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?