X-Men Sequel gets a Shake-up!
In a somewhat shocking move, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has decided to not return to direct the much anticipated sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past! 2011’s First Class was an interesting take on Marvels Mutants that gave us a young Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr (Magneto) building their team of young mutants. Rather than giving us a film set in modern times, this worked as a period piece of sorts with the backdrop of the 1960’s. Ultimately it was a refreshing look at the X-Men, especially after the god-awful X-Men: The Last Stand and the less than stellar Wolverine Origins.
Word on the street is that original X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer may be considered to replace Vaughn. Singer was involved in First Class as a producer and it appears that Vaughn will stay on in that same role despite not directing the sequel. Vaughn was originally tapped to direct The Last Stand but dropped out last minute which led the way for Brett Ratner to pretty much botch up that franchise, so I really hope that Fox has learned from that mistake and gives us a quality director to help this project.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is supposedly inspired by the story of the same name found in 1981’s Uncanny X-Men 141 & 142. For those of you not in the know, “Days of Future Past” is a real classic by Chris Claremont and John Byrne that was set in an alternate future where mutants are hunted down and killed or put into internment camps. Much like Dark Knight, it was edgy and different and met with critical acclaim. It’s still considered one of the best X-Men stories out there, and I highly recommend picking it up if you’ve never read it!
So what do you think is gonna happen?
After seeing how well Avengers did last summer, do you think that Fox realizes the huge money maker they may have here with this franchise? I guess only time will tell.
Always remember….Geeks do it better!
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