Probably some of the most unexpected news of the day. Matthew Vaughn, who directed X-Men: First Class, has decided not to direct the sequel X-Men: Days Of Future Past for 20th Century Fox. Instead, Vaughn’s next project will be the big screen adaptation of The Secret Service, a comic book series which he co-plotted with writer Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons.
With the film having a release date set for July 18th, 2014 and filming set to begin in January, the studio is now looking for a replacement for the director. They may already have a director on the top of their list though, none other than the director behind the first two X-Men films, Bryan Singer. Matthew Vaughn will still produce the film but won’t be sitting in the directors chair. If anyone is to direct this film, Bryan Singer would probably be the smartest choice for Fox.