Matthew Vaughn for XMen First Class

Matthew Vaughn in talks to helm next X-Men

Matthew Vaughn is reportedly in talks to direct X-Men: First Class.

The project is thought to be an origin story for the X-Men team, featuring Cyclops and Jean Grey in their younger years and played by younger actors.

The script comes from Jamie Moss and is based on a treatment by original X-Men director Bryan Singer.

Timur Bekmambetov, Louis Leterrier, David Slade, Daniel Espinoza and Carl Erick Rinsch are also on the shortlist to direct.