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Vaughn, Cast Sign For "X-Men: First Class 2"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday January 31st 2012 01:36AM
Vaughn, Cast Sign For "X-Men: First Class 2"

20th Century Fox has closed deals with director Matthew Vaughn and the cast of "X-Men: First Class" to return for a forthcoming sequel says Heat Vision.

Last year's 'First Class' was one of the best reviewed tentpole films of the year with critics scoring similar marks to the franchise's previous best effort "X2". It also pulled in a solid $353 million worldwide.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence are all expected to return, as are producers Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg.

Kinberg is also reportedly going to write the script, a concern considering he's penned both good tentpoles ("Sherlock Holmes," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and bad ("X-Men: The Last Stand," "Jumper"). Then again it'd be a surprise if Vaughn doesn't do some big re-writes of his own.

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