Matthew Vaughn Will Not Direct X-Men: Days Of Future Past

matthew vaughn Matthew Vaughn Will Not Direct X Men: Days Of Future Past

Matthew Vaughn just doesn’t like sequels. After declining to helm the follow up to his hit 2010 film Kick-Ass, the always interesting director has now turned down the chance to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, a sequel to his 2011 hit X-Men: First Class.

Deadline reports that the studio is looking to replace Vaughn with Bryan Singer, who launched the original X-Men franchise. Not a bad choice and if they go ahead with it, Singer, who was the producer on First Class, will move into the director’s chair for Days of Future Past and Vaughn will take his seat in the producer’s chair.

Vaughn fans fear not though, as the director reportedly has another project for Fox titled Secret Service, which is an adaptation of, you guessed it, a Mark Millar comic book. This guy is just showing up everywhere in Hollywood these days, eh?

A July 18th, 2014 release date is set for X-Men: Days of Future Past with key cast members Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence all set to return.

Not too long ago Fox had to replace Rupert Wyatt on the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel. They ended up settling on Matt Reeves, not a bad choice. So whether it’s Singer or someone else at the helm of X-Men: Days of Future Past, you can be sure that the film will be in good hands.

What do you think of this news? Sad to see Matthew Vaughn go?

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  • Anthony Donovan Stokes

    Wow.. I love Matthew Vaughn this sucks he is the best CBM director imo

  • TheTruth

    From one hack (Vaughn) to another (Singer).

    • Ryan

      Yeah, both are critically acclaimed directors, a real pair of hacks.

  • Phil B

    This is a surprise to me, because in interviews after First Class Vaughn talked about how he wanted to start the next movie and his vision for the opening scene. I thought for sure if they called his name he would be ready to go.

  • Jix

    What a shame. Vaughn stepping in to take over the direction of the first movie resulted in a film I saw 15 times in the theater and countless times at home. He took the ever declining franchise and gave it a much needed turn around.. with Singer back in the helm, X-4 and First Class 2 will return the series back to where it ended with X-3 :(

    • KennyBoy019

      You are aware that Singer did not direct X-3?

  • Harry Palm

    Directors get far too much credit when it comes to movies. People act like the director made the whole damn movie himself and treat him like a deity if a movie turns out good (and crucify him if it turns out bad!). There’s a LOT of other people involved in the making of a movie, many of which have just as much, if not more, infulence than the director. You’ve got producers, actors, cinematographers, art designers, special effect crews, and of course, the writer(s) all contributing ideas to a movie. Why people act like a movie belongs solely to the director is beyond me.

    • Ryan

      Who has more influence on a movie’s outcome than the director? The director is the one that directs all the other pieces to do their jobs. All jobs are important but easily replaceable if need be.