20th Century Fox‘s latest foray into the world of mutants with X-Men: First Class, which recently hit Blu-ray and DVD and also managed to score the best fantasy movie award at the 2011 Scream Awards apparently proved popular enough to warrant a sequel (don’t look so surprised).
Now, SHH is reporting that the studio has hired a writer for the sequel, which is expected to see the return of director Matthew Vaughn. In a move that is bound to scare the blue right out of Mystique, the studio has chosen Simon Kinberg to pen the sequel. Who is Kinberg? The writer has penned some good stuff, including Sherlock Holmes, and even though he acted as a producer on the first film, he was also the writer behind X-Men: The Last Stand.
If you’re a fan of X-Men: The Last Stand, you just scored the jackpot, if (like me) you’re not… then you can start praying that Matthew Vaughn does indeed hop back in the director’s chair, because at least then you know that he and writing partner Jane Goldman will virtually re-write the entire thing before cameras start rolling.
X-Men: First Class is the thrilling, eye-opening chapter you’ve been waiting for...Witness the beginning of the X-Men Universe. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
X-Men: First Class starring James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Bill Milner, Michael Fassbender, Álex González, Oliver Platt and Ray Wise is on DVD and Blu-ray now!