A little over two weeks ago, we reported that X-Men: The Last Stand looked like it would be getting two sequels. And now it seems that the X-Men franchise may be getting two MORE sequels ... this time for X-Men: First Class.
According to Total Film:
With First Class set in 1962, part two could move on to the late '60s - a period Vaughn is keen to x-plore....
There's also the possibility that the next chapters in the planned First Class trilogy will be set in the 70s and 80s respectively.
"That's an idea that's been discussed," admits producer Bryan Singer. "How the characters go through time. But only to a point - they can't age too fast!"
Obviously "an idea that's been discussed" isn't a sealed deal. But Vaughn told Total Film that the ending of First Class sets up a sequel. Naturally, the brains behind First Class want to take advantage of their setup.
Vaughn is also enthusiastic for sequels in general:
"First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time," says Vaughn.
"But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time," he continues. "That's the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight."
We agree that some sequels are entertaining and fun. X-Men 2 was arguably as good as the first X-Men.
But we're painfully aware that he used Batman as a comparison and failed to mention the less-than-stellar X-Men: The Last Stand.