Matthew Vaughn just can’t stay away from the comic book genre. The director of both Kick-Ass and X-Men First Class is interested in taking on another adaptation: The Golden Age. According to Deadline, Vaughn is seeking the retired superhero team for his next feature and several elderly legendary actors are being courted to star. Think the cast of RED but older.
The Golden Age centers on a retirement home where superheroes end up. “It’s based on the yet-to-be-published comic book written by Brit TV chat show host Jonathan Ross, who’s a huge comics buff.” The title of the comic was inspired by the era in which Superman and Batman were created.
Vaughn currently has his hands full working on post-production for First Class in Los Angeles. With the success of The Expendables and RED, he believes audiences are interested in seeing older, more distinguished actors in action films.
“You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supporting roles now. I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun.”
Someone please bring Warren Beatty into the fold! We need Clyde Barrow and Dick Tracy involved. This really could be like The Expendables but with good actors.
What do you think of the concept of The Golden Age? Who else should star?