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12.17.2009

After rumors circulated for a while indicating such, director Bryan Singer himself confirmed he'd be returning to Marvel's mutants on the prequel X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.

Unsurprisingly, Singer and the fanboys' fave studio Fox will likely jettison everything done by the project's previous writer Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.", "Chuck", "Gossip Girl").

Jamie Moss (STREET KINGS) is the new writer given the assignment of bringing us younger versions of familiar characters at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, along with some brand new freaks. The story will also reportedly involve Professor X's earliest encounter with Magneto.

This will be Fox's third trip down the mutie origin route following their WOLVERINE and theoretical MAGNETO project (although his background will now probably be rolled up into this story), ensuring all the X-character rights can't revert back to Marvel Studios. Much to the sadness of comic fans who actually like the characters.

Singer will apparently make his fairy tale JACK THE GIANT KILLER before returning to the world of optic blasts and telekinesis.

Extra Tidbit: Considering the hundreds of mutant characters in the comics (and the shortage of decent codenames), do we really need original new characters for this movie?
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6:34PM on 12/18/2009

Wolverine?

Is Wolverine going to be in this? I assume he wont be since the official "First Class" of X-Men didn't include him, but since Wolverine is the most popular X-Men character and it's Fox he'll probably end up in it.
Is Wolverine going to be in this? I assume he wont be since the official "First Class" of X-Men didn't include him, but since Wolverine is the most popular X-Men character and it's Fox he'll probably end up in it.
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5:23PM on 12/18/2009
This is retarded. It really does hurt those of us who enjoy the characters. And I could only imagine how bad Schwartz's draft was. These shitty movies are actually helping sell comics so people can see what the superheroes should really be like.
This is retarded. It really does hurt those of us who enjoy the characters. And I could only imagine how bad Schwartz's draft was. These shitty movies are actually helping sell comics so people can see what the superheroes should really be like.
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12:14PM on 12/18/2009
Does this mean we will finally get an xmen movie that doesnt have wolverine or hugh jackman????? probably not Hollywood hasnt figured out yet that wolverine isnt even the most popular xmen and not the only xmen.
Does this mean we will finally get an xmen movie that doesnt have wolverine or hugh jackman????? probably not Hollywood hasnt figured out yet that wolverine isnt even the most popular xmen and not the only xmen.
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11:44AM on 12/18/2009

new original mutants

I hate that shit! Same goes for Transformers...there are a million characters that already exist...don't go making new ones you assbags!
I hate that shit! Same goes for Transformers...there are a million characters that already exist...don't go making new ones you assbags!
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11:34AM on 12/18/2009

Singer X-Saga Continues

I'm glad they got rid of that gossip girl writer and when they say new mutants they mean charcetrs that haven't been used for the films not actual new made-up ones but anywho I'm just glad Singer is back and I know he won't dissapoint.

tidbit: FOX better re-hire him for X-MEN 4!
I'm glad they got rid of that gossip girl writer and when they say new mutants they mean charcetrs that haven't been used for the films not actual new made-up ones but anywho I'm just glad Singer is back and I know he won't dissapoint.

tidbit: FOX better re-hire him for X-MEN 4!
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11:04AM on 12/18/2009

new original mutants

I hate that shit! Same goes for Transformers...there are a million characters that already exist...don't go making new ones you assbags!
I hate that shit! Same goes for Transformers...there are a million characters that already exist...don't go making new ones you assbags!
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10:55AM on 12/18/2009
I can see my reflection on my laptop screen (somewhat). And just as I was reading this piece of news, I glanced at my reflection and my facial expression had "Don't give a f**k" written all over it.
I can see my reflection on my laptop screen (somewhat). And just as I was reading this piece of news, I glanced at my reflection and my facial expression had "Don't give a f**k" written all over it.
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10:49AM on 12/18/2009
I can see my reflection on my laptop screen (somewhat). And just as I was reading this piece of news, I glanced at my reflection and my facial expression had "Don't give a f**k" written all over it.
I can see my reflection on my laptop screen (somewhat). And just as I was reading this piece of news, I glanced at my reflection and my facial expression had "Don't give a f**k" written all over it.
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2:06AM on 12/18/2009
I hope but doubt they will have beast. x3 hinted that he use to have a uniform and frashier said he would do it again. but thank god singer is back.
I hope but doubt they will have beast. x3 hinted that he use to have a uniform and frashier said he would do it again. but thank god singer is back.
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11:51PM on 12/17/2009
I still say this should be a TV show when Smallville wraps up, not a movie.
I still say this should be a TV show when Smallville wraps up, not a movie.
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10:20PM on 12/17/2009
I think combining the stories for Magneto origins and X-men first class would be the best idea. It would keep the movie from feeling like an x-men "smallville", and lay the groundwork for magneto and professor x (I don't think a Magneto centered origins movie will get off the ground anyway). With Singer back on board, I feel safe that he could make this work.
Also, I wonder if Gambit and Emma Frost will get expanded roles in this movie as well.
I think combining the stories for Magneto origins and X-men first class would be the best idea. It would keep the movie from feeling like an x-men "smallville", and lay the groundwork for magneto and professor x (I don't think a Magneto centered origins movie will get off the ground anyway). With Singer back on board, I feel safe that he could make this work.
Also, I wonder if Gambit and Emma Frost will get expanded roles in this movie as well.
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10:02PM on 12/17/2009
Geting rid of Josh Schwartz and bringing in Singer are all pluses in my book. I was dreading having the writer of The OC and Gossip Girl do X-Men.

Thank you, Bryan Singer.
Geting rid of Josh Schwartz and bringing in Singer are all pluses in my book. I was dreading having the writer of The OC and Gossip Girl do X-Men.

Thank you, Bryan Singer.
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11:40PM on 12/17/2009
Thank goodness indeed.
Thank goodness indeed.
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9:54PM on 12/17/2009
At first I was like, No Wolverine no (ticket) sale, but then I remembered that seeing as Logan ages slower he looked the same back when this prequel is set as he does now so they can have everyone young and somehow write Wolverine into the story. But just now I realized how forced and lame that would come across considering his bastardized origins in WOLVERINE and I have come full circle with my conclusion. I just dont think any of the other characters are interesting enough on screen to carry
At first I was like, No Wolverine no (ticket) sale, but then I remembered that seeing as Logan ages slower he looked the same back when this prequel is set as he does now so they can have everyone young and somehow write Wolverine into the story. But just now I realized how forced and lame that would come across considering his bastardized origins in WOLVERINE and I have come full circle with my conclusion. I just dont think any of the other characters are interesting enough on screen to carry the film like Wolervine did in X1 and X2. Teenage Cyclops will just be annoying as will teenage everyone else. Scrap this idea and just make X4.... Or not.
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10:55AM on 12/18/2009
Nicely said!
Nicely said!
9:37PM on 12/17/2009
hopefully this movie falls in line with the others. the only mutants that should be in this first class are Cyclops, Jean, and Storm. Professor X tells Wolverine in the first movie that those 3 were his first students. then Beast in movie number 3 kind of implies he was one of the first too. so if their are any more in this first team of X-Men, i will be sorely dissapointed.
hopefully this movie falls in line with the others. the only mutants that should be in this first class are Cyclops, Jean, and Storm. Professor X tells Wolverine in the first movie that those 3 were his first students. then Beast in movie number 3 kind of implies he was one of the first too. so if their are any more in this first team of X-Men, i will be sorely dissapointed.
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5:45AM on 12/18/2009
Did you see Wolverine? There was an Emma Frost like character who was supposed to be Silver Fox's sister. (Maybe Silver Fox wasn't her real name. Silver Frost?) Anyway, that's five: Cyclops, Beast, Jean, Storm and Emma Frost. Supposedly Emma goes on to teach at Massechusetts Academy when all is said and done.

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Did you see Wolverine? There was an Emma Frost like character who was supposed to be Silver Fox's sister. (Maybe Silver Fox wasn't her real name. Silver Frost?) Anyway, that's five: Cyclops, Beast, Jean, Storm and Emma Frost. Supposedly Emma goes on to teach at Massechusetts Academy when all is said and done.

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9:37PM on 12/17/2009
At first I was like, No Wolverine no (ticket) sale, but then I remembered that seeing as Logan ages slower he looked the same back when this prequel is set as he does now so they can have everyone young and somehow write Wolverine into the story. But just now I realized how forced and lame that would come across considering his bastardized origins in WOLVERINE and I have come full circle with my conclusion. I just dont think any of the other characters are interesting enough on screen to carry
At first I was like, No Wolverine no (ticket) sale, but then I remembered that seeing as Logan ages slower he looked the same back when this prequel is set as he does now so they can have everyone young and somehow write Wolverine into the story. But just now I realized how forced and lame that would come across considering his bastardized origins in WOLVERINE and I have come full circle with my conclusion. I just dont think any of the other characters are interesting enough on screen to carry the film like Wolervine did in X1 and X2. Teenage Cyclops will just be annoying as will teenage everyone else. Scrap this idea and just make X4.... Or not.
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