Singer Plans to Step Away from "X-Men" After "Apocalypse," But Not 'Forever'

Minus a few years of absence in the middle of the franchise, director Bryan Singer has been in some way working on "X-Men" films since he kicked-off the series 16 years ago. While Singer doesn't see himself leaving the 20th Century Fox property for good, he has said he'd like to step away for 'something really different,' now that he's done with "X-Men: Apocalypse."

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The "Usual Suspects" director told the LA Times, "I recently met [Oscar-winning director] Danny Boyle -- he and I have known of each other for many years but never met. He was prepping 'Steve Jobs' at the time and I was doing this and he said, 'Are you going to be doing 'X-Men' movies forever?' And I didn't actually say no."

But Singer continued, "The reality is, even though I'm very desperate to jump to something completely different, I've spent so many years in this universe and I love this cast and the characters so much, I just don't see myself abandoning them forever. Perhaps as a consultant, as a producer, even as a director, I could see myself returning in the future. Just right now, once this one is done, I'd like to do something really different."

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Directed by Bryan Singer, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, and many, many more, "X-Men: Apocalypse" is currently in theaters.

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