Sunday 26 March 2017

New character for X-Men sequel

Matthew Vaughn hasn't ruled out a return for Sir Ian McKellen
Matthew Vaughn hasn't ruled out a return for Sir Ian McKellen

Matthew Vaughn has revealed that the X-Men: First Class sequel would feature a new character.

The Kick-Ass filmmaker plans to direct a trilogy of reboots, starting off with First Class, and has already started thinking of the follow-up.

"We will only have one more new character. I won't say who he or she is! But we will only be bringing one more new character in," he told Movieweb.

"As Professor X is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I can't, mate!" he added.

Matthew also confirmed that he would definitely be willing to return for a sequel, and has an idea of what the opening scene would be, saying: "I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto."

And he hasn't ruled out the possibility of Sir Ian McKellen or Sir Patrick Stewart, who portrayed Professor X and Magneto respectively in previous films, returning for a cameo.

"I have worked with Sir Ian McKellen before, and he is a lovely guy. I would love to work with him again. So, never say never!" he teased.

X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Kevin Bacon, opens in cinemas on Wednesday June 1.

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