With X-Men: Apocalypse now the #1 movie at the box office, many have asked director Bryan Singer what his next move would be. The director recently announced that he would next direct a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, as well as serve as a producer for the Legion TV series and a few other TV projects. Singer also stated that he will be taking a break from directing X-Men movies for a little while. After all, he has heavily been involved with Fox’s X-Men franchise for the past 16 years.
During a recent discussion with Empire Magazine, Singer and producer Simon Kinberg discussed many things involving X-Men: Apocalypse. When asked if he would return to the X-Men franchise after directing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, the director had a few things to say:
“I haven’t made a decision but I’ve definitely asked to be kept in the loop on all thoughts, developments, and movements on the universe. It’s been in my life since I signed the deal to do X-Men 1 in 1996 that’s 20 years ago. I was researching this universe 20 years ago. It’s been part of my life for 20 years. These cast, these characters. So for me to just abandon them or say “this is my last one” would be foolishness and I don’t make declarative statements like that. I sort of take each movie as they come.”
So Singer wants to remain “in the loop” with franchise developments. Does this mean that he’ll eventually return to the franchise he helped build to continue directing/producing tales of our favorite mutants? Only time will tell. Sound off in the comments if you would like for him to return and direct a few more X-men films.
Source: Empire Online