It seems that Matthew Vaughn is not ready to let go of his superhero fascination. He is looking to helm his third film, ‘The Golden Age’, based on a comic by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edward.
The story is about aging super heroes who rally around to help their grandchildren save the world when their middle –aged parents screw up the world.
Vaughn already has a cast list drawn up. He wants Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty to play the aging heroes. According to news reports, he has even got some studio executives very interested in funding the project. With such a cast, many studios will be ready to risk their wallets.
“You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supporting roles now,” he said in an interview. “I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun.”
Also, his desired cast line-up may not readily agree to his grand plans. Clint Eastwood has officially retired from acting and is a full time film-maker now, while Warren Beatty has not been seen on the big screen in the past decade. Jack Nicholson seems the most likely to agree.
Vaughn helmed 'Kick Ass' last and is currently busy directing 'X-Men;First Class', another big project which is set to release on May 30. Recent reports indicated that the shooting is still not over and hence he would need to fully focus his energies there.
Vaughn says that he wants to finalize the actors before he writes the script and even hires other writers. Jane Goldman, his co-writer in 'Kick Ass and X-men' is also Jonathan Ross’s wife and may just agree to join the bandwagon.