Bryan Singer to direct new X-Men film

MANILA, Philippines - It's official: Bryan Singer is directing the new X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, according to a report by Total Film.

Matthew Vaughn — director of X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Stardustreportedly stepped down last week, the reasons for which have remained undisclosed. He will stay on as producer.

Singer directed X-Men and X2, the first two movies in the X-Men franchise. He also directed the movies Valkyrie (starring Tom Cruise) and Superman Returns (starring Brandon Routh), as well as the hit TV series House, MD starring Hugh Laurie.

For X-Men: First Class, he worked on the script, making him more than apt in replacing Vaughn for the director's chair.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for release in the UK in July 2014. Most of the cast from First Class will return. 

Want a clue on the movie's storyline? Watch this video:

X-Men, like the Avengers, are part of the Marvel Comics universe created by Stan Lee. - Rappler.com