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In a powerful and emotional scene between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, Charles and Erik's fight reaches a powerful climax which ultimately costs "Professor X" the use of his legs. This leads not only to the end of their friendship, but also to the beginning of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
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It's hard to deny just how successful "X-Men: First Class" was. Not only did it gross nearly $150 million domestically, the film gave the series a well-deserved face lift and rewarded fans with a story and characters true to what they love. It's only natural that fans are begging for more.
But what's unique about "X-Men: First Class" is that it's not just the fans who are desperately asking for a sequel. Both of the movie's leads, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, have spoken openly about wanting to find out where Magneto and Professor X go and having their own ideas for a sequel. Enthusiasm abounds with the team behind the first film, and a second seems likely at this point. But one big question remains. Will Matthew Vaughn return to direct?
Many people, Fassbender and McAvoy included, give a lot of the credit for the first film's success to Vaughn and his frequent collaborator, screenwriter Jane Goldman. Vaughn's involvement most likely won't be decided until Simon Kinberg, the man Fox hired to write the sequel, delivers a script, and Goldman's almost entirely depends on Vaughn, according to the screenwriter herself.
Goldman spoke with MTV News while promoting "The Woman in Black," and she said she understands the strong push for a sequel.
"James and Michael brought so much to them that I think it's entirely natural to be talking about where those characters would go next," she said. "It was inherent in their stories and their arcs. There are so many interesting places to go."
If Goldman does eventually work on the picture, it will most likely be a rewrite of Kinberg's script, but that all depends on what Vaughn decides to do. "In terms of what's going on with that, again from my point of view, it's down to what Matthew [Vaughn] decides to do," she said. "If he decides he wants to direct the next one and if he wants me on board, I'm 100 percent there."
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Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011
1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers
The Skin I live In
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
X-Men: First Class
Jan 20 12 6:34 AM
With Fassbender turning up in films almost everywhere you look lately
(the latest “Haywire” opening tomorrow), IFC managed to get a few
moments with him to find out what’s in store for the mutant master of
magnetism, and what he knows about the next film’s status.
Asked how he’d characterize his role in the first film — which seemed
to be both hero and villain at times — Fassbender said that ambiguity
was entirely intentional, and something they’d like to carry through in
“I get where [Magneto] is coming from, that’s for sure — having read
the source material, the comic books,” he explained. “From what we know
with human beings, history has told us that we’re a pretty destructive
race, so you can see where he’s coming from. It’s always interesting for
me to have the villains doing positive things as well as negative or
destructive things. I just think it’s more realistic.”
“It’s like the actions will define the character . . . but it’s more
about making sure that it’s intelligently written and there’s a real
driving force, there’s real drama there, relationships are interesting,
and that it’s not lazy in anyway,” he continued. “A lot of the times I
think with action films, the plot can be pretty weak because it’s taking
a back seat to the action sequences and the special effects. What we
wanted to do with ‘X-Men’ was definitely the reverse of that. We wanted
to really focus on the characters and the plot and then have the action
sequence there to sort of enhance the story.”
And the balance established in “First Class” between action,
character development, and plot is expected to measure out similarly in
any sequels — at least as far as Fassbender and co-star James McAvoy understand it.
“Hopefully we’ll get to do another one; that’s what we want to carry
that vein through for sure,” he told IFC. “Personally, I do and I know
James feels the same.”
Referencing the on-again, off-again friendship between McAvoy’s
character, Charles Xavier, and Fassbender’s magnetic mutant in the
Marvel Comics universe, Fassbender hinted that there’s always the
possibility that they’ll be on the same side again. Although if their
comic-book history is any indication, it could take another threat
bigger than both of them to bring the former friends together.
“You know what’s interesting about Magneto and Professor X from the
comic books as well, is there’s such a complexity to their
relationship,” he explained. “It’s not just like clear-cut enemies;
they’re best friends as well. In the comic books, even after they’ve had
this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after
the students at certain points.”
“I think there’s always that complexity in their relationship,” he
said. “And we want to keep that alive as possible, because that’s I
think a really interesting thing — the conflict there.”
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Fox has set a July 23, 2013 release date for The Wolverine, the sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.The movie had seen its production start pushed beck several times but
in dating the movie, Fox is now making this production a priority.
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Bear in mind, it’s best to not interpret Kinberg’s comments to mean that First Class 2 won’t heavily explore the bumps and roadblocks that Xavier encounters on his personal journey towards becoming the calm and collected Professor X – or that the sequel will feel even more like “The Magneto Show” than First Class did (at times). The First Class followup is just barely beginning to take shape, so nothing is set in stone right now.
I'm going to hold out hope partly because I think the questions Kinberg was asked were Magneto-centric, which kind of predicted the response. I think a lot of the interviewers/bloggers are Magneto/Fassbender fanboys and girls so their coverage is slanted. I think both of you make good points. James and Michael have said they have each others' backs (thank goodness), and Fassy has gone on record saying he wants to see what happens to Charles in the sequel. Hopefully, between the two of them, the sequel will be balanced.Nevertheless, I don't think it hurts to add appropriate comments on these sites to let everyone know, including Fox, that we want Charles to have a complex, dramatic, weighty storyline and plenty of screen time in the sequel. Here's another site that's Magneto-centric: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/X-Men-First-Class-Sequel-Writer-Discusses-Future-Magneto-29477.html
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