Whoa, calm down there X-Men fans. Before you start throwing your shoes at your computer screen, let’s explain a couple of things to you. First is that Matthew Vaughn will not direct the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past but instead will be taking on the role of producer. Then who will be directing instead? The answer may surprise you. And no, it’s not Brett Ratner, thank God.

Since Matthew Vaughn will no longer take part in director duties for the highly anticipated X-Men sequel, word has it that Bryan Singer will step up to the plate. Yes, that Bryan Singer. The same wonderful soul who directed X-Men and X2, still arguably one of the best movies of the franchise. At the same time it’s not like he hasn’t been dipping his hand into the X-Men pool since the last movie he directed. He happened to write a draft for the surprise hit X-Men: First Class and served as producer. So if he happened to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past none of us X-Men fans will really be complaining.

Plus that and Singer, prior to leaping off the X-Men franchise from the directorial standpoint, knew how to handle the stories well. He did a fantastic job in X2 not only juggling Wolverine’s rediscovery of the Weapon X program but gradually bringing the beloved Dark Phoenix Saga to light. Imagine what he’ll do with Days of Future Past, between the retro version of the X-Men and the Sentinel-filled future.

If Bryan Singer is confirmed as director, might we suggest that he keeps Katherine ‘Kitty’ Pryde in the story line? After all she is the one character that ties the two worlds together. We’d hate to see her be replaced, especially since she’s already such an amazing character to read in the comics. We would’ve suggested Shailene Woodley to be our “sprite,” but since she’s locked into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 how about Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development fame? That’s just our suggestion.

Would you like Bryan Singer to direct Days of Future Past? Why or why not?

Source: The A.V. Club