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Director Bryan Singer doesn't attend 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' premiere

By Will Ashton,

Following the filing of two lawsuits accusing X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing underage boys, Singer skipped the premiere of his own film on Saturday night.

According to Variety, the New York-based premiere saw the appearances of the film's high-profile cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page, along with several hundred ecstatic X-Men fans. However Singer himself was absent from the Javits Conventional Center last night.

Those that were poked about Singer's no-show either deflected their questions or praised his work as an artist, including actor Shawn Ashmore, 20th Century Fox studio chief Jim Gianopulos, and Stewart, calling him a visionary.

Additionally, screenwriter Simon Kinberg was unsure about whether or not Singer would be returning for the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, which is already scheduled for a 2016 release, when he was asked.

Producer Hutch Parker expressed his hope that he would be able to get Singer to return. However, when Parker was asked about the sexual allegations against the director, he retorted bluntly that he was not going to talk about that.

It was last month that Singer was first accused of sexually abusing young boys. Whether or not these reports will continue to haunt the upcoming superhero movie will have to be determined on May 23.

 

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