Matthew Vaughn Updates X-Men: First Class
Director Matthew Vaughn updates the status of the X-Men: First Class shoot and talks about casting James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Prof. X and Magneto!
In a recent interview with Empire, director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) said that he is excited to be working on X-Men: First Class and that, despite the need for reshoots and the looming release date, everything is "working" out just fine.
I've always wanted to do a movie set in the '60s. The difference is that now I have experience. On X3 [which he was at one point set to direct] it was cast and I just had to tell the story. Here we have to recast every role, recreate the '60s - which is not easy - and redesign everything. We've been playing catch-up, but it's working.
Vaughn went on to say that, even though First Class is a prequel, he did not feel the need to have his actors attempt to play their roles the same way as the actors who played the roles in the original trilogy of X movies.
I wasn't trying to cast the young Patrick [Stewart] or Ian [McKellen]. I was trying to cast the young Professor X and Magneto; what those characters are in my mind. For me, I'm trying to make a movie that stands on its own two feet. Hopefully there'll be a lot more of this version of the franchise.
X-Men: First Class was written by Jane Goldman, who also wrote Vaughn's last teen superhero movie, Kick-Ass. Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jennifer Lawrence, Jason Flemying, Bill Milner and Morgan Lily also star.
X-Men: First Class opens June 3rd!
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