Deadline recently reported that their production president Emma Watts recently re-upped a her deal with the company to extend her time their until 2015. This is pretty big news for the company considering 20th Century Fox's film output has been much better over the past few years with films like X-Men First Class, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Rio.
On top of that announcement comes two other ones. A director, writer, and producer have been signed on to the sequel to 2011's hit X-Men First Class:
Fox has just closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn to come back and direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class, with Simon Kinberg writing the script and Bryan Singer back as producer.
X-Men: First Class really surprised critics and doubters (I was one of them prior to its release, and now I love the film), and it's expected that fans will be very excited to have Vaughn back on the film which could become a hit franchise for the company. However, that's not all. Fox also made another smaller announcement, which isn't for certain, but it will have comic fans pretty excited:
The studio is so delighted with the job that Josh Trank did on the upcoming under-$20 million thriller Chronicle that he is being eyed for a big assignment, possibly the reboot of Fantastic Four.
It's not sure yet, and it may just be more speculation than anything, but a Fantastic Four reboot would delight fans to no end. 20th Century Fox seems to be on the up and up.
What do you guys think? Excited for an X-Men: First Class sequel and maybe a Fantastic Four reboot?