I’ll start off by saying it again, this post outlines some of the plot of the new X-Men film, not the ending though. So if you STILL want to read it, don’t moan that I’ve ruined some of the surprise.
Okay, so for those of you interested, Mathew Vaughn was speaking to EW and, well he had some verrrry interesting things to say. Some good, some…. maybe not so good, depending on the reader. First of all, the film (which he described as “X-Men meets Bond, with a little bit of Thirteen Days thrown in for good measure”) starts with young Charles and Erik as children in 1942, and works its way to 1962.
Heres an excerpt from the interview.
In the beginning of the film, no one knows that mutants exist, and all the mutants don’t know that each other exist. They’re all in hiding. Kevin Bacon plays a very megalomaniac mutant [Sebastian Shaw] who decides that he can take over the world and that mutants are the future. Erik and Charles then meet each other and hook up with the CIA to try and prevent World War III. You find out everything about what went on between Erik and Charles.
He goes on to descibe the characters of Charles and Erik, saying “For me, Magneto is the good guy in the film, but he’s a sort of a good bad guy. He literally kicks off the movie, and Xavier goes along on the ride trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and trying to persuade Erik that you don’t have to kill everyone.” I like the sound of that! You can see where the unmade Magneto Origins film influences this one. As I said yesterday (and got roasted by some of you lot for, haha), I haven’t exactly loved the X-Men series of films, but I’m getting pretty excited for this, ‘specially since Vaughns directing.
Finally, heres that lil bit I said was perhaps not so good, take this however you want.
And, please, one more story tease?
It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it.
Any thoughts on all of this?