Directors Joss Whedon and Bryan Singer are in final talks with Marvel Comics about writing issues of 'X-Men' comics.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Whedon, the creator of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel', will write for 'Astonishing X-Men', the first issue of which is due out in May.

Singer, who directed both 'X-Men' films, will work on 'Ultimate X-Men' with 'X2: X-Men United' scriptwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.

It is reported that Singer's role will primarily be that of an overseer, but he will also write some issues.