There is some more X-Men news to report today following the earlier revelation that The Wolverine would take place AFTER the franchise’s original trilogy. The update comes courtesy for Deadline who says that Matthew Vaughn who directed the period ensemble piece X-Men: First Class is now out of the sequel. Another bombshell is had in all this though as Days of Future Past might find a replacement at the helm in franchise producer Bryan Singer.
Bryan Singer is a pretty big deal to fans of the series as he first shepherded the property to the big screen with some pretty well-received outings (X-Men and X2.) Not only would this be a win for audiences, but could also serve to validate the already established notion that the 60′s era superhero team will somehow tie in with that belonging to the original trilogy. While nothing has been firmly cemented on that front, it has been said fairly recently that Days of Future Past will aim to create a feeling of connectivity between the two which might just mean Storm and Cyclops cameos are in the cards.
That is just guessing at this time and not even rumor, but we do have more facts on the matter to report in regards to why Vaughn exited. Apparently, the director is itching to do another project for Fox via the Mark Millar comic series Secret Service. Millar may sound familiar to non-comic book fans as he is also the name behind the Kick-Ass franchise which Vaughn brought to the big screen.
X-Men: Days of Future Past releases into theaters nationwide on July 18, 2014.
Update: The deal went down today, and of course no one paid attention because DISNEY JUST BOUGHT STAR WARS. That was the show stopper this month that will have people talking for weeks, but do keep in mind there are other films that Hollywood is interested in making that do not include light sabers.