Things are moving pretty fast in the world of X-Men: First Class.

The recent rumours about the list of the project’s potential directors including Kick-Ass’s Matthew Vaughn have now been confirmed there’s now a press release from Fox which sets the 3rd of June 2011 as the release date.

That’s incredible quick, and hopefully means that a suitable script is locked down – certainly it’s enough to entice Vaughn back to the X-Men fold after bolting from The Last Stand’s production.

The press release has a nice round of back slapping between producer Bryan Singer and Vaughn and sets out the following as a set up for the film

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

So, a Vaughn directed/Singer produced X-Men is going into production this summer, to be released next year? That’s one way of reigniting a fallen franchise.

Any of you X-Men fans excited for this one?