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Producer Simon Kinberg took time out of his crazy Comic-Con schedule to tease fans about what they can expect from the planned sequel.

Speaking to Coming Soon, the producer confirmed that he is currently working closely with returning writer/director team Jane Goldman (The Woman In Black) and Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) on the best way to approach the focus and tone of the second entry in the prequel franchise.

“I can say that the things that we thought worked well in First Class were the characters,” Kinberg said. “Especially the four or five lead characters. The Charles-Erik relationship was obviously incredibly resonant and James and Michael did such an amazing job as those characters. Jen Lawrence and Nick Hoult, that’s a really interesting relationship between Raven and Hank, so we’re really going to be focusing on character and personally I really liked the period aspect of ‘First Class’ so we may well do that” This comes as great news for fans of the originals’ brilliant cast, who have all gone on to have great sucess in their roles since last summers’ release.

He also told fans that Vaugn’s work on the series had given the crew more “license to do some really ambitious things with the sequel.” Could we be seeing links to the Bryan Singer helmed trilogy? Well, that depends. While the First Class series will aim to be respectful to the X 1-3 films, they aren’t afraid to deviate should the story require it. “There may be some places where we don’t line up perfectly but it is something we are very aware of and want to be respectful of and the people who are responsible for those movies–Lauren Schuler-Donner, Bryan Singer and Fox–are all involved.”

Are you excited for a more character driven sequel, or were you hoping for more action?

  • spyke

    And hopefully they will correct all the continuity errors from the first film. So many errors it practically retconned everything that happened in the original three X-Men films.

    • Cora

      Errors like? This isn’t sarcasm, but I only saw the prequel once, so I don’t really know what errors you’re talking about.

      • nicole

        I think you should give them some credit, I mean they tried and it could have turned out horrible and what truly mattered in the long run was that it made a good movie thus bringing in money. Be satisfied with what it was. It could have been fantastic four bad.

        • spyke

          But it its so easy to continue on the story of a franchise even if its a prequel but the First Class screenwriters completely ignored the original films they were basing theirs on.

      • spyke

        A few examples include Proffessor X losing his ability to walk even though at the beginning of X-Men 3 he can walk plus Magneto is by his side but he turns evil in First Class.

        Cerebro is said to be created by Beast even though in X2, X says he and Magneto created it. There is so much more!

    • Alice

      Amen to that. It was so distracting to see how many continuity errors there were. I had to watch the movie twice and force myself to ignore it. (Not that watching the movie twice was a bad thing.)

  • Guest02

    Glad character is the main focus.

    And I never quite understood the continuity complaints. Open your minds. They were working under the constraints of Singer’s established movies while trying to do their own thing. It was, as they said, a pre-boot. And I have a feeling the sudio wanted them to call it that just in case it was a failure (which it wasn’t). For me, it was those divergences that helped differentiate and make the movie special (ie mystique was now a fully established character with history as opposed to singer’s). I honestly don’t hold it against it and it seems so silly to complain about something that helped drive the drama of the film and make it what it is.

  • Erikd16

    I’d rather see them deviate completely from the originals so they can re-cast storm and rouge

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