The director of Layer Cake, Stardust and the recent comic book adaptation, Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has apparently been offered the chance to direct “X-Men: First Class” . Vaughn turned down directing X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2005 after he had already negotiated his deal with the studio.
This from Entertainment Weekly:
“In a move that may tilt the axis of fanboys worldwide, Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct X-Men: First Class for Twentieth Century Fox. Of course, considering Vaughn’s history with the X-Men franchise, he could very well turn down the First Class offer, as well (sources say the studio is also speaking with other possible directors).Should a deal come together, however, Vaughn would be helming an origin story of the X-Men crew, one that tells the story of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and the other X-Men in their younger years, played by younger actors.”