Exclusive: Simon Kinberg Writing X-Men: First Class Sequel

SuperHeroHype has learned that Simon Kinberg is writing the sequel to 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class, which has earned over $350 million since opening in theaters this June.

Kinberg produced the first film and was a writer on X-Men: The Last Stand. His other writing credits include Mr. & Mrs Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming This Means War and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  He is a producer on the latter two as well and is a producer on Neill Blomkamp’s next, Elysium.

While there is no confirmation, we assume Matthew Vaughn will be returning to the director’s chair and the principal cast will reprise their roles, including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones and Jennifer Lawrence.

Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman and Vaughn are the credited screenwriters of the first movie.

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