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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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Nicolas Hoult can thank the delays on "Mad Max" 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."

How did the cast feel about January Jones' ample bosoms?
"I had to rugby tackle January Jones' cleavage," McAvoy said. Ok then.

James McAvoy is looking forward to potential sequels (and going bald when playing Xavier) he just hopes 20th Century Fox and the producers don't fuck up the films.
"We can’t start the next movie with him bald. Not only is that easy and cheap, we’d be passing up an opportunity for a cool story point," he told the LA Times. "I don’t know what it is — we need to come up with something that justifies doing it. Maybe he got some dodgy Australian shampoo….” As for those potentially looming sequels he says, "I just hope that, if it happens, they make it because they found a story they like rather than making it just because there’s more money to be made. I’ve lots of ideas. I know Michael [Fassbender] and I are very much on the same page all the time and we’ll be weighing in to protect that relationship between the two characters. [Their relationship] is much more sophisticated or complex [then the earlier "X-Men" films], at least, and we need to come up with a way to [keep] that moving forward. The next movie, if there is one, shouldn’t just start off with them being pals again, but I think it also shouldn’t be like the first movies only set in the 1960s. If we get another, let’s not just make Magneto the bad guy; of course he’s a bad-ass and of course he has a whole different ethos, but making a movie that is black-and-white is going to lose the [special] thing that we have in this one. McAvoy also thinks Vaughn, who has already been giving away some of his sequel ideas, should save some of them, "at least this movie has come out.”

If case you haven't noticed, there's been a lot of gossip surrounding "X-Men: First Class."
We've heard rumors that the hook-ups on the film were like summer camp, but you don't need to listen to our hearsay. These type of rumblings are all over the web. E!Online started the scurrilous rumors suggesting that Michael Fassbender had impregnated January Jones during the film (she still has yet to say who the father is) and hooked up with Zoe Kravitz. Then rumors started circling that director Matthew Vaughn was the father (he's currently married to Claudia Schiffer) and his lawyer quickly blasted those claims.

As for those summer camp rumors, well... “We [Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender] were living in London for four months and it was like X-Men summer camp, so we all hung out at each other’s houses after filming, went out to pubs…," Zoe Kravitz recently said. Her and Fassbender have been spotted together in New York, so it looks like at least two relationships and one baby were made during "X-Men: First Class." Mazel tov!

"X-Men: First Class" hits theaters this Friday, June 3.

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  • 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?


  • 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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