EXCLUSIVE: ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel to Introduce Just One New Character

Direct Matthew Vaughn says that it's possible for Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart to appear in the follow-up.
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel to Introduce Just One New Character

X-Men: First Class sequel will introduce only one new characterX-Men: First Class is garnering nothing but rave reviews from its first select screenings, and the movie is looking like a certified hit. Which, of course, means we will be getting a sequel sometime in the near future. With fifteen mutants on hand and counting, this first prequel already seems stuffed to the brim with characters. We recently got the chance to talk exclusively with director Matthew Vaughn about the ensemble nature of these movies, and how adding more faces to a sequel might throw off the perfect balance he has found here.

Matthew Vaughn revealed that the X-Men: First Class sequel will only be adding one major new character. Who will that character be, though? The director refuses to say so early out.

Here is what Matthew Vaughn had to say about the addition of only one major new character in the proposed X-Men: First Class Sequel.

"We will only have one more new character. I won't say who he...I won't say who he or she is! But we will only be bringing one more new character in. Because, I think, as Professor X is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I can't, mate!"

Matthew Vaughn also doesn't rule out the possibility of Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart showing up in the sequel via a flash-forward.

"I have worked with Sir Ian McKellen before, and he is a lovely guy. I would love to work with him again. So, never say never!"

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011.

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  • amano • 4 years ago

    @Prooven Don't think the movie world is ready for mimic then again don't think they are ready for Apocalypse so sounds great to me bring em on.

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    • Prooven • 4 years ago

      Or Sunspot, sunspot would be sick as hell too

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      • Prooven • 4 years ago

        I'd like to see Mimic in the next movie, that would be bad ass..for those who don't know who Mimic is..He copies other mutants' powers and abilities, sometimes permanently. He retained the original five X-Men's powers indefinitely. He would be an awesome addition.

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        • Kevin-Wilander • 4 years ago

          So no cyclops, storm or jean mmm

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          • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

            Fabian Cortez!!! It would be awesome!!!!!!

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            • nautical05 • 4 years ago

              kewl

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              • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                It's not Wolverine, because Charles didn't have extensive knowledge of him in the first film. Neither did Magneto. The movie played Wolverine like a red herring, making everyone think WOlverine was the special one, when it was actually Rogue.

                As for who it is, let's remember to keep this within the context of the film series as it stands. Unless X Men: Wolverine has officially been taken out of continuity, it can't be Cyclops, Gambit, etc. If thought of really hard, we can simply use the process of elimination to figure this out. It may be a time traveler like Cable or Bishop, but who knows.

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                • skywise • 4 years ago

                  I am liking this news. My doubts are slowly evaporating.

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                  • Lautarous • 4 years ago

                    @dandogd I was going to say almost the same thing.

                    "Because, I think, as Professor X is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with."

                    I think this was an involuntary comment of Vaughn. I didn't want to know such spoiler. In anycase, It's doesn't look good to me. Charles and Erik are bulding their friendship in the film and then f*cking it up too soon.

                    It seems will have a hairless and paralytic James McVoy in the hall second movie.

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                    • dandogd • 4 years ago

                      One thing I was wondering about, which Vaugn just confirmed here, that Xavier is paralyzed in this film, doesn't Xavier walk out of the helicopter in the Wolverine movie? As people have said, its set in the 70s, and first class is set in the 60s, so doesn't that break the whole prequel thing? I'm not dissing the movie or anything, just curious?

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                      • cheetoboy • 4 years ago

                        When will we get to see Apocalypse, who originally suppose to be considered the greatest of all the mutant villains, even stronger than Magneto.

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                        • amano • 4 years ago

                          Mister Sinister, Shadowking or En Sabah Nur!

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                          • superman81 • 4 years ago

                            Yea seeing apocalypse on the big screen would be a nice match for the xmen and brotherhood. I think adding omega red would be good but u would need wolverine in it as well.

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                            • kubetu • 4 years ago

                              I think it would be awesome to add Apocalypse to the movie. I wouldn't mind seeing Omega Red as well.

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                              • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                                I heard Apocalypse is in X-men First class :P

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                                • stabalice83 • 4 years ago

                                  Mr. Sinister or Omega Red

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                                  • superman81 • 4 years ago

                                    Wolverine wouldn't make any sense. He can't even get close to Magneto without Magneto knowing he is there. Besides like I said adding him to the movie discredits the previous xmen films. Honestly I think it will be cyclops or jean. Unless vaughn says screw the last movies and cast another wolverine. Much like dc is doing with jla by having a different Batman and superman. But wolverine will get killed my Magneto.

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                                    • brian-e-young • 4 years ago

                                      Really if they want an interesting character who ties into Magneto's storyline and is very powerful, it should be the Scarlett Witch. Just a thought.

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                                      • cupid • 4 years ago

                                        @incmob Yeah, maybe with all you just said about Magneto Wolverine can give him a fight but it wont be that good Magneto would still beat him in no time.

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                                        • incmob • 4 years ago

                                          @cupid good question. My thoughts are this... magneto is still young... passionate yes, but full of anger, that their kind is misunderstood and is a minority, freaks, unwanted, unloved, which can make someone very sloppy, or causes them to make mistakes, because they cant base it on being calculative, they can only base it on their emotions, and ideals. Where we saw magneto vs. wolverine in the old trilogy, magneto has come into his own, honed his craft, and the roles were a bit reversed, where wolverine was full of rage, and confused, not knowing who he was, what he was doing, where he was going. However... if wolverine is indeed in the sequel, i think he could certainly give magneto a run for his money, having the experience that he has had, there is no doubt that it really is rock, paper, scissors, and magneto would have a bit of an upperhand with his abilities, but i think logan is like an animal and goes on instinct... it would definately be a good fight, but i dont think that is what they would have in mind if he was to be in it.

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