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Simon Kinberg says it's likely Bryan Singer could return for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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According to Comic Book Resources on Monday, screenwriter Simon Kinberg mentioned that Bryan Singer will likely be returning to be involved with "X-Men: Apocalypse." When asked if he would actually be directing, Kinberg said that is the intention. This would be sensible considering that the film's success netted domestically $90.7 million and globally it brought in $261.8 million. This sets a record for a franchise film opening on a weekend. Predictions of the film's money making potential guess it to be $110 million by the conclusion of Memorial Day.

Recently, Singer was brought up on sexual allegations against a teen-aged boy and it was questionable whether he'd be returning to work on "X-Men: Apocalypse." He even cancelled his appearances at future events such as WonderCon and the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" global tour. The accusations had even effected marketing plans for the next "X-Men" sequel as well as a new TV series "Black Box."

Singer did motion recently to dismiss the lawsuit and personally declared that he was never in Hawaii during the three-month period that had been cited by his accuser Michael Egan, III. In a statement made by Singer in April, he desired not to have this situation have any impact with the development of the franchise.

"The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career."

Kinberg also mentioned that "X-Men: Apocalypse" will definitely be bringing back Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and describes the following sequel as an "Emmerich-style disaster movie." For those unfamiliar with Roland Emmerich, he is best known for disaster films such as "Independence Day", "The Day After Tomorrow", and the 1998 "Godzilla" film starring Matthew Broderick.

Though Kinberg seems pretty positive about Singer returning to the director's chair, it's not entirely official that Fox has made its decision to do so. "X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2016.

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