To which I say, “YES! Give me more Michael Fassbender!!” Really, that’s all I need to be happy. Fassbender moving metal shit with his mind and having many, many sexy, subtext-laden conversations with James McAvoy.
Hey, a girl can have her fantasies, too.
Anyway, MTV chatted with X-Men: First Class‘ screenwriter, Simon Kinberg about writing First Class and what we’ll be seeing in the sequel,
I’m a huge X-Men fan. I grew up loving the comic books and it was really exciting to be able to do the origin story of Xavier and Magneto, and getting those two actors, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender, were really amazing. So being able to explore those characters with actors of that quality will be exciting a second time around, and doing some things unexpected with those characters, which is the plan.
That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy.
More Erik and Charles! Thank you, Simon for reading my mind. Now please leave before things get dirty.
Seriously, screw the rest of those mutants, they’re boring. The most captivating storyline in First Class is Erik’s journey from victim to hero to villain. Hopefully we get more of this in the sequel.
I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything. He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says ‘Call me Magneto’ at the end of the first movie.
Oh, and please give him an awesome Magneto costume. The one at the end of First Class is laughable. It looks like something he pulled together that morning and only because you have Fassbender wearing it does it not look completely ridiculous. But guys, come on, you can give him a better outfit than that.
Check out a video of the interview from the premiere of Kinberg’s latest film, This Means War, below.
The fine fellows over at HISHE (How it should have ended) have put together how X-Men First Class should have ended. That’s what they do. There are some interesting insights into the movie that I never really considered at the time. The helmet line is classic.
Which side of the mutant fence would you fall on if you have mutant powers?
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The people behind the marketing for X-Men: First Class have been bombarding us with so many clips, sneak peaks, and characters trailers you’d think they’d have shown us the whole movie by now. Today we’ve got another batch of clips but one in particular will a be a treat. It’s our first good look at Emma Frost giving us her best icy, scary bitch.
Frightening? Yep, she’s a heartless sex-bomb who can read your mind and turn into near-indestructible diamond. You better run.
The other new clips are Magneto holding back a barrage of missiles, a little Magneto and Mystique scene, Sebastian Shaw‘s attack on the academy and Havoc and Banshee learning to control their powers. Check ’em out below the cut. I don’t think I need to remind you, but head’s up, some of these clips could be spoilery.
The most recent issue of Total Film is out and they are packing the treats for X-Men fans. In addition to a cover story brimming with news about the flick there are three different collectible covers all modeled on a magazine style from the 60s. The three covers featuring Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr and Emma Frost parallel the vintage looks of classic mags like Life or Esquire.
It’s safe to say the majority of us were pleasantly surprised with the recently revealedX-Men: First Class trailer; the Matthew Vaughn directed prequel to Bryan Singers X-Men films. Mutants. Cuban Missile Crisis. Planes. Xavier with hair. An oh so sexy Emma Frost and a bunch of other snappy cuts tuned to a foreboding score. It was a satisfying trailer indeed. Now, as we know, this prequel establishes the formation of the X-Men (one not canon to comics, but that’s a whole other argument) and it starts with the friendship of Charles Xavier (bald leader of the X-Men) and Magneto (master of magnetism. evil dude). What the trailer didn’t show us, was the homo erotic undertones of their partnership. Xavier and Magneto gay lovers? “Before he was Professor Xavier, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik………..X-Men: First Ass”.
Well, honestly, their not gay, but James McAvoy is certainly playing up a whole “two friends falling in love” bit. In a new interview with La Times’ Hero Complex, McAvoy discusses his character Charles Xavier, working with Mathew Vaughn and Michael Fassbender (Magneto).
McAvoy address the bromance between Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto):
It’s kind of a love story, like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” which, really, was a love story between two men. This is the first time in their lives they’ve met someone who is an equal of sorts, someone who understands them and can connect and push them too. Especially Charles, he’s fascinated with Erik and his potential. For Erik, Charles is the first person he’s trusted to really tell about his past and the first person to understand the horrible things he’s been through.
If Professor X utters the words “I just can’t quit you”, I will walk out and never see another comic book movie again! Moving on, McAvoy goes on to talk about his character and his relationship to Raven(Jennifer Lawrence), who will of course become the shape shifting Mystique.