Buried in the middle of a report that Emma Watts would be staying on as the President of “20th Century Fox”, was a little nugget of joy that will make every comic book movie fan squeal with joy!
“Fox has just closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn to come back and direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class, with Simon Kinberg writing the script and Bryan Singer back as producer.”
The news of Watt’s decision to stay on board has broader ramifications for geeks everywhere. It was under her leadership that films like ‘Chronicle’, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ were made. She’s also spearheading the initiative to get Chronicle Director, Josh Trank, behind the camera for a new Fantastic Four movie and to get sequels made for the Planet of the Apes saga with Rupert Wyatt behind the camera.