Get ready for lots more big screen “X-Men.”
A new Total Film interview with Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn, respectively producer and director of “X-Men: First Class,” suggests both men are keen to make period sequels.
“First Class” is set in the Don Draper era of 1962, but Vaughn says he’d like the next one to be set in the late 1960s:
“1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s,” he says. “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…”
Singer allows that subsequent sequels could be set in the 1970s and ‘80s:
“That’s an idea that’s been discussed,” admits producer Bryan Singer. “How the characters go through time. But only to a point – they can’t age too fast!”
Confusingly, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner told Empire Magazine last month that the folks at Fox “love” a treatment for a sequel to “X-Men: Last Stand” and that she plans to produce both “X4” and “X5.”
Throw in the new Wolverine and Deadpool spin-offs in the works, and that’s a ton of movie mutantcy.
Vaughn's prior directorial credits include "Layer Cake," "Stardust" and "Kick-Ass."
Find all of Total Film’s story here.
"First Class" hits cinemas June 3.