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Matthew Vaughn decides not to direct 'X-Men: First Class' sequel

The director changes his mind and one of the film's producers is being considered to take his place.

Mixed news for the future of the X-Men film franchise. According to Deadline, Matthew Vaughn, who directed X-Men Origins: First Class, has opted to not direct the follow-up. However, he will stick around to produce.

So who does Fox apparently want to take the director's place? None other than Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men, X2 and producer of X-Men: Days of Future Past is supposedly at the top of their list.

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Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy are all set to return for the sequel. Meanwhile, Deadline then claims that Vaughn will focus on another comic book movie for Fox -- Mark Millar's Secret Service.

What say you, Viners? Would you rather have Vaughn or Singer direct the upcoming comic book movie? X-Men: Days of Future Past currently has a release date of July 18th, 2014.

Source: Deadline