Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” won’t be released in theaters until this summer, but that hasn’t stopped the director from planning for the potential sequel. In a recent interview Vaughn has revealed how the ending to “First Class” will set up the sequel which will be “even ore fun” than the first film. Here’s what he had to say:
“First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time. But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time,” he continues. “That’s the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight.”
According to Vaughn, the first film will be set in the ’50s. There’s a sense of realism he wants to keep so if there is a sequel it will most likely take place in the late ’60s:
“1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s. I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power…”
Meanwhile, producer Bryan Singer adds that there is a chance that the next installments might take place in the 70s and 80s. But cautions how “the characters go through time. But only to a point – they can’t age too fast!”
“X-Men: First Class” will arrive in theaters June 2nd.
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass”) directs, and the producers are Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer. Singer, who helmed the acclaimed blockbusters “X-Men” and “X2,” wrote the story for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.