Director Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to the world of 'X-Men', with the British director helming the 2011 reboot 'X-Men: First Class' and recent comments from the director indicate he's not finished with the franchise yet.

Promoting his new film 'The Kings Man', Vaughn was asked what 'X-Men' character he would reboot if given the chance and replied 'Wolverine'.

"There's only one that I didn't get to play with properly and I would have loved to... Hugh Jackman was so good and did such a good job doing it. But to cast the young (Wolverine), the reboot, that would be fun, I think, and it could go into such a different direction where Hugh took it as well."

Casting rumours surrounding the new Wolverine remain ripe, and Vaughn added his two cents.

"Well, he's got older now, but I would say Tom Hardy would have been awesome."

"I think Taron Egerton could do it in his sleep.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do it as well. I think Aaron or Taron would be my first two choices could do it really well."

"Hugh (Jackman) knocked it out of the park but I think out of all of the X-Men Wolverine is the character that I get drawn to."

The future of the 'X-Men' franchise has been unclear since 20th Century Fox was brought by Disney in 2019.

The purchase enables Disney to use characters from the 'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four' films in their existing Marvel Cinematic Universe, but to date there has been no news of an 'X-Men' film.

A 'Fantastic Four' film has been announced for Phase 4 of the MCU and the film is currently in active development.

2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Marvel camp with new 'Doctor Strange' 'Black Panther' and 'Thor' films on the way as part of the franchise's Phase 4.

An 'X-Men' film isn't expected to appear until Phase 5 of the project but in any case, Matthew Vaughn has staked his claim early on.

Vaughn's 2011's 'X-Men First Class' is widely regarded as a fan favourite, and helped launch the likes of Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy to international stardom.

Vaughn does have experience directing Wolverine, albeit in cameo form.

Could Vaughn get a chance to direct Wolverine in a feature-length outing? Steel claws crossed!