Matthew Vaughn Now Signed to Direct 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel
Last November brought word that Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg was being brought in to script the sequel to last summer's surprisingly good comic book prequel X-Men: First Class, however, it wasn't clear who would be sitting in the director's chair this time around. Now Deadline has news buried in a report about an executive deal that reveals Fox has just closed a deal with director Matthew Vaughn to helm the sequel with original franchise director Bryan Singer coming back as producer as well. However, those are the only official details that have surfaced for the already anticipated superhero sequel. Read on!
It's not clear if the film will be Vaughn's next project since he was said to be developing adaptations of two other comic books: Secret Service and the unique superhero comic Superior. What also remains unknown is where the sequel will take the recently split mutant team though Kinberg has hinted at a plot involving Magneto being responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy and going from there. For now we'll just have to be excited that Vaughn will be back in the director's chair for a sequel and hope the momentum from the prequel keeps the franchise going strong.