Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014 15:06 IST

Bryan Singer will reportedly helm the eighth instalment of the X-Men series.

The director, who worked on the first two instalments and recently was back for X-Men: Days of Future Past, has been attached to the position since a while but now he has closed the deal with 20th Century Fox, reported Deadline.

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Singer's position in Apocalypse reportedly was in question after a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse was launched shortly before Days of Future Past premiered. The lawsuit, however, was dropped last month.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to take place in the 1980s.

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult will reprise their roles as Charles Xavier, Magneto, Mystique, Wolverine and Beast respectively.

Younger version of Jean, Cyclops and Storm will also make appearances in the upcoming mutant film. Production is set to start in April 2015 and the movie is due out in the US on May 27, 2016.

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