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The sequel to X-Men: First Class will be heavy on the Magneto

Feb. 16, 2012by:

Here's lookin' at you, Magnus.

According to Simon Kinberg, sequel scribe for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, the follow-up installment will be a little more heavy on the Magneto.

I have no issues with this due to my overwhelming crush on Michael Fassbender and the fact that he did a wonderful job taking on the character. Magneto is just as complex as his counterpart, Charles Xavier. So it will be interesting to see what roads they venture down when it comes to the character. Things have only just begun.

Kinberg said this on Magneto, "What's what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he's a much more complicated character as a young man. He's someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy."

Then the question is, will Magneto take a slow rise to villainy or just start full throttle? "Were still figuring that out. I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael [Fassbender] is such an interesting actor, hell never be full-on anything. Hell have a villainous side and hell have a sympathetic human side youll be able to relate but youll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says 'Call me Magneto' at the end of the first movie."

Of course, the writer is a huge fan of the original material, "Im 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," he said. "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."

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11:20PM on 02/16/2012
Makes sense since they've tried making a solo Magneto movie - a la Wolverine - before. First Class was the best superhero movie this (last) year and gave faith again in this franchise to every fan of the X-Men movies.
Makes sense since they've tried making a solo Magneto movie - a la Wolverine - before. First Class was the best superhero movie this (last) year and gave faith again in this franchise to every fan of the X-Men movies.
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11:23PM on 02/16/2012
So then it'll be X-Men Origins: Magneto?? Should have made this instead, which I would be game for.
So then it'll be X-Men Origins: Magneto?? Should have made this instead, which I would be game for.
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3:58AM on 02/17/2012
They tried a while back. I think it had Joss Whedon writing it too..
They tried a while back. I think it had Joss Whedon writing it too..
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11:28PM on 02/16/2012
We can all admit that Fassbender was fantastic as Magneto. But the villian is normally the "flashier" role to play. I feel Mcavoy was equally great as Xavier, and I hope the seqeul continues to explore their relationship. My only worry for the sequel is that it becomes like a traditional X-men movie, just with a younger Xavier and Magneto and none of the classic x-men characters.
We can all admit that Fassbender was fantastic as Magneto. But the villian is normally the "flashier" role to play. I feel Mcavoy was equally great as Xavier, and I hope the seqeul continues to explore their relationship. My only worry for the sequel is that it becomes like a traditional X-men movie, just with a younger Xavier and Magneto and none of the classic x-men characters.
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11:29PM on 02/16/2012
what i would like to see is better mutants. the zoe kravitz mutant barely had a part and it probably woulda been a better film with out some no name like that. thank the lord kevin bacon is dead in the X-Universe also. they should stick to the things that worked best from 1st class such as Micheal fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Continue buiding up the Xavier school and recruiting newbies. and change hank mcoy's beast make up. Heres hoping the sequel will be better than the first
what i would like to see is better mutants. the zoe kravitz mutant barely had a part and it probably woulda been a better film with out some no name like that. thank the lord kevin bacon is dead in the X-Universe also. they should stick to the things that worked best from 1st class such as Micheal fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Continue buiding up the Xavier school and recruiting newbies. and change hank mcoy's beast make up. Heres hoping the sequel will be better than the first
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11:54PM on 02/16/2012
What do I want to see? Total uninhibited creativity and mutant madness! And zero studio FascistFox meddling.
What do I want to see? Total uninhibited creativity and mutant madness! And zero studio FascistFox meddling.
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12:25AM on 02/17/2012

Its like the ciritcs said

First Class was the Batman begins for X-men, except it was really Magneto Begins and the sequel will be its Dark Knight.


Please let it be as awesome!
First Class was the Batman begins for X-men, except it was really Magneto Begins and the sequel will be its Dark Knight.


Please let it be as awesome!
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1:10AM on 02/17/2012

tidbit

all I want is for them to fix up all the plotholes they made with First Class.
lookin forward to it!
all I want is for them to fix up all the plotholes they made with First Class.
lookin forward to it!
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3:47AM on 02/17/2012
Name one actual plot hole, and not something that was just ret-conned.
Name one actual plot hole, and not something that was just ret-conned.
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1:19AM on 02/17/2012
It looks like Magneto is signaling for a 1st down.
It looks like Magneto is signaling for a 1st down.
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1:29AM on 02/17/2012

"What do you want to see in the sequel?"

Someone else writing the script.
Someone else writing the script.
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1:53AM on 02/17/2012
So, will the "X-Men" enter the disco craze era of the 70's this time??
Will we finally see the one true X-Man we've all been waiting to see in an X-Men movie, Dazzler???
So, will the "X-Men" enter the disco craze era of the 70's this time??
Will we finally see the one true X-Man we've all been waiting to see in an X-Men movie, Dazzler???
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1:54AM on 02/17/2012

"What do I want to see?"

-C O L O S S U S-
-C O L O S S U S-
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3:00AM on 02/17/2012
Vin Diesel as Apocalypse. Russell Crowe as Wolverine. Kate Mara as Jean Grey.
Vin Diesel as Apocalypse. Russell Crowe as Wolverine. Kate Mara as Jean Grey.
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4:39AM on 02/17/2012
@Red4 : I actually love your selection of Crowe as Wolverine. It's actually a pretty great choice. But I like Jackman as well. In fact Jackman has become THE Wolverine as far as I'm concerned. I like his performance, and I think the fault lies with Fox and the director for not being ballsy enough to let Wolverine be more aggressive. Jackman has always wanted to do it, and given the choice he'd play the part like a complete badass.
@Red4 : I actually love your selection of Crowe as Wolverine. It's actually a pretty great choice. But I like Jackman as well. In fact Jackman has become THE Wolverine as far as I'm concerned. I like his performance, and I think the fault lies with Fox and the director for not being ballsy enough to let Wolverine be more aggressive. Jackman has always wanted to do it, and given the choice he'd play the part like a complete badass.
4:26AM on 02/17/2012
@Hip-Hop Legend: I completely disagree. He doesn't look or behave like Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is comical in his attempts, and I've always cringed at his performance as Wolverine. I've been rooting for his booting since X1. Russell Crowe, on the other hand, practically IS Wolverine in plenty of his movies. He looks, sounds, and behaves like Wolverine, with a believable seriousness. Jackman simply doesn't cut it, and never has.
@Hip-Hop Legend: I completely disagree. He doesn't look or behave like Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is comical in his attempts, and I've always cringed at his performance as Wolverine. I've been rooting for his booting since X1. Russell Crowe, on the other hand, practically IS Wolverine in plenty of his movies. He looks, sounds, and behaves like Wolverine, with a believable seriousness. Jackman simply doesn't cut it, and never has.
4:18AM on 02/17/2012
Hugh Jackman is Wolverine! He fits the character perfectly! no need to change it!
Hugh Jackman is Wolverine! He fits the character perfectly! no need to change it!
3:01AM on 02/17/2012
I still would rather have a X Men 4 or even a reboot. I still think the X-Men movies could be so much more.
I still would rather have a X Men 4 or even a reboot. I still think the X-Men movies could be so much more.
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3:26AM on 02/17/2012

SPOILER!

Magneto becomes evil.. Roll credits. In the sequel I'd like to see a younger Deadpool played by Taylor Lautner.
Magneto becomes evil.. Roll credits. In the sequel I'd like to see a younger Deadpool played by Taylor Lautner.
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6:51AM on 02/17/2012
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
3:56AM on 02/17/2012
I personally would like to see Xavier and Erik patch things up long enough for the new Cerebro to be built at the mansion. Also Mystique and Azeazel getting it on to make a baby Nightcrawler. We can't recruit Scott and Jean til the 80's so that's out for now, but maybe with Magneto being the focus we can see the brotherhood forming and maybe a peak at Genosha... But it may be too soon for that.

But most of all I want to see Rose Byrne in lingerie again... Just sayin.

I personally would like to see Xavier and Erik patch things up long enough for the new Cerebro to be built at the mansion. Also Mystique and Azeazel getting it on to make a baby Nightcrawler. We can't recruit Scott and Jean til the 80's so that's out for now, but maybe with Magneto being the focus we can see the brotherhood forming and maybe a peak at Genosha... But it may be too soon for that.

But most of all I want to see Rose Byrne in lingerie again... Just sayin.

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4:33AM on 02/17/2012
I loved First Class, so it's only natural that I'm okay with this news. That being said, I would like it to center more on Xavier as well, and maybe some new mutants. A small but significant part for Wolverine would be awesome as well.
I loved First Class, so it's only natural that I'm okay with this news. That being said, I would like it to center more on Xavier as well, and maybe some new mutants. A small but significant part for Wolverine would be awesome as well.
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6:28AM on 02/17/2012
I love the first one, however I think they rushed the arc of Magneto at the end. They should have saved the part with him crippling Xavier for the sequel.
I love the first one, however I think they rushed the arc of Magneto at the end. They should have saved the part with him crippling Xavier for the sequel.
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6:54AM on 02/17/2012

Extra Tidbit...

Krakoa, and Vulcan
Krakoa, and Vulcan
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7:51AM on 02/17/2012

Argentina

Without the Argentina scene, the scene in the concentration camp, the scene in the french bank, this movie would have been considerably worse.

But instead, Magneto and Fassbender made this a good movie and a great comic book movie.
Without the Argentina scene, the scene in the concentration camp, the scene in the french bank, this movie would have been considerably worse.

But instead, Magneto and Fassbender made this a good movie and a great comic book movie.
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8:13AM on 02/17/2012
I agree with a previous poster about the rushed the ending of the movie. Magneto should have come in to being (like the way it was shown in the end) in the next movie. His friendship with Xavier had only just began. He pretty much became the villain by the end and chose the dark side. That's the only downside of a movie I really enjoyed watching. As for the tidbit, given that Gambit was already an adult in the Wolverine movie (set in the 1980's), I would like to see a younger one in the
I agree with a previous poster about the rushed the ending of the movie. Magneto should have come in to being (like the way it was shown in the end) in the next movie. His friendship with Xavier had only just began. He pretty much became the villain by the end and chose the dark side. That's the only downside of a movie I really enjoyed watching. As for the tidbit, given that Gambit was already an adult in the Wolverine movie (set in the 1980's), I would like to see a younger one in the sequel (but his character done right and given proper justice!).
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11:13AM on 02/17/2012
I think everyone along with me agrees about the Magneto rush to villiany. But let's not forget I don't think they had planned on the First Class product becoming a franchise. Wasnt the original plan to do First Class then another present day Xmen film if this did well?
I think everyone along with me agrees about the Magneto rush to villiany. But let's not forget I don't think they had planned on the First Class product becoming a franchise. Wasnt the original plan to do First Class then another present day Xmen film if this did well?
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11:40AM on 02/17/2012
Extra tidbit: I want to see Magneto's The Brotherhood vs. Professor X's official first class of Xavier Institute. Hopefully we'll see Cyclops, Storm and Colossus in the next movie.
Extra tidbit: I want to see Magneto's The Brotherhood vs. Professor X's official first class of Xavier Institute. Hopefully we'll see Cyclops, Storm and Colossus in the next movie.
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1:06PM on 02/17/2012
Magneto and Xavier never stopped being friends so its possible to see more of their friendship. As someone pointed out about Gambit hes my favorite Comic book character of all time and I would like to see him done right also but I think they are trying to follow Origins otherwise Cyclops woulda been in first class. I think because of Gambits age in the movies he be far too old in the first 3 X-Men movies but I think he could have a place on the First Class team (despite following comics) and
Magneto and Xavier never stopped being friends so its possible to see more of their friendship. As someone pointed out about Gambit hes my favorite Comic book character of all time and I would like to see him done right also but I think they are trying to follow Origins otherwise Cyclops woulda been in first class. I think because of Gambits age in the movies he be far too old in the first 3 X-Men movies but I think he could have a place on the First Class team (despite following comics) and Bryan Singer said Gambit was too similar to Wolvering which was why he wasnt in his movies well why dont they made Gambit role in First Class movies a Wolverine type role since Wolverine wont have any big roles.
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1:55PM on 02/17/2012
I think they should focus on the international intrigue going on behind the scenes. Psylocke would make a nice plot twist as an assassin sent by communist china to hunt down dangerous targets. Jean grey would make a great counter to psylocke as the professor survives an assassination attempt. Yeah there is some good ways this could go but they need to have a good story behind it. Thats what screwed the pooch for some of the xmen movies prior to first class.
I think they should focus on the international intrigue going on behind the scenes. Psylocke would make a nice plot twist as an assassin sent by communist china to hunt down dangerous targets. Jean grey would make a great counter to psylocke as the professor survives an assassination attempt. Yeah there is some good ways this could go but they need to have a good story behind it. Thats what screwed the pooch for some of the xmen movies prior to first class.
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10:50AM on 02/21/2012
BUT Psylocke is BRITISH, only her body from Asia (it was the body of an Asian assassin named Kwanon).
BUT Psylocke is BRITISH, only her body from Asia (it was the body of an Asian assassin named Kwanon).
2:22PM on 02/17/2012
More Jennifer Lawrence...
More Jennifer Lawrence...
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5:18PM on 02/17/2012
MUTANT AND PROUD!

I wanted to watch X-men not a gay pride parade.
MUTANT AND PROUD!

I wanted to watch X-men not a gay pride parade.
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3:53PM on 02/17/2012
Extra Tidbit: I'll say it again, Mr. Sinister.
Extra Tidbit: I'll say it again, Mr. Sinister.
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4:13PM on 02/17/2012

MAJOR PLOTHOLE

I love First Class but there was a major plothole in conjunction with the other films.. Since it's a prequel and not a reboot, and you know this because they use actual footage from X-men 1 and have a cameo by Hugh Jackman, then they really fucked up because, Emma Frost is a teenager in X-men:Origins and a grown woman in First Class.. And Origins has to take place after First Class because Prof. X is Patrick Stewart.. I can't understand how anyone could overlook that.
I love First Class but there was a major plothole in conjunction with the other films.. Since it's a prequel and not a reboot, and you know this because they use actual footage from X-men 1 and have a cameo by Hugh Jackman, then they really fucked up because, Emma Frost is a teenager in X-men:Origins and a grown woman in First Class.. And Origins has to take place after First Class because Prof. X is Patrick Stewart.. I can't understand how anyone could overlook that.
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7:28PM on 02/17/2012
I honestly wish they would just explain Xmen Origins as being one fucked up dream implanted in Wolvie's mind by Stryker. That would make everyone happy. Hell maybe X3 can just be a dream too?
I honestly wish they would just explain Xmen Origins as being one fucked up dream implanted in Wolvie's mind by Stryker. That would make everyone happy. Hell maybe X3 can just be a dream too?
5:17PM on 02/17/2012

less mystique!

Maybe they'll change his stupid looking outfit.
Maybe they'll change his stupid looking outfit.
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4:58PM on 02/20/2012
If you were hoping to see a blue penis you should have just watched Watchmen.
If you were hoping to see a blue penis you should have just watched Watchmen.
7:34PM on 02/17/2012
Magbender was hands down the best part of this already awesome film. I definitely thought they shot their load with the ending of the film. But it doesn't mean Prof X and Mags are complete enemies now. They just have different view points. There should definitely be a villain powerful enough to force the two groups to work together. Mr. Sinister would be the best possible choice. However I feel they incorporated alittle bit of him into Shaw with the whole Nazi experimentation thing. Plus I
Magbender was hands down the best part of this already awesome film. I definitely thought they shot their load with the ending of the film. But it doesn't mean Prof X and Mags are complete enemies now. They just have different view points. There should definitely be a villain powerful enough to force the two groups to work together. Mr. Sinister would be the best possible choice. However I feel they incorporated alittle bit of him into Shaw with the whole Nazi experimentation thing. Plus I always thought Kevin Bacon would make an awesome Mr. Sinister.
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9:23PM on 02/17/2012
First Class is a great film and still holds in continuity. As long as Erik and Charles get together again to build Cerebro at the mansion and keep the original trilogy in tack I'll be happy. Like the books, their friendship has been off and on again for years.
Next Film (#3) Days of Future Past!!! Sentinels and BOTH casts TOGETHER!!!
First Class is a great film and still holds in continuity. As long as Erik and Charles get together again to build Cerebro at the mansion and keep the original trilogy in tack I'll be happy. Like the books, their friendship has been off and on again for years.
Next Film (#3) Days of Future Past!!! Sentinels and BOTH casts TOGETHER!!!
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10:46AM on 02/21/2012
Both casts CAN'T be together, as FC establish that Alex is Scott's father (instead of his younger brother, as in the classical (Marvel's Reality 616) continuity.
And that's just ONE thing that goes against it... DoFP would have been a nice X4 though
Both casts CAN'T be together, as FC establish that Alex is Scott's father (instead of his younger brother, as in the classical (Marvel's Reality 616) continuity.
And that's just ONE thing that goes against it... DoFP would have been a nice X4 though
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4:49PM on 02/18/2012
In theory this sounds like a good idea when they say the next movie will focus on Magneto, that sounds great but First class was an Epic Fail and if they continue with the same theme they will fail with this one too.

its a shame these characters storys and backgrounds are so rich and complex and would make a fantastic movie but Hollywood seems to like ignoring the established stories and create there own. its BS.
In theory this sounds like a good idea when they say the next movie will focus on Magneto, that sounds great but First class was an Epic Fail and if they continue with the same theme they will fail with this one too.

its a shame these characters storys and backgrounds are so rich and complex and would make a fantastic movie but Hollywood seems to like ignoring the established stories and create there own. its BS.
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4:54PM on 02/20/2012
This post is an Epic Fail!
This post is an Epic Fail!
10:37AM on 02/21/2012
Hope they keep the good work as in "Don't fuck it up FOX!".
And I keep imagine that FC is, either a reboot or a prequel to X1 & X2, establishing that X3 and Origins: Wolverine (aka "the X-Men movies without Singer's involvement")never happened in this continuity.
In any other way: WHAT A CONTINUITY MESS!
Hope they keep the good work as in "Don't fuck it up FOX!".
And I keep imagine that FC is, either a reboot or a prequel to X1 & X2, establishing that X3 and Origins: Wolverine (aka "the X-Men movies without Singer's involvement")never happened in this continuity.
In any other way: WHAT A CONTINUITY MESS!
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7:42PM on 11/08/2012
First Class was a great movie! i really hope this one can hold its own! we need to bring in storm and jean! please! preferably not Halle Berry though. I'm just sayin'.
First Class was a great movie! i really hope this one can hold its own! we need to bring in storm and jean! please! preferably not Halle Berry though. I'm just sayin'.
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