Bryan Singer will direct the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

According to Deadline, he has now finalised a deal to return for his fourth instalment as director of the franchise.

His last X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, was the most successful in the series to date, grossing over $745 million worldwide.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters will all return for the film.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to be released in cinemas on May 27, 2016.