After a few months of uncertainty and doubt, Deadline informs us that the X-Men: First Class sequel is finally being put into motion, as Matthew Vaughn has just signed for a follow-up to last summer’s superhero extravaganza. Simon Kinberg will, as previously reported, be crafting the script (which Vaughn and Jane Goldman will surely end up rewriting), while Bryan Singer is back as a producer. There’s no mention of a returning cast, but it’s pretty much basic knowledge that the main players — Fassbender, McAvoy, Byrne, Lawrence, and possibly Jones — have signed for a second (or even third) installment of this prospective series.
If you want to know anything about the plot, you’re — much like that Kick-Ass sequel — out of luck. Here’s the very little we actually do know, just for the sake of being informed: Vaughn would like to open his sequel with the Kennedy assassination, an event that — in a shocking turn of events — was actually orchestrated and controlled by Magneto. And, yeah, I could go for that.
Furthermore, Deadline doesn’t let us know when production would actually go forward — but, as I’ve previously speculated, a done script and a ready cast could get things going in, I don’t know, six months? (By the way: Very convenient that, just today, Fassbender would get some more free time on his hands.) Let’s hope so; it’s one of the few superhero sequels — or heck, superhero movies, in general — that I actually have a real desire to see.
Are you happy to hear about a First Class sequel being put into motion?
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