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The bell for homeroom will start ringing in January, with 20th Century Fox setting a start time for production to begin on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 2.
Matthew Vaughn had already signed on to return to the director's chair. However, the bigger question was how scheduling would work out around Jennifer Lawrence with Fox and Lionsgate battling for position with their franchise movies as both studios were looking at the fall to get the X-MEN sequel and CATCHING FIRE in the can. Fox could have pulled rank, as their option on Lawrence returning as Mystique trumped whatever Lionsgate had in their contract language, but a compromise has been reached with Lawrence shooting the second chapter of THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy beginning in August or September in order to be freed up for X-MEN at the beginning of next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
We should be hearing a lot on both projects fairly soon as CATCHING FIRE will need to move forward with finding a new director now that Gary Ross is out and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 2 will be in the market to cast some new characters.
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