Bryan Singer Confirmed as X-Men Apocalypse Director

Bryan-Singer1-620x400Although there have been rumors that Fox was trying to get Bryan Singer to direct the new X-Men movie, it has been confirmed that he will in fact will take the helm of “X-Men: Apocalypse”. The deal for him to direct the latest installment of the billion dollar Marvel mutants franchise is final.

The announcement came today from 20th Century Fox is that Singer will oversee the 2016 movie, based on a script written by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Mike Dougherty. At this point, only a few details about the upcoming X-Men but what is known is that the movie will be set in the 1980s and reportedly, will provide some younger versions of characters from previous sequels.

Also leaked is that James McAvoy will star in X-Men: Apocalypse and that Professor Charles Xavier may go bald in the film. This new X-Men installment is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016. With Singer onboard, this will be the fourth installment under his direction, to include this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which meshed with the original trilogy cast from X-Men: First Class, which ultimately grossed $746 million worldwide.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was inspired by the John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s comic book that follows the storyline from “Days of Future Past”. This features Wolverine who goes back to 1973 in an effort to stop an assassination that if carried out will lead to a new weapons’ system called the Sentinels being created. The Sentinels threaten mutants’ existence and possibly all of humanity.

After the release of X-Men: Apocolypse in 2016, it is rumored there will be an untitled Wolverine Sequel out sometime in 2017. Apparently, negotiations for this additional soho film have already begun with Donner coming back to product and Mangold to write. In this film, Hugh Jackman’s character Wolverine will be reprised.

With virtually all of the X-Men movies exceeding expectations at the box office, critics anticipate that X-Men: Apocolypse will follow suit.