The screenwriter of the movie Kick-Ass is staying in the realm of comic books and writing the screenplay for X-Men: First Class. The fourth movie in the X-Men franchise is set to be written by Jane Goldman, reports NME.com.
The movie will feature another Kick-Ass team member, as Matthew Vaughn, who directed the film, is also set to direct X-Men: First Class. The duo also worked together on the fantasy film Stardust.
Goldman is “Away writing X Men 4,” her husband, Jonathan Ross, tweeted. After he answered a few questions such as when the film will be released (to which he said “Next summer,”), he then tweeted: “I am afraid I better not answer any more queries re X-Men: First Class for fear of spoilers and also possible divorce. Thank you.”
X-Men: First Class is apparently going to be a prequel to the other X-Men movies, and will concentrate on the relationship between Xavier and Magnto (played by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, respectively, in the previous films), as well as the founding of the Mutant School, according to Bryan Singer, the original X-Men director. Singer, who had previously laid out the film’s plotline, was set to direct the film himself but was has ended up just as producer because it was all his schedule would allow.