If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Ever since the release of 'X-Men: First Class' last summer, many of us (myself included) have been hoping and clamoring for the return of director Matthew Vaughn, but with his sights set on helming sequels to his films 'Stardust' and 'Kick-Ass,' the prospect of him returning to the X-Men universe seemed bleak. Now, however, it looks like Vaughn is in fact returning to direct the followup to the massively successful X-Men reboot. The studio had already locked down the returns of Bryan Singer as producer as well as actors Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique). The script for the sequel is to be penned by Simon Kinberg ('X-Men: The Last Stand,' 'Sherlock Holmes') though it is far too early in the process for any plot details to have come to light.
Obviously, this news has become a bit of mixed bag with the revelation of who would be writing the script. The first two X-Men films were pretty damn good, the second arguably better than the first, but the weakness of the third installment, the one written by Kinberg, was recognized and decried by both critics and fans alike. I won't deny that the inclusion of Kinberg on this project does somewhat delude my excitement about Vaughn returning to the series. I loved 'X-Men: First Class' and I am very much looking forward to what Vaughn does with a sequel. I don't think Kinberg's involvement is necessarily the death knell for this project, but it certainly isn't encouraging. Hopefully, since Vaughn is a far better director than 'X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner, he'll be able to take whatever script he is given and turn it into something great.
So, where do you guys stand? Excited Vaughn is back? Lost all confidence because of the return of Kinberg?