X-Men: First Class is a bit of James Bond & Twilight

It doesn’t instill a whole lot of good thoughts in me when Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and the new X-Men flick, says that “It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it.”

There have been several interviews with key cast and crew of the new movie released over the past month or so and this past weekend, Entertainment Weekly had a conversation with Vaughn in which the director reveals a few details about his highly anticipated (and with trepidation for some!)  X-Men: First Class.  Beware for slight spoilers below.

When asked to describe what this movie will be about to folks who don’t know much, Vaughn says that “The best way of describing it is X-Men meets Bond, with a little bit of Thirteen Days thrown in for good measure. It’s set in the ’60s, and I basically molded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery. He’s the ultimate spy — imagine Bond, but with superpowers.”

Additionally about the time frame in which the movie takes place: “[snip]…It starts in 1942, and then works its way up to 1962.”

There are more details in the full interview – like how closely it will follow the comics and how casting decisions for the two leads were made and more.  You can read the whole thing HERE. X-Men: First Class will be released on June 3, 2011.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
GS Reporter: Sharlene

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