Matthew Vaughn Was A Yeller, Already Thinking Sequels & 18 Things Learned About 'X-Men First Class'

by Edward Davis
June 3, 2011 6:47 AM
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As per the aforementioned opening quote, Bacon is frank about Vaughn's method's, but he also has a ton of respect for the filmmaker.
The actor said Vaughn was candid and not crass. "He doesn’t do a lot of takes," he told the LAT. "He does zero in on things. I remember once he yelled, ‘Stop twirling your mustache!’ And it was totally on point. I was starting to get into some kind of idea of villainy and not staying true to who Sebastian was. As an actor, I can appreciate that.”

We've already heard of some of Matthew Vaughn's sequels ideas, some of which may involve JFK's assassination, some of which could see the films entering the '70s or '80s. Right now it sounds like the film would need to be a major hit for him to return.
"Yeah, if the film's a hit, I'd be very interested in doing a sequel," he told SuperheroHype. "I really, really enjoyed… the team I had on it were great, and the hard thing is creating a new franchise, so if it works, it would be fun. My ideas are much bigger for the next one. I've got some really big … I'm surprised everyone is calling this a really big epic movie, and I'm thinking, 'Wait until you view the next one if you think this is epic, the next one you won't believe what happens.'"

While Bryan Singer and 20th Century Foxed Picked All The 'X-Men' Characters In The Film Before Matthew Vaughn came on board, there was supposed to be one more mutant character.
"In the draft they gave me all the characters were in there. We cut Sunspot, because we didn’t have the time or money," Vaughn said. "They couldn’t make him work, it was a pain in the arse."

Michael Fassbender didn't bother watching the 'X-Men' performance of Sir Ian McKellen or any of his other work.
Initially his idea was to reverse engineer the performance and work backwards, but after speaking with his director, they decided to go another way. “When I first found I’d got the job, I thought about studying Ian McKellen and getting my hands on anything I could when he was a young man on screen and studding his physicality and voice," Fassbender said. Then I sat down with Matthew [Vaughn] and we decided that wasn’t the way he wanted me to go and so I ditched that idea totally and used the comic book source material.”

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10 Comments

  • Thomas | June 6, 2011 10:09 AMReply

    Also in the ratings or ranking I am not referring to the money it made, I am referring to actually how good people have said the movie is.

    X-Men First Class 8.3
    X2 7.7
    X-men 7.4
    X3 6.9
    Wolverine 6.7

  • Thomas | June 6, 2011 10:05 AMReply

    I don't know if the makers look at these comments or not but if they do I am hoping they read this.

    I have tickets to see the movie sometime between now and July 11th. It will happen.

    IMDB ranks this higher than any of the other xmen films with x2 being second, xmen being third, xmen last stand being 4th and wolverine being last.

    If this is the case. Don't worry about the low opening. You also have to realize that the previous two films had a lot of people lose their faith in the franchise.

    I have to say your trailer looks really good. As much I was disappointed you didn't go with the initial first class of x-men, I understand why you didn't. As it would make Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey portrayed in xmen 2000 to be way too old if they were portrayed as children in 1960 when that movie and the two following it are supposed to be set in the "not too distant future" so really sometime after the year 2000. I have a feeling depending on how many years are supposed to pass between this movie and the following movies, each of the young versions of the mutants would make their appearance in the sequel to this or the next one. The only one that wouldn't probably would be Angel as he was displayed in the third movie as a kid.

    Bringing back Taylor Kitsch as Gambit wouldn't be bad and giving him a more of a major role than he was in Wolverine. If Taylor could get that Cajun down pat he would be perfect. Everything else he hit with Gambit perfectly. Taylor had expressed interest in reprising the role when Wolverine came out.
    I also think an origin story for him would be better than Wolverine's anyway because his story is actually darker than Wolverine's.

    Ok I am done rambling, but all I am saying is don't be too discouraged by the low ticket sales. People just need to give the movie a chance. From what I have heard and reviews I have read, they have all been positive. So please if this movie is as good as the reviews say, please keep the series going.

  • Captain Midnight | June 5, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    I don't think that rolling snakeseyes means what you think it means.

  • Gabe Toro | June 4, 2011 2:47 AMReply

    Stephen Lang as Cable?

    NO.

  • Niuhll | June 3, 2011 9:55 AMReply

    I don't think it is a return to form at all, i have X-Men 1 on now, and though i don't hate it, or the second one i believe that this eclipses the series so far, if only this had come first and Vaughn had helmed all of them. It will be a hit with X-Men fans world round because it enjoys showing off the characters, explaining them and have a laugh with them at moments.

  • Edward Davis | June 3, 2011 8:07 AMReply

    Don't judge them.

  • jonathan | June 3, 2011 8:06 AMReply

    There's a sentence in there where it really seems you're saying Michael Fassbender is Nicholaus Hoult's boyfriend.

  • Edward Davis | June 3, 2011 7:29 AMReply

    That wasn't me. :)
    It's been fixed.

  • Piotr | June 3, 2011 7:11 AMReply

    An absurd misprint of comic proportions:

    Nicolas Hoult can thank the delays on fourth season of “Mad Men” for getting the Beast role.
    “I actually was down in Australia, where we were beginning to work on Mad Max. But that got delayed, so I called my agents and told them, ‘I need a job,’ he told FilmCritic. “They sent me to tape for X-Men. I prepared as best I could, auditioned, and was called in to perform a screen test.”

  • Jay | June 3, 2011 6:56 AMReply

    "....after having to endure two mediocre to abysmal installments of the “X-Men” series (”X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: First Class”), the Matthew Vaughn-directed “X-Men: First Class,” is a nice return to form...."

    Huh? What???

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