This may be great news to some after the disappointing announcement that Matthew Vaughn would not be returning to the franchise after his superb prequel X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. The natural successor was always going to be Bryan Singer, who vacated the franchise to work on SUPERMAN RETURNS but returned to Fox’s franchise as producer for Vaughn’s movie. Now we can confirm Singer has signed on to take charge of sequel X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, which will mark his first X-Men directorial feature since the groundbreaking X-MEN 2 (or X2: X-MEN UNITED).
The sequel/prequel will one again see the early adventures of Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), this time delve into a plot involving time-travel and the previously unseen Sentinels. Also expected to return will be Jennifer Lawrence’s young Mystique, Jason Flemyng’s Azazel, Nicholas Hoult’s Hank McCoy and whispers that Famke Jansson’s Jean Grey will also make an appearance in both this and Hugh Jackman’s THE WOLVERINE.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is expected in cinemas 18th July 2014.