Remember last week when we heard that Matthew Vaughn had decided not to direct “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the sequel to his successful “X-Men: First Class?” The word at the time was that Bryan Singer, director of “X-Men” and “X-Men 2,” was the frontrunner to take over. So guess what? Now it’s been confirmed–Singer’s officially in.
He’s remained part of the franchise, writing the story for “X-Men: First Class” and acting as a producer on that movie. Singer’s next theatrical release is “Jack the Giant Killer,” out next March; he also directed “Mockingbird Lane” the TV show pilot that didn’t get picked up for series and is now just a “Halloween special.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has a script by Simon Kinberg. It’s supposed to be based on a storyline from Chris Claremont and John Byrne that ran in the “Uncanny X-Men” comic in 1981. ComingSoon describes it like this:
“Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
The sequel is set to be released July 18, 2014 and is supposed to begin filming early next year.