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X-Men First Class deets

04.15.2009

A while back former JoBlo.com writer Ben Barna broke the scoop that "The OC" creator Josh Schwartz was working on a new X-MEN film titled X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. It presumed to highlight some younger mutants but we weren't really sure what time period this would take place in and which mutants it would highlight. Well now we know. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner was interviewed on the Fox Movie Channel and was asked about the movie. She said, "It is the first class of Xavier's school, way back when, so it's young Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that'll be really fun."

So basically it'll be a film set in the grunge days of the early 90s when the first group of mutants show up at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Cyclops will be wearing flannel and Jean Gray will be listening to Velocity Girl on her Walkman. The major problem with this "prequel" idea is that they don't have many adult mutants to work with. They took a good deal of the X-Men and made them kids in the X-MEN movies so who's left besides Cyclops, Jean Gray, Beast and Storm? Iceman, Rogue, Angel, Shadowcat and Collosus were all teens in the X-MEN trilogy.

Who else is left? Gambit, Emma Frost and Nightcrawler are out. As is Cable (being the future son of Cyclops and all). I guess Forge could be included as could Bishop. Cannonball? Banshee? Havoc? Let me know if there's anyone I could be missing...

Extra Tidbit: Had Fox planned this out from the get-go, like how Marvel is mapping out the AVENGERS films, this could have been awesome instead of the giant clusterfuck it's turning out to be.

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10:20PM on 04/17/2009

I would much...

... rather see 'X-Men: New Mutants with the original team from the '80s of Sunspot, Karma, Cannonball, Wolfsbane, psyche, and Magma. This has way more creative potential than using the characters from the last 4 films.

I think they'll get to it eventually, but I'll probably need a walker to get around by then.
... rather see 'X-Men: New Mutants with the original team from the '80s of Sunspot, Karma, Cannonball, Wolfsbane, psyche, and Magma. This has way more creative potential than using the characters from the last 4 films.

I think they'll get to it eventually, but I'll probably need a walker to get around by then.
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1:18PM on 04/16/2009

Ahhahahahahahaha!!!

Wow! Just. Wow!!!! How terrible will this be?! I'm kinda hoping it gets made. Further validates my disdain for all things Fox. *lol*
Wow! Just. Wow!!!! How terrible will this be?! I'm kinda hoping it gets made. Further validates my disdain for all things Fox. *lol*
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1:15PM on 04/16/2009

Ehh, I'm Skeptical...

One...Can't have Iceman or Angel, as they were teens in X3... Even as a reboot, Brett Ratner will try and do whatever aborted fetus the 3rd movie will be and it will be a disaster. Think the original Street Fighter with Shitty CGI.
Next, it's being written by the guy who writes, "The OC." Basically, testosterone is out of the picture. The only chance that any guy in the movie won't wind up a total douche or wuss is if Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine comes in and nails every X chick in the movie
One...Can't have Iceman or Angel, as they were teens in X3... Even as a reboot, Brett Ratner will try and do whatever aborted fetus the 3rd movie will be and it will be a disaster. Think the original Street Fighter with Shitty CGI.
Next, it's being written by the guy who writes, "The OC." Basically, testosterone is out of the picture. The only chance that any guy in the movie won't wind up a total douche or wuss is if Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine comes in and nails every X chick in the movie during the last ten minutes.
Get another writer or do the Sentinal saga properly, like the opening to X3 bitched out on. Otherwise, this movie is doomed. Don't believe me...wait til the guy who reviewed the ripped copy of Wolverine comes in snags a copy of the script and puts in online. Fanboys and girls beware, it's gonna look like the X-men stories female fans have put online for years.
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9:57AM on 04/16/2009

DO IT PROPERLY

and use it as a way of rebooting the xmen franchise. First Class: should be young cyclops, Jean, Iceman, beast and angel otherwise it will be another cluster to fuck right up.
and use it as a way of rebooting the xmen franchise. First Class: should be young cyclops, Jean, Iceman, beast and angel otherwise it will be another cluster to fuck right up.
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8:02AM on 04/16/2009

So no Magneto?

Maybe this is a reworking of the Magneto movie? I mean, I don't think Magneto could carry a whole movie. Basically you would have Professor X and Magneto starting the school with Scott, Jean, Beast and Storm as students. As somebody said, Mystique and Toad could be in the class too and maybe a couple of others like Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. But then something happens to make Magneto turn against humanity and the X-Men end up fighting amongst themselves. That could work. Somehow
Maybe this is a reworking of the Magneto movie? I mean, I don't think Magneto could carry a whole movie. Basically you would have Professor X and Magneto starting the school with Scott, Jean, Beast and Storm as students. As somebody said, Mystique and Toad could be in the class too and maybe a couple of others like Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. But then something happens to make Magneto turn against humanity and the X-Men end up fighting amongst themselves. That could work. Somehow they could work in the whole idea that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are Magneto's children and have them be disillusioned with him in the end but not willing to go back to Xavier's either. It would make it hard for them to use the same characters for a future Avengers movie though.

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6:49AM on 04/16/2009

Thanks fabxxx

Because you have made the most sense so far... it's called show business for a reason. Yes, i would like a reboot but I can also see why it's not really feasible. Either way, this film can still be interesting. It's jus sad to them grow up knowing they are in for a massacre in X3.
Because you have made the most sense so far... it's called show business for a reason. Yes, i would like a reboot but I can also see why it's not really feasible. Either way, this film can still be interesting. It's jus sad to them grow up knowing they are in for a massacre in X3.
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8:30PM on 04/15/2009

funny

I think it's funny reading people saying that Fox should have started with a "First Class" type of movie. Yeah right, imagine the uproar in Fanboyland with the announcement of the first Xmen movie with ONLY Prof X, Cyclops, Jean and Beast. Get real!
I also think it's funny people complaining about Fox making (and milking) more movies in the franchise. It'a A MOVIE STUDIO!! It's one, if not the only money maker they have!! Of course they are going to keep making them!! Don't they have in their
I think it's funny reading people saying that Fox should have started with a "First Class" type of movie. Yeah right, imagine the uproar in Fanboyland with the announcement of the first Xmen movie with ONLY Prof X, Cyclops, Jean and Beast. Get real!
I also think it's funny people complaining about Fox making (and milking) more movies in the franchise. It'a A MOVIE STUDIO!! It's one, if not the only money maker they have!! Of course they are going to keep making them!! Don't they have in their contract that they would loose the X-Men rights back to Marvel if they don't make an X-Men movie every so years? Why do you think Wolverine is called "X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE"??? Because Fox can say it's an "X-MEN" movie and fulfill the contract clause!!!! Open your eyes people!!!!
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6:58PM on 04/15/2009

Stop this shit Fox

After the mind fuck that was X-Men The Last Stand, Fox really went into the dumps and it got worse.

After the mind fuck that was X-Men The Last Stand, Fox really went into the dumps and it got worse.

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6:01PM on 04/15/2009

WHAT?

this is a terrible idea! just leave it be. after X3, i dont really wanna do this anymore
this is a terrible idea! just leave it be. after X3, i dont really wanna do this anymore
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5:37PM on 04/15/2009

UGHHH

Damn it! They are so fucking stupid. They keep trying to break what is already broken. FIX IT FIRST! Either REBOOT or do another X-MEN movie so you can redeem X3.

Cyclops technically can come back.. Jean thought she killed him but stopped when she realized. Someone found him and rescued him or some shit...seriously...i dont want to see a young scott summers when his older character BARELY got screen time and was a bitch in all 3 films

They need a 4th installment to really make this
Damn it! They are so fucking stupid. They keep trying to break what is already broken. FIX IT FIRST! Either REBOOT or do another X-MEN movie so you can redeem X3.

Cyclops technically can come back.. Jean thought she killed him but stopped when she realized. Someone found him and rescued him or some shit...seriously...i dont want to see a young scott summers when his older character BARELY got screen time and was a bitch in all 3 films

They need a 4th installment to really make this work...ANYONE WITH ME HERE?
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5:36PM on 04/15/2009
Honestly, I'd rather they just did an "X-Babies" movie. That would be the shit.
Honestly, I'd rather they just did an "X-Babies" movie. That would be the shit.
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5:07PM on 04/15/2009
I think it could turn out to be good, but they'd absolutely NEED Stewart back as Xavier, and even then they'd need to apply that de-aging cgi to his face like they did in X3. I'd love to have McKellen back as well, but again they'd have to de-age him and that's probably not going to be a cheap thing to do for multiple actors throughout the course of an entire film. If they try to bring in another actor as a younger Xavier I'll boycott this.
I think it could turn out to be good, but they'd absolutely NEED Stewart back as Xavier, and even then they'd need to apply that de-aging cgi to his face like they did in X3. I'd love to have McKellen back as well, but again they'd have to de-age him and that's probably not going to be a cheap thing to do for multiple actors throughout the course of an entire film. If they try to bring in another actor as a younger Xavier I'll boycott this.
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5:02PM on 04/15/2009
well, back in the day when the x-men first started, the only teacher was xavior. he taught them all. and according to the movies. magneto helped start the school, too. so, it would work. do i think they should have done it this way to begin with? yes. if they do make this movie will i see it? yes. and as much as i like wolverine, itd be nice to see an x-men movie not focusing on him, because so far its pretty much him and everyone else is a supporting character

ps. i hope they keep ratner
well, back in the day when the x-men first started, the only teacher was xavior. he taught them all. and according to the movies. magneto helped start the school, too. so, it would work. do i think they should have done it this way to begin with? yes. if they do make this movie will i see it? yes. and as much as i like wolverine, itd be nice to see an x-men movie not focusing on him, because so far its pretty much him and everyone else is a supporting character

ps. i hope they keep ratner away from this
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4:32PM on 04/15/2009
I'd honestly be more interested in the Magneto/Professor X origin movie.

Because of the way these movies were made, you can't really do a decent prequel without it being reboot, and after X3 a sequel would be more unlikely. Damned if you do, damned if you dont.
I'd honestly be more interested in the Magneto/Professor X origin movie.

Because of the way these movies were made, you can't really do a decent prequel without it being reboot, and after X3 a sequel would be more unlikely. Damned if you do, damned if you dont.
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3:43PM on 04/15/2009
That's what they get for doing the entire franchise ass-backwards from the start. It's basically unfixable.

Looks like there's no chance of getting this franchise out of Fox's greedy mitts, since they have little else that's blockbuster material.
That's what they get for doing the entire franchise ass-backwards from the start. It's basically unfixable.

Looks like there's no chance of getting this franchise out of Fox's greedy mitts, since they have little else that's blockbuster material.
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3:34PM on 04/15/2009

REBOOT

reboot the entire thing PLEASE.

i don't know why everyone thinks the x-men movies are so good. they could be SO MUCH BETTER.
reboot the entire thing PLEASE.

i don't know why everyone thinks the x-men movies are so good. they could be SO MUCH BETTER.
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3:28PM on 04/15/2009

'Days of Future Past' or 'Age of Apocalypse'

...Those were great storylines and would make better films, Enough with the teenage X-Men shit.
...Those were great storylines and would make better films, Enough with the teenage X-Men shit.
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3:14PM on 04/15/2009

cannonbal

i would love to see cannonball
i would love to see cannonball
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2:09PM on 04/15/2009
so its 'x-men: saved by the bell'?

is prof x gonna be in this and will it be stewart?
i'm guessing not?

so its 'x-men: saved by the bell'?

is prof x gonna be in this and will it be stewart?
i'm guessing not?

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2:08PM on 04/15/2009

teen

maybe they'll turn it into a teen movie and they make an x-men evolution-ish movie out of it.
maybe they'll turn it into a teen movie and they make an x-men evolution-ish movie out of it.
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1:21PM on 04/15/2009
The "First Class" lineup was: Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Iceman & Angel.
The "First Class" lineup was: Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Iceman & Angel.
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1:05PM on 04/15/2009
Shadowcat and Rogue were basically kids when they were first introduced anyway. And I recall Collosus being a full grown man in the movie...

Banshee would make sense as would Havoc, being Scott's little brother. You could include all sorts of mutants that went bad later in life, maybe throw in some younger versions of kids Magneto got his hands on, after all he helped Charles start the school.
Shadowcat and Rogue were basically kids when they were first introduced anyway. And I recall Collosus being a full grown man in the movie...

Banshee would make sense as would Havoc, being Scott's little brother. You could include all sorts of mutants that went bad later in life, maybe throw in some younger versions of kids Magneto got his hands on, after all he helped Charles start the school.
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12:48PM on 04/15/2009

CLUSTERFUCK?

Dane Cook, anyone?
Dane Cook, anyone?
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12:09PM on 04/15/2009

You're all deluding yourselves...

... if you think "The Avengers" movie is ever going to happen. It certainly won't happen the way Marvel wants it to happen. The actors involved (Robert Downey, Jr., Sam Jackson, and presumably Edward Norton, plus whoever they get to play Captain America) will either be too old by the time the movie gets off the ground (Jackson is already in his sixties) or it will simply be too expensive to have that many a-list stars share the screen after they've had their movie. I just don't see it
... if you think "The Avengers" movie is ever going to happen. It certainly won't happen the way Marvel wants it to happen. The actors involved (Robert Downey, Jr., Sam Jackson, and presumably Edward Norton, plus whoever they get to play Captain America) will either be too old by the time the movie gets off the ground (Jackson is already in his sixties) or it will simply be too expensive to have that many a-list stars share the screen after they've had their movie. I just don't see it working.
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11:50AM on 04/15/2009

REBOOT

i know alot of people throw that word around,

but they should ignore the first 3 x-men movies. start over with "the first class" and have that integrate into the Movie-Avengers Universe.
i know alot of people throw that word around,

but they should ignore the first 3 x-men movies. start over with "the first class" and have that integrate into the Movie-Avengers Universe.
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11:01AM on 04/15/2009

X-Why?

I grew up on everything Marvel. Especially X-Men. The films are fun but of course never the perfect "fanboy film." I think there are pieces in all four "X" films, that if pieced together properly would form the X-MEN film we could all be 100% proud of.
I grew up on everything Marvel. Especially X-Men. The films are fun but of course never the perfect "fanboy film." I think there are pieces in all four "X" films, that if pieced together properly would form the X-MEN film we could all be 100% proud of.
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10:31AM on 04/15/2009
double post? same story 2 different writers haha.
double post? same story 2 different writers haha.
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10:28AM on 04/15/2009

dont even think abt....

Marvel or whoever it is make these movies....dont even think abt giving us this film unless u plan to make it atleast 2-3 hrs film....i dont want another fast forward film...and make it gore....leaked wolverine wasnt...:(
Marvel or whoever it is make these movies....dont even think abt giving us this film unless u plan to make it atleast 2-3 hrs film....i dont want another fast forward film...and make it gore....leaked wolverine wasnt...:(
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