‘Kick-Ass’ Director Matthew Vaughn Going to ‘X-Men: First Class’

Kick-Ass may not have lit up the box office as he’d hoped, but most who did see it enthusiastically gushed over it, and that may be why Fox is pursuing its director, Matthew Vaughn, to take up the task of reinvigorating their Marvel mutant series with X-Men: First Class. Vaughn working with producer Bryan Singer – who directed the first two X-Men films – sounds great, and it’s made even more interesting because Vaughn was originally in line to direct X-Men: The Last Stand, before his dropping out allowed Brett Ratner to drive a nail into the franchise.

UPDATE: The deal has just been made official, and Vaughn has proven that he can deal with portraying young superheroes, so he’s a great fit for a film about a whole new underclass of mutant teens. Check out how badass he makes 11-year-old Hit Girl in Kick-Ass right here.

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