According to Deadline and a variety of other reliable sites the deal is closed and Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the 2016 follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Simon Kinberg will be back to write the movie, based on a story from Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. T
We also have the first plot details, and a brief synopsis reads as follows:
“Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.”
Finally. It’s nice to see the old familar characters back on screen – especially Cyclops/Scott Summers. The last time we saw that character was in the 2006 movie “X-Men: Last Stand” where he was killed off and seen briefly as a child in “Wolverine: Origins” (both awful movies with missed opportunities). Cyclops was originally played by James Marsden. I would love to see young Scott learning from Charles and taking steps at becoming a leader – but I don’t think that is going to happen. Odds are they will focus on other character development. It would be nice to expand upon the other mutants for a change.