..."X-Men: Days of Future Past" will proceed quite nicely into production and get made without Bryan Singer in the director's chair.
Because when Bryan Singer has a work history like this...
Bryan Singer's Abandoned Movie & Television Productions Thus Far...
1. Six Billion Dollar Man3. The Munsters (TV series)
2. Battlestar Galactica
2. Battlestar Galactica
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: First Class
17. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Abandonment Pending)
18. Freedom Formula: Ghost of The Wasteland
19. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk
...The closest Bryan Singer will ever get to "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is watching cartoons like this....
Movie directors are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. Especially so for Bryan Singer.
There are also many directors in Hollywood infinitely more talented than Bryan Singer who could easily direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past", such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Joss Whedon, and Shawn Levy.
So, I'm still extremely suspicious over the claim that 20th Century Fox chose Bryan Singer to direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past" after the failure of "Superman Returns." It only takes one "dud" in Hollywood, and a movie director will never be hired to direct a multi-million dollar tent pole project ever again. In Bryan Singer's case, even if "X-Men 1" and "X-Men 2" did well. Singer also has the tarnished reputation of abandoning the 19 consecutive movie and tv productions listed above. So, 20th Century Fox would just nonchalantly hire Bryan Singer to direct "Days of Future Past" despite these two glaring facts? Surely, 20th Century Fox (like other studios) keeps tabs on, and does research on, a movie director's work history before they hire them for anything. Especially for a movie that could easily have a budget in the $200 million range.
If by some "fluke" Bryan Singer has indeed been hired to direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past" after the failure of "Superman Returns", his overall work history, and 6 years after his last theatrical film ("Valkyrie")...
...It would be the first case of charity and sympathy triumphing over money ever...in Hollywood.
Bryan Singer would have gotten the "Days of Future Past" gig because 20th Century Fox felt sorry for him and wanted to give him one last chance in the movie director's chair?