertooth were both part of Weapon-X. Both of their memories were wiped. That was the story Singer was setting up for the Wolverine movie. The Weapon-X storyline was scrapped when Singer left the franchise. The Wolverine movie we got fucked up the Weapon-X storyline worse than X3 fucked up The Dark Phoenix.
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7:46PM on 10/30/2012

Guy

Yea the continuity is screwed up but who really cares, as long as the movie is good.
Yea the continuity is screwed up but who really cares, as long as the movie is good.
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7:45PM on 10/30/2012
"You can't see me, but I'm running in my living room, arms flailing like a happy Muppet."

That mental image just made my night, lol.
"You can't see me, but I'm running in my living room, arms flailing like a happy Muppet."

That mental image just made my night, lol.
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7:42PM on 10/30/2012
Vaughn did a great job but I'm happy to see Bryan back as well.
Vaughn did a great job but I'm happy to see Bryan back as well.
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7:37PM on 10/30/2012
I like this. First Class was great, but X2 is better. Can't wait to see Singer back with the x-men universe.
I like this. First Class was great, but X2 is better. Can't wait to see Singer back with the x-men universe.
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7:32PM on 10/30/2012

Hard to get excited

When continuity for this franchise is a complete mess.
I enjoyed First Class but it contradicts the original trilogy (whilst at the same time trying to tie itself directly into it), then there's the Wolverine movie that contradicts both the original trilogy AND first class. Now the next Wolvie movie will be set AFTER X3.

Far too messy. I'll see the next X-Men/Wolverine movies eventually, but more so out of misplaced obligation than excitement for the characters stories. Good luck Singer.
When continuity for this franchise is a complete mess.
I enjoyed First Class but it contradicts the original trilogy (whilst at the same time trying to tie itself directly into it), then there's the Wolverine movie that contradicts both the original trilogy AND first class. Now the next Wolvie movie will be set AFTER X3.

Far too messy. I'll see the next X-Men/Wolverine movies eventually, but more so out of misplaced obligation than excitement for the characters stories. Good luck Singer.
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7:28PM on 10/30/2012
At least Singer knows what he's doing.
At least Singer knows what he's doing.
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7:27PM on 10/30/2012
Vaughn was edgier and kept a lot of little things closer to the comics. X2 was great but First Class was a breath of fresh air. I worry Singer's touch, although great, will trample that edgy tone.
Vaughn was edgier and kept a lot of little things closer to the comics. X2 was great but First Class was a breath of fresh air. I worry Singer's touch, although great, will trample that edgy tone.
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7:51PM on 10/30/2012
This is my main and only concern as well.
This is my main and only concern as well.
11:23PM on 10/30/2012
Count me in as well.
Count me in as well.
7:19PM on 10/30/2012
No really a Singer fan but i wasn't really a fan of the two hour montage First Class was.... I guess I'll wait and see
No really a Singer fan but i wasn't really a fan of the two hour montage First Class was.... I guess I'll wait and see
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7:14PM on 10/30/2012

great news

had my fingers crossed this would be confirmed!
had my fingers crossed this would be confirmed!
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7:13PM on 10/30/2012

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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7:04PM on 10/30/2012
I'll keep an open mind I guess.
I'll keep an open mind I guess.
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7:03PM on 10/30/2012
As long as it is Usual Suspects and X2 Singer, I'm on board.

As long as it is Usual Suspects and X2 Singer, I'm on board.

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