X-Men: First Class sequel to shoot in January 2013

To avoid Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games sequel clash

Jennifer Lawrence is one in-demand lady. Given the roaring trade that The Hunger Games is currently doing worldwide, it's easy to forget that she's already attached to another major franchise: the rebooted X-Men.

According to a report by Heat Vision, the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-sequel will now shoot in January 2013, to avoid a clash with THG sequel Catching Fire (aiming to get started by September this year).

The newly agreed shooting schedule will mean that Lawrence will be able to work on both sequels, which is pleasing for fans of each series.

There's still some debate as to whether Gary Ross will return to direct Catching Fire, as no deal has been made, but a Heat Vision source is confident that Ross will stick with the franchise.

Makes sense - Ross was far from an obvious choice but he managed to adapt Suzanne Collins' novel with a minimum of cheese.

When we caught up with Lawrence to talk Hunger Games a while back, she told us that she hadn't heard any more than mumbles on an X-Men sequel at that point.

Asked what she'd like to happen with her character, she responded with a chuckle: "I'd like to see Mystique wear clothes!"

Jennifer Lawrence will next be seen in House At The End Of The Street, and after that she has a Bradley Cooper double-bill with The Silver Linings Playbook and Serena.

Read our Hunger Games review.

 

 

Read our X-Men: First Class review.

 

 

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    • trist808

      Apr 6th 2012, 10:50

      Loved FIRST CLASS, got really high hopes for the follow up, glad Vaughn is returning behind the camera, he did a great job on the first one (IMO)

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 6th 2012, 11:19

      I just know the First Class will be great as long as it gets a fair post-production time, what did the first one get? 3 weeks? That's not enough for any film and it's one of the only things I can say were wrong with it. I don't think audiences mind a bit of delay if it means a better film. Can you imagine if there was news the Avengers was being pushed back by a month? I'm sure it'd still make as much money. First Class is one of the best comic book films ever made, make the sequel even better.

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    • SiMan

      Apr 6th 2012, 11:20

      First Class was excellent - my only issue with the X-movies is that 4 films in and Magneto has played a major part in all of them. There's a massive catalogue of villains they could use and i hope they do introduce more of them like they did with Sebastian Shaw.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 6th 2012, 13:11

      Whoa.. so young and already in two big franchises, at least they are decent ones. If Brett Ratner directs the last installment of either, there will be blood in the water!

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    • MikeyRix

      Apr 6th 2012, 14:38

      I'm glad they're doing the rest of the trilogy and a sequel to "First Class" - film took time but it's grown on me. Be so good to see more of Jennifer Lawrence too.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Apr 6th 2012, 16:23

      The Hunger Games is so s**t, and something tells me the sequel will be just as bad, its just like Twilight really, we have to put up with s****y films with awful acting like this filling up our cinema screens, would be nice for once just to see a good film that isn't made for teenage girls.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 6th 2012, 17:55

      @Jrdnsans1792 Thats why God invented Michael Bay..oh wait, you said 'good' film, then change that to Christopher Nolan :D

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    • marc96

      Apr 6th 2012, 21:34

      i thoroughly enjoyed the hunger games, its nothing like Twilight at all & find it quite narrow minded when people compare the 2, at least with battle royale i can understand the comparisons.. twilight is poorly written written & very poorly acted garbage... looking forward to sequels for both x-men first class & hunger games... & seeing jennifer lawrence on the big screen more is something i wont be complaining about lol

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Apr 7th 2012, 2:29

      I just meant the quality of the film was like Twilight not the storyline or anything. Yeah Hunger Games is essentially a kids Battle Royale.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 7th 2012, 11:25

      In no way, shape or form is the hunger games anything like the Osterman Weekend.. just because it features someone with a bow and arrow doesn't mean the films are anything alike. Or are we going to go through the whole "Internal Affairs is in no way connected to The Departed or Infernal Affairs" thing?

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 7th 2012, 13:50

      Don't be a prick. Hunger games has no elements from the Osterman Weekend... none... zip.... nudda... apart from the fact they both have humans in them. As for the Internal Affairs thing.. you are 100% wrong.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 7th 2012, 13:52

      You know, I hate the fact that I've taken the bait.. I've been ignoring it for so long and then.. BANG! I have to respond.. I feel ashamed now.

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    • Indianabones

      Apr 7th 2012, 14:50

      This film just totally ripped off Robin hood! oh and William Tell too

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 7th 2012, 15:03

      And the Avengers

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 7th 2012, 16:26

      Am I the only one who wasn't blown away by X-Men: First Class ? Yeah I enjoyed it but personally I felt Thor was way more entertaining.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 7th 2012, 17:37

      Oh leave this film alone, its not a rip-off of anything, just similiar. The author claimed she was inspired after flicking channels back from American Idol and newsclips of the Iraq war. There are no truly original ideas, Harry Potter is 'similar' to the Worst Witch + Tom Browns Schooldays , Batman was 'inspired' from Zorro , Star Wars is a 'homage' to Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress plus some fairy tale and western staples..etc.

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    • StevePotter

      Apr 7th 2012, 17:49

      The "this is a rip-off"' argument is invalid. Name one movie that doesn't have the same basic plot line as something else.

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    • chrysler

      Apr 7th 2012, 18:31

      hunger games probably ripped off internal affairs too!!! it makes sense when using kaleidoscope logic.

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    • chrysler

      Apr 7th 2012, 18:46

      also any film with kevin bacon in it ripped of every other film with kevin bacon in it

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    • writerdave87

      Apr 7th 2012, 22:48

      There are stories about children being forced to kill each other that go back thousands of years. Dalidab you are so full of s**t it's dribbling out of your ears. And for the last time, Internal affairs has nothing to do with the Departed or Infernal affairs. Seriously, that was by far and away your most retarded moment, ever. Which is saying something. Stop bringing it up.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Apr 8th 2012, 6:10

      Stars seem to be getting younger and younger in recent years. The difference here is that this young lady happens to have a good amount of talent. While I found X-Men first class to be only okay, she played a really good mystique. I do not hold extremely high hopes for the second first class movie given the sequel and remake track record of recent years, but at the very least it will have one well cast character. Even her acting in the Hunger Games trailer is wonderful. http://www.videodetective.com/movies/the-hunger-games/501799

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    • alexr

      Apr 11th 2012, 9:46

      1) A bit s**te. 2) More s**te. 3) OK, this is a good film - but it hasn't aged well. 4) Ditto on the goodness. 5) Seriously? 6) Fun. 7) Good call. 8) Why? Because it's easter? Why not Passion of the Christ? 9) No no no no no, Fairuza Balk is awful. 10) Just...NO. How about a slightly different list: 1) The Shawshank Redemption. 2) Toy Story 3. 3) The Grey. 4) Go out for a meal with friends/family. 5) Watch some sports. 6) PLAY some sports. 7) Mass Effect 3. 8) Mass Effect 3 - it really is THAT good. 9) Educating Rita, or is this too much of a rip off of Pygmalion? 10) Alien - in anticipation of Prometheus.

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    • alexr

      Apr 12th 2012, 13:28

      How do you know it didn't happen? Were you there? Granted, I don't believe for a minute that Jesus invented dining chairs, but the whipping anf crucifixion was pretty realistic (considering the implements the Romans used for torture) and very harrowing...

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    • bencobra

      Apr 18th 2012, 17:33

      Can't wait for more Oirish Magneto. Cannot believe how well received the first film was. I thought it was terrible.

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