Bryan Singer Confirmed To Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:11 pm
Amid months of legal problems and scandal, Bryan Singer will return to direct the newest installment of the X-Men film franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. Singer was recently caught up in some major legal problems, which almost forced the him out of the director’s chair. Much of his involvement has been pure speculation, but Fox’s confidence remained unchanged, they even expressed interest in him directing the film again during his legal problems. Now that the air has been cleared up, Singer can come back knowing that he won’t have to report to court.
X-Men: Apocalypse marks the fourth film in the franchise under Singer’s name. The director has helmed X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Simon Kinberg also returns as the film’s screenwriter. Kinberg, who also wrote the scripts for X-Men: The Last Stand and Days Of Future Past, also dropped a few hints about the upcoming sequel. Hit the jump to read more.
We’ve known for a while that Apocalypse would feature the titular villain, and that the film would take place during the 1980s. But since Future Past has changed the timeline of the film franchise, it would definitely change the way we would see the film, or even its sequels. We do know that the new film will feature the First Class roster, which means we would see the return of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicolas Hoult. As to whether or not we would see the return of the original cast like Halle Berry, Famke Jannsen, or James Marsden, that also is very unlikely.
“It’d be very hard to do, because Halle, Famke, and Jimmy and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those characters to life,” says Kinberg. “But I also would have said before First Class that there would be no actors who can stand alongside Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.”