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Simon Kinberg on the X-Men: First Class Sequel

Source: MTV
February 16, 2012

MTV got a chance to talk to Simon Kinberg about writing and producing the untitled X-Men: First Class sequel, to again be directed by Matthew Vaughn.

He said: "Iím a huge X-Men fan. I grew up loving the comic books and it was really exciting to be able to do the origin story of Xavier and Magneto, and getting those two actors, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender, were really amazing. So being able to explore those characters with actors of that quality will be exciting a second time around, and doing some things unexpected with those characters, which is the plan."

Kinberg added that the second film would involve a lot more Magneto. "Thatís what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but heís a much more complicated character as a young man. Heís someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy."

You can check out the interview segment using the player below:

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