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Vaughn: 'X-Men will appeal to Twilight fans'

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X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has said that his superhero prequel will appeal to fans of the Twilight series.

The movie, due for release this June, charts the early friendship between mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender).

"It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it," Vaughn told Entertainment Weekly.

The Kick-Ass helmer also revealed that the Sean Connery 007 pictures have been a strong influence, along with Cuban Missile Crisis drama Thirteen Days.

"It’s set in the ’60s, and I basically moulded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery. He's the ultimate spy - imagine Bond, but with superpowers," he explained.

Of the role McAvoy's Xavier plays in the film, Vaughn added: "You’re seeing Xavier become a professor. For me, Magneto is the good guy in the film, but he’s sort of a good bad guy. He literally kicks off the movie, and Xavier goes along on the ride trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and trying to persuade Erik that you don’t have to kill everyone."

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