Singer, Social Media Abuzz Over “X-Men”

The premiere yesterday afternoon of the first trailer from “X-Men: First Class” lead to the social media landscape lighting up with it becoming one of the top five trending topics on Twitter, while the Facebook page for the film has pulled in 1.9 million fans thus far.

Riding that buzz, producer Bryan Singer sat down with Hero Complex to talk about the film and said he’s not thinking about the competition with the other superhero films coming such as “Thor,” “Green Lantern” and “Captain America”. “You can never think about that” he says, “that’s just something you can torture yourself with or stress out about, but you can’t do that and sit there and think, ‘What are they doing? We need to do that.’ That’s the worst thing you can do. You have to make your own movie. It needs to exist in its own universe in terms of perception. Your goal is to make a cool movie. You need to stay focused on that goal.”

The character of Havok appears in this movie played by young actor Lucas Till. Singer says “it’s an extremely cool character. What’s great, too, about all of these characters is that they haven’t honed their abilities yet. Havok is a danger to himself and everyone around him. That’s where this movie is at – the recruiting of these mutants and bringing them together.”

Havok is the brother of Cyclops in the comics, a sibling relationship the film world will not share. Singer says “It wouldn’t physically fit for him to be the brother of Cyclops. We take some liberties on that. There are notions, but, um, I don’t want to give away certain interrelations, but let’s just say there are some things that do adhere to the comic books and do so in a way the fans will get a kick out of.” That sounds like the comic connection of Azazel (Jason Flemyng) being the father of Nightcrawler might actually come into play.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, the trailer is below and is the strongest trailer/promo thus far of the four superhero films hitting this Summer (to be fair though a full “Captain America” trailer hasn’t hit yet).