James McAvoy on X-Men: First Class sequel

Or should that be X-Men: Second Class?

It may have been one of the weakest of the X-films in terms of box office takings but Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class was a critical success, and it’s no surprise to learn that a script is already on the go courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and X3: The Last Stand writer Simon Kinberg.

Speaking to io9 James McAvoy, who played the young Charles Xavier, described a possible direction, saying, “Xavier]can’t just become the guy that we saw in the first three movies. He just had two major things happen to him. He’s lost his best friend, essentially, and he’s just been paralyzed from the waist down. Which is just a huge, huge blow to his considerable ego. So he’s got to deal with that… You’ve got to deal with that, I don’t care if he’s a superhero and has brain powers or not, he’s just had a huge part of his physical life taken away from him, by someone he cares about more than anyone else. So he’s got to deal with that.”