The Hollywood Reporter writes that Singer just inked a deal with the studio to helm the follow-up to this spring's hit "X-Men: Days of Future Past," after a man who claimed that Singer sexually abused him dropped those charges last month. It was unclear if Fox would re-sign the director in the wake of that scandal, but now that there are no more legal challenges facing him, Singer is free to re-join the mutant universe.
It seems that the studio got its wish.
In June, 20th Century Fox production president Emma Watts told The Hollywood Reporter that she wanted Singer back for the sequel, despite the scandal: "Nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It's always been the intention for him to do it."
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is set to hit theaters on May 18, 2016.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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