Another story that appears to have been swamped by the fuss surrounding Lucasfilm was the news that Bryan Singer has officially signed on to fill the director's chair on X-Men: Days of Future Past, following the recent departure of Matthew Vaughn.

It appears that the two filmmakers will now essentially swap the roles that they had on X-Men: First Class, with Vaughn now taking a producer's role on the film.

X-Men: Days of Future Past  is currently slated to hit cinemas on July 18, 2014.