The most recent update on a potential sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class came from Fox Chairman and CEO of Filmed Entertainment Tom Rothman last year who said they were “working hard” on the script and getting Vaughn back to direct was a priority.
In a brief interview with SHH Michael Fassbender joked that he had “no choice” but to play Magneto again as he’s signed for multiple films. He also said development on the sequel was at “the ground level” so it’ll probably be a while before he has to wear the helmet again.
X-Men: First Class co-writer Jane Goldman was also asked recently about the next film, and she’s on-board if Matthew Vaughn wants her (which is likely).
“James and Michael brought so much to them that I think it’s entirely natural to be talking about where those characters would go next,” she said. “It was inherent in their stories and their arcs. There are so many interesting places to go.”
“In terms of what’s going on with that, again from my point of view, it’s down to what Matthew [Vaughn] decides to do,” she said. “If he decides he wants to direct the next one and if he wants me on board, I’m 100 percent there.”
In November James McAvoy said Vaughn was pitching ideas to 20th Century Fox, so at this point it’s looking likely that Vaughn will be back. Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote X-Men: The Last Stand and co-produced X-Men: First Class, was hired to begin work on the script 2 months ago so we may start hearing things about the next film this year.