Tuesday, July 24, 2012

X-MEN FIRST CLASS 2 (Seqeul Talk, Comic Con)


Might be a week after comic con, but news from the convention still seems to be rolling out as Simon Kinberg, who is co-writing X-Men: First Class 2 with director Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, spoke about the highly anticipated mutant sequel at Comic-Con last weekend.

X-Men First Class 2
Although he couldn’t spill any details on the film he did say that the sequel is "extraordinarily ambitious" and "unlike the other X-Men movies and yet very much a celebration of the X-Men movies." Interesting….

“It’s one of those movies that, because it’s such a big deal for the studio, they have some sense of what it is that we’re writing and they are ambitious about the movie, too," he said. "I don’t know what the budget’s going to be, we’ve got to finish the script before we have a budget, but I would assume that it is a bigger movie than the last in physical scope, and that we have the license to do that because of the success of First Class. And because I think Fox has had success with interesting movies in the last couple of years in the genre, like Planet of the Apes was a really good movie, Chronicle was a cool movie, and with First Class, they’re just narratively or creatively a little bit more ambitious. So they’ve encouraged us to do that with the sequel.”

When asked about Vaughn's previous statements about things he might like to do in the film - such as pinning JFK's assassination on Magneto - Kinberg said the writing process has been very fluid, in that ideas are always changing.

"We really went into it, Matthew, Jane and myself, just wanting to create a movie that was as… I’m very proud of First Class… as dramatic as that movie," he said. "I think it is as dramatic as that movie, but more epic, mythic in a way as well. So, there are ideas that we’ve started with that haven’t survived, there are ideas that we started with from conversations we had from making First Class that are going to be in the sequel."

I think its great that they really want to do something fresh and unique for the film, but we will just have to wait and see if it does really pay off.

Shooting is expected to begin in spring of 2013 for a July, 2014, release.

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