Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson to Suit Up for ‘The Golden Age’?

Matthew Vaughn hopes to follow-up ‘X-Men: First Class’ with this look at retired superheroes, which may also feature Warren Beatty.

Matthew Vaughn setting up a retired superhero project The Golden Age
Matthew Vaughn setting up a retired superhero project The Golden Age
X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is hoping to stay in the superhero realm for his next project titled The Golden Age, which he is currently shopping around to various studios. A major Hollywood studio is reportedly interested in the project at this time, though no deals have been made yet.

While the title also refers to the early comic books of the 1930s, The Golden Age will revolve around a retirement facility for superheroes past their prime. The project is based on a book by British TV personality Jonathan Ross, which hasn't been published yet. The story follows a group of retired heroes who try to help their grandchildren after their parents have turned the world into chaos.

Matthew Vaughn wants to have actors attached to the project before a script is written, with such illustrious names as Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty on the director's wish list. Here's what he had to say about the project.

"You have these great star names and they're mainly playing supporting roles now. I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun."

Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn's wife and regular co-writer, may not be involved in the project, with the director possibly seeking other writers. Matthew Vaughn may only produce The Golden Age as well, although there is a possibility he may direct.

The Golden Age was released in 2014. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. slysnide

    How did I miss this news. Too funny. And how the hell did I miss this troll conversation? It's times like this that make me thankful that we don't have trolls here as often anymore.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. lawrence mccullah

    if some people can't get over themselfs well that's too bad ive said what needed to be said get over it i have

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  3. Dan


    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. ejk1

    I'm glad I missed this ridiculous argument. Seven hours until the Oscars start.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. Masta_Chiefed

    @lawrence-mccullah I'll lessen the name calling when your grammar reaches middle school level.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  6. Daveactor7

    Hey guys stop. This is gonna keep going on. Just stop

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  7. lawrence mccullah

    @masta-chiefed it don't matter what you think im not going away but you have yourself a wonderful day and you see calling people names is a child's game im to old to fight that game but have a great day

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  8. CUPID

    Oh man is this ever gonna end?

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  9. Pjwolsker

    @masta-chiefed exactly. @lawrence-mccullah go away troll

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  10. Masta_Chiefed

    Every single person on this planet has been through something terrible. Most of us, just don't feel the need to garner attention/friends by exploiting it.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  11. Masta_Chiefed

    @lawrence-mccullah Gonna come on here and make up a sob story to entice sympathetic reaction? Even if one of those things happened to you, movieweb's comment section for a speculative film wouldn't be the place to have a breakdown about it.

    You may have thought expressing such traumatic examples would bring us to your feet, but most of us don't care. If your life was so sh*tty, maybe you should be drafting the screenplay for it now.

    You seem internet-tarded enough to post your own pic as your avatar. TROLL.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  12. lawrence mccullah

    by the way i forgot the pic on here is not me it's a pic i found on line

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  13. lawrence mccullah

    and for the record im gone to film school so yes i have done some small independent films

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  14. lawrence mccullah

    @dan1 here's the thing im not going to drop to peoples level of hate im tired of it people talking down other people im not worried what people think about me but ive already said my sorry and im moving on if they can't forgive that;s there problem i have an awesome family and am happy im not worried about peoples hate of me lifes to short to worry about name call to me and @pjwolsker name calling is realy out of date and making fun of my deafness is just bad and makes u look bad

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  15. Daveactor7

    @dan1 whats ur job like? Just curious

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  16. Dan

    @daveactor7 Seriously, I said okay.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Daveactor7

    @dan1 im serious though lol. Its an independent feature of course its not something huge :P

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  18. Dan

    Sure, okay.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Daveactor7

    @dan1 working on my screenplay all day and still chatting with the producers

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  20. Dan

    @daveactor7 Would love to, but I'm at work. What's your excuse? :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. CUPID

    Ha you read this.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  22. Corey W.

    @dan1: Nope. I read your last comment and thought asking would be easier. I'm a read idiot at 2 in the morning man. :P

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  23. Daveactor7

    Go to sleep yall

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  24. Dan

    @corey ..... did you not read like the last 15-20 comments, dude?

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. Pjwolsker

    @corey we're talking about @lawrence-mccullah

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  26. Corey W.

    @dan1: Who are we talking about? Monkey?

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  27. Dan

    You guys do realize he's getting a big laugh out of this at your expense, right? He's going to come up with more and more elaborate lies the more you feed him, and then we'll have a problem on our hands that we created ourselves.

    Laugh him off and go about your business.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. CUPID

    @pjwolsker Are you even sure thats true.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  29. Pjwolsker

    @thedude1 dude half the sh*t he says isnt even true. he told me once he was a big shot director

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  30. TheDude1

    @lawrence-mccullah I never made fun of you being deaf. That would just be beyond low and very sick. All I am saying is that people who need to brag that they are rich often aren't. That is not something I made up. That is fact. Also don't act like you are the only one who had a hard life. I've been through some sh*t in my damn life also. While if what you are saying is indeed true my hard times weren't nearly as bad but they were still bad.

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag

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