I wondered who would end up taking the directors chair after Brian Singer bailed on X-Men: First Class to focus on Jack The Giant Killer. I gotta say, I am pleased to tell you that Fox is looking as some great directors to come in and take on the new X-Men film. These directors include Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) , Louis Leterrier (Hulk, Clash of the Titans), David Slade (30 days of Night, Twilight's Eclipse) , Daniel Espinoza (Snabba Cash) and Carl Erick Rinsch the commercial Direct that almost directed the Alien prequel, and is now looking to turn his short film The Gift into a feature film.
For those of you who don't already know there is already a little history between Fox, Vaughn, and X-Men. Back in 2005 Fox offered Vaughn the opportunity to direct X-Men: The Last Stand and he turned it down, leaving us with the Brett Ratner piece of crap that we now have to live with. Vaughn went on to direct Paramount's Stardust, and as you all know he most recently busted out Kick-Ass, which fanboys/fangirls are loving the hell out of.
I think it's great that Fox is talking to these strong talented directors help breath life back into this struggling comic book franchise. I understand that the franchise has made a lot of money, but I use the term struggling in terms of quality and story, because the last two film sucked ass.
Personally I'd like to see Vaughn do it. He's a very talented director who is known for making the movie he sets out to make. He doesn't bow down to what the studio wants, and will fight for the film he has envisioned without compromise. But, this is Fox and Tom Rothman were talking about, I'm sure they'll end up going with the director they will be able to control more. Rothman has made it his business to get heavily involved with the X-Men franchise for some reason, and he just seems to end up screwing things up. This guy just needs to back off.
X-Men: First Class tells the origin story Cyclops, Jean Grey, and several other classic X-Men character in their younger years. The script for the film is being written by Jamie Moss and it's based on a story treatment by Brayan Singer who is still producing the movie.
Who would you like to see end up directing X-Men: First Class?