– Tentative Release date is Spring 2011.
– Vaughn will take over from former X-movies director Bryan Singer, who is working on an adaptation of Jack the Giant-Killer, a Darker & Edgier version of Jack & the Beanstalk. Vaughn was originally set to direct X-Men: The Last Stand. His most recent film was Kick-Ass.
– This movie will combine the aestetics of the original X-Men’s expliots (pre-Wolverine), the currently running X-Men: First Class comic and the long rumored Magneto prequel.
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine lowered my expectations on the franchise, I assumed any prequel options were on life support. Boy, was I wrong.
The X-Men is a Cash Cow property and Fox wont let this die, no matter how mediocre it gets. However, with Vaughn’s handling of Kick-Ass, I have hope that he’ll make a fan friendly, capable film.