Singer Talks X-Men First Class

The director of the upcoming X-Men: First Class talk about his thoughts on the future of the franchise.

Fans are anxiously awaiting Bryan Singer’s return to the X-Men franchise after the director left following the second movie to make Superman Returns, which was poorly received by fans. In an interview with the LA Times, Singer discusses his feelings on the two universes:

"I genuinely like the people, and my personality meshes more with this universe than it does with other universes, I think; I see that now at this point. I feel a connection to the X-Men characters and also the ensemble nature of the films. If you look at ‘Usual Suspects” or my last film, ‘Valkyrie,’ I feel especially comfortable with ensemble juggling. In the space between all the characters you can disguise a central thought that’s hidden in all the discourse. I missed that with the singular relationship story of Superman. And, well, it always gives you something to cut to…"

He discussed the premise of the upcoming First Class movie, saying that it will focus on the point in the relationship between Charles Xavier and Magneto where things started to go downhill. It will also cover the start of Xavier’s school for mutants. Singer had this to say on the concept:

"Just doing younger mutants is not enough. The story needs to be more than that. I love the relationship between Magneto and Xavier, these two men who have diametrically opposite points of view but still manage to be friends — to a point. They are the ultimate frenemies."

Source: LA Times
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Posted originally: 2010-03-18 14:16:26

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