New X-Men origins Cyclops movie directed by Bryan Singer

X-Men_cyclopsSciFi Wire reports that at the premier for James Cameron's Avatar, Bryan Singer said he had just signed a deal with Fox to direct the next X-Men movie, an "origins" movie similar to X-Men Origins: Wolverine that starred Hugh Jackman.

The movie will deal with the early days of Cyclops, along with Jean Grey and others at the Xavier Institute (X-Men: the Teenage Years perhaps?). If you remember the earlier X-Men film, Cyclops (Scott Summers) was played by James Marsden and was forced to wear special sunglasses to block a strong energy beam that streamed constantly out of his eyesballs (sounds a bit silly when you write it down).

"I'm ramping up to do a movie called Jack the Giant Killer at Warner Brothers, 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," said Singer.

There have been 4 X-Men movies so far, including X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Jamie Moss (Ghost in the Shell) will write the screenplay and new characters with new powers are likely to be included.

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