Given that the film made $350 million at the box office since it opened this past June, it should come as no surprise that the studio is looking to move forward on a follow up to the 1960s era, superhero film.
Although he served as a producer on X-Men: First Class and didn’t work on that film’s screenplay, Kinberg does have writing credits on Mr. & Mrs Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming This Means War and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
It is way too early to know for sure, but it seems reasonable to assume that most of the first film’s cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones and Jennifer Lawrence will be back for a second adventure.
After the dismalness of X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, First Class was a breath of fresh air for the franchise and I welcome a return to the historical setting for the superhero franchise. My only regret is that the first film seemed to have rushed a few storylines, perhaps not confident that there wouldn’t be a sequel in which those plot threads could have grown a bit more organically. Still, I think there is plenty of interesting directions that Kinberg can take the story.
Via Superhero Hype.