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#1 slinker

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:13 AM

X-Men: First Class coming 3 June 2011
based on the comic book series written by Jeff Parker.


Alice Eve ... Emma Frost

James McAvoy ... Professor Charles Xavier

Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto

Nicholas Hoult ... Hank McCoy / Beast

Rosamund Pike ... Moira MacTaggert (rumored)

Kevin Bacon ... Sebastian Shaw

Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven Darkholme / Mystique

Edi Gathegi ... Armando Muņoz / Darwin

Lucas Till ... Alex Summers / Havok
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:00 AM

Aww...I was hoping it'd be a Lee/Kirby era X-Men movie.
Which, if it were based on the Jeff Parker comic series, is what we'd have. This cast has zero resemblance to Parker's series.
Those are some random choices for characters.
I guess the Hellfire Club is going to be the villains...maybe?
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:10 AM

Yeah, I thought it looked pretty bad. I was hoping it was a joke, but it seems legit at this point.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

I'm not a fan of X-Men, really. But damn...

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Apparently Emma Frost is a Vegas showgirl.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:28 AM

Photoshop! I think.

And really! Do we need the demon Azazel? NO!

Also, forget them wrecking all the comic book continuity, they are messing up their own movie continuity! geez
James McAvoy is a fine actor and could do a good Prof. X but .....
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:43 AM

The film-makers could try as hard as they liked and still not do anything like as comprehensive a job of "wrecking all the comic book continuity" of the X-Men as Marvel have managed over the past few decades.

Yeah, those costumes look a bit...well, a bit poo, but these early-release photos of superhero film costumes tend to, to be honest. Aside from Iron Man, I can't remember a recent superhero film where I looked at the early costume photos and thought "yeah, that's perfect" (I actively hated the Batman Begins suit, for example), and that didn't stop several of the films from working out just fine.

As yet, though, I've got no reason to expect much of anything from this one. Perhaps I'll change my mind when I hear something a bit more substantial about it, but a rather awkward-looking cast line-up isn't enough to catch my interest.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:21 PM

Hmmm....looks like crap but as Mark stated, it's early yet.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

Here's Magneto!
http://blog.newsaram...-in-his-helmet/

Also the director gets pissed about the leaked photo
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

It looks way too big and just...well...off.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:07 AM



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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:36 AM

That trailer is actually pretty good!
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

I am shocked to find myself interested in an X-men film after the last 2 (3 really but number 2 is a guilty pleasure).

Choosing to set it literally a year before the first X-men comic was released could well turn out to be a masterstroke.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:08 PM

I agree. That looks a lot better than it has any right to. Maybe they learned the prequel-thing from the success of Star Trek?
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

Looks like a good film from the trailer. A movie with McAvoy in it is always worth giving a chance, IMHO. My only gripe is my common complaint about superhero movies: power levels. We've got a youthful Magneto (apparently) lifting whole battleships out of the sea. A bit much, surely, given his youth and previous displays of power? Is it consistent with how Magneto of that age has been portrayed in the comics?

It's up there with the "moving the Golden Bridge" in X3 (which I was prepared to forgive because
a) it's obviously a strain for him, and the other characters have the decency to be awed by the extent of his capabilities
b) he's had a lifetime to master his powers
c) it's a minor complaint compared to the rest of the movie being so shit).

It's the same in the Superman movies - lifting a car / helicopter / plane doesn't seem as easy as it should once you've seen him lift an entire new continent or turn back the fucking planet.

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I am shocked to find myself interested in an X-men film after the last 2 (3 really but number 2 is a guilty pleasure)
Really? I'd easily put X2 up there in my top 5 superhero movies.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:11 PM

Isn't it supposed to be a reboot?

I mean that's Emma Frost in events meant to be taking place before Wolverine.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

View PostMickey Eye, on 11 February 2011 - 11:14 AM, said:

Choosing to set it literally a year before the first X-men comic was released could well turn out to be a masterstroke.
Hah, even the release date is 6.3.11 (to use the American parlance).

And yeah, I enjoy the hell out of X2 but I don't think it's a great film. Sure is fun though.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:15 AM

View PostHusamuddin A, on 11 February 2011 - 03:11 PM, said:

Isn't it supposed to be a reboot?

I mean that's Emma Frost in events meant to be taking place before Wolverine.

The movie continuity has nothing to do with the comic continuity.
Choosing a reboot using Azazel, a character from one of the most godawful stories ever told in comic books period (not even just X-Men comics, mind), wouldn't be the best of ideas.
It looks to be a prequel.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:34 AM

I really really hope Azazel doesn't follow the comic. Hopefully he will just be a mutant that, due to his demonic appearance, takes a code-name of a demon.

Want to bet at some point in the movie they imply that him and Mystique will hook up?
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:51 AM

Yep. I'm pretty sure that's exactly the intent. It'll fill in Nightcrawler's origin, ambiguously.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:22 AM

View PostChristian, on 13 February 2011 - 12:15 AM, said:

View PostHusamuddin A, on 11 February 2011 - 03:11 PM, said:

Isn't it supposed to be a reboot?

I mean that's Emma Frost in events meant to be taking place before Wolverine.

The movie continuity has nothing to do with the comic continuity.
I meant the movie of wolverine, clumsily titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It had Professor X in Patrick Stewart mode rescuing a teenaged Emma Frost, all occurring sometime after the Vietnam war. This is set in '62, with Xavier younger and Emma Frost older.

Unless the teenaged Frost had a clone. She has clones doesn't she? This is why I don't read X-Men.




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