Bryan Singer Sex Scandal: The ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Director Speaks Out
The Bryan Singer sex scandal appears to be an unfortunately timed attack on the X-Men: Days of Future Past director. For the first time since Michael Egan III accused the film director of forcibly raping him, Bryan Singer has gone public to address the allegations once and for all.
Singer gave the following statement on the allegations:
“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Bryan Singer sex scandal was noticeably suspect, with multiple sources saying that the actions of which Michael Egan III accused him of never happened. The above statement also explains why he decided to drop all public appearances surrounding the release of his upcoming comeback to Fox’s film series. He wants to draw attention away from Egan’s alleged lies and the Bryan Singer sex scandal and focus our attention instead on the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
— MovieWeb (@MovieWeb) April 24, 2014
Previous films in the series had been apparently going downhill ever since Bryan Singer lent the reigns for the third film to Rush Hour‘s Brett Ratner. While X-Men: First Class was a critical success, it failed to bring the excitement back to the series at the box office, and The Wolverine was a mediocre attempt as well, barely improving on the abominable X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Bryan Singer wants X-Men: Days of Future Past to bring the franchise back to where it was the last time he directed, and to do that, he brought back some of the cast of his films to join those from First Class for a movie that Hugh Jackman had said will be like three movies in one.
As we move on from the Bryan Singer sex scandal, the latest X-Men is expected to be the Fox equivalent of The Avengers. Singer’s most ambitious film yet is predicted to bring in over $700 million worldwide, and could easily put the X-Men franchise back at the top of everybody’s “must-see” list.
Are you excited to see X-Men: Days of Future Past when it hits theaters May 23?
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