Matthew Vaughn Directing X-Men First Class? Sounds Kick Ass!

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After seeing what he did with a little-known comic book, it’s certainly an intriguing idea to wonder what Matthew Vaughn could do with a big-name property like the “X-Men” franchise. Imagine Vaughn’s creativity on a movie with actual superheroes with, you know, powers and stuff. The possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, it won’t be happening. At least, according to Deadline, who has reached out to someone in Vaughn’s camp, and came away with this:

Am told the Vaughn discussions were touch and go, and sources close to the director said he won’t be directing the movie.

Earlier in the day, rumors were flying everywhere (and fanboys were getting all dizzy with excitement, no doubt) that Vaughn was the “lead candidate” to replace Bryan Singer as director of the “X-Men” prequel, his would-be second stab at taking over an installment of the mutant franchise. Apparently Vaughn was all set to direct “X-Men: The Last Stand” back in 2005, but for one reason or another, jumped ship on the gig, which eventually went to the much-loved Brett Ratner.

Fox is anxious to get “First Class” into production, and with Vaughn apparently out of the running, that leaves the studio with a short list containing Timur Bekmambetov, Louis Leterrier, David Slade, Daniel Espinosa and Carl Erick Rinsch.

Whoever gets the cushy gig, Fox is expected to make an official announcement by the end of next week.

'Helloooooooooooooo. Brett Ratner here. I'm available, guys. Call me!'

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  • ulik

    LMAO!!!! Vaughn is doing great. Why would he waste his time with SH*TTY ARSE FOX.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    If they go with a reboot for the franchise and start over I'm good. Let the Wolverine movies be the reboot of the X-men movie universe with Liewv Shchrieber as the definitive Sabretooth, meaning they can do what they want with the Wolverine films as he wouldn't be showing up in X-men. Start with the original 5 of Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Marvel Girl. If not then the original X-men are Cyclops, Storm, Beast, and Jean Grey. AN interesting group I'd say. But who knows what nonsesne Fox will concoct.

  • ulik

    Matthew Vaughn is just better off doing his own thing. Even if he was to yes to FOX,they'd still override him and put in what they want even if he says it won't work. They need to find away to start off with the original five,this way they won't have to rearrange a whole bunch of stuff for continuity because every thing is already laid out for them to follow. I love Wolverine but they've turned him into some sort of impervious god. I'd even like to see Wolverine be recast with a short actor who's got acting chops and a chip on his shoulder. One of the reasons why Wolverine was loved so much was because he was an anti-hero, was short, and had a bad attitude. He was the little guy which was different amongst your normal “tall and handsome heroes”. All of his enemies we're always way bigger than him that's why it was badass to see him whip they're asses(Very similar to real Wolverine animals).

  • Jonny

    Brett Ratner needs to direct it. He is still the man. You read about him in his mymag? http://www.mymag.com

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I agree. But finding someone 5'5″ or so that can act, looks the part and do the action is hard. Same reason Storm wasn't amazonian in stature, which she is in the comics.

  • ulik

    I guarantee you Fox didn't have “casting call looking for 5'5″ actor” in it. Storm is an exception becuause her height is never an important factor with Wolverine it's brought all the time and is very much part of his character as him being Canadian.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Oh I agree. I'm just saying I bet they started and realized most men are about 5'8″-6'2″ and said screw it.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Oh I agree. I'm just saying I bet they started and realized most men are about 5'8″-6'2″ and said screw it.