New Details on X-Men: First Class and Future X-Men Sequels
04.18.09 by Ryan
What a difference a million downloads make! With several X-Men related projects on hold until the box office receipts for X-Men Origins: Wolverine can be counted post its May 1 release, X-Men Trilogy and Wolverine producer Lauren Shuler Donner is already discussing more prequels despite the recent Wolverine Internet leak. Shuler Donner told Fox Movie Channel's Life After Film School that X-Men Origins: Magneto is still in development, but offered new details about the other prequel, X-Men: First Class:
It is the first class of Xavier's school, way back when, so it's young
Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that'll be really fun. I think (the
plan) is to follow some of the characters into their own stories, and
weave them back into the X-Men world. Hopefully
First Class will become its own franchise and we can follow them as
they grow up.
With the X-Men movie world becoming so prequel-y, what about a sequel? X2: X-Men United actor Alan Cumming has said he would like to return as Nightcrawler in future X-Men movies, although nothing has been planned. Cumming told WENN:
Nobody’s said anything about it, but it might be quite fun to go back. I was supposed to do it again and they didn’t pick up my option for a third one. It was sort of ‘superhero interruptus’.
But with so many prequels getting made, it seems like only a matter of time (and money from the box office) before fans will get to see a X-Men 4.