As was rumored to be the case last week, ComingSoon.net has now confirmed that X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer is officially locked in to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past following the departure of X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.
Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past boasts a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Singer produced First Class alongside Vaughn and Vaughn will remain aboard the new film as producer himself.
In addition to directing the recently-aired “Mockingbird Lane” Halloween special, Singer directed the upcoming Jack the Giant Slayer, set for release on March 1, 2013.