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Simon Kinberg Hits the Books for X-Men: First Class Sequel

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

SuperHeroHype reports the young mutants from X-Men: First Class, which turned out to be a huge hit for 20th Century Fox, will have their next adventures chronicled by someone familiar with the mythos, Simon Kinberg.

In addition to writing screenplays for Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Kinberg also wrote the third X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, with Zak Penn.

Naturally no details have been revealed, although star James McAvoy did say in a recent interview that he and the other cast members all signed contracts to appear in sequels. Of course, Hollywood contracts are practically made to be broken, so we’ll just have to sit back and see who returns — including the first film’s director Matthew Vaughn — as well as what new characters the nascent X-Men will face in their second big screen outing.