Just a few short weeks ago, critics and moviegoers alike went bonkers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, making it the highest-grossing installment of extremely popular comic movie franchise. So far the film has grossed $613.4 million worldwide, and it's got a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
So why on earth would 20th Century Fox even consider replacing the director of this film for the next installment, due out in 2016? Because the director is Byan Singer, who is currently embroiled in a pretty huge underage sex scandal. And according to RadarOnline.com, Fox is very worried that this controversy could screw up X-Men: Apocalypse.
The issue is not whether Singer is guilty of having sex with minors at his famous gay Hollywood sex parties. No, no, no. According to a supersecret source who spoke with RadarOnline, Singer has provided Fox with "proof" that the allegations against him are false, and they don't care. Fox is just worried that Singer will have to spend copious amounts of time in court over the next 12 months instead of making their $300 million movie, which they really want to open in the spring of 2016. Thus, they want Singer to step back and be executive producer, handpicking a new director himself.
Singer doesn't want to give up Apocalypse, though. According to that same source, his lawyers are "going nuts because the deal was closed months ago."
So what's going to happen? It's anybody's guess. I can tell you this, though: die-hard X-Men fans would probably rather wait until 2020 and have Singer direct X-Men: Apolcalypse than risk having if ruined by some director in over his head.