Friday, October 1, 2010

X-Men: First Class

Yes we all know Thor is coming out on May 6, 2011 and we are looking forward to it.

Ditto for Captain America: The First Avenger, also set for 2011, on July 22nd.
I still think Marvel missed the boat here, it should have been July 4th.

One film I haven't mentioned here is X-Men: First Class.
Matthew Vaughn is directing and the film is set for release on June 3, 2011 and it is supposed to be the first of three films.

Here is the plot synopsis:
"Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."

The "Big Bad" for the film is supposed to be the Hellfire Club (which could be interesting).

Here's the cast rundown so far....

James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier (Laurence Belcher as a young Charles Xavier).
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr / Magneto (Bill Milner as a young Erik Lensherr.)
Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw
January Jones as Emma Frost / White Queen
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique (Morgan Lily as a young Raven Darkholme).
Oliver Platt as "The Man in Black"
Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore
Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin
Jason Flemyng as Azazel
Álex González as Riptide / Janos Quested
Tony Rich as Thomas

So from looking at this, Marvel is going WAY off the reservation with this one.
And people complain about Smallville.

Looking at the info available on the film, I have to quote multiple Star Wars characters and say, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
Something about it just looks wrong.
Nothing I can really put my finger on.
Maybe going too far from the books I grew up with?

Why do I keep thinking it shouldn't be called X-Men: First Class, it should be called X-Men: We Really Want This Movie To Do Good So We're Gonna Get A Younger Cast and Rip Off Twilight

And if this is First Class...where's Angel,Ice-Man and Jean Grey?

People keep saying this is a Silver Age adaptation.
No it's not.
Sebastian Shaw, White Queen, Moira MacTaggert, Mystique and most of the others in this film weren't around in the Silver Age.

But hey, I could be totally wrong and the movie could be great.

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