Matthew Vaughn will direct X-Men 3

After Bryan Singer abruptly jumped ship to make Superman Returns, Fox have been searching for a director to helm the third instalment of their blockbuster franchise. Today, that director was named…

Matthew Vaughn may have only made his feature film debut last year with Layer Cake, a stylish British gangster film, but he’s already making Hollywood sit up and take note; today it was revealed that Twentieth Century Fox have picked Vaughn to direct X-Men 3.

Fox are aiming for a summer 2006 release, whilst rumours are circulating that Zak Penn will be the film’s screenwriter. Cast members expected to return include Alan Cumming, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Richard Booth

Updated: Mar 14, 2005

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