Matthew Vaughn, who helmed X-Men: First Class after taking over directorial duties from previous X-Men Film series director Bryan Singer, will be abdicating the directors chair of the upcoming First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past to direct a film adaptation of Secret Service, a project he co-produced with Mark Millar.
Vaughn had worked on the 2010 film adaptation of Millar’s Kick-Ass comic series.
There is speculation that the short list for a replacement director for Days of Future Past would be no other than… Bryan Singer, who also served as a producer for the previous film, and was supposed to take the reigns over from Vaughn at some point in one of the First class trilogy films anyway.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has a tentative release date of July 18, 2014.
Image from Sci-Fi Saturday Night.
For Wolverine fans, the second solo film of the character, as played by Hugh Jackman, titled The Wolverine, is in production, with a July 26th 2013 release.
It’s supposed to be set in the same continuity with the X-Men films prior to X-Men: First Class.