Now that J.J. Abrams has been confirmed as the director of the new Star Wars movie, the chances of him returning to direct Star Trek 3 are very slim. Instead, other directors have been linked to the task, with Bryan Singer's name being brought up. Bryan has taken over from Matthew Vaughn to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past but he says that taking over the Star Trek franchise would be a completely different task.
Singer was chatting to the guys over at IGN, when he explained, "I don't know. Even though Matthew Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class, I produced it, I wrote the story, I was involved in the casting and the design of the movie itself, so I don't feel like I'm taking on someone else's franchise. I'm jumping back into my own. Particularly with this movie (X-Men: Days of Future Past), because it involves the old cast as well.
He added, "It's a very different thing jumping into someone else's franchise, someone else's cast. It was very tough when Brett Ratner did it with mine, you know. And you're held up, particularly if it's something that people really like what the originator did, you're held to a very, very tough standard when you're jumping into somebody else's franchise. It's a very scary thing to do cause' they're waiting to judge you. And sometimes it works like Aliens."
Bryan Singer is set to begin production on X-Men: Days of Future Past next month, with the movie set to hit the big screen on July 18 in both the US and the UK. Meanwhile, Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released on May 17 in both the US and the UK.
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