New Writer Hired for X-Men: First Class, Singer is Returning
Yesterday night, Bryan Singer announced on the "blue carpet" at the Avatar premiere that he would be directing X-Men: First Class, the next movie in Fox's X-Men franchise. Just in case you didn't believe it, Heat Vision has confirmed that Singer is officially directing the spin-off/prequel. They also report that Fox has hired Jamie Moss (Street Kings) to rewrite the script and work with Singer on developing the project. Oh and they also mention that "new characters will also be created," as in they're going to create some new mutants that haven't been seen in the comics. Fox has made some smart choices, so maybe there's hope?
X-Men: First Class will "look at the teenage years of the super-powered mutant heroes seen the X-Men movies and the Wolverine movies." Last year, Fox hired "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl" writer Josh Schwartz to write the first draft of the script. I can't tell you how incredibly thankful I am to hear that they brought in someone else, because I guarantee you his script would've been "The O.C." but with young X-Men, and no one wants to see that. No word on when we can expect X-Men: First Class to hit theaters, but this seems like a sign that they really want to get things going. New characters, new writer, old director. Could be good?