X2 director Bryan Singer isn't worried about The Matrix sequels stealing his thunder - as he believes the two movies are operating on different levels.

The sequel to 2000's mega-hit movie X-Men is being released on May 1 (03) and just two weeks later, the first of two follow-ups to 1999's THE MATRIX hits screens.

But Singer says, "I think we're in a different world than The Matrix, and we're exciting in a different way, and we have different characters and a different tone.

"We operate in our own universe. We don't worry about Superman and SPIDER-MAN and The Matrix and HULK."