(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Tired of all the news on the who’s who of X-Men: First Class? Well, Bryan Singer has revealed HUGE details on what’s taking place with the X-Men prequel. In a conversation with Ain’titcoolnews, Singer went ahead and revealed what will be happening in the first Silver Age of the Marvel movie. With news such as Kevin Bacon playing Sebatian Shaw, of the Hellfire Club. Is thre any was this could get any better? Well ladies and germs that answer is an emphatic yes.
- The movie will be set in the 1960’s. John F Kennedy is the President of the United States.
- Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are on TV doing marches.
- We will see how Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr met in their twenties, and how they dreamt of a future with Mutant & Human kind.
- Xavier will not be in a wheel chair at this point. But we’ll se how he ends up in the wheelchair. This also all happens before he starts loosing his hair.
- The costumes will be far more comic bookish than we’ve seen before The movie will not be based on the First Class Comic book. It will be a new beginning for the X-Men.
- Singer Also revealed that we will see some costumes from the film in about a month.
- Director Matthew Vaughn has been inspired by 60s-era James Bond tech, and the costumes will be far more ‘comic bookish’ than we’ve seen in the past.
- The vision of the Hellfire Club will be the classic one, seemingly with the Victorian costumes and men’s club attitude first seen as John Byrne drew them in the ’80s.
- The story begins with Xavier at Oxford in the ’60s, and Singer said the film will have an ‘international’ feel. Shoots in England and the US will double in places for other global locations, including the Soviet Union. Again, that’s working towards the Bond vibe mentioned earlier.
With this being the biggest update heard for X-Men: First Class, from Singer himself, how can you not be exicted for this? Having the talents of Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and Bryan Singer together, even the movie gods are crying with excitement. The huge cast not withstanding this could possibly be on of the best representations of the Silver Age ever produced on film. Hopefully the high expectation of the fans will help these two in creating something worth while.