Matthew Vaughn, who reinvigorated the X-Men franchise with the prequel "X-Men: First Class," has officially signed on to direct the sequel.
When last we left them, Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) had just helped end the Cuban Missile Crisis. So what exactly does Vaughn have in mind for the follow-up?
How about plopping mutants right into the middle of the Kennedy assasination?
It makes sense, as having a Master of Magnetism lurking in the grassy knoll would certainly jibe well with a certain "Magic Bullet" theory:
Vaughn has already said he'd love to have Magneto mess with one of the most controversial moments in American history, so here's hoping this isn't just blue-skying on his part. We'd love to see it happen.
"I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned," said Vaughn.
This throws cold water on the fans' hopes that the sequel would put the mutants in the groovy 70s, but it sounds like it could make for another politically-themed epic that worked so well the first time around.