Recently the world was rocked with the low down, rotten, no good news that Matthew Vaughn was dropping out as the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and that Fox was going to have to scramble to find a replacement. The possible silver lining in this cloud was that Bryan Singer, the guy who directed the first two X-Men movies, who almost directed X-Men: First Class, and who’s been working as a very involved producer in getting X-Men: Days of Future Past together, could possibly be the guy to step in and direct the film, thus making for an easy transition. Basically the situation was, either Singer directs, or the possibilities for the film start to look very scary.
Good news! Deadline is now reporting that the deal is done, and the man who launched the X-Men franchise—and pretty much the entire current super hero movie craze—is now officially on board as the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer still has Jack the Giant Slayer (formerly Jack the Giant Killer) coming out in March of next year, and will certainly have to do promotional stuff on that, but then should be able to launch himself headfirst into work on this tale of dystopian futures, World War II allegories, and giant killer robots. Things just very good for fans of mutant movies, and very bleak for the future of mutants.