According to Deadline, ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ writer/director/producer Matthew Vaughn is in talks with a major studio to fund ‘The Golden Age’, his next big project. The story centers on a retirement home where superheroes end up and the title is a reference to the “Golden Age of Comics” usually considered the period starting in the late 1930s with the appearance of Superman and Batman through the early 1950s. The retired heroes come together to help their grandchildren when their middle-aged parents screw up the world.
The idea is based on the yet-to-be-published comic book written by author Jonathan Ross.
Vaughn believes the success of films featuring older action heroes such as ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Red’ is proof positive that audiences are open to the idea. With that in mind, Vaughn’s wishlist for the film includes such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. “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.”
Vaughn’s next film, ‘X-Men: First Class’, will debut in theaters June 3, 2011.