Jane Goldman penning X-Men: First Class

Trust gobby old Jonathan Ross to break a big news story via Twitter.

The chat show host and constant controversy courter revealed this his screenwriter wife Jane Goldman is “Away writing X Men 4” via his Twitter feed.

No massive surprise there, considering X-Men: First Class has recently earned itself Matthew Vaughn as director – he and Goldman worked together on both Stardust and Kick-Ass .

We’re not sure if that means Goldman is working on the project alone, but chances are she’s co-writing with Vaughn just as she did on Stardust .

We’re assuming, though, that she’ll be buffing up the treatment laid down by Bryan Singer, which was previously written into a script by Jamie Moss.

Singer’s comments about the project – he’s remaining onboard as a producer while helming Jack The Giant Killer – have revealed that the film will mostly concentrate on the relationship between Xavier and Magnto, as well as the founding of Mutant School.

Goldman seems like a perfect fit for the flick, having proven herself a dab hand at comic action with Kick-Ass , and big set pieces with Stardust . If anything, it should be better than the disappointing Last Stand ...

Looking forward to what Vaughn and Goldman do with First Class ?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.