Interviews: Kaare Andrews on his new X-Men gig and more

Director Kaare Andrews on the set of his film Altitude.

Earlier this week it was announced that Joe Shuster Award-winning artist (2005 – Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One) and cartoonist nominee (2008 – Spider-Man: Reign) and all-around nice guy Kaare Andrews will be the artist on Marvel Comics’ Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis, a five-issue Warren Ellis written mini-series that will be debuting in May 2010.

Today, Newsarama’s Zack Smith caught up with Vancouver’s Kaare Andrews to get his take on the announcement, the X-Men, and his forays outside comics into movies and animation.

Kaare also makes an announcement:

Nrama: What else is coming up for you?

Andrews: Well, I’m getting married in May to my beautiful girlfriend and we just bought a house. So, it’s comics, filmmaking and entering the world of grown ups in my future.

Congratulations on your engagement Kaare! Best of luck!

UPDATE! Kaare is certainly getting around. Comic Book Resources’ news editor Kiel Phegley has also talked with Andrews. In that interview, Kaare hints at another solo project he has in the works after Astonishing X-Men and the release of his feature film Altitude later this year:

Asked what that solo project might entail, Andrews only said, “No, I can’t say what it is yet. It’s top secret, but it’s another big character and another bit ‘Reign’ style project set in the future.”