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The sequel to X-Men: First Class will reassemble its mutants next January

Apr. 6, 2012by:

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Contracts can be a tricky thing. Take Jennifer Lawrence, for example. She signed her contract for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS that included an option for potential sequels well before she signed her contract for the smash success that the THE HUNGER GAMES franchise has become.  What this means, as mentioned briefly yesterday, is that in a conflict of scheduling interest between studios, the one with which she signed a contract first would win out.

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Meaning there was the chance that Fox, which wants very much to get its sequel to X-MEN: FIRST CLASS going, could simply say "no, you can't film CATCHING FIRE, we want you for our sequel."  It's one thing to recast a co-star (see IRON MAN II and the like) - it's quite another to have to recast the star of your franchise. And Lionsgate has already publicized the release date for CATCHING FIRE as being Thanksgiving Weekend 2013, so if if Fox shot in the fall and CATCHING FIRE kept Jennifer Lawrence Lionsgate would have actually been in the same boat as X-MEN: FIRST CLASS by having less than a year to shoot and do post production work.

But, due whatever backroom wrangling and deal making went down, word is now that "Fox is informing talent agencies... that the studio plans to begin shooting its in-development sequel to X-Men: First Class in January."  Which in turn means that Lawrence's schedule can now accomodate both a FIRST CLASS sequel and CATCHING FIRE, so everyone wins! My question is what this portends for when Fox intends to release their sequel to what was far and away my third favorite superhero movie ever made - would they give it a year and half to shoot this time and aim for late spring of 2014?

Let us know what you think below!

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Extra Tidbit: For me the order goes HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, THE DARK KNIGHT, and then X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. What about you?
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1:10PM on 04/09/2012
Awesome. Loved the first one.

I wonder if January Jones will get knocked up on this one too?
Awesome. Loved the first one.

I wonder if January Jones will get knocked up on this one too?
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12:21PM on 04/09/2012
The Dark Knight, X-MEN and what was the other one again???
The Dark Knight, X-MEN and what was the other one again???
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10:33PM on 04/07/2012
1) The Avengers (Why Wait, Just Crown it NOW)
2) Iron Man
3) Spider-Man 2
4) X2
5) First Class
1) The Avengers (Why Wait, Just Crown it NOW)
2) Iron Man
3) Spider-Man 2
4) X2
5) First Class
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5:32PM on 04/07/2012
I'm not exactly positive what the tidbit is implying as far as genre but I'll do.

10) Captain America
9) Iron-Man 1
8) Inception
7) Spiderman-2
6) The Dark Knight
5) Batman Begins
4) Empire Strikes Back
3) Serenity
2) Aliens
1) Predator 1

I'm more of a Sci Fi guy.
I'm not exactly positive what the tidbit is implying as far as genre but I'll do.

10) Captain America
9) Iron-Man 1
8) Inception
7) Spiderman-2
6) The Dark Knight
5) Batman Begins
4) Empire Strikes Back
3) Serenity
2) Aliens
1) Predator 1

I'm more of a Sci Fi guy.
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11:25AM on 04/07/2012
1) Dark Knight
2) V for Vendetta
3) Batman Begins
4) The Matrix
5) Watchmen
6) Superman II
7) Batman (1989)
8) Kick-Ass
9) X-Men First Class
10) Batman Mask of the Phantasm
11) X-Men 2
12) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
13) Blade
1) Dark Knight
2) V for Vendetta
3) Batman Begins
4) The Matrix
5) Watchmen
6) Superman II
7) Batman (1989)
8) Kick-Ass
9) X-Men First Class
10) Batman Mask of the Phantasm
11) X-Men 2
12) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
13) Blade
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6:18AM on 04/07/2012

My Picks...

1.any DC animated feature, I've watched All-Star Superman and Under The Red Hood more times than I can count.
2.Spider-Man 2, excellent action sequence (train fight).
3.The Incredible Hulk, automobile boxing gloves, massive destruction 'hulk SMASH!!!' what else do you need.
4.Hellboy2, lots of character development, but not in a stuffy way.
5.Transformers 1, Spielberg's reigning in of Bay made the movie about a boy and his robot, which sold it for me.
6.Watchmen, one word;
1.any DC animated feature, I've watched All-Star Superman and Under The Red Hood more times than I can count.
2.Spider-Man 2, excellent action sequence (train fight).
3.The Incredible Hulk, automobile boxing gloves, massive destruction 'hulk SMASH!!!' what else do you need.
4.Hellboy2, lots of character development, but not in a stuffy way.
5.Transformers 1, Spielberg's reigning in of Bay made the movie about a boy and his robot, which sold it for me.
6.Watchmen, one word; Rorschach.
7.The Dark Knight, so low down because the almost pretentious manner of story telling and poor action sequences make this more crime drama than super-hero movie, hell, even Bale denies that this is a super-hero flick.
8.The Crow, nostalgia.
9.Iron-Man 1, suit development was awesome.
10.Batman Returns, Pfeiffer's Catwoman was amazing.
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3:15AM on 04/07/2012
My favorites in order:

1) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
2) The Crow
3) X2
4) Spider-Man 2
5) Superman
6) Batman Begins
7) Spider-Man
8) Hellboy
9) Batman (89)
10) The Dark Knight
11) X-Men: First Class
12) Batman: Under the Red Hood
13) Batman Returns
14) Iron Man
15) Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Could watch every single one of these a hundred times over and still love them.
My favorites in order:

1) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
2) The Crow
3) X2
4) Spider-Man 2
5) Superman
6) Batman Begins
7) Spider-Man
8) Hellboy
9) Batman (89)
10) The Dark Knight
11) X-Men: First Class
12) Batman: Under the Red Hood
13) Batman Returns
14) Iron Man
15) Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Could watch every single one of these a hundred times over and still love them.
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5:34AM on 04/07/2012
Batman: MotP as number one? Well done sir. You win this round. Bravo . . . Bravo!
Batman: MotP as number one? Well done sir. You win this round. Bravo . . . Bravo!
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9:09PM on 04/06/2012

Lol

Hellboy II ahead of Batman Begins,Dark Knight & X-Men: First Class? Slowly step away from the crack pipe =P
Hellboy II ahead of Batman Begins,Dark Knight & X-Men: First Class? Slowly step away from the crack pipe =P
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6:24PM on 04/06/2012

Tidbit:

These are the superhero films I can watch over and over and over again:
1.The Dark Knight
2.X2: X-Men United
3.Spider-Man 2
4.Batman Begins
5.Unbreakable
6.X-Men: First Class
7.X-Men
8.Spider-Man
9.Hellboy II: Golden Army
10.X-Men: Last Stand (yup. I had fun)
11.Iron Man
12.Superman 2
These are the superhero films I can watch over and over and over again:
1.The Dark Knight
2.X2: X-Men United
3.Spider-Man 2
4.Batman Begins
5.Unbreakable
6.X-Men: First Class
7.X-Men
8.Spider-Man
9.Hellboy II: Golden Army
10.X-Men: Last Stand (yup. I had fun)
11.Iron Man
12.Superman 2
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6:15PM on 04/06/2012
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Kick Ass
4. X-Men: First Class
5. V For Vendetta
6. X-Men
7. Batman
8. Superman
9: Superman 2
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Kick Ass
4. X-Men: First Class
5. V For Vendetta
6. X-Men
7. Batman
8. Superman
9: Superman 2
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5:34PM on 04/06/2012
1. Batman Begins
2. Dark Knight
3. X2: X-Men United
4. Spider-man
5. Spider-man 2
6. Batman Returns
7. Superman 2
8. Superman
9. Iron Man
10. Batman
1. Batman Begins
2. Dark Knight
3. X2: X-Men United
4. Spider-man
5. Spider-man 2
6. Batman Returns
7. Superman 2
8. Superman
9. Iron Man
10. Batman
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4:47PM on 04/06/2012
1. V for Vendetta
2. The Dark Knight
3. Blade II
4. Spider-man 2
5. X2: X-Men United
6. Batman Returns
7. Batman Begins
8. Kick-Ass
9. Spider-man
10. Iron Man
1. V for Vendetta
2. The Dark Knight
3. Blade II
4. Spider-man 2
5. X2: X-Men United
6. Batman Returns
7. Batman Begins
8. Kick-Ass
9. Spider-man
10. Iron Man
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4:21PM on 04/06/2012
Jennifer Lawrence was largely wasted in the bloated, awkward, terribly edited film that was the remarkably overrated "X-Men: First Class". So if she decided to bolt, I would feel no great loss. She was great in "The Hunger Games" though!
Jennifer Lawrence was largely wasted in the bloated, awkward, terribly edited film that was the remarkably overrated "X-Men: First Class". So if she decided to bolt, I would feel no great loss. She was great in "The Hunger Games" though!
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3:32PM on 04/06/2012
10. Kick-Ass
9. Unbreakable
8. Thor
7. Batman Returns
6. X Men 2
5. Sin City
4. Batman Begins
3. Batman
2. X-Men: First Class
1. The Dark Knight
10. Kick-Ass
9. Unbreakable
8. Thor
7. Batman Returns
6. X Men 2
5. Sin City
4. Batman Begins
3. Batman
2. X-Men: First Class
1. The Dark Knight
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3:22PM on 04/06/2012
1. Watchmen
2. Daredevil (R-Rated cut)
3. Superman 2
4. Batman '89
5. Captain America
6. X-Men: First Class
7. Iron Man
8. Spider-Man 2
9. The Dark Knight
10. The Specials
Honorable Mentions: Superman, Chronicle, The Crow, Fantastic 4

Edit: Also, Jennifer Lawrence in X-M:FC is all-time, top ten, A++ hot. I hope that she doesn't decide to turn into an Anne Hathaway/Keira Knightely stick figure-type as her success grows. She's damn near the perfect specimen.
1. Watchmen
2. Daredevil (R-Rated cut)
3. Superman 2
4. Batman '89
5. Captain America
6. X-Men: First Class
7. Iron Man
8. Spider-Man 2
9. The Dark Knight
10. The Specials
Honorable Mentions: Superman, Chronicle, The Crow, Fantastic 4

Edit: Also, Jennifer Lawrence in X-M:FC is all-time, top ten, A++ hot. I hope that she doesn't decide to turn into an Anne Hathaway/Keira Knightely stick figure-type as her success grows. She's damn near the perfect specimen.
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3:17PM on 04/06/2012

Favorite CBMs, not necessary the "best".

1. Iron Man
2. Watchmen
3. Superman 2
4. Batman Begins
5. Thor
6. Captain America
7. X-Men First Class (Magneto scenes)
8. Dark Knight
9. X-men 2
10. Spiderman
..
Avengers will be among those 10, guaranteed.
1. Iron Man
2. Watchmen
3. Superman 2
4. Batman Begins
5. Thor
6. Captain America
7. X-Men First Class (Magneto scenes)
8. Dark Knight
9. X-men 2
10. Spiderman
..
Avengers will be among those 10, guaranteed.
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3:04PM on 04/06/2012
Dark Knight
Spiderman 2 (I'm surprise no love on this site)
Watchmen
Dark Knight
Spiderman 2 (I'm surprise no love on this site)
Watchmen
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2:47PM on 04/06/2012
1. Superman II
2. Batman Begins
3. Watchmen
4. Kick Ass
5. X-Men First Class
1. Superman II
2. Batman Begins
3. Watchmen
4. Kick Ass
5. X-Men First Class
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2:11PM on 04/06/2012
1. X-Men: First Class
2. Tim Burton's Batman
3. Hellboy
4. Sin City
5. The Dark Knight
1. X-Men: First Class
2. Tim Burton's Batman
3. Hellboy
4. Sin City
5. The Dark Knight
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2:04PM on 04/06/2012
1. The Dark Knight
2. Tim Burton's Batman
3. Superman II: Richard Donner Cut
4. First Avenger: Captain America
5. Hellboy II: Golden Army
1. The Dark Knight
2. Tim Burton's Batman
3. Superman II: Richard Donner Cut
4. First Avenger: Captain America
5. Hellboy II: Golden Army
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12:14PM on 04/06/2012
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Incredible Hulk
Batman Begins
X-Men First Class
X2
Superman Returns
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Incredible Hulk
Batman Begins
X-Men First Class
X2
Superman Returns
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12:08PM on 04/06/2012
To make a Top 3 is kinda hard but here goes: 1. Batman 2. The Dark Knight 3. Iron Man
To make a Top 3 is kinda hard but here goes: 1. Batman 2. The Dark Knight 3. Iron Man
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11:58AM on 04/06/2012
Great news! with Jennifer and Fasbender at the top now the movie will probably be much more successful, let's hope it'll be as good as FIRST CLASS. And I also enjoyed HUNGER GAMES so I want the sequel.

1- WATCHMEN (does it counts as a Superhero movie?)
2- THE DARK KNIGHT
3- KICK ASS
4- X-MEN FIRST CLASS
5- X-MEN
6- BATMAN BEGINS
7- SPIDERMAN 2
8- X-MEN UNITED
9- HELLBOY 2
10- HELLBOY
Great news! with Jennifer and Fasbender at the top now the movie will probably be much more successful, let's hope it'll be as good as FIRST CLASS. And I also enjoyed HUNGER GAMES so I want the sequel.

1- WATCHMEN (does it counts as a Superhero movie?)
2- THE DARK KNIGHT
3- KICK ASS
4- X-MEN FIRST CLASS
5- X-MEN
6- BATMAN BEGINS
7- SPIDERMAN 2
8- X-MEN UNITED
9- HELLBOY 2
10- HELLBOY
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4:14PM on 04/06/2012
Yes, "Watchmen" is definitely a superhero film. Mostly, pretty good list!
Yes, "Watchmen" is definitely a superhero film. Mostly, pretty good list!
11:26AM on 04/06/2012
I would rather watch a First Class sequel than the Hunger Games sequel. I'm sure she will find a way to do both, and everyone will be happy.
I would rather watch a First Class sequel than the Hunger Games sequel. I'm sure she will find a way to do both, and everyone will be happy.
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4:13PM on 04/06/2012
I would, by large and far, prefer more "HG" films, as "First Class" was bloated and stupid.
I would, by large and far, prefer more "HG" films, as "First Class" was bloated and stupid.
11:24AM on 04/06/2012

soooooo

does that mean Vaughn can do Kick-Ass 2 now this summer?!
does that mean Vaughn can do Kick-Ass 2 now this summer?!
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11:21AM on 04/06/2012
The Dark Knight
X2
Iron Man/Thor

I hope shes able to do both movies as well!
The Dark Knight
X2
Iron Man/Thor

I hope shes able to do both movies as well!
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10:36AM on 04/06/2012
The Dark Knight
X2: X-Men United
X-Men; First Class

Great news that Jennifer will be able to do both btw!
The Dark Knight
X2: X-Men United
X-Men; First Class

Great news that Jennifer will be able to do both btw!
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10:33AM on 04/06/2012
Matthew Vaughan has said that he wanted the film to open with Magneto manipulating Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet and killing JFK. That would be one of the coolest movie openings ever, and I hope he gets to do it.
Matthew Vaughan has said that he wanted the film to open with Magneto manipulating Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet and killing JFK. That would be one of the coolest movie openings ever, and I hope he gets to do it.
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10:16AM on 04/06/2012
The Dark Knight
Spiderman 2
X-Men 2
The Dark Knight
Spiderman 2
X-Men 2
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9:57AM on 04/06/2012
Iron Man

Batman Begins

Sin City
Iron Man

Batman Begins

Sin City
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4:12PM on 04/06/2012
"Superhero" film, not just "comics". Sorry, 'Sin City' is out (as fantastically awesome as it is)
"Superhero" film, not just "comics". Sorry, 'Sin City' is out (as fantastically awesome as it is)
9:50AM on 04/06/2012

tidbit

Tough one. If we're talking purely super heroes:
Batman Begins
Iron Man
Spider-man 2

Otherwise:
Akira
The Crow
Oldboy
Tough one. If we're talking purely super heroes:
Batman Begins
Iron Man
Spider-man 2

Otherwise:
Akira
The Crow
Oldboy
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9:13AM on 04/06/2012

tidbit

TDK
Spider-Man 2
X-Men: First Class /X-Men 2
TDK
Spider-Man 2
X-Men: First Class /X-Men 2
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9:10AM on 04/06/2012
I hope this works out ok for Jennifer. It would be typical of the greedy corporate fucks to screw her out the career making series she has going on with The Hunger Games by forcing her to play a secondary role in another. At the same time I'd probably be kicking my agent in the nuts for not foreseeing such a possible conflict of interest.
I hope this works out ok for Jennifer. It would be typical of the greedy corporate fucks to screw her out the career making series she has going on with The Hunger Games by forcing her to play a secondary role in another. At the same time I'd probably be kicking my agent in the nuts for not foreseeing such a possible conflict of interest.
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10:27AM on 04/06/2012
She did X-Men when She was a relative unknown. She then later signed up for The Hunger Games.

How is her agent supposed to see foresee that? Just magically be like...no, dont sign up for that reboot of a HUGE franchise. They only want you to play one of the most popular characters from the first trilogy.
She did X-Men when She was a relative unknown. She then later signed up for The Hunger Games.

How is her agent supposed to see foresee that? Just magically be like...no, dont sign up for that reboot of a HUGE franchise. They only want you to play one of the most popular characters from the first trilogy.
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