While we all eagerly anticipate X-Men: First Class, or watch practically the entire film between all the preview clips, we need to get onto important business: sequels. Unlike some Marvel movies - I'm looking at you guys, Cap 'n Thor - a sequel to this mutant prequel seems to depend on the success of the original. You know, the way that makes sense.

In a recent interview, director Matthew Vaughn said he was interested in going all Multiple Man and making a sequel. Here's his idea for an opening sequence:
“I’ve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I’ve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don’t want to tempt fate, though. If the film’s a hit, of course I’d be interested. I really enjoyed making it.”

It seems like mutants are secretly behind all important historical events. I'm guessing events in later films include Phoenix helping us land on the moon and Mystique breaking into the Watergate Hotel. Wow, just typing that last sentence made me feel 8% geekier today.

The X-Men make (up) history in theaters June 3, 2011. (Hitfix)