Earlier this month, director Matthew Vaughn officially signed on to helm "X-Men: First Class," which will be developed at an accelerated pace in order to make a 2011 release date. And it now appears that Vaughn will be working with one of his frequent collaborators on the script.
During a recent post on Twitter (via Superhero Hype), British television host Jonathan Ross wrote that his wife Jane Goldman "is away writing 'X Men 4' so I am off to bed with little Sweeney alone." Ross later clarified what he meant to say: "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..."
"I am afraid I better not answer any more queries re 'X Men: First Class' for fear of spoilers and also possible divorce," added Ross.
Goldman has previously collaborated with Vaughn on "Stardust," "Kick-Ass" and on an upcoming remake of the Israeli thriller "The Debt."
During a recent interview, current "X-Men: First Class" screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller said that they had yet to meet with Vaughn regarding the project. However, Goldman's potential involvement doesn't necessarily mean that Stentz and Miller are no longer working on the film.
"X-Men: First Class" will graduate into theaters on June 3, 2011.
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