Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class will debut in theaters on June 3 and the director recently revealed more details on the project. Here's what he had to say about his new movie and Michael Fassbender's Magneto character:
Michael Fassbender's Magneto is described as James Bond with super powers in X-Men: First Class
"The best way of describing it is X-Men
meets Bond, with a little bit of Thirteen Days
thrown in for good measure. It's set in the '60s, and I basically molded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery
. He's the ultimate spy - imagine Bond, but with superpowers."
He also describes the nature of mutants in this movie, which is set in the 1960s, where the general public is unaware of mutants existence:
"In the beginning of the film, no one knows that mutants exist, and all the mutants don't know that each other exist. They're all in hiding. Kevin Bacon
plays a very megalomaniac mutant [Sebastian Shaw] who decides that he can take over the world and that mutants are the future. Erik and Charles then meet each other and hook up with the CIA to try and prevent World War III. You find out everything about what went on between Erik and Charles."
Matthew Vaughn also said that the movie doesn't draw too heavily on the X-Men: First Class comic books:
"Not really. There are a lot of nods to the X-Men
world and the X-Men
movies, but it's definitely its own beast."
to read the full interview.
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.