X-Men: First Class Sequel Will
Focus on Magneto, Writer Says
While story talks are still in their earliest stages for the sequel to last year’s hit X-Men: First Class, screenwriter Simon Kinberg did have a few things to say about it to MTV.
After explaining that he’s writing and producing, with Matthew Vaughn set to direct, Kinberg talked about his X-fandom. “I’m a huge X-Men fan,” he said. “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.”
As the story is still in its infancy, it might be too early to say, but Kinberg also explained that the follow-up will focus more heavily on Magneto.
“Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man,” he said. “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.”
The writer/producer went on to explain that Fassbender is the type of actor who can handle the many facets of Magneto and will most likely not get into “full-on” territory as a villain or anything else.