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X-Men & Planet Of The Apes sequels confirmed

Writer: Elaine Ewe

2 Dec – Fans of films dealing with genetic mutation rejoice, for Fox has officially confirmed sequels for last summer's blockbusters "X-Men: First Class" and "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes", according to Total Film.

"X-Men: First Class" and "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes".

In a recent interview, the co-chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom Rothman, revealed that the studio were keen to bring back directors Matthew Vaughn and Rupert Wyatt to continue work on their respective franchises.

Vaughn has worked on "X-Men: First Class" while Wyatt worked on "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes".

"Both of them were really great scripts and so we have to be sure to get great scripts again," explained Rothman.

Rothman is not the only one who has voiced interest in seeing an "X-Men: First Class" sequel. Scots actor who plays Professor Charles Xavier in the film has also previously discussed his thoughts.

"I can't really speak for him [Erik], but I know that with Charles, you either have to write him out of the movie or give him an interesting story. 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."

The 32-year-old added, "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. That's part of the interesting ideas that we're talking about with Matthew [Vaughn], but I can't really get into them with you because they may form the spine of the story."

Cinema Online, 04 December 2011