"X-Men Origins: First Class"

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  1. Sam Favate

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    I'd say there is pretty much no way it makes that release.
     
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    Casting is now fast and furious. Nicholous Hoult will play Beast:


    http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/x-men-first-class-finds-a-beast-in-nicholas-hoult/


    Landry Jones as Banshee:


    http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/another-mutant-cast-as-caleb-landry-jones-plays-banshee/


    Also cast:


    James McAvoy (Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Alice Eve (Emma Frost)
     
  3. JonZ

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    The choice of Banshee is a suprise, but not someone Im excited to see. There are more interesting mutants that can be used - Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Havok,Thunderbird, Sunfire.....


    I would love to see Havoks power displayed on film.
     
  4. JonZ

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    According to Dark Horizons Lucas Till is Havok and Kevin Bacon is in talks to play a villian.
     
  5. JonZ

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    Theres alot of info coming out about this the past 2 weeks as filming starts at the end of the month, including Janurary Jones and Zoe Kravitz being cast.

     

    Heres a report from AICN:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46217
     
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    I like Banshee in the old comics. Too bad they are making him so young. In the X-Men comics he always came across as an older guy who had been around the world a bit doing other things (he was Interpol if I recall). He balanced out the newbies of the time. I agree that Havok would be much cooler. Sunfire brought in for attitude for sure.
     
  7. Phil Florian

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    Will we get a good ROCKETEER after CAPTAIN AMERICA next year since they share directors? I certainly hope so. This is an often forgetting gem from the 80's that captured comics better than most even today. Great stuff.
     
  8. Sam Favate

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    I read this item about the movie:

     

    http://blastr.com/2010/08/6-things-bryan-singer-jus.php

     

    Sounds good. Takes place in the 60s and has a James Bond "look" to it. This went from one I was vaguely interested in to one I want to check out. Still wish the cast of characters mirrored the original book though.
     
  9. Phil Florian

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    That is outstanding. I was just thinking about this regarding the Fantastic Four franchise, too. I was looking at a cover I have from issue 1 on the wall and thought that would make for a nice re-boot of that franchise. To do it with X-Men would be too freaking cool. I know comics write their stories as if they were happening "right now" but sometimes it would be nice to do them in the periods they originated. 60's for most iconic Marvel comics, 40's for DC stuff like Supes and Batman, etc. Hell, I remember Tarantino mouthing off about if he had the chance to do a Bond movie he would do it retro, too. That would be too cool.

     

    Thanks for the link! My excitment ramped up for this, too.
     
  10. David Deeb

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    The article mentions:

    "One thing's for sure: First Class is abandoning the continuity of the first three movies (hell, that already went out the window with X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but we'll either get something either very cool or even more muddled in return."

     

    If they are not going to follow continuity with the first films, why on earth would they not go ahead and "mirror" the characters from the original comics as Sam said?
     

    For whatever reason, some of the people producing these comic book movies feel compelled to ignore and / or change nearly 50 years of story-lines for a single movie. This has happened over and over in the Spider-man and X-men movies.
     

    Those unfamiliar with the material don't notice the changes. But the fans, those that are familiar, could be even bigger advocates. Why not at least satisfy your advocates? It makes no sense to me.
     
  11. Zack Gibbs

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    It's called an "adaption." The idea these movies could, much less should, create some linear mirror of decades of stories from the comics is silly.

     

    Last I checked the comics were doing this even to themselves.
     
  12. Greg_S_H

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    I don't care about story continuity, but having the first class be the first class--Scott, Jean, Bobby, Warren, Hank--would have been nice. Not that I'm dismissing the movie because of the changes. It wasn't even on my radar until I learned it was a period piece. That raises the interest level a bit.
     
  13. JonZ

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    If this is real, Fox really needs to hire some new artists.


    http://www.dailyblam.com/sites/all/files/imagecache/watermark/news/images/xfirstclass1.jpg
     
  14. JonZ

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    It is real, plus a few new pics.....


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    Banshee, Magneto, Mystique,Moira McTaggert,Hank McCoy, Xavier, Havok



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    Shaw and Frost
     
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    Remember it is a period piece. That's the 1960s. I like that they're incorporating the canary yellow that I guess is from the comic strip.
     
  16. JonZ

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    Yea was commenting more on being disappointed the first look was such a bad photoshop job. I like the stills although.


    Just released the first poster...

     
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    Is that Kevin Bacon in the last pic?
     
  18. Greg_S_H

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    No, it's a guy who watched so much Kevin Bacon that he turned into Kevin Bacon. Yes, it's him.
     
  19. JonZ

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    Kevin Bacon = Sebastian Shaw

    January Jones = Emma Frost


    Heres a interview with Bacon about X:FC

    http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/19/interview-kevin-bacon-x-men-first-class/
     
  20. Adam Lenhardt

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    I love the blue and yellow costumes as a throwback to the first comic, but shouldn't Professor X be bald already?
     

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