Vaughn up for X-Men: First Class

Bryan Singer still producing


Is Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about to take on The X-Men? 

It no secret that Fox have been trying to get Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn on board to direct X-Men: First Class.

Although Vaughn originally dismissed the offer, according to he is now back on board.

The story follows the original X-Men, which will include Ice Man, Beast, Cyclops, Jean Grey among others, as teens at the Xavier Institute.

The irony of it all is that Fox have obviously decided to forgive Vaughn after their fall out in 2005, when he was signed on to direct X-Men 3, but dropped out at the last minute. 

Although there are no casting rumours to report, the really important news, for fans at least, is who will be producing it.

Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men and X-Men 2 - and was the clear fan favourite to direct First Class - has confirmed that he will be on board to produce First Class.

Surely Vaughn and Singer are the dream team fans have all been waiting for? Leave a comment! 

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    • AYBGerrardo

      May 4th 2010, 14:58

      Vaughn and Singer would be an interesting combo - both mistreated by Fox with this franchise. Latest rumour is that Vaughn has declined, anyway.

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    • dgoodswen

      May 4th 2010, 15:37

      Latest news is that he's back in negotiations to direct after initially rejecting the offer, that's why the article is on the site...

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    • smorges

      May 7th 2010, 11:40

      Like the new Spiderman being made, these are movies that are being made to pander to the kids. I'm not a 12 year old, I don't want to see my favourite superheroes as kids dealing with acne and an awkward first kiss.

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    • therealeverton

      May 7th 2010, 16:09

      You do realise that that was kinda the point of the original X-Men? There were thw wise old heads of Xavier and Magneto but the point was teens dealing with teen stuff and then having to deal with turning into to Mutants (manifesting their powers) too. Now I'd rather they carried on the X films with the (too expensive for cheap a*** Fox) cast and ran a "New Mutants" series paralell to those films if they must have the, always important younger mutants. Hell with the guys who played Iceman, Kitty and Rogue and some newer kids you could have a summer set and a Winter set. Take a leaf out of Marvel's book and the way they're handling the Marvel Movieverse, WIth Iron Man a more popular Hulk ;( that had Tony Stark paying a vist at the end) and so far Nick Fury and/or S.H.I.E.L.D being in all 3 movies so far, Captain America reference in all three movies and of course the Avengers tease after the credits in Iron Man 2.

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    • MagneticEye84

      May 10th 2010, 6:46

      What a lot of people don't realise is that Cyclops, Jean Grey, Ice Man, Beast and Angel are the original five X-Men. From the time they first appeared as teenagers in 1963, they eventually matured and grew into adulthood after a few years culminating in 1975 with issue #94 as the 'All New All Different Uncanny X-Men. Fox Studios & Bryan Singer are relunctant to pursue a faithful mature treatment of the X-Men because they want to introduce their own ill perceived ideas. They have no respect for MARVELS' original source material and have created their own continuity and character definitions which only vaguely ressembles MARVELS' X-Men. I wonder exactly how much creative control Matthew Vaughn will be allowed to exercise. This is after all a studio that only sees these characters as a cash cow, has totally butchered the X-Men universe and is only really interested in targeting the teen market.

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