Despite the success of X-Men: First Class, director Matthew Vaughn has always suggested that he wouldn’t be returning for the sequel. That’s all changed now, as Deadline reports he’s made a deal to come back for First Class 2.
All the main cast should be back too , including headliners James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique). Bryan Singer is returning as producer, with Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) on board as the screenwriter.
X-Men: First Class is the least successful entry in the 20th Century Fox franchise, but it did pull in $353 million worldwide. Fox hopes that the current attention surrounding Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence as actors will propel thw next installment to higher profits.
No set start date has been announced, and there is not yet a release date (it may depend on how things move forward with Wolverine as to when the movie gets made). New Mutants will be brought into the fold this time around, so expect to hear casting announcements in the near future.