Matthew Vaughn Will Return To Direct X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel

The director of the criticially acclaimed film X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn, is now confirmed to helm the sequel. More after the jump!

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By WolvieCBM - 1/30/2012


In the article over at Deadline about 20th Century Fox production president, it has also been revealed that studio closed the deal with director Matthew Vaughn to helm a sequel to his criticially acclaimed film X-Men: First Class:

"Fox has just closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn to come back and direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class, with Simon Kinberg writing the script and Bryan Singer back as producer."


Many thought this won't happen and that Vaughn will move on and direct something new, but I'm really glad he decided to come back. And even though the production on the first film was rushed, Vaughn and the whole cast managed to make a really good film. Hopefully we will get more updates soon. Simon Kinberg is writing the script and Bryan Singer will also be back as producer.

Source: Deadline
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MrReese - 1/30/2012, 8:48 AM
[frick]in awesome!!! XD
PaulRom - 1/30/2012, 8:50 AM
Great news. Kinda expected it, but glad it's confirmed.
CaptainAmerica - 1/30/2012, 8:53 AM
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
MovieMaster - 1/30/2012, 8:53 AM
Rupert Wyatt is also returning for Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2
LucasMend - 1/30/2012, 8:57 AM
Excellent news
WolvieCBM - 1/30/2012, 8:58 AM
MovieMaster: Yes, that was confirmed a while back already.
Frogman - 1/30/2012, 8:59 AM
waiting for someone to say "If it isn't the original five [from the comics] don't bother."

Loved the first one, hope the second is as good or better!
JordanKing - 1/30/2012, 9:00 AM
Fantastic! One of the best of 2011 back for more.
JDUKE25 - 1/30/2012, 9:03 AM
Excellent. That's what this is.
ManofSteel22 - 1/30/2012, 9:04 AM
probably the best film along with rise of the planet of the apes last year,thor I didnt enjoy and captain america was alright but Im not in to anything that involves the world wars
MarkJulian - 1/30/2012, 9:04 AM
A good movie starts with the script and Kinberg wrote X-Men: The Last Stand. However, he also wrote Sherlock Holmes so I will remain cautiously optimistic. Say what you will Jane Goldman is a fantastic writer.

scmittydude - 1/30/2012, 9:06 AM
don't get too excited. that's the writer of X-3
Sanderman - 1/30/2012, 9:06 AM
thank god! and imagine what they can do with a sequel if they're not as rushed as last time
RyanLantern77 - 1/30/2012, 9:09 AM
@GraphicCity -

RunDTC - 1/30/2012, 9:09 AM
KungFuKoala - 1/30/2012, 9:12 AM
Thought First Class was dreadful. The most infantile, self-indulgent, clap trap I've ever seen.
CraptainAmerica - 1/30/2012, 9:17 AM
IN! THE! BUM!

That is good news!
StrangerX - 1/30/2012, 9:17 AM
Best news in a while. IF they could just make the rest of the chaacter's as enjoyable as Magneto than we are in business.
Ryguy88 - 1/30/2012, 9:17 AM
Great news! Hopefully they start filming this summer and it'll be out in 2013.
redleaf - 1/30/2012, 9:20 AM
WIN!
CaptainAmerica - 1/30/2012, 9:21 AM
Doesnt really matter if he wrote X3, there were way too many things wrong with that film you can't just blame it on the script. Vaughn and Goldman will probably be doing re-writes anyways. All that matters is that Vaughn is returning and Singer is still producing. Just make sure you get the main cast back and it should be epic.
antonio - 1/30/2012, 9:21 AM
Awesome sauce.

@Ryguy that's way too soon, IMO. I say shoot this next year and have a summer 2014 release date.
Ranger14 - 1/30/2012, 9:25 AM
Meh. I am so tired of Magneto. Another First Class without the First Class? I'll shut off the brain and rent it when it comes out like I did the first one. Decent flick...awful comic book adaptation.
NerdyGeek - 1/30/2012, 9:28 AM


catman - 1/30/2012, 9:30 AM
Yah!!! A more cruel Mags, a further study on Charles who was brill in the first film (both leads were) and more mutants and NO Wolverine!! We don't need him :) Best movie of 2011!! :)
CaptainAmerica - 1/30/2012, 9:33 AM
@Catman, wonderfully said.
Mk616 - 1/30/2012, 9:34 AM
Fail!
kookevin3 - 1/30/2012, 9:34 AM
@antonio

They started filming X:FC the last few months of 2010. They could still shoot it this yeqr fpr a 2013 release imo
kurekurcubic - 1/30/2012, 9:34 AM
i guess this means 2013.
which means 2,maybe 3 x men films in 2013(first class,wolverine,deadpool)
which means 4,maybe 5 comic book films from fox in 2013(first class,wolverine,deadpool,daredevil,fantastic four)
which means 7,maybe 8 comic book films enire 2013(first class,wolverine,deadpool,daredevil,fantastic four.iron man 3,man of steel,thor 2)
hipnosis - 1/30/2012, 9:34 AM
They keep bringing back that hack Bryan Singer to interject his moron-vision of the X-Men Universe....who is he blowing at Marvel? He's terrible. He was the one who decided not to use the original first class in First Class. He just takes all of the X-Men and villians on index cards and throws them on a table and then picks a few random ones and says "use these"...its stupid. I wish he would get hit by a car or something so we can see Vaugh do the movie right.
aurorsand147 - 1/30/2012, 9:34 AM
awesome. now he can bring jane goldman and she could just re-write it.
CaptainAmerica - 1/30/2012, 9:39 AM
Durrr Furst Clas sux!!!! It has not the original teem!!!! It's good movie but not good comics movie! Duuurrrrr!!!!
MovieMaster - 1/30/2012, 9:42 AM
@WolvieCBM- Huh, I must've missed that.
comicbookjerk - 1/30/2012, 9:44 AM
Well lets just kiss Kick ASs 2 goodbye...
blvdnoise - 1/30/2012, 9:48 AM
YIPPE KI-YAY FOTHER MUCKERS..
BmanHall - 1/30/2012, 9:51 AM
I'd rather see another Kick-Ass. All the X-Men movies blow and their continuity is for shit.
Odin - 1/30/2012, 9:51 AM
Well what the hell are they waiting for, start filming already!!
Newbus - 1/30/2012, 9:56 AM
Sounds like they're going with ideas that came up from the first film...that means none of the 'original five'.

And I guess Darwin wont be back either - no room for him in their master plan.

HelaGood - 1/30/2012, 9:58 AM
meh...wasn't that thrilled with the first one...
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