Bryan Singer has some ideas for the X-Men: First Class sequel

Posted by: Zack Bruce

The reception of Matthew Vaughn’s X-MEN: FIRST CLASS has reached warm reception amongst fans. So it perfectly normal that talks of the sequel have already started to come up.

FIRST CLASS is set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile crisis and dips its hand in other bits of history as well. Producer Bryan Singer is hoping to continue that trend, but stray from oversaturating filmgoers with the musings of a history buff. Singer sheds some light, “I don’t know if every movie has to be a history lesson. But there’s a lot of history to cover. If we sequelized this, it could inhabit a whole world of the 20th century. When [‘First Class’] happened, Kennedy had not been assassinated and the Vietnam War hadn’t happened yet.” Nor would it need to deal with military matters, “What’s really interesting about the ’60s setting is the civil rights movement.”

Singer compares the characters of Charles Xavier and Magneto, who respectively advocate for armed struggle and peaceful co-existence, to real leaders for racial equality, “What’s fascinating about these two characters is that they’re really the Malcolm X and Martin Luther King of comic mythology.”

The producer is fine with a sequel and the idea of weaving real world events, as long as it doesn’t bog people down, “You don’t need to hit people over the head with them in every movie or every scene. But having them at the core of the conflict is what I think makes it all work.”

Source: LA Times

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