The X-Men: First Class Sequel is a go at 20th Century Fox, with Matthew Vaughn returning to direct and the entire cast set to reprise their roles, including headliners James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique).
Bryan Singer is returning as producer, with Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) on board as the screenwriter. X-Men: First Class is the least successful entry in this 20th Century Fox franchise, but it did pull in $353 million worldwide. Fox hopes that the current attention surrounding Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence as actors will propel this next installment to higher profits.
No set start date has been announced, and there is not yet a release date. New Mutants will be brought into the fold this time around, so expect to hear casting announcements in the near future.