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X-Men: First Class Director Reveals The Mutant Who Most Deserves A Reboot

"X-Men: First Class" is arguably one of the best from the "X-Men" movie series. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the movie came at a time when the series had already provided a couple of arguable misfires, such as "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." The movie takes a fresh look at young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik "Magneto" Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) during their formative years. We get the chance to see how close the two characters were before their split, as well as their recruitment of the very first X-Men team.

"X-Men: First Class" gave the franchise a much-needed adrenaline shot in the arm, and for fans focused on the X-Men timeline, it's a vital prequel story. Vaughn got the chance to play around with many of Marvel's essential mutants in "X-Men: First Class," but it was a quick session as it's the only "X-Men" film he directed. While Vaughn has recently discussed plans for another surprising superhero reboot, the director recently admitted to ComicBook.Com that there's one character he'd still love to give the proper "First Class" treatment to.

Vaughn would love to do a young Wolverine story

One of the most memorable scenes from "X-Men: First Class" involves young Charles Xavier and Magneto meeting Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in a bar before he unkindly tells them to go away. Many fans loved the brief cameo because at that point, Jackman had truly brought the famed comic book character to life in previous "X-Men" films. During an interview with ComicBook.com, Vaughn praised Jackman's turn as the gruff mutant but added that Wolverine is the one X-Man he would have loved to play around with for a reboot.

"Hugh Jackman was so good and did such a good job doing it," Vaughn said in the interview. "But to cast the young (Wolverine), the reboot, that would be fun, I think, and it could go into such a different direction where Hugh took it as well. I think Hugh knocked it out of the park, but I think out of (all of the X-Men) that's the character that weirdly, I don't know why I get drawn to."

This isn't the first time Vaughn has discussed focusing on a reboot story on a younger Wolverine. While speaking to Coming Soon in 2019, Vaughn provided his initial plans for an "X-Men: First Class" trilogy, with the second film centering on a younger Wolverine during the '70s and a third film on "Days Of Future Past" as the closer. Vaughn also mentioned that he envisioned Tom Hardy as Wolverine, which he brought up again with ComicBook.Com. He also added Taron Egerton and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as other possible choices for the role.