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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People like to shit on 20th Century Fox, but Vaughn says they were extremely supportive. Also Fox chief Tom Rothman may not be Satan as previously assumed.
"Fox were the best partners you could imagine and I speak my mind, and if they had screwed me around, I would be shouting it from the rooftops right now," Vaughn said. "It was such a creatively-rewarding experience working with them and they were so supportive of everything. We had nine weeks of post basically to finish this movie from when we finally wrapped and I was like, 'We're never going to do this,' and they just rallied around me, gave me every tool imaginable, and just kept me feeling like we could do it. (Tom) Rothman and Emma Watts were true allies. They gave me brilliant notes and never tried to interfere, just tried to make the film better. I have no idea why Tom has the reputation he has now, because I would let the guy be my ally on any film I made whether he was a head of the studio or not."

The cast are happy the film is not in 3D
"Well, it's not in 3-D, that's a start," Fassbender told MTV when describing what separates the film from other super hero films coming out this summer. "It's not in 3-D, thank the heavens," McAvoy agreed. "I think the X-Men, the X-people, mutants, they use their powers for good, just like a superhero does, but they don't feel like superheroes. They feel like real people more — maybe that's the thing that sets it apart."

Presuming they return screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are also already thinking sequels and characters they'd like to introduce.
"We would like to introduce Cable. He's such a cool character and we haven't seen him in any of the films yet," they told Gigwise of the futuristic character with ties to the "X-Men" past. "Avatar" actor Stephen Lang is apparently already interested in the role and Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld previously issued a plea to 20th Century Fox, singling Lang out as the ideal actor to play the character. "Dear 20th Century Fox, Please sign Steven Lang as Cable and put him in your next X-men film. Thanks, Rob," he wrote on Twitter.

Jennifer Lawrence sought advice from Rebecca Romijn about the lengthy make-up process.
"Her advice was mostly just kind of, 'Don't worry about it. Don't listen to what they tell you,'" she explained. "Because they tell you not to drink alcohol or eat spicy food, because they remove the make-up with alcohol. And she just said, 'Don't listen to that. It will drive you crazy.' "

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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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