Want to actually encourage comic book fans to be excited about your comic book movie? Hint: Don’t compare it to Twilight.
With the new Spider-Man coming up, and tales of a possible new Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we’ve been hearing a lot lately about the relative merits of reboots. But I can’t help but think that Matthew Vaughn, the director of the upcoming X-Men: First Class, might have shot himself in the foot in saying that his film will appeal to fans of a certain vampire franchise.
In a recent interview, he told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it.”
The release date for First Class is June 3, 2011.