Bryan Singer Talks 'X-Men: First Class' Sequels

The producer behind this upcoming Marvel mutant prequel also offers more details on his favorite characters.

Bryan Singer offers more details on Nicholas Hoult's Beast
Bryan Singer offers more details on Nicholas Hoult's Beast
20th Century Fox released the X-Men: First Class teaser on Thursday. Soon after, Michael Fassbender, who plays Magneto in this Marvel mutant prequel, offered an audio commentary for the footage.

Now producer Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men and X2: X-Men United, has come forward with his thoughts on the upcoming movie. And he quickly revealed that X-Men: First Class is being used to setup future sequels.

Bryan Singer began by discussing the connection between Alex (aka Havok) and Scott (aka Cyclops) Summers, who are brothers in the comic books, but because of the shift in era to the 1960s, don't have that same storyline on-screen.

"Yes, the timeline is different. It wouldn't physically fit for him to be the brother of Cyclops. We take some liberties on that. There are notions, but, um, I don't want to give away certain interrelations, but let's just say there are some things that do adhere to the comic books and do so in a way the fans will get a kick out of. And those things can, perhaps, move forward into the future.... That's one reason we wanted to call the film 'X-Men: First Class' even though it isn't the [Jeff Parker -penned story arc called] 'First Class' in the comics as fans know it. You couldn't really tell that story without going even earlier and explaining how they got there and how it came to be. I liked the title, so we kept it, but this is a prelude in a way that will eventually lead to the [scenarios] that fit in more clearly with the ''X-Men: First Class' comics and situations."

Bryan Singer then went onto talk about his favorite characters in the upcoming adventure.

"We have younger versions of Mystique and Beast, so I'm very excited about them and what they bring to the film. Jennifer Lawrence's work [as Mystique] and Nicholas Hoult's portrayal of Beast - these are characters that we've seen in the earlier films, but then these are very different portrayals and you have to bring a lot of attention to those. I'm also excited about Jason Flemyng as Azazel, which is a really cool character. It's like this sinister alter ego of Nightcrawler in a way, which again brings some of the things that we like about that character but at the same time has a different quality. And I really, really like [Lucas Till as] Havok, who we're bringing in [to the continuity] at a sort of a different time, relative to the comic book lore. It's an extremely cool character. What's great, too, about all of these characters is that they haven't honed their abilities yet. Havok is a danger to himself and everyone around him. That's where this movie is at - the recruiting of these mutants and bringing them together."

To read more from Bryan Singer about his thoughts on X-Men: First Class, Click Here!

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.



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  1. Zak Lee Ferguson

    SINGER TOUCH THIS SERIES I'LL GUT YOU

    4 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  2. the Narrator

    @Kinetic, spam is what makes musubi's my friend. Gotta love it. :)

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. Kinetic

    I saw someone buy at least 80 tins of Spam the other day, i nearly threw up....

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  4. Dan

    @skywise I'll be sure to remind you of how much I don't care in each article :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. skywise

    @dan1 damn you got me! But i wont be sure that you dont care unless you tell me in every single thread you post in.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. ejk1

    Non m'importa.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Ryan Moran

    well i really dont care but ok

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  8. Dan

    @skywise Well I don't care that you don't care what I think, so what now?

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. skywise

    @dan1 oooooops did i say that?

    well I'm rich and i dont care what you think supes =P

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Dan

    @skywise Lmao.... basically you said he is lower then even spam :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. skywise

    @ejk1 i agree but i enjoy having a convo or even a debate without being reminded that "I dont care what you think!"

    If you cared what i thought i would probably think you have mental problems anyway....seeing as how i am a nameless faceless guy on the internet. I dont need to be reminded during every thread. Its almost as bad as the spam.....well in some ways more irritating because at least the spam is trying to offer something useful as misguided an attempt as it may be (and for the record i HATE spam)

    you know what? bad analogy.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. ejk1

    @dan1@skywise his insecurities are abundant. But I don't really care for them.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Dan

    @skywise Yeah, for a guy that claims he doesn't care, he sure cares about us knowing that he doesn't care :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. ejk1

    @masta-chiefed, where have you been? You've missed a lot.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. skywise

    @lawrence-mccullah dude...everyone and their grandma knows your "I do what i want and i dont care what anyone thinks" routine. we got it. you can relax now a little and let it go. Because @lawrence-mccullah we could care less if you could care less. Awesome right?

    But i know i know, every day i visit this site i have to be reminded about how hard you are trying to make us realize you dont care. One last time i would like to say....GOT IT bud...move on.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. Timmy

    @brian damn straight!

    4 years agoby @timmyFlag

  17. RojoDiablo

    So much time wasted bashing movies that weren't nearly as bad as folks keep making out, jeez.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  18. the Narrator

    Lol, well... how about them lakers?

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. Masta_Chiefed

    ...Zing...

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  20. Masta_Chiefed

    @joshua Tec*mseh Dude your hearing isn't your handicap. It's your interpretation of film that truly displays your need for a parking pass. Coming on here to stir sh*t up will only make things worse for you. If you need attention, Im sure there is a therapist you could sign to.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  21. lawrence mccullah

    @Kinetic for the spelling... nope... i do what i want and don't care what people think that is so awesome

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  22. the Narrator

    @Kinetic, in that case, those of us who are looking forward to it, would be disappointed and admit defeat for the time being. However, I both hope AND think that's not the case.

    As for the FF extended cut, I haven't seen it, but the original version was a complete muck up of an adaption. Nothing was taken seriously, and everything was uber cheesy. I mean, it's like they didn't try to make it fantastic, but vied for mediocre instead. I'm peaked enough to see the extended cut now, but I won't hold my breath. As for the DD extended cut, I agree with you and @ejk1 that it was definitely better than the theatrical version.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  23. Kinetic

    And what if Spider-Man (at least spell it right Josh) turns out to be even worse than the previous 3 Spider-Man movies?

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  24. lawrence mccullah

    ps i was born deaf so my english is off but you know what im proud to be deaf and all the hate will never stop me just because of that but god speed

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  25. lawrence mccullah

    @ narrator i can but i won't i just hat this movie because of this dumb director matt vaughn i will never support him but now spiderman might be good

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  26. K.Guy

    Bryan, you need to return. look at X2.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  27. ejk1

    @Kinetic I'll agree on the Daredevil part of your comment--the extended cut was more coherent and vastly better. Why it was cut I will never understand.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. Bane5000

    @dan1..True , XO:Wolverine was all a bad dream....a bad, poorly written dream we can all wake up from once Aronofsky's comes out :D

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  29. Dan

    My partial solution to the continuity problems is to flat out ignore the Wolverine movie (something that will be easy to do once Aronofsky's stand alone comes out).

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  30. TheMerchandise

    after Superman Returns, I'm not so sure Singer has it anymore. Really he never did. All he was was overrated.

    4 years agoby @TheMerchandiseFlag