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Matthew Vaughn planning shot-for-shot scene remake for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
October 1st, 2010

I am the last person to pretend to be well-versed with the expansive X-MEN universe, but even I know that Matthew Vaughn's new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, which aims to be an overarching origin story for so many of the mutants, seemed pretty jammed with characters and stories. With so many mutants (and their origins) slated to be in the film (including a mix of both the beloved and essential to the barely-necessary), there has been concern has to how just all of them would link up, and how those links would fit with the previous X-MEN trilogy.

Today we've learned that Vaughn has revealed at least a small bit of how to tie his mutants together, and it will involve a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the opening scene from Bryan Singer's very first X-MEN film (in my mind, the best of the bunch). It's a key scene that introduced us to Eric Lensherr, better known as Magneto (his older incarnation was previously played by Ian McKellan in the first trilogy, and will be played by Michael Fassbender and young Bill Milner in FIRST CLASS). In the scene, young Eric is yanked from his family in war-time Poland. By Nazis. Which is pretty much why he exhibits his tremendous powers for the first time in this moment of intense crisis.

Sources tell Bleeding Cool that the shot-for-shot remake will mirror its original "up to a point." And, after that point, there are "some very dramatic twists." Twists that bring certain things full circle? Twists that involve other mutants? Maybe?

I am genuinely excited to see Vaughn's take on the start of our X-Men universe. But, more than that, I am genuinely excited to see knowledgeable X-Men fans examine just what the director has done with their beloved characters (and, obviously, how they feel about it).

Source Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend

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