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02.19.2011

Did the trailer for Marvel's mutant prequel X-MEN: FIRST CLASS leave you with questions or concerns?

Wondering about that dapper red demon, or why Charles and Erik seem to be preparing for a mutie threesome?

Worried about an overdose of characters, changes from the comics, or the studio's rushed production schedule?

Starting in March, the people making the movie will field all your X-MEN: FIRST CLASS questions, and director Matthew Vaughn, producer Bryan Singer or one of 14 (!!!) cast members will answer as best they can. Hit them on Twitter or Facebook.

The movie arrives on June 3rd, sandwiched between THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA.

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Extra Tidbit: Gotta admit, my skepticism has dwindled and now I just wanna see Vaughn's take on the Hellfire Club and the swingin' 60s version of Marvel's classic characters. You?
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8:05AM on 02/21/2011

Not sure.

I'm not sure if I'll even go see this in the theater. I'm still confused on why theu chose the characters they did for this movie. Bryan Singer has always been good eapecially when it comes to keeping to the origins, but this movie he's totally gone off the reservation. I do like the Eric & Charles storyline on hw they met. What I dont like and I dont think I'm alone here, is the choice of Xmen to use. I'm not a die hard Xmen fan, but I do know who the original Xmen were Cyclops,Jean
I'm not sure if I'll even go see this in the theater. I'm still confused on why theu chose the characters they did for this movie. Bryan Singer has always been good eapecially when it comes to keeping to the origins, but this movie he's totally gone off the reservation. I do like the Eric & Charles storyline on hw they met. What I dont like and I dont think I'm alone here, is the choice of Xmen to use. I'm not a die hard Xmen fan, but I do know who the original Xmen were Cyclops,Jean Grey,Beast,Iceman, & Angel. I wanna why Singer chose the Xmen he did, because it makes no sense to me.
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9:10AM on 02/21/2011
This movie is set in the sixties. The sequel will be set in the eighties and will feature Scott, Jean, Ororo and Kurt, the X-Babies. Charles and Erik will argue about whose turn it is to change them.
This movie is set in the sixties. The sequel will be set in the eighties and will feature Scott, Jean, Ororo and Kurt, the X-Babies. Charles and Erik will argue about whose turn it is to change them.
12:00AM on 02/21/2011
It looks alright so far, but they did screw up their own continuity already in regards to the Beast. Henry McCoy had a cameo in the first Singer X-Men film in human form, and yet here we see him as already being transformed. Or are we going to cry Image Inducer to explain that away.
It looks alright so far, but they did screw up their own continuity already in regards to the Beast. Henry McCoy had a cameo in the first Singer X-Men film in human form, and yet here we see him as already being transformed. Or are we going to cry Image Inducer to explain that away.
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9:51PM on 02/20/2011

i just wanna see the villains

yeah...i just wanna see the villains...i really don't care about the heroes or what angle they spin them in...
yeah...i just wanna see the villains...i really don't care about the heroes or what angle they spin them in...
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10:52AM on 02/20/2011
Yeah, riddle me this, producers. Why would you ever include Azazel in a movie? He was created by Chuck Austen (one of the worst comic writers) for one of the worst X-Men story arcs ever written, and has almost universally been written off by comic readers, especially because he's never been used since.
Yeah, riddle me this, producers. Why would you ever include Azazel in a movie? He was created by Chuck Austen (one of the worst comic writers) for one of the worst X-Men story arcs ever written, and has almost universally been written off by comic readers, especially because he's never been used since.
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2:30PM on 02/20/2011
An evil version of Nightcrawler sounds pretty cool to me, it all depends on how he's handled. And Jason Flemyng is a pretty spectacular actor for villain like that.
An evil version of Nightcrawler sounds pretty cool to me, it all depends on how he's handled. And Jason Flemyng is a pretty spectacular actor for villain like that.
3:36PM on 02/20/2011
I guess they want to put as many connections to X-men as possible (nightcrawler's dad, cyclopses' brother) to make it more familiar to people. I they really going to suggest Mystique and Azazel hook up, b/c the actress is kinda young for Azazel, not that it really matters.
I guess they want to put as many connections to X-men as possible (nightcrawler's dad, cyclopses' brother) to make it more familiar to people. I they really going to suggest Mystique and Azazel hook up, b/c the actress is kinda young for Azazel, not that it really matters.
8:15AM on 02/20/2011
I know that comics continuity is difficult to follow in movies, but still... They have Havoc in the 60's who's Cyclops' LITTLE brother, they have Emma Frost, who's Cyclops' GIRL FRIEND (He likes them older, now does he ?!), They have the ape-beast (from the origins) in the latter movie, but the more recent cat-beast in the 60's... They want the fans to go to this movie, and then alienate them with this kind of stupidities...
Ho, and I'd really like them to do Days Of Future Past, for a X4
I know that comics continuity is difficult to follow in movies, but still... They have Havoc in the 60's who's Cyclops' LITTLE brother, they have Emma Frost, who's Cyclops' GIRL FRIEND (He likes them older, now does he ?!), They have the ape-beast (from the origins) in the latter movie, but the more recent cat-beast in the 60's... They want the fans to go to this movie, and then alienate them with this kind of stupidities...
Ho, and I'd really like them to do Days Of Future Past, for a X4 movie... One day...
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12:19AM on 02/20/2011

Don't forget

This was originally going to be X-Men Origins: Magneto but then Singer came along and suggested the title change and bringing in the Hellfire club as the main villains. This never was intended to be the story of how Scott and Jean met and fell in love. That's a story for another movie.

Oh and one more thing: if this movie is a success then there'll be a sequel with the same cast. If it flops then they'll go ahead with X-Men 4 (X4: New Mutants?) with Storm, Rogue, Iceman, Colossus, Angel,
This was originally going to be X-Men Origins: Magneto but then Singer came along and suggested the title change and bringing in the Hellfire club as the main villains. This never was intended to be the story of how Scott and Jean met and fell in love. That's a story for another movie.

Oh and one more thing: if this movie is a success then there'll be a sequel with the same cast. If it flops then they'll go ahead with X-Men 4 (X4: New Mutants?) with Storm, Rogue, Iceman, Colossus, Angel, Siren, Jubilee and Kitty. Oh but they won't be able to use the Hellfire club, not unless it's Shinobi (son of Sebastian) Shaw's Hellfire Club.

Wait. Did somebody say Banshee is in this movie? Because then they wouldn't be able to use him either for X-Men 4.

Anyway, I don't see anything wrong with them creating X-men spin offs. With First Class, Wolverine and the continuation of the original trilogy, Fox could have three separate franchises. It would be like what Paramount did with Star Trek except that was mostly on TV.
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3:24PM on 02/20/2011
"This was originally going to be X-Men Origins: Magneto"


See, you should've said that earlier and that would've answered more questions. Because after viewing this trailer 2 times after it premiered I had gotten the impression that this was more of a Magneto origin story and wondered whether it was XMO: Magneto, or another movie altogether.

Great so that answers my first class question and my Magneto movie one.
"This was originally going to be X-Men Origins: Magneto"


See, you should've said that earlier and that would've answered more questions. Because after viewing this trailer 2 times after it premiered I had gotten the impression that this was more of a Magneto origin story and wondered whether it was XMO: Magneto, or another movie altogether.

Great so that answers my first class question and my Magneto movie one.
4:43PM on 02/19/2011

Beast

Anyone else a tad bit confused as to how Hank McCoy is a teenage Beast in this movie, then turns human for a good forty years to be seen in X2 as a middle-aged human on TV during the scene where Mystique seduces Magnetos guard, then turns back into Beast just in time for X-Men: The Last Stand?
Anyone else a tad bit confused as to how Hank McCoy is a teenage Beast in this movie, then turns human for a good forty years to be seen in X2 as a middle-aged human on TV during the scene where Mystique seduces Magnetos guard, then turns back into Beast just in time for X-Men: The Last Stand?
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5:57PM on 02/19/2011
I don't think there's direct continuity. It just seems like it because of having different mutants. I think they just wanted to start fresh again.
I don't think there's direct continuity. It just seems like it because of having different mutants. I think they just wanted to start fresh again.
6:50PM on 02/19/2011
The X2 thing is just a little cameo - not a big deal to me. What really confuses me is the fact that they used ape-Beast in X-Men 3, and they're using cat-Beast in First Class.
The X2 thing is just a little cameo - not a big deal to me. What really confuses me is the fact that they used ape-Beast in X-Men 3, and they're using cat-Beast in First Class.
12:45PM on 02/21/2011
Good point about the cat vs. ape Beast...

And I also agree... who cares that he was in X2 for 2 seconds?
Good point about the cat vs. ape Beast...

And I also agree... who cares that he was in X2 for 2 seconds?
4:41PM on 02/19/2011

Beast

Anyone else a tad bit confused as to how Hank McCoy is a teenage Beast in this movie, then turns human for a good forty years to be seen in X2 as a middle-aged human on TV during the scene where Mystique seduces Magnetos guard, then turns back into Beast just in time for X-Men: The Last Stand?
Anyone else a tad bit confused as to how Hank McCoy is a teenage Beast in this movie, then turns human for a good forty years to be seen in X2 as a middle-aged human on TV during the scene where Mystique seduces Magnetos guard, then turns back into Beast just in time for X-Men: The Last Stand?
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4:18PM on 02/19/2011

I'm starting to hate this

why can't director's just let a film speak for itself? why do they have to get on twitter and facebook and skpe? if he wanted me to watch it release a trailer and that's it. i'll decide, him answering my questions isn't really gonna sway me. also what questions do i really have before the movie comes out. "Hey that guy that looks like beast, is that beast?"


wolverine! he's my favorite
why can't director's just let a film speak for itself? why do they have to get on twitter and facebook and skpe? if he wanted me to watch it release a trailer and that's it. i'll decide, him answering my questions isn't really gonna sway me. also what questions do i really have before the movie comes out. "Hey that guy that looks like beast, is that beast?"


wolverine! he's my favorite
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7:49PM on 02/19/2011
Cause this looks like damage control. Pretty much every forum I've seen with an article posted about this movie has had very mixed comments from the peanut gallery.

Whereas for Cap and Thor its been more a lot more positive.
Cause this looks like damage control. Pretty much every forum I've seen with an article posted about this movie has had very mixed comments from the peanut gallery.

Whereas for Cap and Thor its been more a lot more positive.
8:58PM on 02/19/2011
Actually, it's called "feedback". The movie appears finished but this is a relatively cheap way to market it. Meanwhile they can field ideas for a sequel.
Actually, it's called "feedback". The movie appears finished but this is a relatively cheap way to market it. Meanwhile they can field ideas for a sequel.
11:20PM on 02/19/2011
They've had 3 other films to field sequel ideas from the fans from. Now all of sudden they're doing it for this film? The one where internet buzz could easily be described as "mixed" at best.

Sure, we'll call it "feedback".
They've had 3 other films to field sequel ideas from the fans from. Now all of sudden they're doing it for this film? The one where internet buzz could easily be described as "mixed" at best.

Sure, we'll call it "feedback".
2:43PM on 02/19/2011
I see this as more of a Professor X & Magneto Origin movie than an xmen movie, and feel they use the title because it seems like it would appeal to a wider audience. With Singer's involvement and the fact that they are trying to keep continuity with the characters (only Beast and Mystique are used as xmen, which fits with the continuity of the trilogy), I'm taking this as a prequel. I think this movie will be great, but I really think this franchise needs to rest for a few years and be
I see this as more of a Professor X & Magneto Origin movie than an xmen movie, and feel they use the title because it seems like it would appeal to a wider audience. With Singer's involvement and the fact that they are trying to keep continuity with the characters (only Beast and Mystique are used as xmen, which fits with the continuity of the trilogy), I'm taking this as a prequel. I think this movie will be great, but I really think this franchise needs to rest for a few years and be rebooted. Singer's movies were great, but there is no where for this current x-men franchise to go and I'd rather get a true to form X-men movie (with Wolverine, Cyclopse, Jean, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm, Gambit, etc) all in the same film instead of more prequels or spin-offs. Still excite for Araonofsky's The Wolverine though.
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9:05PM on 02/19/2011
You will eventually see Cyclops, Jean and Storm again but I imagine they will want to get three movies out of the current cast. Maybe they will recast again in ten years to avoid having people ask for a lot of money. It seems to be the way these superhero movies are going. (See Spider-Man.)
You will eventually see Cyclops, Jean and Storm again but I imagine they will want to get three movies out of the current cast. Maybe they will recast again in ten years to avoid having people ask for a lot of money. It seems to be the way these superhero movies are going. (See Spider-Man.)
11:06PM on 02/19/2011
I think we'll see a X-Men reboot pretty soon if the Spider-Man reboot proves successful. Also, I think that Fox is going to lose Vaughn after this one (he's got quite a few films in the pipeline) and the stalling will prompt them to start from scratch, just as Sony did with ol' webhead. Give it another couple of years and I think we'll finally see a X-Men film with a team that resembles the Claremont/Lee team of the 90's.
I think we'll see a X-Men reboot pretty soon if the Spider-Man reboot proves successful. Also, I think that Fox is going to lose Vaughn after this one (he's got quite a few films in the pipeline) and the stalling will prompt them to start from scratch, just as Sony did with ol' webhead. Give it another couple of years and I think we'll finally see a X-Men film with a team that resembles the Claremont/Lee team of the 90's.
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11:17AM on 02/19/2011

Vaughn got the tone just right

It looks lean and dangerous, the other competing superhero films looks in danger of being pompous and goofy compared to it. Fassbender and McAvoy should carry this film nicely, not to mention the villains Bacon and Fleming. I wouldn't worry too much about the rest of them, or if they are not in total accordance of the ever changing holy comic book scripts.
It looks lean and dangerous, the other competing superhero films looks in danger of being pompous and goofy compared to it. Fassbender and McAvoy should carry this film nicely, not to mention the villains Bacon and Fleming. I wouldn't worry too much about the rest of them, or if they are not in total accordance of the ever changing holy comic book scripts.
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11:41AM on 02/19/2011
I agree with majority of what you're saying. In any adaptation change has to occur, the only caveat in that argument in this case is when it comes to making a change to something that has NEVER changed in over 50 years. In all the retconning in comics the first class has always remained the same. Making a severe change like this can ONLY work if the movie as a whole works, then everything can be forgiven. However, when it doesn't work, like changing who actually killed Uncle Ben in Spiderman 3
I agree with majority of what you're saying. In any adaptation change has to occur, the only caveat in that argument in this case is when it comes to making a change to something that has NEVER changed in over 50 years. In all the retconning in comics the first class has always remained the same. Making a severe change like this can ONLY work if the movie as a whole works, then everything can be forgiven. However, when it doesn't work, like changing who actually killed Uncle Ben in Spiderman 3 and the rest of the movie being weak along with that, really makes the severity of the change even more galling.

I like that this film looks, as you put it "lean and dangerous" and I'm hoping its good. I mean I'm not seeing Cap A for nothing, and Thor has me mildly amused just not enough to shell out $10. However, at some point I think the reigns need to be loosened slightly with the straight up X films films. I'm not asking for Phalanx, Onslaught or The Dark Phoenix saga, but more of a chance to amp or portray the military like aspects of the X-Men and a better chance to display some of their powers. I understand this can be hampered by budgets and such, but after a while it starts to become like the Superman movies, or like Superman Returns where after over 20 years he's still fighting Lex Luthor and his Kryptonite. People have waited a while for a new X-Men movie and with such a drastic change in timeline there's got to be some "fantastic" pay off for audiences, and just fighting humans and Magneto may not cut very soon.
12:06PM on 02/19/2011
Sure, but this is not like Tolkien, a lot of changes has been made, which kind of makes it ok to keep making tweaks, or other versions, to the story. And yeah I hope for a more cosmic or otherworldly x film too...even if the grounded reality makes the powers more interesting, still it should be possible to add more fantastic scenarios to that.
Sure, but this is not like Tolkien, a lot of changes has been made, which kind of makes it ok to keep making tweaks, or other versions, to the story. And yeah I hope for a more cosmic or otherworldly x film too...even if the grounded reality makes the powers more interesting, still it should be possible to add more fantastic scenarios to that.
9:23PM on 02/19/2011
Even in the comics, major changes occur. One of Magneto's Acolytes was revealed to be a former student of Xavier that we had never heard of. And then in the 2006 Deadly Genesis retcon we learned about Vulcan, Sway, Darwin and Petra, four more mutants who had apparently been around all the time but we had never seen. It happens.
Even in the comics, major changes occur. One of Magneto's Acolytes was revealed to be a former student of Xavier that we had never heard of. And then in the 2006 Deadly Genesis retcon we learned about Vulcan, Sway, Darwin and Petra, four more mutants who had apparently been around all the time but we had never seen. It happens.
9:31PM on 02/19/2011
I was thinking about Amelia Voght.

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I was thinking about Amelia Voght.

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10:57AM on 02/19/2011

On the issue of...

adaptation and the continuity of time...Mr. Skellington, due care must be given when you are 'adapting' source material that has been around for almost 50 years. That is why, in making biopics, due care is given to the character of that person's life. It is not just out of respect for the person, but also knowledge in the fact that there will be a huge fan base who know all the major intricacies of the character's life, vis a vis, the character that is 'the X-Men'. As for the aging in comics vs
adaptation and the continuity of time...Mr. Skellington, due care must be given when you are 'adapting' source material that has been around for almost 50 years. That is why, in making biopics, due care is given to the character of that person's life. It is not just out of respect for the person, but also knowledge in the fact that there will be a huge fan base who know all the major intricacies of the character's life, vis a vis, the character that is 'the X-Men'. As for the aging in comics vs the aging in the films, just remember that one issue on the continuity in the comic world is a snapshot of days, where as in the real world a month has passed by, sometimes more than one issue cover the events ov one day, neaning one day is read over a period of months, hence time flows very slowly in the comic book world. With a little creative mathematics we could guesstimate the average ages of all the chracters, which should be just a few years older than when they first appeared. Now regarding Mr.Snger's adaptation of the source material, which is almost criminal. Yes, Mr. Singer displays flashes of brilliance, but his brilliance does not extend to the comic book world. Case in point; 'Superman Returns', whilst visually stunning, he made dc's flagship character essentially fight an island. Case in opposition; 'Spider-Man', by keeping to the original story arc, fans repeatedly watched the movie in cinema despite some horrid cgi. As brilliant as Mr. Singer is his lack of respect for the material indicates that he is not really familiar with the mythos of the Marvel universe, of does not hold that universe in high regard. He seems to be prone to hubris and egotism, which is not what the franchise needs, unless you are brepared to be clever bout it, ala, Nolan on 'Batman'. The fugures speak for them selves...X1(2000) $290m. Spider-Man (2002) $821m. X2 (2003) $407m. The Dark Knight (2008) over $1b and counting. Either stay true to the source material or the spirit of it, but in doing so, be clever about it.
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9:36PM on 02/19/2011
This is all well and good but the comics always try to be relevant to the time when they are published which means that while a year has passed for our heroes four presidents will have been elected and retired. Oh and it gets a bit ridiculous when characters die and then come back what must be a few days later.
This is all well and good but the comics always try to be relevant to the time when they are published which means that while a year has passed for our heroes four presidents will have been elected and retired. Oh and it gets a bit ridiculous when characters die and then come back what must be a few days later.
9:13AM on 02/21/2011
Hence environments and situations changing but they all are generally the same age. And it's isn't about being current is relative terms, it is a fantasy world for god's sake, they were tampering with alien tech and splicing genetics in the 60's. comics are ahead of the times, but marvel always used the medium to deal with current social issues. regarding the death and rebirth schtick, it isnt a matter of days in hero land, it isn't a few issues later, its maybe 24 issues later, (maybe sooner
Hence environments and situations changing but they all are generally the same age. And it's isn't about being current is relative terms, it is a fantasy world for god's sake, they were tampering with alien tech and splicing genetics in the 60's. comics are ahead of the times, but marvel always used the medium to deal with current social issues. regarding the death and rebirth schtick, it isnt a matter of days in hero land, it isn't a few issues later, its maybe 24 issues later, (maybe sooner in jonny storm's case), but it is always when there is the period of grief is over. Well maybe the first few re-births, but when it generated sales it became a tool. But time is calculated differently in the comic world.
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10:55AM on 02/19/2011
To all the folks talking about changes made from the comic...The first three X-Men films had the original members - Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Iceman, and Beast. The films were set in the not too distant future (a few years at most). THIS film is set in the sixties. If you're looking for continuity, how much sense would it have made for characters that are in their thirties (at most) in the 2000's to appear as teenagers in the sixties? If you want a film about the X-men that takes place
To all the folks talking about changes made from the comic...The first three X-Men films had the original members - Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Iceman, and Beast. The films were set in the not too distant future (a few years at most). THIS film is set in the sixties. If you're looking for continuity, how much sense would it have made for characters that are in their thirties (at most) in the 2000's to appear as teenagers in the sixties? If you want a film about the X-men that takes place during the sixties (and carries the resonance of the civil rights movement and early cold war, this is the way we've gotta have it. That, and I've been reading X-Men comics since I was kid...I can attest to the fact that chronologically adapting the story while still fitting in fan favorite characters would takes dozens of films. Hell, there are 10-15 years worth of issues and stories before Wolverine, Colossus, and Nightcrawler join the team and about 20 years worth before we even meet Gambit. If you wanna see these characters and get the stories you love (like Dark Phoenix), then the filmmakers are going to have to take liberties with continuity. That all being said, they could have done a LOT better with X-Men 3 and Wolverine Origins. But this film...this one seems to capture the spirit of the X-men pretty well in the trailer alone.
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10:33AM on 02/19/2011
It really doesnít look interesting at all. I think if they would do the Age of Apocalypse or Phalanx Covenant would be the only way to bring X-Men back to life. Start fresh with all new cast! Thatís the beauty of the comic universe; you can start over at anytime. You can have the same characters but change the timeline up to make a different story. Like different dimension or timeline story telling, so what fox did here shouldnít really get people all pissy. Fox is just throwing in the rest of
It really doesnít look interesting at all. I think if they would do the Age of Apocalypse or Phalanx Covenant would be the only way to bring X-Men back to life. Start fresh with all new cast! Thatís the beauty of the comic universe; you can start over at anytime. You can have the same characters but change the timeline up to make a different story. Like different dimension or timeline story telling, so what fox did here shouldnít really get people all pissy. Fox is just throwing in the rest of the mutants they havenít used yet to try and draw out as many suckers as possible. I say donít go to the theaters and let it flop, they can keep the wolverine franchise and give X-Men back to Marvel.
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9:12AM on 02/19/2011
But apart from Magneto and Xavier, these aren't classic characters, when I think classic X Men some characters that come to mind are Colossus, Gambit, Angel and Juggernaut, amazing characters already used and completely ruined. I feel they are scarping the barrel a bit with some of these, e.g. Banshee.
Also the red guy in the suit is Azazel, SPOILER ALERT IF YOU'RE IDIOT AND HAVEN'T FIGURED IT ALREADY, Nightcrawler's dad, at some point during the movie he's gonna do Mystique.
But apart from Magneto and Xavier, these aren't classic characters, when I think classic X Men some characters that come to mind are Colossus, Gambit, Angel and Juggernaut, amazing characters already used and completely ruined. I feel they are scarping the barrel a bit with some of these, e.g. Banshee.
Also the red guy in the suit is Azazel, SPOILER ALERT IF YOU'RE IDIOT AND HAVEN'T FIGURED IT ALREADY, Nightcrawler's dad, at some point during the movie he's gonna do Mystique.
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9:46AM on 02/19/2011
Well said, should have been an adaptation of the transition between the first 5 and the rest, ala the rescue mission to the living island.
Well said, should have been an adaptation of the transition between the first 5 and the rest, ala the rescue mission to the living island.
4:09AM on 02/19/2011

Look at it this way

Patric Stewart was 60 when the first X-Men movie came out. Ian McKellen was 61. James McAvoy will be 60 in 2039. (He is 31 now.) Michael Fassbender will be 62 that year. (He is 33 now.) Do you really think the X-Men movie series will last long enough for continuity problems to occur?

Also, if Charles and Erik were in their sixties during the first three X-Men movies then they were in their twenties in the sixties. I suppose we can assume that Charles and Erik were actually in their
Patric Stewart was 60 when the first X-Men movie came out. Ian McKellen was 61. James McAvoy will be 60 in 2039. (He is 31 now.) Michael Fassbender will be 62 that year. (He is 33 now.) Do you really think the X-Men movie series will last long enough for continuity problems to occur?

Also, if Charles and Erik were in their sixties during the first three X-Men movies then they were in their twenties in the sixties. I suppose we can assume that Charles and Erik were actually in their seventies in the first three movies which would then make it appropriate for thirty something actors to play them in the prequels. This then allows for even more time between now and when this movie series catches up to the original series.

Better yet, we can take our cue from the date of the actual Cuban Missle Crisis and argue that this movie took place in 1962, forty years before the first movie series so we can have forty years of X-Men movies without continuity problems. There.
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8:55AM on 02/19/2011
Thumbs down? Why? X-Men First Class will be in the spirit of the comic book series: the x-Men have been around for fifty years. The problem then would be explaining how come Scott and Jean weren't old people in the first three movies if they were around in the sixties. Duh.
Thumbs down? Why? X-Men First Class will be in the spirit of the comic book series: the x-Men have been around for fifty years. The problem then would be explaining how come Scott and Jean weren't old people in the first three movies if they were around in the sixties. Duh.
9:15AM on 02/19/2011
What about Beast though?
What about Beast though?
10:06AM on 02/19/2011
Your cogent and compelling agrument is noted, but you just cant reconcile the previous movies with this one based on the ages of two charachers. there are many flaws, such as the addition of havok, Scott's younger brother. Yes, this may well be the best of the series, but that may be only because of the new director. regarding the adaptation of the source material, this franchise is awful. No amount of conjecture can hide that fact.
Your cogent and compelling agrument is noted, but you just cant reconcile the previous movies with this one based on the ages of two charachers. there are many flaws, such as the addition of havok, Scott's younger brother. Yes, this may well be the best of the series, but that may be only because of the new director. regarding the adaptation of the source material, this franchise is awful. No amount of conjecture can hide that fact.
9:45PM on 02/19/2011
You don't expect them to follow their own established continuity but you expect them to follow the comics continuity? WTF?!
You don't expect them to follow their own established continuity but you expect them to follow the comics continuity? WTF?!
1:54AM on 02/19/2011
I am also kinda concerned with the anachronisms the films create from the comic canon. Which is kinda hard to justify when some characters have been around for 50 years and are still around 30 years old, it's just things that non-comic readers won't understand and i wont go out of my way to try to explain them
I am also kinda concerned with the anachronisms the films create from the comic canon. Which is kinda hard to justify when some characters have been around for 50 years and are still around 30 years old, it's just things that non-comic readers won't understand and i wont go out of my way to try to explain them
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3:40AM on 02/19/2011
This explains why Superheroes don't normally have kids. Franklin Richards was born in the sixties and is still five years old.
This explains why Superheroes don't normally have kids. Franklin Richards was born in the sixties and is still five years old.
5:44AM on 02/19/2011
Are you serious ?
Have you ever heard of the word adaptation ?
Fanboys (or just fans) are what ruin movies.
Creativity should be independent of whatever other people think, even when its based on source materials.
Are you serious ?
Have you ever heard of the word adaptation ?
Fanboys (or just fans) are what ruin movies.
Creativity should be independent of whatever other people think, even when its based on source materials.
1:01AM on 02/19/2011
Fox is taking all the mixed internet opinions of this flick very seriously now. Its gotta be a bad sign when Thor and Cap's trailer are getting more positive responses then an established franchise your 4-5 movies deep in.

Anyway, first obvious question: Why is the first class not the FIRST class?
Fox is taking all the mixed internet opinions of this flick very seriously now. Its gotta be a bad sign when Thor and Cap's trailer are getting more positive responses then an established franchise your 4-5 movies deep in.

Anyway, first obvious question: Why is the first class not the FIRST class?
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1:23AM on 02/19/2011
If Scott and Jean were in their teens in the sixties then they'd be in THEIR sixties now. We tend to forget that.
If Scott and Jean were in their teens in the sixties then they'd be in THEIR sixties now. We tend to forget that.
1:32AM on 02/19/2011
That is if any of us (and this includes Fox) are under the notion that this actually is a "prequel" or that Fox will even follow this supposed timeline in the subsequent sequels.

Plus if Scott Summers' brother is in this than he's still in his 50's-60's in the X-Men movies. People tend not to notice that.
That is if any of us (and this includes Fox) are under the notion that this actually is a "prequel" or that Fox will even follow this supposed timeline in the subsequent sequels.

Plus if Scott Summers' brother is in this than he's still in his 50's-60's in the X-Men movies. People tend not to notice that.
3:34AM on 02/19/2011
When was Havok in any of the last four X-Men movies? The only continuity problem is that Emma Frost appeared in Wolverine. Or was it just somebody who looked like her and had the same powers?
When was Havok in any of the last four X-Men movies? The only continuity problem is that Emma Frost appeared in Wolverine. Or was it just somebody who looked like her and had the same powers?
11:49AM on 02/19/2011
That was Emma Frost in XMO:W.

I'm not looking at this as a prequel, and I don't even think Fox has even decided if it is. To me its a Reboot in Prequel clothing. Which I almost rather prefer since it will be a chance to right some wronged characters from the previous X films in any subsequent sequels.

I personally think the reason for first class not being the First class is for story and/or budget concerns. If the story and film works with this group of mutants, so be it. But I'm not
That was Emma Frost in XMO:W.

I'm not looking at this as a prequel, and I don't even think Fox has even decided if it is. To me its a Reboot in Prequel clothing. Which I almost rather prefer since it will be a chance to right some wronged characters from the previous X films in any subsequent sequels.

I personally think the reason for first class not being the First class is for story and/or budget concerns. If the story and film works with this group of mutants, so be it. But I'm not buying that somehow a big movie studio wants to respect something like a timeline that only exists by the will of a filmmaker or the studios.

Especially a studio like Fox.
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