‘Kick-Ass’ Director Matthew Vaughn To Deliver ‘X-Men: First Class’ Next June
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Matthew Vaughn went above and beyond the call of duty to get Kick-Ass made when studios wanted nothing to do with such controversial content. After proving how appealing it was to younger audiences, the director’s passion and drive is paying off with a big new gig.

20th Century Fox has tapped Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class, the project that originally had Bryan Singer attached to return to the world of mutants. The movie will be based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name, which takes place in the earlier years of Professor Xavier’s school for the gifted and when some of your favorite mutants were first coming to be.

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Deal: ‘X-Men’ Trilogy + ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Blu-ray
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is X-Men Trilogy + X-Men Origins: Wolverine Blu-ray editions for only $50.99 (that’s 58% off the list price of $119.98).

For this deal you get the original X-Men trilogy in a Blu-ray box set — X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand — along with the Blu-ray edition of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Math time: $50.99 divided by 4 movies = $12.75 per movie for Blu-ray editions. End result: Bargain.

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Bryan Singer To Return To ‘X-Men’ With ‘First Class’
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Over the past year or so, there have been a couple of occasions when X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer spoke about an urging desire to return to the world of comic book mutants. The only project that we knew was in the workings was for something called X-Men: First Class; but aside from that, there was only the chance and hopes that Singer would return in a blaze of glory to direct X-Men 4. While speaking to MySpace recently Singer reaffirmed that his next film would be Jack the Giant Killer, but went on to drop the bomb that he had officially signed on and would indeed be directing X-Men: First Class.

X-Men: First Class is based on a comic series that follows Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, and Iceman as the first group of X-Men a but who knows which of these will be used and interchanged with others. For example, Beast wasn’t in the first or second films that were made, so it will be interesting to see how they make it all fit together and make sense. For all we know, they may just wipe the slate and re-imagine things; that is the cool thing these days, kids.

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