Who will lead the X-Men? As reported here by Elisabeth Rappe, Bryan Singer is officially off Marvel's mutant team prequel/re-launch X-Men: First Class as a director, focusing his energies instead on Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer. Ain't It Cool dropped a bit that Drew McWeeney (the man who broke the story over on HitFix) said that fans will "be quite pleased with the filmmakers currently being recruited by Fox."

So, who are those filmmakers? The rumor mill hasn't heated up to the point where we're hearing any honest-to-goodness name-dropping yet, but it's fun to speculate who that director might be. Singer is producing the film for Fox, and McWeeney did say fans would be pleased, so that rules out Gavin Hood or Brett Ratner right away. If there's anything fans are good at, it's speculating, so please allow me to speculate...


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