X-Men director Bryan Singer is currently developing X-Men: Apocalypse for 20th Century Fox. It was expected that he would direct the film, but in light of his legal issues that may not be the case anymore.
Fox President of Production Emma Watts told The Hollywood Reporter about Singer directing:
“Right now we are totally at the outlining phase [on X-Men: Apocalypse]. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It’s always been the intention for [Bryan] to do it.”
So can assume if it doesn’t “all work out” then Singer won’t be directing X-Men: Apocalypse then?
It seems Singer is already prepping a new project, perhaps maybe as a backup if Apocalypse doesn’t work out, or as something he can do after? The Tracking Board is reporting that Singer and his production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, have picked up the rights to the 90s Image Comics series The Age of Heroes.
Here’s the synopsis of the series:
When the gods were born, they remade the world in the image of their dreams. This was known as the Age of Gods. When man was created along with other races of beings, fantastic cities were raised, insane magics were forged and unimaginable wars were fought, as the gods battled for supremacy over all creation. This was known as the Age of Wonders. When the gods fled and man was left to make his way in a world full of monsters and arcane magic, some rose up to right wrongs and create justice. This was known as The Age of Heroes.
Alex Hollister has been hired to write the script.
Singer will act as a producer, no word yet whether he will direct the movie.