X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel Screenwriter Discusses the Film
The screenwriter for the X-Men: First Class sequel, Simon Kinberg, shares his thoughts on Magneto and Xavier.
MTV had the opportunity to speak with screenwriter Simon Kinberg at the premiere of his film This Means War. Kinberg had plenty to say about writing with so many characters in mind, as well as producing the movie. He also had quite a bit to say about Michael Fassbender and Magneto.
"I don’t know what the title is going to be but certainly I’m working on the sequel to 'X-Men: First Class' right now. I’m going to be writing and producing it, I’m starting now, with Matthew Vaughn directing."
"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."
"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."
"We’re still figuring that out. I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything. He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says 'Call me Magneto' at the end of the first movie."
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