Kick-Ass must have made quite an impression on the executives over at 20th Century Fox because they’ve just given the film’s director a huge job offer. According to EW, they want Matthew Vaughn to helm the upcoming live action adaptation of X-Men: First Class. This partnership has irony written all over it because Vaughn was originally set to direct X-Men 3: The Last Stand but bailed at the last minute and was replaced by Brett Ratner (shutter).
Close sources to the project claim that Fox is once again in talks with the director despite his past commitment issues. Last December it was announced that Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men and X2: X-Men United, was on board to helm the latest spin-off but it was later clarified that he would only produce. The script comes from Jamie Moss and is based on Singer’s treatment that covers the formative years of the Xavier Institute.
The First Class roster should be filled with the first 5 X-Men who included, Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), Scott Summers (Cyclops), Hank McCoy (Beast), Warren Worthington III (Angel), and Robert Drake (Iceman). We say “should” because we’re not sure if they’ll screw around with the ages or origins of certain characters by throwing in people from Generation X like Jubilee. You never know with these guys.
Do you think they should hire Matthew Vaughn to direct First Class? Who else could take on the job?