According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has signed a deal with X-MEN: FIRST CLASS director Matthew Vaughn to helm the upcoming sequel, which is currently being written by ‘First Class’ producer and ‘X3′ co-writer Simon Kinberg. Producer Bryan Singer will also return along with many of the principal cast who already have options in place for sequels.
This news comes after Fox co-chairmen and CEOs Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos gave production president Emma Watts an updated contract. According to the site, “since taking over as sole production president in 2009, Watts has made it a priority to populate the studio’s slates with elite filmmakers, and keep them coming back for more.”
Looks like the sequel is shaping up very nicely!