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Fox has just closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn to come back and direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class, with Simon Kinberg writing the script and Bryan Singer back as producer. [Deadline]
The last one had Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor) and Jane Goldman and Vaughn (Kick-Ass) writing the script, while Simon Kinberg previously wrote the Ratner X-Men, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes, and that upcoming McG movie, This Means War, which makes him perhaps not the most promising-sounding candidate. But it’s super hero movie, so it’ll probably get six rewrites anyway. In any case, the good news is that Matthew Vaughn will be directing the next X-Men movie. The bad news is that Matthew Vaughn will be directing the next X-Men movie, and not something potentially more badass. It will also be interesting to see where they go with titles. I’m assuming the Rambo-esque “X-Men First Class Part 2″ will be the play here, but with all these reboots and origin stories and sequels of prequels of origin story reboots, these things are going to need footnotes before long. Rise of the Planet of the Apes Part 2 dash 1 to the power of Spider-Man. X-Man Up to Tha Streets.