In a shocking bit of news just coming out, Matthew Vaughn will not direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class. According to Deadline, Vaughn has stepped down and the studio already has a short list of directors. Read on for details and the name at the top of the list.
Vaughn has decided not to direct and will instead produce the film with Lauren Shuler Donner and Kinberg. The studio already has a short list of directors to replace Vaughn, and the name at the top is- Bryan Singer. Singer launched the X-Men franchise and directed the first two outings in the trilogy. He has still been influential in the X-Men world, writing the script treatment and producing First Class. If this works out, Vaughn and Singer will basically be switching roles.
Fox already has a script for Days of Future Past and has many of the cast locked in to return. The film is said to start shooting at the beginning of next year, so a director has to be found quickly. Vaughn has a history of bailing on projects. He had bowed out of First Class, but then changed his mind and directed it. He more recently opted out of directing pal Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2, but stayed on as a producer. What do you think about the Days of Future Past shake-up? Would you rather see Singer in charge?
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Source : Deadline