Matthew Vaughn has walked away from directing the sequel to his and Fox’s X-Men: First Class. Deadline reports the studio’s top choice for directing is now Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men and X2 but not X-Men: The Last Stand (blame Brett Ratner for that one). Singer wrote the treatment for and produced X-Men: First Class. The treatment and producing duties for the sequel, titled X-Men: Days Of Future Past, were handled by Matthew Vaughn, meaning the two men may be swapping roles for the sequel.
Fox already has the script for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and set to return is Fox’s First Class cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. Fox hopes to make the July 18, 2014 release date it set for the sequel, but it will have to find a director quickly. [Deadline]
Matthew Vaughn left the project to direct another movie at 20th Century Fox, Secret Service, which is based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Vaughn. Fox is going to have to hurry up and find a suitable director for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and we know just the uniquely gifted fellow who can assist in their search: