Bryan Singer Talks "X-Men" Details

9/03/2010 Posted by Admin

Bryan Singer Talks "X-Men" Details

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

When you really think about it, the first "X-Men" film was the beginning of what many people like to think as the "comic-book" era of movie adaptations.

Since "X-Men" was released in 2000, there have been dozens of adaptations including "Iron Man," "Spider-Man," "The Hulk" (twice), "The Punisher" (twice), "Watchmen" and "Sin City" just to name a few. I could literally go on for days. The point is, director Bryan Singer, in a sense, paved the way for all of these films.

While his first two "X-Men" adaptations weren't perfect, they were better than most of the adaptations we see today. They are definitely much better than the third installment in the franchise, "X-Men United," directed by Brett Ratner.

The point is, Bryan Singer knows what he's doing. I mean look at "The Usual Suspects." So it's great news that Singer is producing the newest "X-Men" adaptation, "X-Men First Class," which is being directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Singer spoke with Ain't It Cool News recently and let out some details about the upcoming film, all of which is just making fans (including this one) excited.

The film will be set in the 1960's and will use that time period's trappings.  The costumes will emulate those in the comics much more than the other films, which I think is a HUGE advantage. As much as I liked Singer's films, I absolutely hated the X-Men's leather costumes. They just didn't feel right, and it'll be good to see the costumes stay accurate for once.

The central story will be the fall of the friendship between Xavier and Magneto. Xavier won't be in a wheelchair at first, but we will see how he ends up there. Singer also said that Kevin Bacon's villain will be Sebastian Shaw and we will see the Hellfire Club in full swing. This is a great story line and considering the cast they have in place, this movie really could be something special.

I think Vaughn is a great director and with Singer working behind the scenes on the film, this project  could be huge. Vaughn's past films, including "Layer Cake" and "Kick-Ass," were fantastic, so I cannot wait to see what he does with this bunch of heroes.

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