Simon Kinberg To Write X-Men: First Class Sequel
SuperHeroHype has learned that Simon Kinberg, who was a co-writer on 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2009's Sherlock Holmes will pen the script for the sequel to X-Men: First Class. Hit the jump for more info...
SuperHeroHype has learned that Simon Kinberg will be writing the script for the as yet untitled X-Men: First Class sequel.
You may not know him by name - but this guy has a history with the X-Men movies..
SuperHeroHype has learned that Simon Kinberg is writing the sequel to 20th Century Fox's X-Men: First Class, which has earned over $350 million since opening in theaters this June.
Kinberg produced the first film and was a writer on X-Men: The Last Stand. His other writing credits include Mr. & Mrs Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming This Means War and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He is a producer on the latter two as well and is a producer on Neill Blomkamp's next, Elysium.
So - as the co-writer of the slammed X-Men: The Last Stand, but the well received (certainly by most) Sherlock Holmes - what can we expect from Simon Kinberg? Be sure to share your thoughts below!
X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero action drama film by Matthew Vaughn and produced by Bryan Singer, based on the characters appearing in Marvel Comics. The fifth installment in the X-Men series was released on June 1, 2011, in the UK and on June 3 in the U.S., achieving positive reviews and box-office success.
The film acts as a prequel for the X-Men trilogy, set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It focuses on the relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The film stars James McAvoy as Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.
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