X-Men: Days of Future Past Mutates from Vaughn to Singer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | October 31, 2012 |

Well on this fine Halloween morning, it seems that Matthew Vaughn has left the director's chair of the sequel to X-Men: First Class, though he at the moment is still on board as a writer. Bryan Singer is now taking over directorial duties, which isn't an entirely bad thing. Those first two X-Men films weren't half bad.

The new film is called X-Men: Days of Future Past which sounds like a grammar thriller in which the antagonist Pluperfect wages a secret war on aspect with his ultimate weapon, The Subjunctive.

I'm of mixed feelings. Singer manages to either do things that make me really happy (those two X-Men films, Usual Suspects) and mixing it up with things that really anger me. Like the time he wanted to make a big screen version of Battlestar Galactica within six months of the series ending that had nothing to do with the series at all. Or the time he argued that Superman Returns was panned because most people just weren't intelligent enough to understand that the film was a Christ metaphor.

The film is supposed to star the younger X-people instead of the old ones, and involves a plot to prevent a future in which mutants are hunted down. So the way I see it, after solving the Cuban missile crisis, the X-Men then worked to prevent the television show "Heroes".

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