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Bryan Singer returning to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Bryan Singer returning to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Bryan Singer is returning to the "X-Men" franchise to bring about the end of the world.

Singer has closed a deal with Fox to direct "X-Men: Apocalypse," the next installment of the blockbuster superhero series set for release May 27, 2016, The Times has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The 49-year-old director of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has been associated with "Apocalypse" for some time — he announced the title on Twitter in December and teased a page of the script on Instagram in June — so it's not...

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