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Matthew Vaughn Says He Would Start 'First Class' Sequel With JFK Assassination Committed By Magneto

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 7:44 AM
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Also Says Only One New Character Will Be IntroducedWith early reactions positioning Matthew Vaughn's anticipated and epic (yes, it runs just under 2 hours and 15 minutes) "X-Men: First Class" as a winner, sequel talk is already underway. While earlier reports have speculated whether or not the film will time jump to the '70s or '80s, it looks like Vaughn isn't ready to leave the '60s setting of his origin story film just yet and he's got a pretty bonkers idea on where to kick-off a followup to 'First Class.'

First Reactions To 'X-Men: First Class' Suggest It's The Summer Home-Run We've Been Waiting For

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2011 1:02 AM
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Since the start of the year, we haven't been shy about our opinion that "X-Men: First Class" seemed to be the most promising of the four superhero entries landing this summer. The cast is great, Matthew Vaughn looks ready to step up a level, and the trailers have been among the best-cut of the year. But things haven't all been rosy: rumors of a lengthy, chaotic shoot have been rife, and the posters have been as bad as the trailers have been good, while the most recent clip for the film seemed rushed and weightless.

Oversaturated? New 'X-Men: First Class' Clip & Gajillion New Photos Makes Us Feel X-Hausted

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 8:29 AM
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Earlier this year, right as the first trailer was about to be released, and or just after, this site, and hell, this writer, spoke on behalf of this site and said the #1 comic book movie we were looking forward to this summer was Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class."

Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 27, 2011 7:25 AM
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Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took the stage when they won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay as the controversy was just beginning to brew and as as their dispute grew and made headlines for Oscar bloggers, they were rewarded during the awards show with nothing; Geoffrey Fletcher's "Precious" screenplay won the adapted screenplay prize, as Academy voters backlashed against the dispute, despite the fact that the "Up In The Air" screenplay was long assumed to be the frontrunner for that bauble. Oh well.

'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Talk Starts Already, Mutants To Get Down In The '70s & '80s?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 4:57 AM
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Beast with feathered hair? Emma Frost rocking neon tights? Magneto with a Flock of Seagulls haircut? Charles Xavier with some serious mutton chop sideburns? Thanks to "Mad Men," the '50s and '60s are en vogue, which couldn't be better for "X-Men: First Class" with a setting that studio types are likely hoping will help get more than just comic fans into the seats for the period-set origin story that traces the beginnings of the mutant crew. But, as this is a franchise, sequel talks are already bubbling forth but no decisions yet on what decade any potential followups will find our mutant heroes -- though it has been talked about.

Michael Shannon Says 'Man Of Steel' Meeting With Zack Snyder Was Like Being On Acid

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2011 3:32 AM
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Matthew Vaughn Eyed Colin Firth For 'X-Men: First Class'A couple of brief bits of comic movie background and what-ifs.

Resoundingly Crap New Posters For 'X-Men: First Class' Debut

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 9, 2011 1:54 AM
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We're beginning to suspect that someone at 20th Century Fox's marketing department is deliberately fucking with Matthew Vaughn, perhaps as revenge for bailing on "X-Men: The Last Stand" all those years ago. For some time, the "Kick-Ass" director's return to the mutant franchise, in the form of prequel "X-Men: First Class" was a mystery, outside of a few spy photos of the cast filming. Then, our first look at the film's line-up of heroes and villains came in a campy, badly-Photoshopped image that mysteriously leaked onto the net back in January.

New Pic From 'X-Men: First Class' Shows Off The Secret Lair Of Emma Frost & Sebastian Shaw

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 3:48 AM
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Despite the reportedly rushed production -- and what the ramblings of way-too-invested nerds would have you have believe -- "X-Men: First Class" is still looking like the uh, classiest, of the crush of comic book movies set to hit in the next few months. We're not sure what it is -- the casting, the period setting -- but Matthew Vaughn's film is thankfully devoid of the dorky stink that surrounds its competitors.

Matthew Vaughn Eyes Another Superhero Pic With 'The Golden Age'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 7:42 AM
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Wishlist Cast Includes Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson & Warren BeattySo much for "Kick-Ass 2" (sorry Mark Millar). Despite the reportedly rushed production on "X-Men: First Class," Matthew Vaughn certainly isn't tiring of the genre or cracking under the pressure and is looking to flip the equation for what will be -- if it comes together -- his third straight superhero film.

January Jones Says 'X-Men: First Class' Is Rushed & Over Schedule

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 14, 2011 4:25 AM
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However, Tentpole Has Been Racing To The Finish Line Since Day 1For months now there have been rumblings and rumors about the troubles on the set of "X-Men: First Class." Latino Review at one point went as far as to allege that 2nd unit directors were shooting the film while filmmaker Matthew Vaughn edited it.

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