Matthew Vaughn interested in superhero film The Golden Age

From Kick-Ass to… kick ass

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For a man worried that the superhero movie genre is almost dead on its back, director Matthew Vaughn sure is cramming them in as fast as he can.

Having helmed last year’s phenomenal Kick-Ass, and currently finishing up work on X-prequel X-Men: First Class, Vaughn is now interested in another superhero project entitled The Golden Age.

Based on an impending comic by Jonathan Ross, Vaughn clearly got word of it through Ross’ wife and Kick-Ass/First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman.

The plot follows a collection of retired superheroes who lend their grandchildren a helping hand when their “middle-aged parents screw up the world”.

So, Red with superpowers, then. And Vaughn is aiming big, with Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty on his wishlist for the worn-out heroes.

For his part, Vaughn acknowledges the influence of ‘coming out of retirement’ Red and Expendables, stating: “You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supporting roles now. I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun.”

Golden? Or rusty? Think Vaughn needs to shake up the act a little bit? Speak up below...


    • MorganRoss

      Feb 17th 2011, 9:36

      Jack Nicholson as a coming out of retirement super hero? There is no other film I would rather see!

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    • flashfanatic1

      Feb 17th 2011, 11:42

      Oh dear sounds like a poormans Justice Society just because you have a working relationship with WOSSY'S better half doesn't mean you have to give this bell-end's book a go, GET ON WITH KICK-a*s 2.

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    • MadMatt

      Feb 17th 2011, 15:04

      While I'd rather he did something totally different next, if Vaughn can pull off that casting he's officially my new hero. Clint Eastwood with super powers? I'm booking my ticket already.

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    • MeanMachine

      Feb 17th 2011, 22:52

      Sounds like it could be a good movie if the script is right.

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