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Brian Cox is in X-Men 2 !!


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Rogers

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:45 AM

I like this.

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Anyone that is in Braveheart is cool in book. Never saw him in Manhunter though..
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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   SammyJankins

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:53 AM

X2 will suck. The first one wasn't that good and whats the deal with the characters. How come none of the original characters are not it it. I would like to see Beast and I would like to see Ice Man as an X-men, not a student.

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Rogers

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:57 AM

Well give them SOME credit... They are adding Nightcrawler and Pyro, in addition to others making cameos in it. I think the fact that they have 8 - 12 characters in it is an accomplishment in itself. Cut them some slack.... If they threw in everyones favorite mutants half of them would not talk at all, and you would be back here yelling about how they didn't do anything. Posted Image

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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   SammyJankins

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:02 AM

I think what they really need is a different director. Like what they did with Blade II. Blade was also a good film though.

#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Rogers

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:06 AM

I liked Blade 2 better also. I guess you're right that Bryan Singer isn't a big "action oriented" director.

X-men is more of a drama piece - with sprinkles of action
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#6 of 27 OFFLINE   SammyJankins

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:07 AM

I think Stan Lee should make the X-men movies.

#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:38 AM

What do you mean make them? He's no director...

I know that he was at least involved with the production of X-Men 1, don't know about two yet.

BTW...Bryan Cox is a welcome addition to anything IMO, one of the better actors out there.
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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 17 2002 - 12:09 PM

I edited the thread title to correct the spelling of Brian Cox's first name. He's an exceptional actor, who gave one of the truly great (but little seen) performances of 2001 in L.I.E..

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted June 17 2002 - 01:41 PM

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I know that he was at least involved with the production of X-Men 1, don't know about two yet.

His involvement is somewhat limited in all Marvel films. He gets an honourary exec. producer title because he created them and he gets to have a cameo. In X-Men, he wasa hotdog vendor. In Spider-man, most of his scene was cut out, but he was there for about 0.0001 seconds saving a little girl and he's already filmed his cameos for The Hulk and Daredevil. Other than that, he doesn't really have any involvement with the films. He's too busy with his P.O.W. Entertainment company to do anymore though. Posted Image

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Phil Florian

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Posted June 17 2002 - 03:17 PM

Stryker? What?? I am excited about Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler, though. He has the dash and the absurdity that is Kurt. I was hoping they would avoid the whole Wolverine Backstory, though. We went decades without knowing everything. It would have been more fun to hit up some of the more classic villians (I for one would love to see the Hellfire Club). But it is nice to see Brian Cox in the flick. He is an outstanding actor.

On another note, I like the more drama-oriented storytelling of Singer. We need another frickin' action movie (that uses the Matrix-Hong-Kong-moves'a plenty) like we need another annoying teen sex comedy. X-Men worked (for many fans, obviously not all of them) because he treated it like an epic drama and not a kiddie action film. Here is hoping he can do it again.

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Posted June 17 2002 - 03:56 PM

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I for one would love to see the Hellfire Club

You're not the only one. I think they would be perfect for an X-Men film. At least the story-line I remember from the Claremont/Byrne era in the late 70's.

BTW who the hell is Stryker?

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Posted June 17 2002 - 04:10 PM

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Anyone that is in Braveheart is cool in book.

He's been one cool mother (shut your mouth... hey, I was just talking about Brian Cox... we can dig it) before Braveheart. Since he is now in X2 makes me want to see it even more.

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X-Men worked (for many fans, obviously not all of them) because he treated it like an epic drama and not a kiddie action film. Here is hoping he can do it again.

I agree 100% with you. I have all trust in Singer that he can pull it off again, especially since the film isn't being rushed through production/post-production like the original.


#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Rogers

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Posted June 17 2002 - 04:30 PM

I think that this go around, Singer and Co. are going to get a lot more support. Especially after them opening weekend Spider-man grosses -- when FOX collectivley smacked their heads and said "damn!! Coulda been us! Had we gave more than a rats ass!"
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Posted June 17 2002 - 07:47 PM

There are *such* good storylines that came out of the Byrne/Claremont era. They used elements of "Days of Future Past" in the first film but the crux of that arc hasn't even been touched yet and then there's the "Proteus" story arc, the amazing "Phoenix" arc and all the great characters that came up during that period, like "Black" Tom Cassidy, Moira McTaggert, the Hellfire Club membership and Arcade. I would hate for however many X films that'll be made to skip over that era.

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Posted June 18 2002 - 12:28 AM

Stryker is based on a character from God Loves, Man Kills. A oversized X-Men graphic novel from the early 80s. He was preacher who started a uprising against the Mutants. I remember it being really excellent.

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Posted June 18 2002 - 05:56 AM

This is extremely disappointing news.

Brian Cox was a crappy, loudmouth linebacker, and his infantile antics during the Miami Dolphins years (giving the finger to Buffalo Bills fans, etc.) were an embarassment to the entire NFL.

Not to mention that, when he was acquired by the Bears, he was paid way much more than anything the late, great Walter Peyton ever earned (and deserved).

And I won't even begin to discuss his on-the-air antics on WIOD and his lawsuit against the great Phil Hendrie.

With this news, I am convinced X2 will blow, and blow hard. Why couldn't they have gotten, oh I don't know, David Woodley or Bob Griese? Mark Duper? Even Larry Czsonka!!

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Posted June 18 2002 - 06:21 AM

Matthew: I hope we should read a hidden Posted Image somewhere in there. But I suppose attacking Circuit City and Spielberg over this makes it pretty clear. Posted Image

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Posted June 18 2002 - 06:59 AM

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Matthew: I hope we should read a hidden somewhere in there. But I suppose attacking Circuit City and Spielberg over this makes it pretty clear.

The bit about Circuit City and Spielberg is a spoof of the early alt.video.dvd net days, where pretty much everyone was blaming Circuity City, Spielberg, and Lucas for any and every problem faced during the early days of DVD.

I e$pecially loved how every "S" became a dollar $ign, as if those three entitie$ were the only group$ in the univer$e motivated by the almighty dollar...

$hee$h!!

(Sorry to get so off topic. Going back to me meds now...)

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Posted June 18 2002 - 07:04 AM

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The bit about Circuit City and Spielberg is a spoof of the early alt.video.dvd net days, where pretty much everyone was blaming Circuity City, Spielberg, and Lucas for any and every problem faced during the early days of DVD.


On HTF, pretty much it's the same thing, except without Circuit City. Not a thread goes by where someone doesn't angrily compare something to "Luca$".

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Posted June 18 2002 - 07:08 AM

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Brian Cox was a crappy, loudmouth linebacker, and his infantile antics during the Miami Dolphins years (giving the finger to Buffalo Bills fans, etc.) were an embarassment to the entire NFL.

We're you joking about that cause you're talking about a DIFFERENT Brian Cox all together. Posted Image



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