Major hmmm moment here. I want to celebrate...I really do. But I have misgivings.
On the one hand, I do think that Bryan is a great
director; he's an excellent storyteller
. But I don't believe he told the best X-Men film stories.
Does that even make sense? I know it sounds crazy but it's how I feel. His handling of...well, "everyone else"
except Logan was a massive failure to me. Now, I'm afraid he'll be obsessively focused on Xavier and Erik and carve an almost homoerotic nuance out of their storyline--to the point of once again ignoring everyone else. And that's because Bryan's best work excels when he's focused on just 2 or 3 characters.
Ensemble films I believe he struggles with big-time.
In other words: this decision to have him direct is a step forward
in quality storytelling, but a total step backward
in character development for the X-Men as a group.
I want Avengers treatment here...hell, even Fantastic Four-level interraction where these mutants operate as a dysfunctional team of heroes. Even X-Men: Last Stand was a stab in the right direction for that. Not sure we'll get that for this sequel.
I'm just...face-palmed out here.