According to popbitch:
Joss Whedon is lined up to write and direct X-Men 3
next year, following Bryan Singer's decision to
direct Superman instead.
So I headed over to SuperHeroHype.com and found these news updates:
Whedon Would Love to Direct X-Men 3
Source: ComingSoon.net August 11, 2004
ComingSoon.net has broken the news that "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" creator Joss Whedon is interested in taking on X-Men 3 ... ComingSoon.net got a chance to talk to Joss Whedon about the rumors that he may be interested in taking on X-Men 3, now that Bryan Singer is out of the picture. Whedon says that nothing has been offered to him for "X3," but if offered, he would LOVE to do the third film (hint, hint Fox!).
Fox Moves on with X3 Without Singer
Source: Superhero Hype! August 26, 2004
'The Cajun' tells us that Wizard Magazine got official confirmation that 20th Century Fox is not waiting for director Bryan Singer to direct X-Men 3 ... "We can officially confirm that Bryan is off 'X3', and that the project is moving forward," a studio spokesperson told the magazine. Who will they go with instead? We'll soon see.
Oh my! If Buffy creator Joss Whedon directs X-Men 3 I will seriously die of happiness!!!