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Fox still wants Bryan Singer to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

By Will Ashton,

Months before X-Men: Days of Future Past was released, it seemed like a no-brainer that director Bryan Singer would return to make the follow-up film X-Men: Apocalypse. Following the highly publicized sexual allegations directed Singer's way, however, it was unclear whether Singer would still be 20th Century Fox's number one choice. Despite all of this, it appears that the studio still wants him for its upcoming film.

When talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Emma Watts, the president of production for Fox, said she still wanted Singer to come back, saying "It’s always been the intention for him to do it. Right now we are totally at the outlining phase. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It’s always been the intention for him to do it.”

When asked why the new X-Men movie was so successful she said, "It was the management of the franchise. And a big part of it was getting Bryan [Singer] back [as director]."

After the alleged scandal became known, Singer decided to back away from any publicity and events with the new film, including its premiere.

With that in mind, earlier this month, Radar Online ran a report saying that Fox was considering dropping him from the project, believing the time spent defending himself would hurt their bottom line.

While these comments are not confirmation that he is still on the film, they suggest that they are at least going to try to get Singer to still work on the film, if he can.

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