In a development that’s not wholly unexpected, but certainly welcome, it seems Matthew Vaughn has joined the team for Fox’s rebooting of the Fantastic Four film franchise as producer. Per Fox’s Marvel guru, Mark Millar:
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot! — Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 22, 2013
Vaughn was the producer/writer/director on (Millar’s) Kick-Ass and (Marvel’s) X-Men: First Class. He’s also producing/writing X-Men: Days of Future Past and producing Kick Ass 2. Those are his superhero bonafides. Throw in Stardust and Layer Cake, you’ve got a multi-threat film guy with a pretty good track record who also happens to be used to working with Millar and this sounds like a solid move.
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