After becoming a less visible component in the X-Men: Days of Future Past press junket due to his pending lawsuit and legal claims, Fox has suggested that Singer is here to stay and will direct future X-film, X-Men: Apocalypse.
You may have noticed that Simon Kinberg has been a bigger voice (and at times the only voice) than Bryan Singer on the press rounds, as Singer was absent from most red carpet events and cons. With two civil lawsuits filed in both April and May of this year for sexual assault, Singer and Fox Studios mutually decided to remove him from the X-Men: Days of Future Past press tour in order to handle these incredibly public allegations and to prevent tarnishing the X-franchise.
The latest in the franchise was a box office sensation, thus far grossing $702.2 million worldwide despite Singer’s legal dealings. X-Men fans believe in Singer’s restoration of the franchise with Days of Future Past, and some would say he exceeded expectations – so it was expected that Fox would want him to return to work on X-Men: Apocalypse.
Fox president Emma Watts has officially confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that they want Singer to return despite the legal issues.
“Right now we are totally at the outlining phase,” Watts told the trade magazine. “But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It’s always been the intention for him to do it.” via
Bryan has even returned to regularly tweeting as he tweeted on the progress of the X-Men: Apocalypse script.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) June 22, 2014
So it seems like Fox wants Singer back to direct the next installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. Are you looking forward to his return after X-Men: Days of Future Past? Be sure to sound off in the comment section below or on the GEEK Facebook page!
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