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'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Michael Vaughn won't direct

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There’s a superhero-sized switch-up going on with the sequel to 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class.

EW has confirmed that Matthew Vaughn has decided not to direct the film, which he co-wrote, titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie is a spinoff of last year’s X-Men: First Class, which Vaughn directed and also co-wrote.

While Deadline reports that Bryan Singer, who launched the X-Men franchise with 2000’s X-Men, is on a short list to helm the sequel, Singer’s reps at William Morris had no comment when reached by EW. Singer is already named as a producer on X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also co-produced X-Men: First Class.

Will the movie’s slated 2014 release date change with the switch? Time will tell.

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