X-Men and X2: X-Men United director Bryan Singer has officially signed onto direct the X-Men: First Class sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Bryan Singer confirmed to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past
The director served as a producer on the first of these prequels, and contributed to early drafts of the screenplay, when it was known as X-Men Origins: Magneto.
Matthew Vaughn was originally suppose to return as a director on X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he dropped out for reasons unknown. He is still attached to the project, though, and is close to signing on as a producer alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. He also contributed to the story. It is unclear at this time if Bryan Singer will contribute rewrites to the current draft of the screenplay, which has been done for some time.
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are set to return in the leads as Dr. Charles Xavier and Magneto, respectively.
X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to theaters July 18th, 2014 and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.