When will Bryan Singer abandon "X-Men: Days of Future Past?"
Time will tell!!
The Official Bryan Singer List of Abandoned Productions
1. Six Billion Dollar Man
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. The Munsters (TV series)
4. Logan's Run
6. Bob Fosse mini series (HBO)
9. X-Men: Last Stand
10. Jack The Giant Killer
11. Star Trek
12. The Prisoner
13. Wolverine 2
14. X-Men 3
15. Aim High
16. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Abandonment Pending)
It wouldn't take Albert Einstein to realize what has and is going on here. Bryan Singer is (in my astute opinion) finished as a Hollywood film director, and "Superman Returns" did it to him. Obviously, "Valkyrie" (his last theatrical film of five or six years ago) was allowed to be made before the aftershocks of "Superman Returns" began to close doors for Bryan Singer (as a theatrical director) all through Hollywood. Singer apparently keeps announcing all of these movies he never ends up making, to give the unconvincing impression that he is still in the "game" in Hollywood as a theatrical director?
The fact of the matter is, Bryan Singer's career (in my astute opinion) has been downgraded to television since the failure of "Superman Returns." He is spending more and more time at NBC-Universal directing boring television pilots for them ("The Munsters"), re-announcing the "Battlestar Galactica" movie every two years with Universal Studios as a sick joke, and conceivably is in a holding pattern career wise at NBC-Universal waiting to be placed whereever NBC-Universal needs him in their television division (NBC-TV, SyFy Channel.) If the SyFy Channel needed a last minute director to direct one of its low budget, weekly monster movies, Bryan Singer would probably jump at the chance, using a pseudonym as a screen credit of course. Because Bryan Singer is jumping at anything and everything in television right now in order to keep working. "Magnum Gold Ice Cream" commercials, the "Munsters" television pilot, etc. Let's also not forget that the only two projects Bryan Singer completed this year was the "Munsters" television pilot, and the long forgotten "H+" mini series on http://www.youtube.com. Is "H+" still posted over there?
What Hollywood film director with legitimate clout would immediately abandon the "Battlestar Galactica" movie he announced in October 2011, in order to direct the "Munsters" pilot for NBC-TV? That would be quite a downgrade in salary for a supposedly hot Hollywood film director, wouldn't it? Yet Bryan Singer did it because he really didn't have a "Battlestar Galactica" movie to direct as he claimed in October 2011, and he really isn't a Hollywood film director anymore.
Bryan Singer currently has 15 abandoned projects (in a row). Most likely these projects were never in the pipeline for production in the first place. And it can easily be concluded that "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will either not get made at all, or someone else will direct it. If only one or two of those projects out of the 15 total never got made, I would think nothing of it. But all 15?? In a row?? There is a pattern of some sort at work here, of career immobility for Bryan Singer. And now Bryan Singer is in the process of adding "X-Men: Days of Future Past" to the list.
What Bryan Singer's list of 15 abandoned projects tells me (in my astute opinion), is that he does not have the financial backing from anyone in Hollywood to let him direct another theatrical film. Thus, Bryan Singer has dropped down to directing miscellaneous, rather boring projects for television. Sitcom pilots, ice cream commercials, silly stuff for http://www.youtube.com.
I also find it very interesting that Bryan Singer is the only director in Hollywood to make so many press releases and announcements claiming what he is supposedly doing from one moment to the next. As if Bryan Singer always has some need to let the general public know what he is supposedly doing from one moment to the next. Joss Whedon doesn't feel the need to do this, James Cameron doesn't feel the need to do this, Shaun Levy doesn't feel the need to do this. Only Bryan Singer feels the need to do it. I wonder why!!