Film Music Reporter has learned that Henry Jackman has been hired to score the upcoming comic book adaptation X-Men: First Class. The project reunites Jackman with director Matthew Vaughn after their collaboration on Kick-Ass earlier this year (which the composer scored alongside John Murphy, Ilan Eshkeri and Marius DeVries). X-Men: First Class tells the origin story of the characters of the X-Men series including Magneto and Professor X. The movie is expected to start shooting soon for a June 3, 2011 release date. The film’s cast includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence and Rosamunde Pike.¬†Jackman follows Michael Kamen, John Ottman, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams as the fifth composer scoring a movie in the X-Men series.

Jackman also has three other projects coming up. He will be scoring the upcoming Disney animation Winnie The Pooh scheduled for a July release next year. The movie is directed Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall (Meet The Robinsons) and based on the books by A.A. Milne. Jackman also has signed on score the upcoming Dreamworks animation¬†Puss in Boots, featuring the character voiced by Antonio Banderas from the Shrek universe. The movie tells the story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends.¬†Additional voice talent will include Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. The movie is directed by Chris Miller (Shrek The Third) and is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2011.

Finally, as previously announced, Jackman also has the upcoming adventure comedy Gulliver’s Travels coming up. The movie starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel is coming out on December 22.

  1. David says:

    Cool, this guy it’s John Powell’s lost cousin, I loved his score for Kick Ass. At least, will be better than Gregson-Williams’s Wolverine.