Hey gang, it looks like Matthew Vaughn is already planning an X-Men: First Class sequel. According to Vaughn, the ending of First Class sets up a potential sequel that will be “even more fun” than the first. He goes on to reveal some ideas on the possible sequel, he says:
“First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time. But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time,” he continues. “That’s the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight.”
The current film takes place in 1962, part two could move on to the late ‘60s. Vaughn goes on to talk about his interest in working in that time period:
“1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s. I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power…”
It's also possible that the next chapters in the planned First Class trilogy will be set in the 70s and 80s respectively. Producer Bryan Singer stated,“That’s an idea that’s been discussed. How the characters go through time. But only to a point – they can’t age too fast!”
James McAvoy revealed that he'd like to see his character Charles Xavier get “really messed up” in the sequels. He goes on to say:
“In First Class he uses Cerebro for the first time and maybe it unlocks something in his head – maybe he can’t keep the voices out or something. So in the second movie his journey could be about getting himself out of a mess. And then in the third movie he become… Patrick Stewart!”
The film arrives in theaters on June 2nd and I can't wait to see it. What are your thoughts on this news?