March 22, 2005
Matt Vaughn, who produced "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Gun Barells" and "Snatch", has been locked in to direct the third X-Men movie. Also, Hugh Jackman, getting his Hollywood money people are still hiring him, is the first principle cast member to sign on with the rest of the cast in negotiations. For those that don't remember, Halle Barry, cresting on her career, announced after the last movie that she would not return as Storm for the third movie. Given the state of her career lately though I wouldn't be too surprised if they hooked her in for another go.