Matthew Vaughn has dropped out directing the sequel to X-Men: First Class, according to Deadline.
20th Century Fox is now considering original X-Men director Bryan Singer for the job. Vaughn wrote the treatment for the sequel, currently titled X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Simon Kinberg finishing the script. However, it is reported that Vaughn will be staying on board as a producer for the film.
Apparently, the reason for Vaughn leaving the director’s chair is to helm another project, which Deadline rumors is Secret Service, an adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book series. Interestingly, Vaughn also dropped out of directing a sequel to his previous Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass.