Bryan Singer directing X-Men: Days Of Future Past

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2012
Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer will return to the 'X-Men' franchise, to direct the next film in the series, 'Days Of Future Past'

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.

The filmmaker was behind the first two movies in 20th Century Fox's superhero franchise, 2000's 'X Men' and sequel 'X2' in 2003. He took a backseat while Matthew Vaughn took on 'X Men: First Class' last year, but had a hand in the film, writing and producing.

According to Deadline, the deal has just been closed and that he will also produce and write alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.

The returning cast is expected to include those from 'First Class' including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne and Nicholas Hoult. Matthew is also still involved as they film will be based on his story idea.

Simon has previously said the sequel will focus on Michael's character, Magneto.

The film has been described as "'X-Men' meets 'Terminator'" by comic book guru Mark Millar.

The studio are reportedly aiming to have the film ready for a July 18, 2014 release date.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
  • UK release: 22 May 2014

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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