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Kevin Bacon Will Menace X-MEN!! But In What Guise??

I am – Hercules!! Entertainment Weekly confirms rumors that Kevin Bacon is indeed playing a villain in “X-Men: First Class.” No word on which villain, but my money’s on the 100-year-old Nathaniel Essex, better known to funnybook fans as Mr. Sinister. But Bacon also could just be playing another angry army guy who doesn’t think the president knows what he’s doing. Bacon is new to the superhero game, though he did have a superpower in “The Hollow Man” and he fought the uncanny in “Tremors.” “First Class,” a prequel examining the early days of Xavier’s school for the gifted and his relationship with Eric “Magneto” Lensherr, comes to us from the "Kick-Ass" team of writer-director Matthew Vaughn ("Layer Cake") and screenwriter Jane Goldman. Matthew Vaughn himself kicks ass, and that is why I am excited about this movie. The cast so far: Charles Xavier: James McAvoy (“Wanted”) Eric Lensherr: Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) Emma Frost: Alice Eve (“She’s Out Of My League”) Hank McCoy: Nicholas Hoult (“About A Boy”) Sean Cassidy: Caleb Landry Jones (“No Country For Old Men”) EW has also indicated Lucas Till ("Hannah Montana: The Movie") could be negotiating to play Cyclops' kid brother, Alex "Havok" Summers, who can expel plasma blasts. AICN sources have suggested Aaron Johnson, who played the title role in "Kick-Ass," will play Scott "Cyclops" Summers, though another Entertainment Weekly story indicates Johnson will not be in "First Class." Fox has yet to weigh in on Cyclops casting. Fox plans to release "First Class" next June. Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.
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  • July 15, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    knows what he's dong?

    by cool_britannia79

    huh?

  • July 15, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister is awesome

    by Unlabled

    Hopefully the savage land plays a part in this.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    hey that proof read was for free

    by cool_britannia79

    notice the lack of 'first' gayness.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Sinister would be good...

    by drewlicious

    I wouldn't mind seeing Sebastian Shaw, though. Emma Frost kind of hints towards the Hellfie club.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Six Degrees of My Mutation

    by vic twenty

    see..cuz its Kevin Bacon....

  • July 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister has been around for twenty years or so.

    by cookylamoo

    And I still have no idea what is powers are.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I really hope this is a reboot and not a prequel

    by OceanWang

    They fucked it all up too much to stick with continuity on this. If it's a prequel and Wolverine's in it then that makes no god damned sense.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Why does everyone want Mr. Sinister...

    by theguilty1

    when they're just going to bitch about how he looks when the first pic comes out?

  • July 15, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    He'll play angry hipster Wren McCormack...

    by vic twenty

    Charles Xavier wont let him DANCE!!!!! Wirework ensues.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    If this is a reboot then I'll see it

    by Aphex Twin

    If this movie is intended to set up the current continuity with the X-films I want nothing to do with it. First class should be Xavier, Magneto, Cyclops, Beast, Jean Grey, Iceman, and Angel. Throw in the Brotherhood and keep Wolverine the hell away from this. Do it like the damn source material and introduce other mutants in future installments.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    I LOVE MR SINISTER

    by Canidate_Micheal

    I remember reading UNCANNY in junior high and thinking THIS GUY IS FUCKING SCARY!!!..... still kinda scared this movie might turn out lame....gonna pray & I don't believe in god !!!!.....

  • July 15, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    X-MEN + Hollowman

    by Seph_J

    BUT it works!

  • July 15, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I had to kill FOX because they made a mistake...

    by DickJones

    in making X-Men:Last Class. NO ONE FUCKING ASKED FOR THIS SHITTY FLICK. Every geek I know would rather have X-Men 4 than this shit.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know if SINISTER is REMYS brother??

    by Canidate_Micheal

  • July 15, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    This lettuce and tomato deffinately does need a dose of

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    KB.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    So long as he anger-dances...

    by dastickboy

    ...we'll be all the better for it.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    sebastian shaw / x-men 4

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    I'd love a reboot with a good director and cast, and minimal studio interference. X-Men 4? I wouldn't see X-Men 4 if you paid me, after X3. <br><br> I'm also hoping for Sebastian Shaw; hopefully Lucas won't get involved and replace him in post with Hayden Christensen though jk

  • July 15, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Count me back in if Sinister's the villain in this.

    by rabidfnark

    I wasn't a huge fan of the X-babies idea (although it would be nice to see Cyclops done with the proper respect(Marsden had great potential in the role but no one seemed to realize it.)) But I'll spring to see Mr. Sinister on the big screen (maybe allude to Apocalypse, even?). It sounds a bit like a pipe dream though. Given the history they'll probably just make Essex into another rogue army guy.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I always thought..

    by oneblood

    Kevin Bacon would have made a great Havok to Fred Ward's Wolverine in a movie version of their mini-series which featured art by John J Muth. (I think it was Muth) <p>Not so hip on Wolvie's hair in that outting though.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Sinister

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Total pipe dream. Name doesn't work in a halfway serious movie. Wouldn't feel right going up against the 'first class' either; he's a latecomer and just too big and far-reaching a villain for a 'first class' pic.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Fred Ward as Wolverine

    by Seph_J

    along with Sharlto Copley as Hulk.... my goodness there have been some good ideas here recently

  • July 15, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Great cast

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    Keen to see McAvoy and Fassbender together.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    of course..

    by oneblood

    My fanboy dream years ago would have been a Wolverine v Sabretooth movie with Fred Ward and Rutger Hauer as Sabretooth. Might still work.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    No Wolverine!

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    That punks overratted

  • July 15, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister is the best villain after Magneto..

    by ganymede3010

    <p>Back Story from Wiki for those who don't know what his powers are</p> <p>Writer Chris Claremont conceived Mister Sinister as a new villain for the X-Men, having felt "tired of just going back to Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the same old same old" Claremont recalled: "Dave Cockrum and I were over ideas and what we were coming towards was a mysterious young boy - apparently an 11-year-old - at the orphanage where Scott (Cyclops) was raised, who turned out to be the secret master of the place. In effect what we were setting up was a guy who was aging over a lifespan of roughly a thousand years. Even though he looked like an 11-year-old, he'd actually been alive since the mid-century at this point - he was actually about 50 [...] He had all the grown up urges. He's growing up in his mind but his body isn't capable of handling it, which makes him quite cranky. And, of course, looking like an 11-year-old, who'd take him seriously in the criminal community? [...] So he built himself an agent in a sense, which was Mister Sinister, that was, in effect, the rationale behind Sinister's rather - for want of a better word - childish or kid-like appearance. The costume... the look... the face... it's what would scare a child. Even when he was designed, he wasn't what you'd expect in a guy like that."</p>

  • July 15, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Ok so it's decided, it's a prequel not a reboot

    by donkingkong

    We sure about that? Absolutely clear right?...

  • July 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Cont...

    by ganymede3010

    Powers and abilities Mister Sinister is a genetically altered human with superhuman physical and mental abilities. He was granted powers through genetic alterations by Apocalypse, and throughout the years has used genetic material from other mutants to grant himself a truly vast array of superhuman abilities. Mister Sinister possesses superhuman strength, stamina and reflexes, as well as the psionic abilities of telepathy, telekinesis, and mind control. Additionally, he has the ability to psionically paralyze a foe or "turn off" the power of another mutant. Mister Sinister is capable of energy projection and flight through telekinesis.[26] Using genetic material from the mutant Courier, Mister Sinister gained complete control of his body at the cellular level, allowing him to shape-shift,[27] regenerate [28] and be virtually immune to injuries.[29][30] The character has exhibited the ability to teleport, though the Beast believes this is accomplished through his tesseract headquarters.[31] Mister Sinister is also a scientific genius, with expertise in the fields of biology, genetics, cloning, physics and engineering. The character is a master manipulator and planner, with decades of genetic research at his command.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    X-Babies, Spider-Baby, WTF?!

    by Bill Clay

    Is every superhero franchise going to be rebooted back to when the main character was a teenager? I can't wait to see Bruce Wayne dealing with the heartbreak of acne.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Bacon's great

    by Monolith_Jones

    Great news. hHe plays a great villain.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    "Funnybook"

    by Wormie1

    Every time Herc calls comic books that I want to puke.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn kick so much ass as ...

    by frg10

    ... Josh Whedon, which is NONE!!!!

  • July 15, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    The Mr. Sinister thing is..

    by oneblood

    pure speculation on Herc's part, right? (No doubt based on his vast ahem "funny book" knowledge) Has anyone seen a script to support this??

  • July 15, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Good to have Mr.Sinister, bad if Bacon

    by shutupfanboy

    Sinister is a great villain and would fit into the whole X-Men: First Class as a someone that would want their DNA as well as someone Magneto would be opposed to as well. I just don't see Bacon in that role, its best suited for CGI with someone like Tony Todd as the voice or hire the guy who did the voice in the cartoon. Bacon is better as an evil solider even though its basically the same as Stryker. No loving the casting regardless of who the director.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Poor Kevin Bacon had all his money stolen by...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Bernie Madoff...I imagine there's nothing he won't do.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Fred Ward

    by schreck

    Interesting to see I'mm not the only person who ever considered him to play Logan.Not sure if he'd work or not, but I just want a Wolverine who isn't so damn tall, pretty, and young.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Sorry...

    by schreck

    ... about mmmy bad spelling innn the previous post.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    It has to be a down to earth villain.

    by Nice Marmot

    like Trask or Hodge. Are they really going to whip out Mr.Sinister for X-Men Begins?

  • July 15, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    LOL at Mr. Sinister.

    by ebonic_plague

    Can't wait to see you guys tear out your hair in homophobic rage when you see this costume: <p> http://tinyurl.com/265eg7g <p> accurately adapted for live action. Looks like something Liberace would wear to a goth club. Sinister is gayer than Northstar cornholing Jean Paul Valley. You know it, I know it, and the American people are going to know it soon enough.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    yeah really ,.REBOOT

    by Monolith_Jones

    with the original team. Its the perfect opportunity, why not?

  • July 15, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I say reboot

    by oneblood

    Wolverine in his own damn franchise a couple of years from now. Do a proper Sabretooth/Logan flick. <p>I'm not sure which potrayal of Sabretooth irks me more; the mindless beast in X-1 or the atrocity that was Mr. Naomi Watt's take on it. <p>The closest anyone has come to portraying any character that comes close to how Sabretooth should be played (in my opinion)was Chuck Connorsturn as Skorsezy (sp) in the old "Werewolf" tv series. That's how I see Sabretooth; grizzled and sinister.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    If Mr. Sinister is the X-Men's next best villain...

    by DOCTOR_VICTOR_VON_DOOM

    They must have a lame Rogue's Gallery. <P> I think Sebastian Shaw would be better. Way more interesting and relevant than Sinister or Apocalypse.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon is the only first degree

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    of Kevin Bacon

  • July 15, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    by Woodrow_Wilson_Smith

    by ganymede3010

    Yes, he seems way to powerful for teenage mutants. However, I'm positive that his powers will be watered down like Magnetos, Rogues, and just about everyone else's.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Most prominent runner-ups

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    for 2nd degree of Kevin B.: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Mrs. Pamela Voorhees

  • July 15, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague = Win

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Well said, sir.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Bacon Bacon Bacon!

    by D o o d

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CErapf79rqM

  • July 15, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    cool_britannia79

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Pointing out that you didn't type FIRST is just as lame as typing FIRST!<P>Also this is cool news, I read about this rumor the other day somewhere and they also mentioned he might play Sinister. I hope Sinister is like a background villain or something pulling the strings. The main villain unfortunately needs to be a human to help the initial divide between prof. X and Magneto.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Bacon

    by Tigger11

    Kevin is going to be playing Jason Wyngarde (ie Mastermind) not Sinister, where did the idea that Sinister is going to be in the picture come from?

  • July 15, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    probably where most bad ideas come from..

    by oneblood

    some studio exec's 'itty bitty brain.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Hoult = A SINGLE MAN, not ABOUT A BOY

    by manifestchaos

    Pick something that represents his current work FFS, even Clash of the Titans would be more fair to Nic than AAB.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    My sources tell me that Bacon will reprise his role of...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ..."Fenwick" for X-MEN:FC. The classic character from DINER will ignite the divide between Professor X and Magneto by making a bet that neither one of them can order and eat the entire left side of the X-Mansion's dinner menu.<P>And unlike Boogie, Fenwick will actually get Carol Heathrow to go for his pecker!!!

  • July 15, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    FRED WARD AS WOLVIE....

    by Canidate_Micheal

    You guys do know that Logan ages very slowly,right?.....fred ward is a great actor but way to fucking old to play old to play CANUK!!! Come on guys....

  • July 15, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The sinister footloose..

    by joker40

    Sinister and the x-men..get together and form a dance at xaviers school..but eric and charles says there wont be no dance....then sinister yells lets dannnce!!!!....

  • July 15, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The sinister footloose..

    by joker40

    Sinister and the x-men..get together and form a dance at xaviers school..but eric and charles says there wont be no dance....then sinister yells lets dannnce!!!!....

  • July 15, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The sinister footloose..

    by joker40

    Sinister and the x-men..get together and form a dance at xaviers school..but eric and charles says there wont be no dance....then sinister yells lets dannnce!!!!....

  • July 15, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Mystique Cast

    by stringerbell

    Jennifer Lawrence will be playing the role of Mystique

  • July 15, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Mr Sinister was my fav villain as a kid

    by torontoxic

    Anybody remember the Brood? The mutant massacre? Probably but most people I know would have no idea what I was talking about.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah Mystique has been cast. Keep up AICN

    by Lemure_v2

    It has to be Sinister, but lose the silly red diamond and knock off-Hellraiser threads

  • July 15, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    supermarch

    by DOCTOR_VICTOR_VON_DOOM

    Do you remember the Dark Phoenix Saga? Night of the Demon? Proteus? <P> Actually Proteus would make a good X-Men movie villain.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    ebonicplague

    by deelzbub

    amen, brother! I always thought Sinister looked like Colossus' cross-dressing brother. Lipstick and everything!

  • July 15, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Iceman and Angel, please Marvel!

    by deelzbub

    Do it right! You've already done the CGI homework for Angel. Don't fuck this up!

  • July 15, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    The Mutant Massacre was badass . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I always think of Colossus snapping that guy's neck. Was it Riptide? He spun super fast like a whirlwind and threw out sharp objects. He hit Kitty and Peter said, "make peace w/ your Gods, little man." SNAP. That was a big deal that he killed someone. Good times, I tell ya'.

  • July 15, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    DON'T UNDERSTAND THE "WE WANT REBOOT ARGUMENT"

    by J-Dizzle

    So because X-Men 3 sucked then that automatically means we need to fucking reboot the entire franchise?<p> You mean its absolutely impossible and/or unacceptable to make an awesome X-Men 4?

  • July 15, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Remind me, deelzbub . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . what was Night of the Demon? I remember everything else you mentioned. Wow. Proteus! I feel tempted to go dig out my comics. What a dork!!!

  • July 15, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    J-Dizzle, X3 didn't just suck

    by MattmanReturns

    it shit all over several characters... both killing them off and... even worse... betraying their ideals. Magneto instantly turning on Mystique without remorse was a fucking travesty. I'm not necessarily or reboot... but I think Fox should pretend X3 never happened. What a disgusting joke.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    *not necessarily FOR reboot

    by MattmanReturns

  • July 15, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Candidate,,

    by oneblood

  • July 15, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    and further more...

    by oneblood

  • July 15, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    sorry about the rant, guys

    by oneblood

  • July 15, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Bacon is great in Tremors

    by SingingConan

    And A Few Good Men.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I just cured cancer. It's so simple! What just poured

    by UltraTron

    into the ocean- filling an entire fucking ocean with black death was only enough to power a half million cars for a year. I figure we stop pouring thousands upon millions of ocean's worth of black,ultra-death-shit into the air and cancer will instantly vanish overnight. That's why they can't track it down- it's in every fucking air molecule you are breathing. Mass just changes form people. It's dense. It's shit we are at this moment evolving ourselves to even be able to breath. This is some great pot I'm smoking- it's dense- it's the shit. It's changing form right now in front of me. I wonder how many Mexican ganglords this little bud right here forced into the kidnapping racket? Man I'm so glad America plugged it's asshole. They've got a 3rd world shithole on their doorstep that will kidnap them where they used to take cheap vacations and an ocean of shit to clean up. I have some great ideas to fix this place- Soylent Green for starters

  • July 15, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    who? as BACONMAN.Master of hog byproducts!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Naturally

  • July 15, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister is from England so Bacon wouldn't play...

    by Thanos0145

    him. Mastermind would probably the character he would play.<p>This movie is still going to suck.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    speaking of tv

    by oneblood

    didn't Marvel just put Jeoff Loeb (sp) in charge of it's tv division. Hopefully that will mean more than just animated fare.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    "Colossus' cross-dressing brother" LOL!

    by ebonic_plague

    Perfectly fucking summarized, deezlbub. <p> The only possibly gayer costume I can think of, off-hand, is Stryfe: <p> http://tinyurl.com/26nbajr <p> And MNG, I think it's funny how costumes in comic movies are such a catch-22. Stray too far and try to "street" up the costumes, and fanboys cry rape. But stay too close to the classic-but-still-fruity canon design, and the fanboys yell "gay!" Not much room for error.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Social Network Trailer...

    by TenderBranson

    come on guys get with it!!! Do you want me to update the site for you???? http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810128131/video/20889623

  • July 15, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    tender

    by oneblood

    As much as I like Fincher, I just can't get behind a pic detailing how some dudes got rich by creating FaceBook.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Call me...apathetic..on this one...

    by Arcangel2020

    I was and always WILL be a fan of the earlier incarnations of The X-Men..Professor X, Magneto, Cyclops, Jane Grey, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Collossus and the chick/kid with the inviso powers (what was her name again?). I was a bit worried that he first X-men Movie would suck..which surprisingly I thought didn't and the second film was pretty good...but the third movie? Just pure horrible crappy garbage that harkened back to the days when the Movie Studios made really suck ass Superhero movies! So, I am kinda apathetic when it comes to the news about X-men: First class...I dunno..maybe I will be pleasently surprised and it will be pretty good...

  • July 15, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    This is news? We already knew this

    by The Founder

    Dammit

  • July 15, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister six degrees of separation game

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Something that should be played at cons waiting in lines for Chris Claremont's or Jim Lee's autographs.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    No need for a reboot especially with this cast

    by shutupfanboy

    Compared to Stewart, McKellan, Jackman and even Paquin, this is a joke. I know the arguments against Rogue, but she was a teenager when the X-Men took her in and there is no way they could explain the whole the whole Ms.Marvel thing even in the first two films which were great by the way. X-Men 3 is the most disappointing movie I have ever seen. Wolverine was just ok, but it needed another draft with someone who knew who Deadpool was as well as how Wolvie lost his memory. Also, Jason Wyngard was supposed to be Stryker's son, Jason, who had the same powers. I just think this is going to be more of a clusterfuck then what Avengers or Batman 3 may need up be.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Whatever. When does The Endless get made?

    by UltraTron

    Bacon can play morphius. I would say Johnny Depp in a Burton film but it would have to be rated R sleepy hollow Burton. Also delroy lindo needs to be a superhero elder something or other in some movie. He could shout, "Stowwp eeteeen my sessamee gaake!!!" Then hit someone with a table.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sinister doesn't have a pig nose!!!!

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

  • July 15, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I think it's interesting

    by funkylovemonkey

    At least psychologically, that because one of the three movies was bad, a continuation isn't even given a chance. Don't get me wrong, I hated X-Men 3 as much as anyone, hated Spiderman 3 probably more then most, but I don't really understand why the story needs to be recast and restarted. Even if the new X-Men is good (which, well, I don't have a lot of faith in), won't there be a good chance of the next one or the one after sucking too? Do we reboot it again? Just doesn't make sense, especially since the first had a pretty decent cast including Patrick Stewart, Halley Berry, and Hugh Jackman. Same with Spiderman, I have really no desire to see the first one remade and don't really see the point. Also, McAvoy as Xavier? He's a good actor but seems to be horribly cast. For me the real shame is how these franchises are squandered by studios because they see them as shows for teenagers. The writers seem less then impressive as well. One of the writer's (Josh Swartz) notable experience has been on "Gossip Girls" and "The O.C." Jamie Moss' only other screen credit is for "Street Kings," which I don't remember but scored an unimpressive 38% on RT. Jane Goldman did work on Kick-Ass with Matthew Vaughn, but then again she also worked on Stardust with Matthew Vaughn. Badly cast, unimpressive writers. Yeah, color me excited...

  • July 15, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton isn't doing anything....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    why not him? Who cares if he already played the Hulkamaniac...Ed Norton gotta eat.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Bacon won't be Sinister, it's gonna be Shaw.

    by The Founder

    Watch and see. May be wrong but, I think Vaughan would've probably cast another Brit since Sinister is British. Hell I'm being funny I don't know but I think Bacon is gonna be Shaw, especially with Emma there.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    jdizzle

    by yesiamaplant

    The reason for wanting a reboot is not that X-Men 3 sucked. It's that X-Men 3 sucked, then Wolverine sucked AND screwed up what little sense of continuity they had going. So yeah, if half the series is shit and they aren't even logically connected, there's nothing stopping them from wiping the slate clean.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Sebastian Shaw....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    maybe.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Rogue's crying not surprising

    by shutupfanboy

    She didn't have the invulnerability like she did in the comics, so it made sense for her to be terrified at times. Granted, I also like powerhouse ass kicker Rogue, but she does cry quite a bit in the comics about her powers in the comics. I would have preferred Kitty Pryde since that is who she acted like at, but its more of a what if Rogue never fucked up Ms.Marvel in the movies. I thought she did a good job with what she had. Its not like she is writing the script.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I thought Anna Paquin was an ugly gap-toothed bitch...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    and in I was right.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I don't read the comic- does rogue ever get to fuck?

    by UltraTron

    What a miserable, useless character she was in the movies. I just want to fuck. No kidding? Let's just strip those powers away then- ok off ya go- go fuck. Real fun for the audience.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Just thought of the scene at the end of X2 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . where Paquin's Rogue is screaming and fighting w/ the Blackbird controls. Talking bout popping out of the film for a few seconds. So bad . . .

  • July 15, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Also, there's a new Thor pic out there . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . . . . w/ just Thor & Odin talking. Dimmer lighting does those costumes good.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon for Apocalypse!!!

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    They both got piggy noses!

  • July 15, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    DOCTOR_VICTOR_VON_DOOM

    by torontoxic

    I do! <P> If it didn't get so confusing I'd say that series where Havoc almost takes over the world and has that other dimensions Jean Grey as his woman would be cool to see. <P> At the very least let's see some mutant marauders. Those cyborg mutant hunters were cool. The only one who's name I remember was Pretty Boy because I believe he gets shot in the face or something.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Reboots. Prequels. Sequels. Re-imaginings. Do-overs.

    by SmokingRobot

    I'm so sick of them. Where's my fucking 'Magnus Robot Fighter' movie???

  • July 15, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    THE TOWN

    by torontoxic

    http://trailers.apple.com/movies/wb/thetown/thetown-tlr1_480p.mov <P> Yes!

  • July 15, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Studios listen up.....

    by Jobacca

    I am a hardcore fanboy. HARD. CORE. I and my friends are your target market. This cinematic abortion you call an X-Men movie and the upcoming Spider-Man reboot shitfest? These are the things that are going to kill your adamantium goose. I have ZERO desire to see these flicks,nor do anyone else I know. When these come out I'll be having my own double feature of the Singer and Raimi flicks,and all y'all can just go fuck yourselves....actually,strike that. You'd probably have to give yourselves a puberty re-boot beforehand....

  • July 15, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    "Bacon is new to the superhero game"...

    by the constant1

    He's staring in The new James Gunn movie "Super". As a villain even.

  • July 15, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I'd hold off on rebooting at least until X4

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....this movie I don't know about, but if they can put things back on track in X4 I'd say just continue on. Then again I liked X3 even though it had it's flaws and issues.<P> We know for a fact one day Xmen will be rebooted one way or the other because inevitably the actors will age or leave the series or whatever....but so long as they are still up to it I wouldn't mind at least one more shot a sequel featuring all the regulars from the X trilogy. Bringing back prof. x, Jean and Cyclops could be major plot points of a new film.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    and Mr Bacon connects to the new generation

    by br1947

    via a 1 degree separation with the Hanna Montana generation... sign of the apocalypse?

  • July 15, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    they cast an American for this?

    by Xiphos_2

    I thought hey were going for an all English cast and crew.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    SINISTER

    by morgan_of_orris

    kevin bacon as sinister would be sick

  • July 15, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    So I just saw the trailer for The Town

    by JackSlater4

    Director Ben Affleck definitely learned how to shoot action.<P> Must've been paying attention while working with the likes of Joe Carnahan, John Woo, Michael Bay, etc.<P> I think back in the Good Will Hunting days when they won the writing Oscar a lot of people probably assumed Matt Damon was the brains of the operation, I wouldn't be surprised if Affleck was just a smidge smarter.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    X-men can have their cake and eat it too

    by JackSlater4

    continuity wise they can use reality altering mutants the way Star Trek used time travel, breaking the sequel/prequel rules and hitting reset if they want.<P> Putting Legion's mom in First Class is a good start.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Mr Sinister is the shit

    by Waka_Flocka

    been waiting for that mother for ages

  • July 15, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Um, if the casting of Mcavoy is an indication

    by SithMenace

    of the timeline, I don't think Cyclops should be past infancy in this film.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Bacon as Mojo

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 15, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    save Apocalypse for X4

    by JackSlater4

    Will I ever see Cable?<P> Fuck, wouldn't it be sweet if they threw Cable in the Deadpool movie they're never going to get around to making?

  • July 15, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I have questions for those bitching about the suit

    by JackSlater4

    1. If you were to draw that suit, what color would it be? Just green? Looks like some heavy shading would require lots of black ink, black and green.<P> 2. If the suit is made of green ring energy like the tanks, hammers, boxing gloves, energy blasts and whatever else comes out of that ring, why would it have white material and black material when everything else he forms is all green?<P> That don't make no gotdam sense. You're all fucked up, and your shit's all retarded. You're outta your element.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    ^disregard

    by JackSlater4

  • July 15, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Sinister? Why?

    by catlettuce4

    Where did the idea come from that Sinister would be in this movie? Seems like an unlikely character for them to adapt, and I would never guess Bacon was hired to play someone like that. My money is on Shaw as the villain, being as Emma's already in the movie. Surely they will want to tie as many characters together as they can, they love that nice compact plotting and character development that makes it feel "Hollywood" instead of believable.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Mystique

    by NinjaChampion

    It's a good bet that the baddies will be the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, since Mystique and Magneto will be in this. So doubt Bacon would play a major mutant villain. I'm guessing he will play some type of political character, senator, congressman, etc. whatever.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    He is not better known to funnybook fans as Nathaniel Essex. If you read funnybooks in this day and age, you already know Nathaniel Essex is Mr. Sinister.<p> What you *mean* to say is that Nathaniel Essex is better known to the average Joe as Mr. Sinister (that is, the average Joes who still have some memory of the 90s cartoon).

  • July 15, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    On an unrelated note...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... that new Will Ferrell cop movie looks like pureed, recycled dogshit, doesn't it?

  • July 15, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Fred Ward

    by I am the most horrible

    He was my Wolverine casting too, but this was a decade or two ago. I don't care how old he is he would have been better than Huge Ackman.<p> And Bacon as Sinister? WTF? No way. Maybe he's Mimic.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Will is headed for gay porn like Carrey.

    by UltraTron

    Next movie after this.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    after x-men 3 i thought it was a dead franchise

    by DioxholsterReturns

    why are actors interested in this crap? look at inception, thats what we need not stupid meaningless outdated superhero movies

  • July 15, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Shoulda gone with Firefly Guy

    by NippleEffect

    he ain't gonna stay purdy forever

  • July 16, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    cool_britannia79...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    Sorry, but coming back and pointing out you didn't say first is as lame as having actually said it. You just need to rise above it entirely!<p>As for this, well, who knows. I don't mind seeing mutants throwing powers around but I can't believe this is the best direction to take the series in... although they did work themselves into a silly corner in part 3. Can any superhero franchise ever make it past 3 without imploding and being rebooted or dropped?

  • July 16, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    James McAvoy is pathetic

    by Suskis

    And this movie will be even worse. End of franchise.

  • July 16, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    funkylovemonkey

    by jsm1978

    You make a good point about "reboot because one was bad". Imagine if Star Trek had rebooted every other movie because the odd number ones were mostly bad. This need to restart everything is insane.

  • July 16, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    First casting news

    by cheekerpot

    That makes this movie worth watching.

  • July 16, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Vaughn

    by Party_Animal_IV

    Vaughn should be directing Superman instead of Ex-men

  • July 16, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    this just isnt a prequel

    by Drsambeckett1984

    its a reboot, fair and square.

  • July 16, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    hi

    by yutga

    Someone told me ___BlackwhiteRomance // COM ___ It’s the place where you can meet your lovers- –Meet single,—rich cougars– -rich sugerdaddy, who are searching for their special someone.

  • July 16, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    He's not Mr. Sinister, he's...

    by Mr Writer

    Either...Calvin Rankin aka Mimic. He has the combined powers of all the 'first class' X-Men. Just wait and see. Or he's the leader of the Friends of Humanity - a bunch of KKK style anti-mutant bigots.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Fuck me.

    by my liege

    Literally everything I hear about this movie sounds shit. I'm not even that thrilled at Vaughn. Either give us X-Men 4 or reboot the fucker. Prequels ALWAYS suck. No exceptions. Ever. Except for Temple Of Doom.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Temple Of Doom does suck

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I'd rather watch Crystal Skull

  • July 16, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Just to prove he's inescapable

    by NippleEffect

    Lex Luthor Real Estate Villain Extraordinaire will be the big bad in this movie

  • July 16, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Bacon is a cool choice...

    by UrbanSamurai

    ...for a villain. I always enjoy seeing him, but I think the only time I saw him playing a bad guy was in “Hollow Man“.... ANYHOW... just googled the guy playing Hank McCoy. Didn't know they had cast him yet. Didn't know that it was the brat from “About a boy“. Saw the picture. Aaaaand I'm out!!!! Come on, don't you all see that they're turning the mutants into another Twilight?? Don't want anything to do with that!

  • July 16, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Last Crusade was the crappest of all

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Temple of Doom was fun and fresh like your asshole, Drsambeckett

  • July 16, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Crusade was the best. So fuck you.

  • July 16, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Bacon does not need the Sinister suit for movie.

    by dailysportspages

    His role will be more of a scientist type, he will be Nathaniel Essex. <br> Maybe at the end we get to see a glimpse of Sinister, but most likely in a sequel. <br><br> He could also be Black Tom Cassidy, or Jason Wyndgarde, William Stryker are all possibilities. <br><br> But has anyone thought of Bacon being an older Wolverine who has come back from a dystopian future to warn Xavier about X-Men 3 and Brett Ratner?

  • July 16, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    in the original comics

    by Monolith_Jones

    Xavier wasn't much older than the team.

  • July 16, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Im guessing

    by dogmonsta

    Sebastion Shaw

  • July 16, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Prequel or reboot?

    by I AM ROCKO

    Would someone please confirm?! I've read so many mixed messages on this film I am so confused. I personally want it to be a reboot (although I hate that phrase) as I did not love any of the Xmen films very much- however this is still produced by Fox right? Blimey...

  • July 16, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is the worst one.

    by shutupfanboy

    I am not going to defend Crystal Skull since well defending that movie on the internet would just lead to more useless name calling and fanboy agnst. Doom had a good villain and idea, but the execution was off. Willey was fucking annoying from the start. Indy gets possessed by drinking purple drank and its dark for the sake of being dark. Shortround is the best part of the flick and when the kid actor is the best part of the movie then you are in trouble. Having said that, the Indy films are still quality even with Kingdom Skulls issues like nuking the fridge, the swinging scene and William Hurt's character. I thought it was a good, but as great as Raiders which really is either the number 1 or 2 greatest action flick of all time. Die Hard being the other one.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    It's a prequel, but also a reboot. A preboot if you will.

    by Shermdawg

    Most likely, with Emma appearing, and Sinister possibly appearing (and how could he not?), this film is not only a way to tell a new story, introduce some new characters, but repair the damage done in X3 by setting up X4, which is pretty much what everyone complaining wants.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is fucking great.

    by Shermdawg

    Fucking great.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    For those that are saying Shaw...

    by Shermdawg

    ...what purpose would that serve in this continuity? If anything, Emma will be a student caught in a love triangle with Scott and Jean before losing out, siding with Magneto's Brotherhood, and used as not only love interest for, but the means to resurrect/find Cyclops in the next proper installment. Sebastian Shaw and The Hellfire Club unfortunately would just complicate matters.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Cyclops vs. Matter Eater Lad

    by menacingphantom

    Poll: Which power is lamer? Remember, M.E.L. can eat anything...and without gaining weight, a skill increasingly important in modern day America.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I think X-men may need a reboot, but after...

    by codecrackx15

    ....we see if the next Wolverine bounces back and turns out good. The Japan saga should be in the next Wolverine and hopefully they will do it right. By the way, a new pic of Thor and Odin has been released and the costumes look better under the right lighting. http://codecrackx15.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/lighting-does-wonders-for-the-thor-outfits/

  • July 16, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Emma Frost- Hellfire Club?

    by DannyOcean01

    Alice Eve is the same age as McAvoy. Unless they cast Johnson as Cyclops and use the age difference as an in-joke, Emma Frost must be a villain or aide of Xavier, surely? If she's teacher they'd need to explain her absence in the recent films. Assuming, of course, they give a shit about continuity, which, by the way, isn't some geek obsession, but simply fucking plot coherence.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    They won't straight up reboot at Fox.

    by Shermdawg

    Not after First Class. It would retread ground that doesn't need to be (for them). We'll get this, Wolverine 2, which IS set in Japan (the first confirmed that), X4, and possbily Deadpool....then I'd imagine sequels, and possible recastings in the main series. Marvel won't get this property back for decades.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Questions about age.

    by Shermdawg

    Remember, this film spans twenty-some years. We don't know what periods the casted actors fit in.

  • July 16, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    THE X-MEN FRANCHISE

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    The X-Men frnachise as done on the big screen has been fucked up beyond all hope. They need to let the mutrants lie for about five-ten years...THEN start over anew. Get a new cast, a good director, and let someone write a decent script. GO YOUNGER seemes to be the fix-all for these superhero reboots right now, and I got some bad news for the suits making the decisions. That ain't gonna work.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    "et the mutrants lie for about five-ten years"

    by Shermdawg

    They (Fox) can't do that. The rights would revert back to Marvel. That's part of the reason this is being fast tracked.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    BACON *IS* MR. SINISTER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Or so the consensus appears to be. I have no idea who this cat it.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    "I have no idea who this cat it."

    by Shermdawg

    BringingSexyBack, all ya need to know is, he's BringingScottyBack.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    FROM THE DEAD YOU MEAN?

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's good. Scott is one 'a my favorite characters of all time.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    EVEN IF "FIRST CLASS" IS THE NAME OF THE COMIC BOOK

    by BringingSexyBack

    It totally sucks for a movie.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    If it weren't <1yr til showitme, I'd be more excited

    by VAwitch

    As it is - one would have thought they'd be in the middle of filming by this point in time, given the amount of FX needed for the Xmen franchise - and that's not counting if Fox continues hopping on the post-pro 3D barf-train.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    ONLY 3-D MOVIE I'VE SEEN IS AVATAR

    by BringingSexyBack

    And I suspect that will remain the case until Battle Angel Alita or whatever she's called.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    If it weren't less than 1yr til showtime, I'd be more excited

    by VAwitch

    *darn board cut off my header*<P><P>As it is - one would have thought they'd be in the middle of filming by this point in time, given the amount of FX needed for the Xmen franchise - and that's not counting if Fox continues hopping on the post-pro 3D barf-train.<P><P>But I think Bacon would do great as Mr. Sinister - and one of the more appropriate villains given the movie's set-period & characters (both Summers brothers).<P><P>Though I am curious w/ a "First Class" not having Jean, Bobby or Hank - but having Banshee & Emma?

  • July 16, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Scott's not dead. Chuck's not dead. Jean? Who knows.

    by Shermdawg

    It's all speculation at this point, but Laura Shuler-Donner has been dropping X4 hints and wishes for years, this flick here is concentrating on Scott's early days at the school, introducing his current comic book squeeze and like everyone's figuring one of his arch-nemesis' (Sinister). Why go to the trouble of setting all that up if you're not gonna tkae it somewhere when you eventually go back to the main series? We'll probably get an alternate reality, captured mutants, clone of Jean, excuse to correct the problems X3 brought about.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Oh, and if Fox does ever need to reboot...

    by Shermdawg

    ...all they gotta do is move shit over to the Age of Apocalypse.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I HOPE AGAINST HOPE FOR AN X-REBOOT

    by BringingSexyBack

    I don't want to see Wolverine ever again. That character has been so raped it's not even funny to Redbull_Werewolf. I want a new, prettier Phoenix and the return of Marsden as the true leader of the gang. Purge Berry, bring in an Iman-type nubian. And is it just me or wasn't Colossus one of the most interesting characters in the funny books? He's non-existent in the movies. Gah what a clusterfuck the X movies have been.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    ALSO, ALAN CUMMING KINDA GAYED OUT NIGHTCRAWLER

    by BringingSexyBack

    It was a little like Mike Myers playing Dieter playing Nightcrawler.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    So its a prequel boot!

    by I AM ROCKO

    Where does this leave the Wolverine sequel? You know the prequel's sequel?!!??

  • July 16, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    BRING ON THE SENTINELS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 16, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    ALSO, I LOVE IAN MCKELLAN BUT HE SUCKED AS MAGNETO

    by BringingSexyBack

    And he looks 20 years older than Xavier. But that's not his fault. Stewart's a vampire.

  • July 16, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Where does this leave the Wolverine sequel?

    by Shermdawg

    2012

  • July 16, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    No love for Legion of Super Heroes?

    by menacingphantom

    When do we get to see Bouncing Boy bounce off the screen in 3D?

  • July 16, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    I can DVR Wolverine for free. Should I?

    by menacingphantom

    Never caught it in theaters. Is it worth watching? I loved X1 and X2 and hated X3 with an undying hate.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    It's not very good, phantom...

    by Shermdawg

    ....but the people that really hate it, are mostly Deadpool fans. So it depends on what era of funny books you followed.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Bacon as Pierce, cybog from Hellfire club

    by leo54304

  • July 16, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Never followed the comics that much, Sherm

    by menacingphantom

    <ducks>

  • July 16, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    their only hope is variations on classic storylines

    by smudgewhat

    involving Hellfire Club, Sentinels, THE BROOD (that would be batshit crazy awesome). let's face it, everything from the return of Jean Grey onward is convoluted shit. the writers have failed to create either new characters or storylines of note, instead rehashing Phoenix variations for 25 years. LAME

  • July 16, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    YOU CAN DVR IT, BUT WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL STOP AND DELETE IT

    by BringingSexyBack

    within 10 minutes.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Apocalpyse

    by Lynchmob81

    I would kill to see Apocalypse as a villain in an X-men movie. If they do make Mr. Sinister the villain in this movie it gives me hope that we could see Apocalypse sometime down the road since he is responsible for Sinister.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    six degrees of kevin bacon

    by TheBaxter

    is just about to get a whole lot easier.

  • July 16, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Purge Berry, bring in an Iman-type nubian.

    by banky_the_tracer

    What's a Nubian?

  • July 16, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    It's gotta be Xavier and Magneto . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . starting up the school. Meanwhile Frost is doing the same thing. Mystique will be someone that choses Frost's school over Xavier's. I'm so hoping Bacon is someone like Bolivar Trask (Sentinels!) and not some crazy powerful bad guy that the brand new students couldn't possibly take on.

  • July 16, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    banky_the_tracer

    by fpuk99

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Nubian

  • July 16, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon was also in HERO AT LARGE

    by Professor_Monster

    When John Ritter is signing autographs as a superhero a very very young pre-footloose Bacon makes fun of him.

  • July 16, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Actually, he's playing Arcade.

    by cookylamoo

  • July 16, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I'm so tired of X-Men

    by BuffDaddy

    How the heck does Hugh Grant play Wolverine? C'mon, Logan/ Wolverine was a midget. He was Napoleon on Steroids. Oh, this franchise is so lame and over with. The best thing about it all was Frasier as Beast. Storm was weak, no flying skills at all.

  • July 16, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    It's Bacon o'clock

    by slickerynodes

    Time to get Bacon'd.<P> and he'll play Quicksilver so he can knock ice cream cones out of little girl's hands at super speed.

  • July 16, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    @leo54304

    by Tigger11

    Pierce is a good idea if they were doing Hellfire Club based story. But Wyngarde is also a member of the Hellfire Club as well as several incarnations of the Brotherhood of (Evil) Mutants (with Magneto, Havoc, etc) as well as a member of Factor 3 with Banshee. Also though Pierce is an interesting character I'm not sure how he (or even worse Sebastian Shaw) shows there powers in the movie. Bionic limbs arent that interesting, and Shaws ability to absorb kinetic energy, doesnt really help him against most of the classic X-Men and isnt really visually impressive. On the other hand, they can go crazy with Masterminds powers and make whatever they want happen (they could also do with with Proteus or Legion, but dont expect either wayward child of a prominent X team member to show up). -Tig

  • July 16, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon playing Mr Sinister = Me Cumming myself

    by VikingQuestFan42

    That is all

  • July 16, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Hugh Grant as Wolverine.

    by Nice Marmot

    Hilarious thought, BuffDaddy.

  • July 16, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Sebastian Shaw

    by NinjaChampion

    Another site is saying he will be Shaw. Which makes sense since the White Queen will be in this movie. It's not like she declared herself the "White Queen" It was a name given to her by the Hellfire Club, So if you have White Queen, you have to have the Hellfire Club.

  • July 16, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    You cumming yourself = me vomiting my spleen.

    by Behemoth

    Why do so many equate happiness at a casting choice with masturbating oneself to orgasm? It's quite a revolting picture, when you think about it. <p> "Oh...yeah....Bacon...as...Uhhhh...Mister...Sinister...yeah...yeah...Bacon...sizzles...sizzling...Bacon...Sinister...yeah...YEAH....YEEEEAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhh...." <p> Disgusting.

  • July 16, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    can't wait for the action figure

    by slickerynodes

    so i can play 6 degrees with my smurfs

  • July 16, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    How can he be Shaw if he cant grow facial hair?

    by dailysportspages

    Sebastian Shaw grows these huge mutton chops, and Bacon has no ability to even grow sideburns. <br> Fake facial hair always suck, but its even worse when its clear the guy wearing them cant grow any facial hair of his own to mask the fakeness of the prosthetic.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I second Temple Of Doom being great

    by SithMenace

    The sequel that dared to be a prequel and not retread the original film. That movie has balls, and one of John Williams top three scores.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    So no one thinks Mastermind, huh?

    by kevred

    That's the first name that came to mind when I thought of Bacon.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Can Matthew Vaughn right a Kick Ass Predators review?

    by Jabroni

  • July 16, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    i meant write

    by Jabroni

    write a kick ass Predators review.

  • July 16, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Sigh. Imagine if Marvel was making X-Men films.

    by kevred

    The properties they do have to work with are so difficult to pull off. They could do X-Men in their sleep, and it would lend itself so well to the style that seems awkward to shoehorn Thor & Cap into.<p>Instead we have Fox slowly trashing the franchise and making Jim Henson's Twili...er, X-Men Babies.<p>These licensing deals are probably the reason Marvel is able to make films now, but it's tragic that they don't have X-Men or Fantastic Four to work with. Fox, do the honorable thing, and just admit you can't handle these films.

  • July 16, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    fpuk99

    by banky_the_tracer

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  • July 16, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Mastermind

    by deelzbub

    that was my first guess too. That would be old school and cool.<P> Mimic is also a good one for a reboot.<P> I think it's too much to ask for it to be Sebastian Shaw, although that WOULD kick ass. Don't know how they would do the Hellfire club story justice w/o Wolverine down in the sewers, though.(not that I'm saying Wolverine should be shoe-horned into this, because that would be a BAD idea).<P> Sinister, hopefully not. Although Tim Curry would KILL as Mr Sinister.

  • July 16, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by clupula

    is the best of the Indy films. Period.

  • July 17, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    <b> tee</b>

  • July 17, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    <b>te<b>

  • July 17, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    sinister good - sentinels realistic

    by papacactus

    the peeps have been expecting sentinels far longer than Essex, a fan-favorite character with an admittedly overcomplicated backstory. Based on a throwaway scene in X3 - a throwaway movie - sentinels are already in the movieverse. Bottom line: expect Bacon to play Bolivar Trask. BTW, Sinister should be played by Mitt Romney (not political, the fucker just looks like him - side choice: gabriel byrne) and Apocalypse by Shaquille O'Neal (behold the ASHAQUELLYPSE!).

  • July 17, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    HELLFIRE CLUB!

    by BiggusDickus

    We want to see Shaw, Leland, Pierce and Wyngarde!<p>We also want to see Christina Hendricks as Jean Grey in the Black Queen costume!

  • July 17, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Hate to burst your bubble those who complain about...

    by Joe Huber

    reboots, but this is done for a reason. The head honchos in charge are trying to appeal to all of those Twilight fan audience. This is why movies will be crappy for awhile just like after Titanic the studios realized there was a huge untapped female audience, thus chick flicks went into over-drive. Comic book movies won't be the same until these young Twilight fans grow up and grow a pair, in other words when these crappy movies stop doing well. Until then Spidey and X-Men will be going through puberty. I'm just surprised Green Lantern is at least cast right age-wise, though that suit needs to go, Spawn wants it back!

  • July 18, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    OK OK OKKKKKKKKKK

    by pauduro

    Im out, IM OUTTTTTTTTTTTTT of this project no thenks il wachit on line thanks

  • July 18, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    a whole new group with which to play the 6 degrees game

    by tgmee

    I really feel like they scapegoated X3. I'm not a comics fan so I can only judge the movie and it wasn't that bad. My guess is they are too cheap to pay for that large well known cast. Better to reboot and save the money. Same audience will go.

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  • July 18, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Paint some big old weird lookin' lips on him...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...and BAM! you got Apocalypse.