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SINGER SIGNS DEAL TO DIRECT NEXT X-MEN MOVIE

Director Bryan Singer will return to the X-Men franchise.

Entertainment Weekly reported that Singer has closed a deal to direct the latest instalment in the Marvel mutant series, X-Men: Apocalypse, now that the sexual abuse charges by former actor Michael Egan were dropped.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016, and Singer had earlier teased that the next outing would "introduce familiar characters in a younger time". So is it bye-bye Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman and hello Channing "Gambit" Tatum?