Simon Kingberg, the producer of X Men: First Class, has said that the film’s sequel will focus on the character of Magneto.
Magneto was played by Shame actor Michael Fassbender in the 2011 film and he has confirmed he will return to the play the role again in a sequel.
Speaking about the plans for a sequel to X Men: First Class, Kingberg told MTV News that he would be producing and writing the film and that it would be an in depth portrayal of Magneto’s journey to becoming the franchise’s villain.
He said of this: “That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy.”
Kinberg also said the story was still in development and he was unsure how much of Magneto’s narrative journey would be shown.
He said of this: “We’re still figuring that out. I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything. He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto.”
X Men: First Class was released on DVD on October 31 in the UK. You can watch a clip from the film by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.