Things aren’t going so great for Bryan Singer. The X-Men director was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, amid reports of no-showing filming and feuding with the film’s star, Rami Malek. Not long after that, Singer’s production company moved off the Fox lot, ending a long association with the studio. Singer said the trouble with Fox started when Singer needed to take time off to take care of a sick parent.
Shortly after that, Singer was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, something he vehemently denied in a statement. Even still, Fox is reportedly looking into removing Singer’s executive producer credit from the second season of The Gifted. Singer helped launch the show and directed its pilot, but hasn’t had much to do with it beyond that. His deal gives him an EP credit going forward, but Fox is reportedly exploring its options in the wake of the sexual assault allegations.
Maybe they should just ask him. It seems that Singer has taken care of that problem on his own when it comes to another X-Men TV show: FX’s Legion. According to a report from punctuality-obsessed Hollywood gossip blog Deadline, Singer has requested that his own name be removed as executive producer of Legion for its second season.
“Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” said creator Noah Hawley. Even so, Hawley still did his best to distance the show from Singer. “Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times. He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.”
Not anymore, it would seem. Legion is set to return for its 10-episode second season in April.