Kinberg Talks X-Men First Class Sequel (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Source: MTV Movies

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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Series: X-Men: First Class