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Last week, Matthew Vaughn ('Kick-Ass') suddenly and unexpectedly departed the upcoming Marvel film 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' It was to be the followup to his own 'X-Men: First Class,' last year's prequel to the franchise that also more or less served as a reboot. The rumors as to what other project may have drawn Vaughn away still circle, but it does appear that Vaughn will remain on 'Days of Future Past' as a producer. Word immediately leaked that Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two movies in the series, would be returning to direct. Well, you can now file that one away as verified fact. Singer just closed his deal to take back the franchise reins. Singer was a guiding force for Vaughn's X-Men movie, serving as both producer and the writer of the script treatment.
Still don't quite understand this movie by Vaughn, and I'm still disappointed he won't be coming back for 'Days of Future Past' considering how much I loved 'First Class,' but this is good news for fans. We are being spared the uncertainty of an untested new talent, at least in terms of the series. It also makes sense that the producers would go back to Singer upon Vaughn's leaving considering the narrative structure of 'Days of Future Past.' The story employs a creative use of timelines, and finds characters in the X-Men canon experiencing their own future. Even though Bryan Singer is technically part of the franchise's past, his stories took place after 'X-Men: First Class' So in many ways, he represents the future of the characters established in 'X-Men: First Class.' Plus, he's been around since the beginning of the series and I'd argue no one knows the cinematic incarnations of these heroes and villains better than he does. Now, can we please just get confirmation on the damn Sentinels?
What do you guys think? Is Singer's return good for the franchise? If not, why? Who would you have gone with?