‘X-Men: First Class’ Finds Director in Matt Vaughn

May 5, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

'X-Men: The Last Stand' on June 14, 2006 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
'X-Men: The Last Stand' on June 14, 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Despite the loss of some key characters in the last X-Men film X-men: First Class is slated for release in 2011. It has been confirmed that Kick A** director Matt Vaughn will be calling the shots on set.

The story for "X-Men: First Class” takes place before the story lines used in X-Men and X2. Former X-Men director Bryan Singer was not able to direct the film due to scheduling conflicts with other work, but will be producing it.

“I’ve been a fan of Matthew’s since 'Layer Cake.' He has a deft hand with multiple characters and story lines, and a great love of the X-Men universe. I feel the combination of this story and his vision will make for an exciting and original X-Men film," Singer told Comicbookmovie.com.

X-Men: First Class is scheduled for release on June 3rd of next year. Producer Bryan Singer is currently making selections to fill the roles of characters such as Jean Grey and Cyclops, reported MTV.

The story line for X-Men: First Class revolves around the relationship of primary characters Professor X and Magneto. In the first two X-Men films Professor X fights against Magneto, but the plot for the new film will highlight the time when the two characters worked together. The events that end up pinning them against each other will provide the story for X-Men: First Class.

The film has yet to set up an official website, but for X-Men fans that want constant updates check out Marvel.com.