Is This Why Bryan Singer Hasn't Signed On To Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Yet?

Yesterday we found out, as well as co-writing and producing the next installment in Fox's X-Men franchise, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct the film. It seems he might just be holding out for something bigger though...

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By DEVLIN712 - 1/8/2014


Bryan Singer has been the man behind the camera on three X-Men films and it looks like he'll be adding a fourth to the list come 2016. But is Bryan Singer pulling a Robert Downey Jr. move on Fox?

If The DailySuperhero are correct, Bryan Singer is pushing Fox to not only give him the director's chair, but a cut of the ticket sales as well.

This is nothing new as big names often charge extra for their star pull, Michael Bay gets eight percent from the Transformer's box office takings.

What do you think off Singer's needs? Greedy? Deserved? Sign off your thoughts below... and try not to go too hard on Singer.
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ManCalledSting - 1/8/2014, 8:31 AM
As long as Days of Future Past is as good as it looks, sign the man. He's directed 2 of the best cbms yet, and helped launch the genre. Now he's looking to fix the issues Fox allowed to be made, and hopefully he nails it.
arsonjack - 1/8/2014, 8:35 AM
in good faith
MrCBM56 - 1/8/2014, 8:36 AM
I doubt it.
JordanKing - 1/8/2014, 8:38 AM
He's an X-Men: First Class prick, I wouldn't put it past him.
DudeGuyMan - 1/8/2014, 8:39 AM
I really hate Singer's douchey attitude but he gets results.
Dumegg - 1/8/2014, 8:42 AM
I hope FOX tells him to suck it! He sucks anyway.
DefcoN - 1/8/2014, 8:42 AM
If I had to choose a word now, it would be GREEDY, but that could change after DOFP. We'll see.
Ramiel - 1/8/2014, 8:43 AM
X2 was his last good movie. How long ago was that? Fox should wait and see how DOFP does in the box office before giving him any special treatment.
teinen - 1/8/2014, 8:44 AM
Guy made Jack and the Giant Slayer, what kind of clout does he think he have? All of his recent movies were bombs. He lost his mojo long ago.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 8:44 AM
DEV, the day you reach "Trusted User" status... we're going out and getting drunk. Nah, y'know what? I'll just get drunk for the both of us. Somebody's gotta drive.
wcwpoet - 1/8/2014, 8:44 AM
I hope Fox stands firm and let's Matthew Vaughn do seeing how he saved the X-Men franchise with First Class anyway.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 8:45 AM
Oh, and I need you to hold back my hair when I start puking up shit. Yeah, I know it's girly... but I value my locks.
ALmazing - 1/8/2014, 8:45 AM
A little demanding for someone who hasn't delivered in a while.


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DEVLIN712 - 1/8/2014, 8:47 AM
Ciph
Internet drinking?
SimonM7 - 1/8/2014, 8:48 AM
For something like this - something on this scale - to work, you need a spider in the net, some kind of mastermind to make it all coherent. To inspire that kind of investment, you really need to commit on your part, too.

If Singer can orchestrate an Xmen universe on film that lives up to his pedigree on these movies, and to the DoFP trailer, and what he wants is a real sign that his blood and sweat will be worth it, I say give it to him. Lord knows these things go south when a bunch of indifferent people start pulling it in a bajillion directions.
gambgel - 1/8/2014, 8:50 AM
I expected this after yesterday interview.

Im sure Singer and Fox are waiting for Days of future past boxoffice to finally negociate and see if Singer deserves even more money or not.
Geotheleo - 1/8/2014, 8:50 AM
@ciph I think after the hair comment I will forever more think of you as legolas
SpideyQuad - 1/8/2014, 8:51 AM
"I said M.O.N.E.Y

Money changes everything...
RorMachine - 1/8/2014, 8:52 AM
So wait a minute DailySuperhero..you're telling me that Bryan Singer is still negotiating with Fox about directing the movie because of....MONEY??? Now you've just gone too far. I don't know what shameless studio mole leaked this info but I'm not about to believe it without official confirmation. I mean the very idea!
cipher - 1/8/2014, 8:54 AM
DEV- Heh, I'll let you know if I'm ever in the North.

Dandy - 1/8/2014, 8:55 AM
Both X-Men and X2 were good so if he shows that he still has the goods with Days of Future Past, then I have no problem with him directing another X-Men film.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 8:55 AM
Geotheleo- Hahaha, LEGOLAS!! I can live with that. I have been told that I look pretty, ah.. well, "girly" for lack of a better word.
YoungThanos - 1/8/2014, 8:55 AM
Considering his last two big budget films Singer should be glad to get a lunch ticket...

And despite how much Fox-lickers praise those first 2 x-men films they still didn't do over $400M Which Sony, Marvel and WB proved was attainable with many of their comic book films passing $500m and beyond.
Psyloki - 1/8/2014, 8:56 AM
It's been said, but let's wait until DOFP before giving this guy anything. He's been a letdown before, but the DOFP trailer has given me a new hope. If this movie is as good as its potential, give the man whatever he wants.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 8:57 AM
Christ, that is the second f*cking time I could've sworn I heard my phone.

I need to get my f*cking ears checked.

JoJo1982 - 1/8/2014, 8:57 AM
Lets see if days of future past is good before doing that
SuperCat - 1/8/2014, 8:58 AM
Yeah, not sure if he deserves a cut of the ticket sales.
marvel72 - 1/8/2014, 8:58 AM
if x-men days of future past makes enough money,he'll be back for the next installment.
IM53 - 1/8/2014, 9:00 AM
My main concern for dofp is who was banging J Law on set. Straight up I hope it's Jackman, she needs a good punishment :D ... Young girls.....
Sunnyd - 1/8/2014, 9:01 AM
Said as much in the thread yesterday if DOFP doesn't bring in the money they want he will not be seeing another big budget film.
If the budget is near or above the 300 million I have heard it is then it will need to make more money what any X men film ever has at the 600 million+ range so not really seeing it.
FilmsFan - 1/8/2014, 9:02 AM
Really BAY!??
He gets a share in TRANSFORMERS profits cuz he's the Star pull!
WTF?

Only Spielberg, James Cameron & Chris Nolan are big blockbuster directors who actually PULL people in... As they are almost as big Star of their films as anyone & at times they are the Star!
Scorcesee & Fincher on small scale & sure Singer & few other do have their fans... So I wouldn't mind him getting a share... But BAY... No fvcking way; who goes to see Transformers cuz it's a Micheal Bay film, if that's the case the how many people did he pulled for PAIN & GAIN!
CaptainComicBook - 1/8/2014, 9:05 AM
"It's not about the money. It's about the amount of money." Derek Dooley
AlexanderLykins - 1/8/2014, 9:05 AM
Trying to cash in before everybody finds out he's a hack. It's a little late for that Bryan.
CapemA - 1/8/2014, 9:05 AM
Fox should, without a doubt, make any deal contingent on DOFP box office results. Singer hasn't delivered in a long time. If I were Fox I would remind him of his recent box office history.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 9:06 AM
53- Your avi.. that's from Castlevania, ain't it?
AlexanderLykins - 1/8/2014, 9:07 AM
Hopefully his career is over after these last few movies. Then he can come work at McDonalds with me!
Nomis - 1/8/2014, 9:09 AM
SuperCat - 1/8/2014, 9:09 AM
Joementum - 1/8/2014, 9:09 AM
Does he have the cajones to sign NOW w/ the final percentage based on DOFP performance?

They do this in sports ALL the time
third3ye - 1/8/2014, 9:09 AM
Big mistake if Fox caves in. Singer is not the main attraction for the X-Men franchise, it'd be downright stupid to give him a rev-share deal.
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