X-Men: First Class was definitely pretty well-received critically, however, it was not nearly financially successful as the previous X-Men. In fact, the domestic gross didn’t even make the production budget back, which isn’t always good news when there is rumor of a part 2.
That being said, let’s look at the big question: Will there be an X-Men: First Class 2? Or have all the X-Men prequel-sequel plans been scrapped forever? Recently, Rose Byrne – the actress who played CIA agent Moira MacTaggert – shed some light on the possibilities.
Courtesy of IGN Movies, Byrne said:
“Yeah, we all had to sign on for three, I believe. Well, I did anyway. But as of right now I have no idea if they’re planning on doing another one. But that was the idea depending on how it all went, I suppose. We’ll see though. I loved working on it and loved working with the cast. I loved Matthew Vaughn. I also loved the style. The era and the fashion. And it was kind of kitsch-y and funny. It was a really fun and sophisticated superhero movie. I’m very proud of the film.”
Matthew Vaughn has a number of interesting ideas for a possible X-Men: First Class sequel that he talked about around the time of the first film’s release; including an opening sequence where the “magic bullet” that killed JFK was actually controlled by Magneto.