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.
Matthew Vaughn setting up a retired superhero project The Golden Age
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.