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X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

It's X-Men meets Terminator, Mark Miller says. Also, Matthew Vaughn left, Bryan Singer is back. So are Ian McKellan & Patrick Stewart, along with the past re-boot cast of Jame McAvoy Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawerence, Nicholas Hoult.
I love all the actors involved. Really. But it seems like they're adding too much to the stew.

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=42375

BTW McKellan will likely go up against ....himself, in the theatres next summer!!! X-Men vs The Hobbit
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

X-Men vs. The Hobbit...doesn't sound like a fair fight.

Is Wolverine like Terminator because he has a metallic skeleton, or something? (It's actually Kitty who time travels in the comic too.)

It's based on the classic Days of Future Past story in X-Men. By the way, how crazy is it that the story-line was two issues? Today, it'd be a cross-over that lasted eight months, and where nothing happens!
Magneto wasn't part of that story in the comics though.
That'd be a good story to adapt, but it doesn't sound like there's a lot of influence from the original story.
If it was, you'd need Senator Kelly, Mystique's version of the Brotherhood of Mutants....
Umm....The assassination attempt on Kelly that leads to the dystopian future is going to be replaced by the assassination of John F. Kennedy?
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Now that you mention it....
http://www.ign.com/a...-of-future-past
Jackman is rumored to be in talks to appear. It's funny, he could play his past & future self. Cool!

I'm still not sure about it all. I really want X-Men First Class to stand on it's own as much as possible. Movies about the first team of X-Men in the 60s (maybe 70s) has potential.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

Spoiler

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

Spoiler

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:53 PM

Wow, that was a seriously underwhelming trailer.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostMr.E.D.Meaner, on 29 October 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

Wow, that was a seriously underwhelming trailer.

Comes off as fan made.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostMr.E.D.Meaner, on 29 October 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

Wow, that was a seriously underwhelming trailer.

Comes off as fan made.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

Not sure the film will be up to scratch, but you gotta love Hugh Jackman:

https://www.youtube....RtKMxc88Q#t=110
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

SENTINELS!!!!

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:25 AM

The funny thing about the plot in this story is that it's actually completely understandable that ordinary humans would want to build machines able to destroy mutants. After all, many mutants can lay waste to cities and kill at will. Some of them do these things. What would you do, if you were in a postion of power, faced with this situation?
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

You would form a counter attack group to wipe out this god damn mutant threat!

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

Yeah, the "mutants as persecuted minority" metaphor, while it's been the fuel for some fine stories over the years, does rather fall apart when you consider that a not-insignificant percentage of this persecuted minority are capable of levelling a city on a whim - or, rather more worryingly, entirely by accident. I'm not advocating a kill-all-the-mutants stance, but I don't think that some sort of gun license-equivalent register of mutant powers would be an especially unreasonable policy. Out here in the real world one would hope that the police would keep a bit of an eye on a belligerent drunk with a well-established history of attacking both friends and enemies alike while undergoing one of his not-infrequent violent and uncontrollable rages. If said belligerent drunk could also sprout 12-inch knives from his fists, I'd like to think that suitable precautions would be taken. I don't think this attitude particularly conflicts with my live-and-let-live woolly liberal sensibilities.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

David Lapham's Age of Apocalypse dealt with this theme. In that world, Apocalypse conquers the world and sets out a genocide campaign against humans. So, characters who are mutant-hating loons in the regular Marvel Universe (like Rev. Stryker) are the heroes in that comic. They were pretty much right. Mutants were out to get humans and humans were endangered by the mutant threat, now they're freedom fighters.

There is a slight problem with using mutants as a metaphor for minorities. When some Right-Wing loony says that "homosexuals are going to euthanise all straight males!", no one takes that seriously. Mutants, on the other hand, have powers that can kill large numbers of humans in an instant.
The problem is that the Sentinels are made to hunt down all mutants, not just mutants who are threatening Homo Sapiens. Then, gradually, it gets to the point where all mutants are locked in concentration camps and being killed off by the government.
Mutantions don't necessarily mean that someone is going to have super-powers. So, crazy mutant who killed thousands with his power is locked up beside that guy who was born with really buggy eyes, because they're both mutants.

Besides, we're right back at Civil War again, aren't we? It goes beyond mutations, which are genetic, and goes in to the realm of super powers. Should super rich guy be able to build himself a suit that's the equivalent of a small army and fly it around wherever he wants? Or, should he have to register his suit with the government?

I guess what you could argue is that some day soon, African-Americans and Latino-Americans are going to be a majority in the United States. When that happens, there's a good chance that the face of American government will be totally changed, with mostly former-minorities elected in to office. You could say that white Americans should be planning an eugenics policy right now to ensure that this does not happen, in case African-Americans or Latino-Americans decide to set up an apartheid State against white people. Obviously, this is not something that the majority of people are going to agree with, but it could be said that there is always a slight chance of this happening some time in the future.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:05 PM

There's also the fact that it's considered a scientific fact in the Marvel Universe that mutants are the next stage in human evolution. Perhaps Homo Sapiens are just holding back progress by considering mutants a threat?
What has mankind done? Did we worry about how the apes would feel, or did we destroy their land and put them on an endangered species list?
What happened when Europeans (who considered their society superior) met Native Americans? Look how well things went with the Natives.
Yes, humanity eventually wised up, and now we preserve those things that we once destroyed with abandon...or, to an extent, anyway. Progress still comes first.
Who says that the next stage in human evolution means an evolution in morality? There's a very good chance that it does not.
So, in the name of progress, mutants should be wiping out Homo Sapiens and getting on with where the world is meant to move.
Yes, some day the mutants will wake up and benevolently give us protected status and a little piece of land and some welfare and write books about how the extermination campaign was a bad idea....
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

Yes, I write a lot on this subject, but it's X-Men. I'm a X-Men nerd, ok? I think about this stuff.

There's also the fact that during Claremont's run on X-Men he had Magneto join the X-Men. The idea was that, based on the Days of Future Past time-line, Magneto was basically proven right. Claremont made Magneto into a revolutionary, instead of a villain. He had grown up as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany and watched his family and friends killed by the government. He was paranoid that Homo Sapiens were planning to do the same thing to mutants now. Lo and behold, after the X-Men went in to the future, they saw that Magneto was right, and the Homo Sapiens government was planning to do the same thing to mutants as the Nazis attempted to do to other minorities. Magneto was right, and didn't look so crazy after all. So, that was Chris Claremont's view.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

We are not going to get super powered mutants anytime soon. But wasn't Steve Jobs a mutant?. Myopia, freakish height, abnormal brain power, atypical personality . . . and, unchecked, he used his creepy powers to change the world at a speed, and to an extent, we have hardly had to endue before. Who knows how far we would be in his thrall, if he also had of had healing power?.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:40 AM

I guess it all boils down to the intrinsically problematic idea of superpowers, in a social setting.
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