Earlier on we heard the news that Matthew Vaughn would be dropping out of the First Class sequel, and although Bryan Singer was named as a likely replacement, we all know how quickly these things can change. So click to cast your vote for a suitable director to take over..

Fans were left very disappointed by the announcement that Matthew Vaughn would no longer be directing the sequel to X-Men: First Class, as he is obviously seen as a big part of that movie's success. Bryan Singer has directed (arguably) the best movie in the franchise in X-Men 2 however, and many seem to feel he is a more than adequate replacement. But, if Singer also ends up passing, who could step in?

The list below is comprised of all past X-directors (I'm not actually expecting votes for Ratner!), some old Fox reliables, a few such as Josh Trank (although granted, he'll be busy!) and John Moore - who directed A Good Day To Die Hard and was in line for X-Men 3 back in the day - who might be real possibilities, and also some very unlikely candidates who would be seen more as fan-wishlist options. There's also the "other" option if you don't see anyone you like here. So, vote away..

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Jolt17 - 10/25/2012, 6:04 PM
Brett Ratner, duh. :)
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 6:04 PM
josh trank or rupert wyatt.
samster10001 - 10/25/2012, 6:05 PM
Rupert wyatt, duncan jones, or david slade.

NO NO NO on Singer!!!!!!!!!
SolidSnake007 - 10/25/2012, 6:05 PM
Guy Ritchie, Joss Whedon, or David Fincher.
samster10001 - 10/25/2012, 6:05 PM
Oh and Josh Trank would be cool too but he is busy with FF4
KnobGoblin - 10/25/2012, 6:06 PM
John Moore (Max Payne) didn't direct Live Free or Die Hard, he's directing A Good Day to Die Hard. Len Wiseman (UNDERWORLD, Total Recall) directed Live Free or Die Hard.
ATrueHero1987 - 10/25/2012, 6:07 PM
lmao @ Brett Ratner & Mark Steven Johnson as choices!
Joe6Pack74 - 10/25/2012, 6:07 PM
I would like Chris Elliot to direct this. Else shelve the X-men 5-10 years. We don't need a perpetual crap parade every 2-3 years.
ATrueHero1987 - 10/25/2012, 6:08 PM
Josh Trank, so he can leave F4. :) lol
Jolt17 - 10/25/2012, 6:08 PM
Nah, I voted for Singer. I'd love to see Duncan Jones, or Rupert Wyatt, or Josh Trank, or even J. J. Abrams helming the movie, but Singer is the most plausible choice, I think.

Not just that - X2 is still perhaps the best X-Men movie so far, and say what you want to say, but I think Superman Returns was a good movie, despite being a weak adaptation. But that aside, I believe Singer is still able to properly handle the X-Men property.
RorMachine - 10/25/2012, 6:08 PM
Sorry you're right..I mixed up the ridiculous titles of those POS movies;) Thanks, I'll fix it..
GoILL - 10/25/2012, 6:09 PM
Joel Schumacher. ;)
AthleticoPathetico - 10/25/2012, 6:10 PM
Me!!! Iv got an I-Phone some tin foil and a big roll of tape in my cupboard so iv got Ratner beat!!! Lol
Bane2099 - 10/25/2012, 6:10 PM
Other: If Singer doesn't want to afterall...Matt Reeves...he's already worked with Singer before, why not bring in somone ur already familiar with.
RorMachine - 10/25/2012, 6:11 PM
Bane2099, ah Matt Reeves! Good choice.
jimpinto24 - 10/25/2012, 6:15 PM
Bryan Singer is my pick.
InfiniteMonkey - 10/25/2012, 6:15 PM
You left out Neill Blomkamp.

You're quite welcome.
ATrueHero1987 - 10/25/2012, 6:16 PM
Everybody says that X-Men:FC was the best X-Men movie. While I liked that movie, X2 is hands down the best X-Men movie to date.

I say Bryan Singer or Rupert Wyatt should direct. Or even Alex Proyas(since Tom Rothman is leaving).
GeneralZod1138 - 10/25/2012, 6:17 PM




Giznad - 10/25/2012, 6:18 PM
Bill O'Reilly.
RorMachine - 10/25/2012, 6:18 PM
I left out a lot of great directors, I mean the list would have gone on forever. So I tried to restrict it (mostly) to guys who have at least had dealings with successful Fox franchises or genre movies in the past.
SpideyQuad - 10/25/2012, 6:21 PM
I'll say it, there goes this movie… Down the drain
Jolt17 - 10/25/2012, 6:22 PM
Sorry, M3T4LL0...but that kind of comments just annoys me. :)
XavierLehnsherr - 10/25/2012, 6:28 PM
Me, because I will fix the continuity, connect all the movies, make it all make sense together, and finally make the impossible happen, by making people on this website understand something so logical, it is shocking and it's ridiculous that they don't get it yet. And that is:


StuckInPanels - 10/25/2012, 6:28 PM
Rian Johnson....he made an awesome time travel movie, let him do this one too
GuardianAngel - 10/25/2012, 6:29 PM
I reported @M3T4LL0 too!

And I think you forgot Chris Nolan as an option. :P
EdgyOutsider - 10/25/2012, 6:33 PM
Bryan Singer did an excellent job with X-Men and X2. The Last Stand could've been MUCH better if Singer hadn't left it, but it wasn't horrible. X-Men Origins: Wolverine could've also been MUCH better, but it wasn't bad. Brett Ratner and Gavin Hood just aren't fit for the X-Men films. Matthew Vaughn got it back on track with the excellent X-Men: First Class. I think either Singer should return because he started it all and he understands the characters better than any of the other directors or bring in David Slade. I think David Slade would be a very interesting choice for an X-Men movie despite being better fit for a character like DareDevil, Punisher and Batman.
PartialSoul - 10/25/2012, 6:33 PM
How About Matthew Vaughn? Oh Wait ...
Preston - 10/25/2012, 6:38 PM
Christopher McQuarrie

The writer of Bryan Singer's best films:
1). The Usual Suspects (1994)
2). Valkyrie (2008)

Other projects:
1). The Wolverine (2013) - writer

Director and writer of:
1). Jack Reacher (2012)
2). The Way of the Gun (2000)


^^^ The brains behind Singer's best work.
GreendaleHumanBeing - 10/25/2012, 6:41 PM
Brad Bird.
GoILL - 10/25/2012, 6:42 PM

LMAO, that's some funny shit.
theomegasanction - 10/25/2012, 6:46 PM
anyone besides Singer! Anti director of CBMs and all that is good to movies
theomegasanction - 10/25/2012, 6:52 PM
the best move for all future xmen movies, my favorite comic book, is to break from previous movies; xmen 1-3 and start anew making something closer to source material and far away from the abortions of CBMs that Singer spawned
Bodwulf - 10/25/2012, 6:54 PM
Not an X-Men fan but the movie update of the comic cover pic Ror used is great!
Bark4Soul - 10/25/2012, 6:55 PM
Anytime someone posts "first", "second", or "third" and doesnt get reported...should be kicked, stop being a tool and contribute to the damn article...and god no, no ratner, go make rush hour...no x-men...
PartialSoul - 10/25/2012, 6:58 PM
I Want A Dark, Gritty, More Realistic X-Men Movie.

RorMachine - 10/25/2012, 6:59 PM
rian johnson added, that should've been a no brainer!
Ranger14 - 10/25/2012, 7:00 PM
You can mark me down as being very disappointed they are moving forward with this particular franchise, so I will echo HalloweenJack on his comment.
theomegasanction - 10/25/2012, 7:00 PM
my plot for Days of Future Past would be that wolverine travels back in time and chokes Bryan Singer to death before he has a chance to reach puberty and thus spares us all the future agony of watching him butcher the awesome source material into a half baked made for tv movie version of our beloved xmen
PartialSoul - 10/25/2012, 7:03 PM
Also The Movie Should Be Called X-Men: Days Of Future Past And The Inevitable Wolverine Cameo :p
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