Rose Byrne Talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:21 pm,

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While X-Men: First Class was pretty well-received critically – read our X-Men: First Class review – it wasn’t nearly as financially successful as previous X-Men films. In fact, the domestic gross didn’t even make the production budget back, which usually isn’t the best news for fans looking for a part 2.

So the big question now is: Will there be an X-Men: First Class 2? An X-Men: Second Class? Or have all X-Men prequel-sequel plans been scrapped indefinitely? Recently, Rose Byrne – the actress who played CIA agent Moira MacTaggert – talked about the possibilities.

Courtesy of IGN Movies, Byrne said:

“Yeah, we all had to sign on for three, I believe. Well, I did anyway. But as of right now I have no idea if they’re planning on doing another one. But that was the idea depending on how it all went, I suppose. We’ll see though. I loved working on it and loved working with the cast. I loved Matthew Vaughn. I also loved the style. The era and the fashion. And it was kind of kitsch-y and funny. It was a really fun and sophisticated superhero movie. I’m very proud of the film.”

Matthew Vaughn had a number of interesting ideas for an X-Men: First Class sequel that he talked about around the time of the first film’s release, including an opening sequence where the “magic bullet” that killed JFK was controlled by Magneto. Alas, one presumes his ability to make an all-out X-Men prequel/sequel depended upon how amazingly successful his first crack at the franchise was, and First Class was no runaway success.

X-Men: First Class certainly wasn’t a perfect movie – it seemed to suffer from being rushed at the creative level and controlled at the executive level – but the character dynamic between Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) was excellent and deserves another chance to shine.

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One hopes, however, that any sequel would lack January Jones’ participation as Emma Frost. As hilarious as hearing her snore through her pithy lines was, it didn’t exactly increase the quality of the film. Furthermore, it always sends mixed signals to the audience when it seems like one of the main actors doesn’t even want to be onscreen.

X-Men: First Class is available on DVD and Blu-Ray September 9, 2011. When we hear more about ­X-Men: First Class 2, you’ll be the first to know.

Source: IGN Movies

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  1. bring in the Sentinels,Beak,glob herman,Cyclops,storm,jean,and sinster.

  2. then in x-men 4 n 5 use Apocalypse, archangel,sabretoothe,juggernaught.blob,magneto,mystique, and the rest of the old cast like colossus,iceman,rogue,storm,cyclops,gambit,nightcrawler,tito bohusk,beast everyone two films back to back and huge but a story/character driven film like lord of the rings was done.and the continuity of the film if thought about really can be explained charles said he new eric when he was seventeen well he does know his memories right? and im wondering in the first class sequel what mystique will use that serum for or will she use it in x-men 4?and will Beak show up and meet with angel salvador? lots and lots of great character and stoy to create and watch.i say bring on the sentinels to really show why magneto hates humans, that could bring him and professor closer as they are reaching out to mutants on the run like beak,husk,cyclops,storm,glob herman,chamber and others. and sinister would be and awesome villian to place subtly inbetween the story somehow.sorry for my rant just want to see some great story and characters and just watch first class again paying close attention to details.

  3. Hope the use the Sentinels as strykers weapon against mutants in the next one and really show the hatred and fear of humans, and maybe beak,glob herman,chamber,husk,anole,cyclops,stormsabretoothe,blob,toad,,and a few other cameo mutants are saved by prof x and magneto and join their teams. i think toad,blob,sabretoothe,storm,beak,and cyclops have to be main cameos in the next film just need to be explain a little bit and beak would make angel salvadors story more compelling.also think sinsiter and apocalypse should make the sequels, and after doing the hatred and fear story line of the humans, they should do a complete opposite in the third film about john sublime and nathaniel essex humans wanting to be mutants and envying them.