Signing "X-Men 3" Director Was a Piece of "Cake"
Although the news has been reported here and there for the past several days, Variety
has just confirmed it: director Matthew Vaughn
has been handed the reins to the "X-Men" franchise. Longtime producer of Guy Ritchie
's films ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
") and first-time director in his own right (his "Layer Cake
" hits screens in a few months), Matthew Vaughn will step behind the camera for the second sequel in the "X-Men" series. With Bryan Singer
graduating to "Superman
" for WB, Fox was on the hunt for a solid young filmmaker to keep the "X-Men" adventures rolling, and apparently they liked what they saw in his colorful crime drama "Layer Cake."