Of all the nerdy movies being teased at Comic-Con this year, the "X-Men: First Class" sequel is not one of them. But even with that being the case, Simon Kinberg was willing to talk very vaguely about the upcoming Fox movie and how it will follow up on its blockbuster predecessor.
SuperHeroHype had a chance to catch up with the sequel's screenwriter and "X-Men: First Class" producer while he was promoting "Elysium," and teased the shape of his as-yet-unfinished screenplay. Kinberg wouldn't say what will for sure be in "First Class 2," but he did tease it would be similar to what worked in the first movie.
"I'm not allowed to even breathe a word of any sort of details but I can say that the things that we thought worked well in 'First Class' were the characters, especially the four or five lead characters," he said. "The Charles-Erik relationship was obviously incredibly resonant and James and Michael did such an amazing job as those characters. Jen Lawrence and Nick Hoult, that's a really interesting relationship between Raven and Hank, so we're really going to be focusing on character and personally I really liked the period aspect of 'First Class' so we may well do that."
He also discussed why it was important for them to bring Matthew Vaughn back as director for the project. For those of you who don't remember, "X-Men: The Last Stand" was supposed to be directed by Vaughn but he pulled out at the last minute, so it was something of a surprise that he was signed on for "First Class" and now its sequel.
"We all saw 'Kick-Ass' and we all were like, 'You know, we wanted him before, he's a fantastically-skilled director," Kinberg said. "I mean, I thought 'Kick-Ass' was astounding, another sort of groundbreaking movie, and we ended up back in the X-Men world with him. I thought he did such a great job with 'First Class' that it gave us all license to do some really ambitious things with the sequel."
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