Looks like Matthew Vaughn isn’t the only one checking in for more lessons at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
Following news that the “X-Men: First Class” director has signed on to direct the superhero film’s developing sequel, Heat Vision reports that the “First Class” cast is back on board as well. Specific names haven’t been dropped beyond Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, but one assumes that at least James McAvoy is part of that returning cast list, given how crucial Professor Charles Xavier is to the “First Class” universe.
Vaughn is back on board as director for the next “X-Men” film, which still does not have a title. Longtime “X-Men” producer Bryan Singer has also signed on to continue with the Marvel Comics franchise, while “Sherlock Holmes” scribe Simon Kinberg works on the film’s script, suggesting that “First Class” writer and frequent Vaughn collaborator Jane Goldman is not involved with the “X-Men” sequel — not yet, at least.
“James and Michael brought so much to them that I think it’s entirely natural to be talking about where those characters would go next,” she told MTV News in an interview this month. “It was inherent in their stories and their arcs. There are so many interesting places to go.”
“In terms of what’s going on with that … it’s down to what Matthew [Vaughn] decides to do,” she added about her possible involvement. “If he decides he wants to direct the next one and if he wants me on board, I’m 100 percent there.”