2011 has been a good year for Rose Byrne. Insidious, with its budget of $1.5 million, made close to $100 million in April, Bridesmaids opened to great reviews and is now one of the top five r-rated comedies of all time, and X-Men: First Class sits comfortably at $350 million worldwide and is the best reviewed superhero movie of the year.
In a recent interview Byrne spoke about working on X-Men: First Class, and said she’s signed up for another two films.
IGN: X-Men: First Class was so well received, were there any conversations when you signed on about doing more of them?
Byrne: 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.
X-Men: First Class could have done better at the US box office ($145 million), but considering the competition this year, the fact Vaughn cast a bunch of upcoming talent instead of superstars, and the lack of Wolverine, it’s done pretty well. Hopefully enough for 20th Century Fox to consider a sequel, because the end of the film with Magneto left me wanting more.
As for Byrne’s character Moira MacTaggert, there will probably be more of her story on the DVD as deleted scenes. Vaughn thought developing a love story between Charles and Moira would be too much with all the other events going on, but we saw a bit of romance between them at the end of the film. That could follow through into the sequel, and we could see more of Moira’s work at the CIA and her helping the X-Men to remain hidden.