Last weekend at Comic Con, Simon Kinberg revealed a few details about the writing and production process of X-Men: First Class 2, which he is co-writing with director Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman.
Since the announcement of the director in January, there have been little to no information on what is going on with the sequel. However, although he was not able to reveal much, Kinberg did give away some teasers for the fans.
One thing Kinberg did talk about was how the film is “extraordinarily ambitious” and “unlike the other X-Men movies.” But he did say that the sequel would definitely honor previous X-Men movies.
“It’s one of those movies that, because it’s such a big deal for the studio, they have some sense of what it is that we’re writing and they are ambitious about the movie, too…I don’t know what the budget’s going to be, we’ve got to finish the script before we have a budget, but I would assume that it is a bigger movie than the last in physical scope, and that we have the license to do that because of the success of First Class. And because I think Fox has had success with interesting movies in the last couple of years in the genre, like Planet of the Apes was a really good movie, Chronicle was a cool movie, First Class, they’re just narratively or creatively a little bit more ambitious. So they’ve encouraged us to do that with the sequel.”
When asked about the rumors regarding possible events in the film, such as pinning President JFK’s assassination on Magneto, Kinberg neither confirmed or denied them. He did say that the writing process has been “very fluid,” which likely means that the ideas are always changing and that nothing is set in stone yet.
He continued to say:
“We really went into it, Matthew, Jane and myself, just wanting to create a movie that was as… I’m very proud of First Class… as dramatic as that movie…I think it is as dramatic as that movie, but more epic, mythic in a way as well. So, there are ideas that we’ve started with that haven’t survived, there are ideas that we started with from conversations we had from making First Class that are going to be in the sequel.”
So, while there are no solid details on the plot, fans of the X-Men series can look forward to all the hard-work and writing that is going into the sequel.
Shooting is expected to begin in the Spring of 2012 and the movie is aiming for a July 2014 release.