Bryan Singer Returns To “X-Men”

The rumors are true. Bryan Singer, who really kick-started the superhero movie genre with X-Men back in 2000, wowed fans with its sequel X2: X-Men United and then got off-track by jumping franchises to stumble a bit with Superman Returns, is now back where he belongs. He’s signed on to direct X-Men: First Class, which would presumably tell the story of the first class at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. There’s nothing more beyond that right now, but since he used the word “origins” in his statement, calling it “an X-Men First Class Origins picture,” it would imply that he’s not bringing in a new class of mutants, but rather using younger versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey, among others. Here’s hoping they don’t try to use the awful de-aging CG on Patrick Stewart that they tried in Brett Ratner’s much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand.

In case your memory is failing you, check this clip out and remember why Singer on X-Men equals great.

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