Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Previously, while talking to Matthew Vaughn, we cut our interview off just as we were about to talk about a juicy spoiler that pops up in his new film, X-Men First Class, now in theaters. Well, assuming that you’ve seen the movie, you now know what we mean and you probably want the story behind it. The answers you seek are after the jump.
If you haven’t seen X-Men First Class yet, what are you waiting for? Check it out, read our original – spoiler free – interview, then come back and read its exciting conclusion.
Again, this should be considered a MAJOR SPOILER for X-Men First Class so, beware.
Here’s the final part of our original interview, which you can read here:
/Film: Okay, last question. I won’t put this in the first article because it’s spoiler specific but can you please tell me about the Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romijn cameos? Were they in the script? How did they come about? Because I was surprised by them and it was one of my favorite moments in the movie.
Matthew Vaughn: The Wolverine one was in [the script] and the Rebecca Romijn one, I just came up with the idea because when we wrote the scene between Erik and Raven, as she is then, he goes ‘When you’re older’ and originally in the script she was going to become Brigitte Bardot or Marilyn Monroe, like an older sex icon of those times. Then I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if she just became Rebecca Romijn? So it was made up a couple of weeks before we shot it.’
And there was no problem getting those actors? They were willing and excited?
They’re all grateful to the X-Men world and they’re proud of it and it was only a day’s work. They’re both lovely to work with.
Awesome. Thanks a lot Matthew, I really enjoyed the movie and I wish you luck with it.
Well spread the word, make people go see it.
We’re going to.
And that was that.
Did you have the spoiler ruined for you after the first few screenings? How did the crowd react in your theater when Wolverine and Mystique came on?