It’s been a hell of a day in the land of geekdom. The Lucasfilm/Disney news has been the hot topic since it broke around noon time, but life goes on. Today, Fox has closed the deal to have Bryan Singer replace the departed Matthew Vaughn on X-Men Days Future Past.
This will mark Singer’s return to the franchise he started over a decade ago with the fist X-Men. He was originally suppose to direct X-Men The Last Stand and even X-Men First Class. He opted out of Last Stand to direct Superman Returns and was ironically replaced by Mathew Vaughn. Vaughn dropped out of that and was replaced by Bret Ratner. When First Class was set in motion, Singer was going to return to the franchise then, but was forced out when Warner Bros called him on his contract to direct Jack the Giant Killer (now Jack the Giant Slayer) Vaughn ended up directing First Class, and brought back some diginty and a little respect to the X-Men series. Now that life has come full ciricle, Vaughn has left and heralded the return of Bryan Singer to the X-Men universe.
Singer produced First Class, and it’s looking like Vaughn will stick around as producer on Days Future Past.
So, pretty much, we’re going to get a decent X-Men film. Singer’s already proven his merit with X2, and if the fuck ou move on Fox’s part when Singer went on to direct Superman Returns, we probably wouldn’t have had the debacal of X-Men The Last Stand. Which, I’m on the record as liking, but I’ll admit that it wasn’t with out it’s problems script wise. Vaughn was already knee deep with Days Future Past with Singer producing that this shouldn’t be too big a problem in transferance of power.