Fox may have kinda dropped the ball with X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-men Origins: Wolverine. Theres a lot of reasons those films weren’t as good as the first two movies in the series, and more than a few people think is because they didn’t have Bryan Singer in the director’s chair.
But now he’s rounding up the usual suspects of apt pupils and he’ll return with X-Men First Class. This prequel film will cover the early days of Xavier’s School and give us fun times with Beast, Jean Grey, and Cyclops.
Bryan Singer casually announced his involvement on the red carpet for the Avatar premiere, which you can see on Ustream (its at 27:21 in the video). His exact words, “I just yesterday signed a deal to an X-Men First Class Origins picture”
Superhero movies seem so common now its easy to forget that Singer’s X-Men was the film that started the trend back in 2000.