X-Men: First Class Sequel Will Focus on Michael Fassbender’s Magneto

(Written for HeyUGuys)

This week MTV got to talk to Simon Kinberg about writing and producing the X-Men: First Class sequel.

Again to be directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kinberg told MTV that the sequel will focus largely on the character of Magneto, who is again to be played by Shame‘s Michael Fassbender, and that it would be an in-depth portrayal of Magneto’s journey to becoming the franchise’s villain.

He said:

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.

The story is still very much in development, but Kinberg continued to comment that,

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.

See the full interview on ComingSoon.

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