Jason Flemyng Confirms X-Men: First Class Sequel Is Being Written!

Jason Flemyng Confirms <i>X-Men: First Class</i> Sequel Is Being Written!

Actor Jason Flemyng, who portrayed Azazel in Matthew Vaughn's critically acclaimed film X-Men: First Class, confirms that the studio is working on the script for a sequel. More after the jump...

With the release of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class on DVD and Blu-Ray in UK, Jason Flemyng (Azazel) talked to Digital Spy about the upcoming sequel, which according to him, is being written right now. More below...

"There was a benchmark that they had to hit box office-wise before they could start writing the next one, which they've started. We'll just see how the DVD goes and then fingers crossed I'll be bright red again by next summer."

Considering that the DVD and Blu-Ray sale is doing good, I think we can expect some official announcment soon.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga – and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe.
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WolvieCBM - 11/3/2011, 12:41 PM
Great news!

jimoakley666 - 11/3/2011, 12:55 PM
^^^Ha, brilliant
PaulRom - 11/3/2011, 12:55 PM
Really can't wait for the sequel, hope they can squeeze it in for 2013.

tomasocelot - 11/3/2011, 1:01 PM
can we have the original five now please. Ill even let them throw in a logan just to keep the fan boys happy. lets just get down to basics
Frogman - 11/3/2011, 1:04 PM
Been out in the UK four days now, picked up my copy, still just as good as I remember it to be. Best CBM of the year. Original five not needed as proved by First Class and the X2, best X films and neither include the original five.
Fantine - 11/3/2011, 1:06 PM
Yes, we need the original five.

Karen Gillian for Jean Grey!

The writers have had their fun picking what characters they want, now get back to the comic.

MarkJulian - 11/3/2011, 1:09 PM
Old news but good news nonetheless.
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 1:09 PM
no catwoman

the next jean grey
Frogman - 11/3/2011, 1:12 PM
you guys realise Jean will be around 10 or in her early teens unless they make the sequel a lot nearer to the first film.
comicoverlord - 11/3/2011, 1:17 PM
If they go the 70's route, they would be fools to waste Dazzler and Thunderbird. Perfect characters for the era.
AC1 - 11/3/2011, 1:18 PM
Bought the blu-ray today, watched it for the second time, and loved it just as much as the first time.
BmanHall - 11/3/2011, 1:20 PM
Overrated movie. I love how people claim to be comic book fans and rave about source material then praise something that strays away from it. It always starts with some minor changes. Then they change more to makes sense out of the stuff they changed. Next thing you know, we end up with another shit infested abomination that was X3.

I, on the other hand, will sit back and laugh at everyone who buys into the FOX bandwagon just waiting for the day Marvel retrieves the rights to the franchise. Until then, I'll be watching these online like I have since X3.
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 1:20 PM
frogman, um no she will not be 10 if there going to use the o.g. 5 they will at lest be in there late teens like they were in the comic when they started
AC1 - 11/3/2011, 1:26 PM
@Arminies I thought they all went into hiding about four and a half months ago. I mean don't get me wrong, Green Lantern was very close to being the Star Wars of CBMs. Well, close to being the Phantom Menace of CBMs anyway...

@Badbear a movie that should have worked (Green Lantern) bombed critically and commercially. A movie that should have failed (X-Men First Class) was a critical and commercial success. Guess which one's getting a sequel?

AC1 - 11/3/2011, 1:27 PM
@Badbear ignore that. I dont know you very well either.
AC1 - 11/3/2011, 1:31 PM
@MarvelWeiner you have a First Class avatar?! Colour me confused.
jjmeylar - 11/3/2011, 1:33 PM
I hope that they go with the idea of Magneto curving the bullet to kill JFK. I mean: if "Watchmen" can get away with their little JFK kill clip, then they can do it too.
Sanderman - 11/3/2011, 1:36 PM
This guy talked too much in the first one. Maybe if they cut down his lines writing the 2nd one will go faster....lol
Kayo - 11/3/2011, 1:37 PM
i would love to see Sentinels or Mister Sinister or Apocalypse on the next one.
Fantine - 11/3/2011, 1:40 PM
@nuck82 Bryce is a very good choice!
plasticman - 11/3/2011, 1:43 PM
If his part is anything like the previous film he should have his lines memorized already!
monstermaniac - 11/3/2011, 1:44 PM
A sequel to this overrated piece of shit? Great.....
MarkJulian - 11/3/2011, 1:46 PM
Boy oh boy , how times change. I remember everyone and their mom +grandma hating this movie from concept up until the first review. Ha!
AC1 - 11/3/2011, 1:48 PM
@MarvelWeiner oh cool, what did I win? Is the prize a helmet like yours? We could be helmet buddies, with matching helmets and whatnot! Hey helmet buddy! Thanks for the helmet!
DarthTesla - 11/3/2011, 1:50 PM
Awesome news. First Class was fantastic.

It's too bad they used (misused) Warren in X3, otherwise I would say they should bring in the Original 5.
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 1:54 PM
X-FC was the best superhero this year and by some distance
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 1:54 PM
@GraphicCity i still hate it if they dont use the o.g. 5, just sayin
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 1:58 PM
@ nuck82 that would have been perfect but they wanted to tie this movie to the previous trilogy so scott, jean, angel and ice wouldn't have been born yet.
BmanHall - 11/3/2011, 1:59 PM
Judging from the number of ignorant FOX lovers in here, we won't be seeing rights return to Marvel any time soon.

But hey, maybe I'm wrong. I'm sure they won't make the same mistake like X-Men 3...

or X-Men Origins: Wolverine...

or Fantastic 4...

or Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer...

or Daredevil...

Yeah, but I'm sure they'll get it right this time! =|
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 2:01 PM
yeah but we're not talking about FF or X3 or daredevil.
I don't get the fox hate. fox made rise of the plaent of tha apes and X:FC and both of those movies are my favortie movies of the year.
BmanHall - 11/3/2011, 2:02 PM
or Elektra...
BmanHall - 11/3/2011, 2:03 PM
@ spiderneil: Nobody is saying FOX makes shit movies. They just make shit comic book movies.
BooYah - 11/3/2011, 2:03 PM
Out of everyone in the movie the guy with the least lines is the one to confirm the sequel.

Does that seem funny to anyone else?
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 2:08 PM
@ bmahall

X1, X2, X:FC

terrific superhero movies. I agree that everything else they've done with superheroes sucks. but they rebooted (or prequeled) x-men and that was great so who is to say they haen't learn't their mistakes with daredevil and FF?
xinstituto - 11/3/2011, 2:10 PM
the origunal 5 would be a new continuity mistake.. coz they already told a diferent story in the trilogy, which must fit in it.
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 2:11 PM
also, look at IM2, marvel are capable of dropping the ball as well as sony or fox.
MassExecutions - 11/3/2011, 2:17 PM
Can everyone agree to not care about continuity changing relative to the first three films? If we can agree on that, then I think we can REALLY get a good film. Who cares what age the real original five should be in the sequel base on the first three? Just make 'em teenagers and use them anyway!
spiderneil - 11/3/2011, 2:19 PM
@ massexecutions

this would confuse the heck out of the general audience
BmanHall - 11/3/2011, 2:20 PM
@ spiderneil: Had they learned their lesson, they wouldn't have changed the source material... again. I didn't put X-Men and X-Men 2 in my list because I would be crucified for doing so. However, I don't care for ANY of the X-Men movies made by FOX. They all digress from the source material and X-Men 3 is when we finally said, "Enough!"

In all honesty, I think X-Men: First Class was a great movie, but it was a very poor comic book movie. I'm sure a sequel will be decent as well. Mark my words, they WILL eventually give in to what the fans THINK they want. So FOX will change the story how they see fit to allow the money to flow in. We will be at X-Men 3 all over again.

I'm not a nice guy when I'm trying to prove a very obvious point. I will gladly be the one to say, "I told you so."
MikeZ - 11/3/2011, 2:21 PM
I'm a little indifferent to X-Men: First Class. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence (I think she would've made a better Rogue had they rebooted the franchise and not cast her as Mystique, but it's a pipe dream now), Rose Byrne, and Kevin Bacon turned in incredibly strong performances. And I like the whole idea of setting the film during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. But the plot was weird, because there weren't any signs of serious mutant hatred that was being teased at, and various actions of some of the mutants - including Mystique - never made much sense.

Personally, I'd love to see X-Men 4 in the near future. Get everybody's ass back and do something like Days of Future Past or Age of Apocalypse. And how about let Marvel get the rights back, but let FOX continue with the franchise. Time to see Deadpool Reynolds fight with Taskmaster and Bullseye (I doubt Daredevil: Born Again is on the way, so Marvel is due to get the rights to Daredevil any day now), but Ryan Reynolds stays for now.

But if they do a sequel First Class, obviously we need Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm as the other first X-Men. And maybe throw more Brotherhood members like Toad and Sabretooth. I don't know a good early story to kick-start the franchise, so that's pretty much the end of my comments. :-P
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