According to a recent report from Deadline, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is officially on board to direct the sequel to the film!
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.
This is freakin' great news! He nailed the first movie down, and I was hoping he would come back to develop the next installment of this excitingly cool franchise. He proved in the last film that he has what it takes to make a kick-ass X-Men movie. No other information was revealed, but I imagine that most of the members of the first cast will come back to reprise their roles in the sequel.
In a previous interview James McAvoy (Professor X) said,
I'm very interested to see where we pick up with Charles Xavier, to be honest. In the film we just did, 'First Class,' we got to see how Magneto becomes Magneto, how he leaves Erik behind and takes on the persona of Magneto. We've yet to see how Charles develops into Professor X. I think that's going to be interesting to take a look at.
Michael Fassbender (Magneto) adds,
[Xavier's] got some major shit to deal with. He’s just been paralyzed and he’s been betrayed by the person who he’s probably come to care about more than anybody else in the world, and he’s the guy who did it to him.
There's no doubt that Vaughn will develop another great story surrounding these characters, and I'm extremely excited to see what he ends up creating! What are your thoughts on Vaughn coming back to direct the sequel to this franchise?