When X-Men director Bryan Singer tweeted the news that X-Men: Apocalypse would be coming out in 2016, I think most of us just assumed that he would be directing the film, but there was always the chance he might end up just producing it since it wasn't really specified.
So in case there was any doubt, Vulture reports that Singer is most definitely directing the new X-Men movie. The site also confirms that the movie will be a direct sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and that it will "focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast." So as previously rumored, don't expect any of the original cast members to return.
It's been reported Days of Future Past will tease Apocalypse in the post credits sequence of the the film. You can read more Spoiler filled info about that here if you want.
I'm happy to hear that Singer is jumping back on board the franchise again and is looking to give fans another badass X-Men movie!