Simon Kinberg was at Comic-Con to talk about Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium,” but he’s also the producer of “X-Men: First Class,” and its upcoming sequel. Needless to say, he can’t give away too much, but he did say a tiny bit. ComingSoon has this quote from Kinberg:
“I’m not allowed to even breathe a word of any sort of details but I can say that the things that we thought worked well in ‘First Class’ were the characters, especially the four or five lead characters. The Charles-Erik relationship was obviously incredibly resonant and James and Michael did such an amazing job as those characters. Jen Lawrence and Nick Hoult, that’s a really interesting relationship between Raven and Hank, so we’re really going to be focusing on character and personally I really liked the period aspect of ‘First Class’ so we may well do that.”
And how does it all fit in with the earlier “X-Men” movies?
“It’s an interesting thing and I wouldn’t know how to define it because we tried to be as respectful as possible in ‘First Class’ to the ‘Singer-verse,’ to ‘X1-3′ really, and there are places where we diverged from that and broke that, but there were other places where we were really respectful to, like even little silly things like the Rebecca Romijn cameo, so we are constructing it with ‘X1-3′ in mind. There may be some places where we don’t line up perfectly but it is something we are very aware of and want to be respectful of and the people who are responsible for those movies–Lauren Schuler-Donner, Bryan Singer and Fox–are all involved.”
So maybe we can look forward to more nods to the earlier movies in the sequel.