‘X-Men: First Class’ director wants ‘Dark Knight’-style sequels

Matthew Vaughn opens up about future plans for the mutant series

Director Matthew Vaughn is hoping to make a sequel to his forthcoming X-Men: First Class.

The new film is itself a prequel to the X-Men series, telling the story of the younger years of mutant leaders Charles Xavier and Magneto in the 1960s.

Now Vaughn, who previously directed Kick-Ass, has claimed that the new franchise could spawn sequels in the same fashion as the current Batman movies.

He told Total Film: “First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time. But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time. That’s the main difference between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.”

Vaughan continued: “1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s. I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power…”

X-Men: First Class is released in the UK on June 2. It stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.