Matthew Vaughn plans X-Men sequel
Published 15/04/2011 | 16:32
Matthew Vaughn's highly anticipated X-Men origins film X-Men: First class doesn't open until June but the director is already planning a sequel.
The film, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and January Jones tells the story of the X-Men mutants first discovering their powers and of how Professor X and Magneto came be enemies.
Matthew told Total Film: "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."
He went on: "But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time. That's the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight."
X-Men: First Class is set in 1962 but Matthew hopes to explore the spirit of the 60s more in a sequel.
He said: "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..."
But the next instalments in the First Class trilogy may be set in the 70s and 80s respectively.
Producer Bryan Singer said: "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!"