Matthew Vaughn has decided not to direct the sequel to 20th Century Fox’s hit spinoff X-Men: First Class. Ready for the next shocker? Atop the studio’s replacement short list is Bryan Singer, who launched the X-Men feature franchise with the first two superb films, and who has been a guiding influence in this spinoff by writing the treatment and producing. If this works out, Singer and Vaughn would essentially be switching roles.
According to Deadline, Vaughn is stepping down to free up his schedule to make the movie version of The Secret Service, the comic book he dreamt up with Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.