Bryan Singer as Magneto X-Men

Bryan Singer has officially passed the torch to X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg. In terms of creative voices who have had the biggest impact over Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe, Singer would have to remain near the top of the list. After kicking off the franchise back in 2000 with the first live-action X-Men film, Singer has gone on to direct every single main team film in the franchise, except for two (2005’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011’s X-Men: First Class).

Simon Kinberg had been rumored to direct Dark Phoenix for several months now before the official confirmation finally came earlier today. After having worked on the X-Men films, as both a writer and producer, for ...

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