Will X-Men First Class Be “Kick-Ass”?/Super 8 To Accompany Iron Man 2?/Another Nightmare for Elm Street?

May 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm (Movies)

In nerd film news, Matthew Vaughn, who recently directed the good-intentioned superhero film “Kick-Ass”, has been chosen by Fox to direct the newest film in the X-Men canon, X-Men: First Class. The highly anticipated entry in the series will follow some of the first students of Professor X’s school for mutants. Matthew Vaughn has had quite a career over the past 5 years, from his fantasy film “Stardust” to his most recent superhero tale “Kick-Ass”, which ended up being praised by critics but not so loved by audiences. Fox is ready to get the project rolling, planning on getting production ready this Summer for a June 2011 release. This will be the same weekend as Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom, a week after The Hangover 2, and two weeks before the release of the Green Lantern film. The film synopsis goes as follows-

X-Men: First Class, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga.  Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Also, in JJ Abrams news, the director’s new super-secret project, known only as “Super 8” has been rumored to have a first teaser trailer attached with Marvel’s juggernaut action film “Iron Man 2” this weekend. The film project is rumored to be a much-anticipated sequel to Cloverfield, a film that upset many audiences’ stomachs, however is a film that I can’t get enough of. Here’s hoping the rumors are true, and that JJ Abrams projects are closer than they are farther.

Also, in freaky Jackie Earle Haley news, Touchstone Pictures has confirmed a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel after the massive performance of the past weekend’s Nightmare on Elm Street that raked in over $30 million dollars, which is huge considering it’s an R-rated horror film and that it cost only $35 million to make. This being as I’ve not even gotten to see the film yet. However, all is not well for the news of the sequel, as Samuel Bayer (Director) has stated he isn’t interested on coming back in for a sequel, however has also stated he would if “the script was right”. The studios behind the film are largely pulling for it to be in 3D although Samuel Bayer had refused the idea in the first film in his series. No word has come along yet concerning Jackie Earle Haley’s involvement with the film, however, if I know Jackie Earle Haley, chances are he’ll be returning with the razored glove.



  1. The James said,

    “Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.”

    how many greatest threats has the world known?

  2. earlman27 said,

    Plenty, and keep in mind, it’s never a moderate threat. It’s always the GREATEST threat it’s known. Maybe the world just has dementia.

  3. The James said,

    how can they all be the greatest? To my knowledge the GREATEST threat the real world has known was the idea of a talk show hosted by carrot top.

  4. earlman27 said,

    Oh lord, now I have to write that movie…

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