X-Men: First Class Director Matthew Vaughn Reveals the One Mutant He Wants to Reboot

Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn may be best known to some for his Kingsman movies and the original Kick-Ass, but when the X-Men franchise was faltering at 20th Century Fox he's the one that came in and gave it new life with 2011's X-Men: First Class. Vaughn was even in line to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past at one point but now it seems like his days of working with the mutants are over, well, maybe. Speaking with ComicBook.com and a group of other journalists for the upcoming The King's Man, the prequel to his original two movies, Vaughn was asked if there was a particular character that he would pick to be on an X-Men team if he was tasked with rebooting the series.

"There's only one that I didn't get to play with properly and I would have loved to... Hugh Jackman was so good and did such a good job doing it. But to cast the young (Wovlerine), the reboot, that would be fun, I think, and it could go into such a different direction where Hugh took it as well. I think Hugh knocked it out of the park but I think out of (all of the X-Men) that's the character that weirdly, I don't know why I get drawn to. Yeah, Wolverine." As fans recall, Jackman briefly appeared as Wolverine in Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, featuring perhaps the best cameo in the entire franchise.

The filmmaker also revealed who his pick might be, in fact he gave us a few.

"Well, he's got older now, but I would say Tom Hardy would have...been awesome," Vaughn added. "I think Taron [Egerton] could do it in his sleep.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do it as well.  I mean, I think Aaron or Taron would be my first two choices could do it really well."

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Vaughn's interest in casting the rebooting Wolverine is something that will no doubt happen in the not-too-distant future. Marvel Studios not only has the rights back to the X-Men franchise but no doubt have plans for developing their own take on the children of the atom (the first X-Men thing produced by Marvel Studios will be a revival of the '90s animated series though). The director will have some competition though as Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo have thrown their hat in the ring as being interested in Wolverine as well.