Screenwriter Simon Kinberg is working with Matthew Vaughn over the next few months on the much anticipated sequel to last year’s “X-Men: First Class” and reveals to MTV News that Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and his relationship with James McAvoy’s Charles X. Xavier will take on more prominence in the follow-up.
“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” says Kinberg.
In terms of turning Magneto into more of an outright villain, Kinberg says “we’re still figuring that out. I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael [Fassbender] 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, he says ‘Call me Magneto’ at the end of the first movie.”
At present the title hasn’t been settled on for the follow-up as the production is still in extremely early stages.