Singer reveals X-Men: First Class details
Bryan Singer has been revealing some of the details about the upcoming X-Men: First Class film and he's revealed quite a bit of information, about when, where, who and how we'll see them.
There's some really exciting news in here that suggests First Class is far from my own fears of what I'd imagined. Sixties, original costumes, and some serious origin stories for the leads Xavier and Magneto.
The most interesting part of it all is that the film will concentrate on the relationship and original intentions of the two leads, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, aka Professor X and Magneto. We'll see Xavier walking and with hair, which means we'll see how he came to be in the wheelchair, but much more than that we'll watch how these two men came together with a view of uniting both mutants and humans.
They'll create the X-Men with common views, probably more akin to the views that Xavier holds in the X-Men films we've seen to date, but then over the time of the film we should see Lehnsherr change and become a lot more like the Magneto we already know.
They're going to do this in the sixties, amongst the backdrop of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, and the technology will have the feel of an older Bond film, to take it back to this time setting. That goes for the costumes too which will have a much more comic book film as opposed to the versions from the last three films and the latest comics.
Apparently we're getting the Hellfire Club in the film, now I have no idea what that is about, but Singer says that it is something that really belongs in the period of the sixties and works really well there, hence it could only work in this film.
Singer seemed to want to make a big point of the International feel of the film, not only with the characters but with the locations which will be worldwide. He talks about America, obviously, filming Xavier in England for his origins, and even Russia, or the Soviet Union as it was then.
There's some good information in there, and the two things that really do stand out for me are the international feel to the film and the way it really focuses in on the two lead characters and how they begin the X-Men. We'll see that relationship grow and hopefully we'll see that relationship then split and give us the superb pairing we see in the later films.
He doesn't say a lot about Matthew Vaughn directing unfortunately, although I think the whole sixties feel will be great for him, I'm curious to hear what Singer thinks of him in the directing chair.
What do you think? Sounds good for the X-Men: First Class, and what about the Hellfire Club, can someone educate me and a few other people?