It was rumored last week that Bryan Singer may not be returning to the directors chair for X-Men: First Class, and it has now been made official. In a post over at Comic Book Movies states that Bryan Singer will still be attached to the project, but only as a producer:
“Fox has moved Bryan Singer from the directors chair to producer for the upcoming X-Men:First Class. They are doing this because they want to move ahead with the project right away. Singer will not be available to direct because he will be busy with Jack the Giant Killer.”
“It seems the studio liked Jamie Moss’ script for X-Men:First Class so much that they want the movie to be the first of a trilogy. They would also like to have it out soon, possibly by 2011.”
I always hear people give Twentieth Century Fox hate for being greedy and I always try to defend them, but it gets difficult when you hear this kind of news. Its completely understandable from a business stand point, as an X-men film is sure to bring in money. However, it seems that Fox wants to rush the film to get a quick buck. But as long as Singer is attached to the project in same, then I’m happy.
The big question now is, who will direct now?