Actor Jason Flemyng On An X-Men: First Class Sequel And The Bad Blood Between Sean Connery And Director Stephen Norrington

Actor <em>Jason Flemyng</em> On An <em>X-Men: First Class</em> Sequel And The Bad Blood Between <em>Sean Connery</em> And Director <em>Stephen Norrington</em>

Actor Jason Flemyng gave us a quiet but dazzling performance as Azazel in X-Men: First Class . He has some very specific info about a First Class sequel and some humorous reflections on his lengthy career. Check it out.

Source: Empire

Participating in a live chat with fans courtesy of Empire Magazine, the talented Jason Flemyng discussed X-Men: First Class, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and the difference between Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn.

@JonasRJakobsen: "Loved you in First Class! You had the most interesting fight scenes I must say. Any plans for a sequel that you know of?"

FLEMYNG: I’d love to do a sequel. We shot enough fight sequences to do an Azazel fight movie. But I don’t think that’s going to happen. The film had to take $350 million worldwide to merit a sequel. It took $356 million, so watch this space...

@Nadinehamsbrook: "What was it like being a 'superhero/mutant' in X-Men? Did you feel pressure becoming a part of a huge franchise?"

FLEMYNG: I didn’t really understand what I was getting into. I’d done a lot of comic book adaptations like LXG and From Hell and Stardust etc. etc. etc. But nothing can prepare you for the fans that love the X-Men films. Having said that, I don’t think Azazel is one of their favourite characters. Hopefully my performance and the new film might change that.

@AlexBrown66: "Were the bust-ups between Sean Connery and the director Stephen Norrington as bad as they've been made out to be?"

FLEMYNG: They were worse. They were worse. You know that feeling when someone in your class is getting told off, and your toes curl in your black Clarks shoes? That’s how it was every day. My favourite bust-up was on the set of Venice. The League had to walk from Captain Nemo’s boat, the Nautilus, down the street, Magnificent Seven-style. At the end of the take, Sean shouted out to Norrington, “What? You want us to do that again?” Norrington replied, “For $18 million, I don’t think it’s too much to ask you to walk down a road.” To which Connery’s reply is unprintable.

@AndrewWards: Dam 140 characters. "What are the different characteristics of [Guy] Ritchie and [Matthew] Vaughn?"

FLEMYNG: Ritchie. Talented, fast, exciting, easily bored. Vaughn. Incredibly hard-working, great taste, ego-less.

@Carl_Denham:"Any dream part?

FLEMYNG: It’s probably Spartacus. I just grew up watching that film, I can’t get enough of it.

@Littlestar300: "If you could play one other comic-book superhero who would it be and why?"

FLEMYNG: I was an old punk, so I love The Watchmen. That’s what I really wanted to do, because he was an anarchist. I don’t really read comics. Now I’ve just had twins, I’m going to start buying The Beano again. So in answer to your question, Plug from The Bash Street Kids.

Had no idea that X-Men: First Class only surpassed the guaranteed sequel mark by only $6 million. Perhaps that's why we've had to wait so long for an announcement [and continue to wait]. Sound off below in the comments sections with your own thoughts. Also, how funny was that description of the altercation between Sean Connery and Stephen Norrington ?

Jason Iain Flemyng (born 25 September 1966) is an English actor. He is known for his film work, which has included roles in British films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), both for Guy Ritchie, as well as Hollywood productions such as Rob Roy (1995) along with the Alan Moore comic book adaptations From Hell (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). He has also appeared in prominent roles in both theatre and television in the UK. Flemyng can speak reasonable French, and has made three films in that language. He won the Best Actor Award at the Geneva Film Festival for his role in 1996's Alive and Kicking.

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