Signing "X-Men 3" Director Was a Piece of "Cake"

by | March 23, 2005 | Comments

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," "Snatch") 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."