X-Men Comics: According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmakers Joss Whedon and Bryan Singer are in final negotiations to write X-Men comics for Marvel Comics.

Whedon, best known for creating "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will author "Astonishing X-Men." The first issue is slated to hit stores in May, with John Cassaday handling artist duties.

"There are three reasons why I'm doing this," Whedon said. "One, I get to write the X-Men, a comic I grew up reading. It's probably the biggest influence on my work there is. Two, I want to personalize things and figure who these characters are to me now. And three, (the character) Kitty Pryde. She was not a small influence on Buffy. I get to use her, and that sealed the deal."

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Singer, who helmed the two X-Men movies, is teaming up with X2: X-Men United scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris to write for an existing title, "Ultimate X-Men." Singer's role will be more as an overseer, though he will write some issues, and the title of the book will include the words "Bryan Singer Presents."

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