It was great to hear that Bryan Singer would be returning to the 'X-Men' movie franchise for the upcoming 'X-Men: First Class 2' (dubbed 'Days of Future Past'). We were all thrown a bit off balance when the originally planned director Matthew Vaughn very randomly bowed out, but we feel the 'X-Men' and 'X2' director is more than qualified to handle things from here on out.

However, with all the changes 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has been through, will Singer be able to pull things together for the initially planned January 2013 production start date? Unless he's somehow acquired mutant abilities to turn back time, the answer is no.

Bryan Singer sounded off on Twitter recently, revealing that he's only now just starting pre-production on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' stating:

On top of that, The Geek Files of The Coventry Telegraph is reporting that the official production date has now been set for April 2013! It's too soon to tell whether or not this will have any impact regarding the July 2014 release date.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has a lot going on -- based on the beloved comic book, the movie involves some of the classic mutant superheroes, time travel, robots (presumed to be Sentinels), an assassination plot, and tons more. Plus, while Famke Janssen's Jean Grey character is rumored to be making an appearance in the Hugh Jackman-led 'The Wolverine,' internet chatter suggests Patrick Stewart might do the same with Professor X in 'Days of Future Past.'

Clearly there is a lot to cover, but do you think Singer and his team can pull it all together for the July 2014 release date? Let us know what you think in the comments below!