Just this past Monday, we reported that Fox was in negotiations with Matthew Vaughn, director of 'Kick-Ass,' to helm the latest installment of the 'X-Men' franchise -- a prequel project entitled 'X-Men: First Class.'

And now it is official, according to Variety. Perhaps even bigger news: The film is being fast-tracked for a release next summer, and set to arrive in theaters on Jun. 3, 2011.
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