James Cameron’s Avatar had its premiere in Los Angeles last night, and MySpace had a crew on-hand at the “blue carpet” to interview arrivals.
One of the people there was director Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men and X2: X-Men United. In recent interviews, Singer has been asked about possibly directing the planned prequel X-Men: First Class and he always seemed interested, but earlier this evening he stated that he just signed the deal with Fox to direct the next “Origins” film, which will reportedly look at the early days of Cyclops, Jean Grey and others at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
He told the interviewers, “I’m ramping up to do a movie called ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ at Warner Bros, and I just yesterday signed a deal to do an ‘X-Men: First Class Origins’ picture, which is kind of cool. I’m very excited.”