The "X-Men" movies are not the "James Bond" franchise. Where they can be reinvented fresh every decade with a new actor playing James Bond. The "X-Men" movies were never that good to begin with to warrant this many sequels. They were always marginal at best deserving no more than a trilogy at best. Not 5 movies and counting with a couple of "Wolverine" movies thrown in on top of that. This movies series was just never that good.
Reading between the lines, it appears these thoroughly unnecessary and umpteenth "X-Men" sequels are being made just to keep Bryan Singer employed, not satisfy a thriving commercial demand. If in fact he really did direct "X-Men: DOFP." It also appears from the sidelines that since Bryan Singer couldn't get any of his other projects made (see the list below), he now wants to settle into being "permanent 'X-Men' sequel director" (as a last ditch resort) if in fact he really did direct "X-Men: DOFP."
At what point does 20th Century Fox realize that the "X-Men" movies have become nothing but the umpteenth, pointless excuse for actors wearing head to toe body prosthetics (covered in fur) running around in a thousand different directions for no reason at all?
These "X-Men" movies are a mindless free for all.
Bryan Singer's Aborted Project / Fake Press Release List -Volume 1
1. Six Billion Dollar Man
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. The Munsters (TV series)
4. Logan's Run
6. Bob Fosse mini series (HBO)
7. 2012 (SyFy Channel mini-series)
9. X-Men: Last Stand
10. Jack The Giant Killer
11. Star Trek: Federation - Television Series
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
21. The Twilight Zone remake with CBS-TV
22. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
23. Football Wives
24. X-Men Origins: Magneto
25. Superman: The Man of Steel (Superman Returns Sequel)
26. uwantme2killhim? - Straight to DVD?
27. My Eleventh
28. The Black Box (Abandonment Pending)
29. Creature At Bay (Abandonment Pending)
30. Spooked (Abandonment Pending)
31. X-Men: Apocalypse (Abandonment Pending)
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.