X-Men: First Class To Follow Harry Potter
Posted 10.17.09 by Ryan
X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has already said that X-Men: First Class, the movie that will follow the X-Men during their early student days, will be 'tween-friendly, but she admitted to Empire that she'd like to use the Harry Potter movies as inspiration for First Class.
Harry Potter is a bit of a role model for us, absolutely. But we want it to be like the recent, darker Potters. It should not be a kiddie movie — we're in the X-Men world so you can't suddenly change the tone. The First Class comics are really fun — they're funnier than any other comics I've read. Basically in each one the kids are fighting strange villains, sometimes it's aliens, sometimes it's monsters. I want to get a flavor of that world. Occasionally the kids will be in class, but more often they'll be off on adventures. Which Professor X isn't too happy about!
Josh Schwartz (The O.C.) is still writing the script, which Shuler Donner says isn't "where we want to be yet." Still, she says Schwartz has a "great young pulse and he's doing an amazing job bringing the characters to life."