"Kick Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" director Matthew Vaughn is also involved in a third superhero franchise, albeit only in a producer role - Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot.
Vaughn says: "It's a total reboot that's for sure. It's got nothing to with the other bloody ones. It's not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made of polystyrene. And it's not a comedy."
Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell star in the new project which is due in cinemas June 2015.