At the premiere of Avatar, director Bryan Singer told a reporter:
I just yesterday signed a deal to do an X-Men: First Class Origins picture, which is kind of cool. I’m very excited.
Fans of the series will be glad to have Singer back in the director’s chair, but many remain skeptical about the prequel concept for this film. Still … Singer … X-men … should be fun.
Update: Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick Ass, has replaced Singer on this project. H’wood is such a strange place. Kick Ass bombs at the box office. But, nonetheless, its director lands a top gig. Failing upwards … and upwards. We should all be so lucky in our chosen professions.