Well, they’ve finally picked a director for X-Men: First Class
. After dragging out the potential options for a while now, Fox decided upon Kick-Ass
director Matthew Vaughn, Cinematical
reports. The film will be produced by Bryan Singer who directed the original three films. Vaughn has also directed Layer Cake
and was scheduled to direct the third X-Men
film but that went to Brett Ratner instead.
With a release date already scheduled (June 3rd, 2011), production will begin this summer despite the fact that no cast has been announced yet. The original rumor was that the story will follow the back story of mutants like Cyclops, Jean Gray, Beast and Storm but Variety is now reporting that the film will focus on Charles Xavier and Magneto (Erik Lansherr) as they discover their powers.