As previously reported, Josh Schwartz had been hired to write a screenplay for X-Men: First Class.
The movie will focus on teenage characters attending the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. However, it's now been confirmed that the project is not a spin-off, but a full on X-Men prequel.
X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner said this week that it will center around “the first class of Xavier’s school, way back when.”
We can't wait. In related franchise news: X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes out next month.