'X-Men: First Class' Not Dealing With Dark Phoenix Plot

'Gossip Girl' creator Josh Schwartz, who has been enlisted as the writer of 'X-Men: First Class', addresses on the directing rumors and which story from the series he won't bring to the film.

AceShowbiz - "X-Men: First Class" could be leaving the Dark Phoenix storyline untouched. While being careful not to unravel details of the movie's plot, the feature film project's writer Josh Schwartz suggested on the possibility during an interview with MTV News at New York Comic Con.

Talking about the matter, the creator of "Gossip Girl" and "Chuck" first explained that he thinks "The 'Dark Phoenix' storyline is probably the high point of the comics' storytelling." However, he quickly noted, "But they did that. So we'll find more fertile soil somewhere else."

The 32-year-old screenwriter also used the interview to set record straight on the rumors that he has passed on directing the project. "No, that's not true," Schwartz who also serves as executive producer of "Gossip Girl" and "Chuck" insisted, adding "But I would be terrified to have the first thing I direct be a giant franchise movie."

Aside from the fact that Josh Schwartz is set to pen the script and Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg will serve as the producers, details of "X-Men: First Class" are still kept under tight wraps. The feature film version of the Marvel's comic series of the same name could be focused on either certain X-Men characters like Cyclops in their teenage years or on some of the students attending the mutant school introduced in the "X-Men" movies.

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