UPDATE: SuperHeroHype has learned that Simon Kinberg is penning the sequel to 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class.
Kinberg produced the first film and was a writer on X-Men: The Last Stand. His other writing credits include Mr. & Mrs Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He is a producer on the latter two as well and is a producer on Neill Blomkamp’s next, Elysium.
If you disregard comic cannon, you’ll find that Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class offers a great deal of fun. Action, thrills, tough moral questions….January Jones tits. It’s all there. In every sense it’s genuinely First Class. Fans liked it. America liked it. I liked it. With thumbs up all across the board it’s safe to assume FOX will accept the challenge of making a sequel. While no deuce talk has been officially announced, we do have little bit of confirmation. Jason Flemyng, (Azazel -pink Nightcrawler dude) has confirmed in a recent interview that the studio is working on the script for a sequel.
Here is what he had to say:
“There was a benchmark that they had to hit box office-wise before they could start writing the next one, which they’ve started. We’ll just see how the DVD goes and then fingers crossed I’ll be bright red again by next summer.”
Flemyng also admitted that he hopes a potential sequel will give him the opportunity to work more with Michael Fassbender, who plays villain Magento.
“I think Michael Fassbender can do anything, annoyingly, with very little sleep and not much work, which is even more annoying!” he said.
“I am so in his gang [for the sequel]. There’s one shot at the end of the film [with Magneto] and I was like, ‘Please let me be in the shot!’ And there I was. If there is a sequel, I have to be there.”
Considering that the DVD and Blu-Ray sales ARE doing well, I think we can expect some official announcement soon. FOX has a tracked record of making shit comic book movies and I really thought First Class was gonna be another notch in their belt. I hated this movie from concept up until the first review. I had refused to accept the movie into my life, but I did. FOX got this one right.This will most likely be the only time I say to FOX “Yes sir, may I have another?”
Source: Digital Spy