Simon Kinberg Talks X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel

Simon Kinberg Talks X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel

Elysium Producer Simon Kinberg - who is also writing the sequel to X-Men: First Class - drops a few hints as to the direction the follow up to Mathew Vaughn's very well received CBM will go..

In an exclusive interview with SHH, Kinberg spoke about the sequel to X-Men: First Class that's currently in the works with Mathew Vaughn once again in the director's chair. He doesn't reveal anything specific about the story, but he does say that as well as the central relationship between Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender), there will also be more focus put on the burgeoning relationship between Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), which seemed to come to a pretty abrupt end at the climax of the first movie.

"I'm not allowed to even breathe a word of any sort of details but I can say that the things that we thought worked well in 'First Class' were the characters, especially the four or five lead characters. The Charles-Erik relationship was obviously incredibly resonant and James and Michael did such an amazing job as those characters. Jen Lawrence and Nick Hoult, that's a really interesting relationship between Raven and Hank, so we're really going to be focusing on character and personally I really liked the period aspect of 'First Class' so we may well do that."

Kinberg also addressed the first movie's somewhat messed up continuity with the previous X-Men films. As great as First Class was, it did seem to pick and choose which elements it kept in canon and which it basically rebooted. So should we view these new X movies as prequels or reboots?

"It's an interesting thing and I wouldn't know how to define it because we tried to be as respectful as possible in 'First Class' to the 'Singer-verse,' to 'X1-3' really, and there are places where we diverged from that and broke that, but there were other places where we were really respectful to, like even little silly things like the Rebecca Romijn cameo, so we are constructing it with 'X1-3' in mind. There may be some places where we don't line up perfectly but it is something we are very aware of and want to be respectful of and the people who are responsible for those movies--Lauren Schuler-Donner, Bryan Singer and Fox--are all involved."

Head on over to SHH to check out the full interview.

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