According to Heat Vision, sequel to the X-Men: First Class is schedule to shoot in January. As a result, there will be no conflict over Jennifer Lawrence with Lionsgate over the filming of The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.
The filming was initially planned to start this fall. However, with the new dates, Jennifer Lawrence will be easily available for the shoot. Catching Fire is set for 2013 fall release.
Lawrence will reprise her role of Mystique. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne and January Jones are also featuring in the sequel.
Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote X-Men: The Last Stand and co-produced the X-Men: First Class, will write this sequel. Mathew Vaughn and Bryan Singer are also confirmed to direct and produce it.
X-Men: First Class had a budget of almost $150 million and it grossed $353,624,124 at the Box Office.
It also received Certified Fresh Ratings at the review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes. It reported 87 per cent positive reviews, with an average rating of 7.4 out of 10. The site’s general consensus states, “With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.”
IMDB gave it a score of 7.9 out of 10 based on its 171,178 user while another review aggregator site, Meta Critic, reported a score of 65 out of 100 based on 38 reviews.
Film.com top critic, Eric Snider, gave it a rating of A- and stated, “It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel.”
Sean Axmaker of MSN.com also praised the movie by commenting, “
While it never reaches the intelligence or character richness of the first two X-Men films, it’s still the superior superhero spectacle of 2011 to date.”
Overall, the sequel would be a must watch for all genre.