Matthew Vaughn Wants to Start the Next X-Men Movie With the Kennedy Assassination

XMenMagneto300.jpgWhile Twentieth Century Fox continues its X-Men: First Class marketing assault (insurance ads featuring Beast and scandalous stills of Emma Frost included!), director Matthew Vaughn is planning the hypothetical next installment to the X-Men franchise. And he's got the perfect beginning in mind.

In an interview with HitFix, Vaughn said that he already has some thoughts for a future collaboration with the X-Men:

"I've got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he's pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren't even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I've got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don't want to tempt fate, though. If the film's a hit, of course I'd be interested. I really enjoyed making it."

Zack Snyder's Watchmen also referenced the Kennedy assassination in its opening moments, but would you be up for seeing how superheroes affected the 1963 event again?

· Interview: Director Matthew Vaughn on making 'X-Men First Class' feel fresh [HitFix]


  • The Winchester says:

    "he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned."
    If the previews didn't already ruin it, I would complain about a spoiler alert.
    But to continue my repetitive gripe about this film and it's marketing, what's left of this story to tell?

  • ILDC says:

    I thought it was funny to follow up an anti-Hollywood superhero movie with a Hollywood superhero movie.

  • TN says:

    Stop me if I drank too much hateraide, but shut the hell up Matthew Vaughn.

  • ZebedeeDooDah says:

    It all depends on the execution (LOLZ), but it's an interesting idea. It would tie neatly into the characterization of Magneto and make narrative sense, so I'm for it.

  • ILDC says:

    Still feels overdone and disrespectful.

  • First last was a nice reboot the real X-Men movie or make a part 4....and this time include Bishop, Apocalypse, and the 4 horsemen!