Last week, it was made official that Matthew Vaughn is going to direct X-Men: First Class for 20th Century Fox. It was revealed then that Thor co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz would do a few rewrites on the script with plans to start making the movie this summer for a June 3, 2011 release.
It looks like they won’t be the only ones working on the script, however. Jonathan Ross tweeted today that his wife, Jane Goldman "is away writing X Men 4 so I am off to bed with little Sweeney alone." That was followed by "Also, for those who need to know, my wife IS currently writing X men First Class. It’s just referred to as X men 4 around the house…" Goldman co-wrote the scripts for Stardust and Kick-Ass with Vaughn. She also co-produced the latter.
We’re guessing Vaughn, Goldman, Miller and Stentz are all working together to lock down the shooting script so that they can get going considering the release date next summer.
X-Men: First Class, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.