November 3 2012

Bryan Singer to Direct X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Bryan Singer is going to return to the directing chair of the X-Men film series with one of the most beloved story of the series’ entire run.

Matthew Vaughn directed the surprise hit, X-Men:First Class, but he has opted t step back for the sequel and serve only as a producer. Stepping in to direct the follow-up will be Bryan Singer, the man who directed X-Men and X2, and then has served as a producer on the follow-up films.

Singer did a great job on the first two films, so I have no concerns about his ability to handle the material, but he is definitely takin on an ambitious story, “Days of Future Past.” Published in Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142 back in 1981, the storyline dealt with a future where mutants are hunted by giant robots called Sentinels that imprison them in interment camps or kill them. All of this came about as a result of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants – Magneto’s group – having killed a senator. One of the X-Men from this future sends her mind back in time to warn the modern day X-Men and have them prevent the event.

How much of this will make it into the movie is anyone’s guess, but it’s a heck of a starting point for a film. If done correctly, this could be amazing, but we’ll just have to see how its handled.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is due to be released on July 18, 2014.

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