The Kidd here...
What is going on lately? First Rupert Wyatt is out of the APES sequel. Then earlier today Ryan Gosling is out of LOGAN'S RUN. And now you're telling me that Matthew Vaughn is out of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST? What the fuck...?!
According to Deadline, Vaughn has decided not to return to the director's chair for the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS follow-up, opting instead to do an adaptation of the Mark Millar comic series SECRET SERVICE for Fox while staying on-board as a producer for DOFP.
As for the frontrunner for who would replace him to make the sequel, Fox is looking at... surprise surprise... Bryan Singer, who initially was supposed to direct FIRST CLASS but chose to produce INSTEAD, opening the opportunity for Vaughn, while Singer went off to helm JACK THE GIANT KILLER. So now Vaughn would be selecting to produce an X-MEN movie only, in order to direct something else, allowing Singer to get back into the X-MEN game.
And it all comes full circle.
At least we'd be getting someone who knows their way around the X-MEN Universe, and who better than the director responsible for what is widely considered the best of the X-MEN franchise (X2)?
"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"
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