Just a few weeks after it was confirmed that Matthew Vaughn would be returning to direct 20th Century Fox's untitled X-Men First Class sequel, the man in charge of scripting out the story has talked briefly on the matter. In a red carpet interview with MTV Movies, writer Simon Kinberg expressed his excitement on being tasked with continuing the "First Class" storyline as well as hinting that Magneto will play a central role in the upcoming follow-up.
"I’m a huge X-Men fan. I grew up loving the comic books and it was really exciting to be able to do the origin story of Xavier and Magneto, and getting those two actors, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender, were really amazing. So being able to explore those characters with actors of that quality will be exciting a second time around, and doing some things unexpected with those characters, which is the plan."
On Magneto, here's what he had to say:
"That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy."
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