Matthew Vaughn talks X-Men First Class sequel ideas

Already has an opening scene in mind

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Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class opens in cinemas next week, and it’s already generating a healthy amount of positive buzz from early press screenings.

In a new chat about the film, Vaughn threw around a few ideas regarding a possible sequel to the prequel. Spoilerphobes beware, his comments give away a few important First Class plot details.

On how First Class 2 could open, Vaughn said: “I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto.”

Continuing that a First Class 2 wouldn’t necessarily follow the traditional comic-book sequel route of adding more characters to its roster, Vaughn adds:

“We will only have one more new character. I won’t say who he… I won’t say who he or she is! But we will only be bringing one more new character in.

“Because, I think, as Professor X is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I can’t, mate!”

Of course, all of this is super-early talk, and there’s no saying how much 20th Century Fox/Marvel would pressure Vaughn to change his gameplan if he signs on for First Class 2.

For now, though, it’s at least fun to speculate.

X-Men: First Class opens 1 June.

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    • KingofSpain

      May 25th 2011, 13:00

      Magneto kills Kennedy - a touch insensitive and disrespectful don't you think?

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    • mcghater

      May 25th 2011, 14:17


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    • KingofSpain

      May 25th 2011, 14:28

      OK mcghater, well hHow about instead of Kennedy it was Stephen Lawrence or Anthony Walker?

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    • badger86

      May 25th 2011, 14:59

      It's not disrespectful. Fictionalised re-tellings of the Kennedy assassination have been seen before (Watchmen/X-files) it doesn't matter so much who they have commit the act, more how they demonstrate the effect the killing had on a nation.. and frankly KingofSpain i find using the names of two murdered teenagers to argue against a fictionalised use of an historical political assassination in itself rather insensitive. dont you think ?

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    • mallach

      May 27th 2011, 17:26

      was disrespecctful in X- Files when smoking man did it along with Martin Luther King or in Red Dwarf when JFK did it himself or in JFK the film by Oliver Stone.

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