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How? But? What?? Betty Draper To Play Emma Frost In Next X-MEN??

I am – Hercules!! January Jones, who first caught my eye when she was playing Alyson Hannigan’s kid sister in one of those horrible “American Pie” movies, is playing Emma Frost in “X-Men: First Class,” according to Variety. But wait. Didn’t Deadline Hollywood's Mike Fleming tell us way back in June that the “She’s Out Of My League” girl, Alice Eve, was negotiating to play white queen Emma? And I read earlier this week that the great Oliver Platt (“The West Wing”) is playing a non-mutant called “The Man in Black”? And I think Quint had several sources tell him that Aaron Johnson, the guy who played Kick-Ass, is going to be the “First Class” Cyclops? And Rose Byrne ("Damages") is playing hot-doctor-to-the-mutants Moira McTaggart instead of Rosamund Pike or Olivia Williams? The roles of Beast, Banshee, Darwin and Scott Summers' kid brother Havok have apparently been cast as well. Kevin Bacon is playing a villain. Could be Mr. Sinister. Could be that Hellfire Club guy, Sebastian Shaw. IMDb has both 10-year-old Morgan Lily ("2012") and 20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence ("The Beaver") replacing 37-year-old Rebecca Romijn as Msytique. All is confusion! This movie is coming out next summer! Fox needs to issue a press release already or Rupert Murdoch will have no choice but to fire Tom Rothman and put that Peter Rice guy in charge of everything! For those just joining us, “First Class” deals with the early relationship shared by Charles Xavier (James McEvoy) and Eric Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) before they became Professor X and Magneto, as well as the early days of Xavier’s school for mutants. It comes to us from the "Kick-Ass" team of writer-director Matthew Vaughn ("Layer Cake") and screenwriter Jane Goldman.
Variety's report also indicates 15-year-old Englisher Bill Millner ("Son of Rambow") will play Young Lensherr and Zoe Kravitz ("Fury Road") will play someone named Angel. Interesting! Find EW’s story about Variety’s story on the Emma Frost casting here.
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  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    More X-men

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Why not? Could be good!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    So is it confirmed that it's a prequel?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I would prefer a reboot...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    X Men First Class set in the fifties.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Looks more like a reboot than prequel now

    by Primus

    All sorts of continuity screw-ups otherwise.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    "Scott, don't look at my camel toe... especially with your optic

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Camel toe!

    by Zegna777

    last image!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Grah! Enough already!

    by sonnyfern

    WTF is going on with this flick? Why are they toying with us like this?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    the man in black is not a mutant

    by murren

    very piece about platt went out of their way to mention that.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    I got a bad feeling about this

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    I'm not diggin' this superhero goldrush mentality. Cranking out an X-men movie in one year is ridiculous. It's X-men for God sakes!! Visual effects up the ass not to mention all the staging and fight choreography that needs to be planned out. Good luck with that.

  • And then the remake of that remake?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Anyway, why hasn't Tom Rothman been fired yet?...

    by Cervantes

    ...Can you print Murdoch's contact details so I can recommend this course of action, please?<P>She'll do fine, but I wonder how much they'll reboot her costume though?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Emma Frost is definitely my favourite blond telepath

    by newc0253

    someone better remind Harry that turning into diamond is her secondary mutation. We don't want him going off like last time.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Xmen4: InXeption

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Wasn't here reports of them having to scrap parts of this (x4) script after seeing some of the stuff in Inception, cause of similarities? X3 ends with Xavier in a coma... Hope he dreams big....

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Janurary Jones who did that brilliant SNL episode

    by RPLocke

    where she bombed.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    X4: InXeption

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Spandex, over the top suits, big purple robots, space trips, aliens... If it doesn't work it was all a dream.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Plain face. <P> Nice bod though.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Fassbender and McAvoy -

    by John_McClanes_Vest


  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    X MESS

    by Tandemar

    Another car crash on the way here. It's an accident of truly epic proportions with characters pulled willy-nilly from the x-men history just because "they can". oh dear... even kick ass...while it had elements that were "tolerable" although all the best parts were seen months in advance on trailers...even that wussed out and went for the hollywood ending, a poor version of Big Daddy's death and a laughable jet pack section instead of the true ending with Hit Girl once again doing her thing. tsk tsk...naughty hollywood. Do it right...or don't do it at all.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Haven't read Kick Ass, but really felt like the jet pack thing didn't fit in. So it wasn't in the comic?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Does Fox have rights to all mutants?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Or just the ones they feature in movies before Marvel? Cause it really does feel like they're just cramming them in.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Jones is just too flat chested to play Emma Frost

    by Walterego

    Emma Frost is known for one thing, she wears next to no clothing apart from a corset which displays her ginormous cleavage. Alice Eve really did look the part, perfectly. She must not be a very good actress to be dropped in favour of Jones. The outfir Jones is wearing in the picture is straining to push up some cleavage and there just isn't much to push up. She's going to have to use silicone inserts in her costume to look the part. Jones also seems to have a rather flat personality, based on her dull appearance on SNL, though she might have down the bitchy quality Frost has at times. Halle Berry had the body and look of Storm but she was way to bland in her performance. Can X Men 4 not find an actress that looks like the White Queen and can also act?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST


    by eveelcapitalist

    How the hell can this movie be set for release in less then a year when they've barely gotten a cast together? My take? This movie is going to be a disaster of epic proportions. I think 20th Century Fox is taking this franchise, burning it to the ground and salting the earth around it so that when the rights revert back to Disney they'll have a completely ruined franchise and be unable to capitalize on it. Unless this is some seriously FX light, character driven shit that they intend on putting out this will be a shitfest on the level between Wolverine and Elektra.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by windomearle39

    She would never ride a bike again...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Carl XVI Gustaf

    by Tandemar

    As an 53 year old x-men fan I truly want there to be at least ONE good x-movie...the first two came close but the wire-work left me cold, the fact that Magneto is old, with the wrong helmet etc...just pissed me off. It's like Yeah we'll do a comics movie and oh, leave it at will notice. It was all so half-baked. Anyway...that's just me. I still watch them because that's about as good as we'll probably get. Can't see Thor, Captain America or the Avengers truly being the movies they should, but who knows? I could be wrong. Hollywood might actually get something right for once...and maybe monkeys will fly out of my ass. Oh Kick-Ass the graphic novel. Way better than the movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

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

    by DickJones making this cinematic abortion. Seriously no one asked for this NO CLASS bullshit.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Better put her in the 1980's Hellfire Club

    by Dennis_Moore

    lingerie number/homage to Hammer Horror.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Is that chick high on coke?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Just look at the horrible pic and judge for yourself...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    This movie needs...

    by buggerbugger

    50 extra mutants if it wants to be a complete fuck-up rather than a half-arsed fuck-up.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    Whoa! Camel-toe!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    What a horrible drawing! I thought Rob Liefeld was bad! So, does the White Queen really do the pull-aside-swimsuit-urination trick?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST


    by Bodacious_Crumb

    That's Lady Gaga in that last cameltoe pic! Look at that bulge. Rah rah rah-ah-ah! Ga-ga ga ga gah! Watch out that romance!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    I can tell you one thing...

    by dastickboy

    ...this film ain't gonna be out next summer.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Close the door on this project

    by JT Kirk

    it's fucking dying a horrible pre-production death, it's going to mire at the studio until it collapses under its own weight, or worse, it's going to be Batman & Robin's successor as the ultimate cinematic failure of a superhero brand.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Not even a year.

    by Hercules

    It's due June 3, 2011. That's more like nine and a half months, no? <P> But you know. NBC is going be airing all-new episodes of "The Cape" starting in about a month. And ABC is doing the same with "No Ordinary Family." <p> And it feels like it takes Robert Rodriguez about three months to take a film from script to screen. Technology makes stuff easier and faster maybe.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Could be Mr Sinister..could be fucking anyone..

    by Tandemar

    Dear God! The way Hollywood just shoves its hand into the X-box and pulls out heroes, villains and storylines ad hoc is just astounding. "OK, we're doing the battle of little big horn, but I think it would be really cool to have Mussolini flying a magic carpet alongside Helen of Troy and Kermit the Frog..all those in agreement say aye! Cool, now who's for latte?" Don't get your hopes up guys and you won't be disappointed. A cynic can only be pleasantly surprised.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Works for me...

    by BurnHollywood

    January Jones is a great actress, and seeing as her role seems to be winding down on MAD MEN, it'd be cool to see her expand her presence on the big screen...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    My hopes aren't up

    by catlettuce4

    But then again, I already know I won't see this. I'm done watching X-films so long as Fox is milking their rights to use them. When Marvel gets the rights back I'll be interested again. This "universe" is ruined after what they've already done.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    I'm not a violent guy by nature

    by templar

    But give me half an hour in a room darkened dank room with Rothman.All I would use would be some electrical cables,a forcep,pliers and a turkey baster.Why haven't they got rid of this guy yet. fox will fuck up this movie like they did with rest of the franchise.I'm not holding my breath.You know what gets me,is that Stan Lee (and I worship that man,I hear his blood cures all known diseases) stands by with a grin on his face,saying "Jeez Fox is doing SUCH A GREAT JOB".Wake up old man amd smell the bengay already.These fuckers took a simple concept and fucked it up.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Apologies for the vitriolic tirade

    by templar

    "darkened dank room" better

  • that maybe, through some crazy back room dealings, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are still available to Marvel for inclusion in the Avengers. After all, how could somebody go back to the beginning and not choose to use such classic fan favorites so intimately linked to Magneto? But then I realize that these movies are such random grab-bags of characters that there isn't a single fan of the comics involved in crafting this thing, and they're just picking names from a rights list with brief character summaries next to them.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    SO is this a reboot or a prequel? Wtf?

    by Mike_D

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Angel I think

    by Cilohocla

    This might be the Angel that Zoe Kravitz has been cast as.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Herc, that's a good point

    by eveelcapitalist

    But that's TV, and TV is never up to the same standards as a theatrical release. Last thing anyone wants to see is a movie barely up to the standards of a SyFy schlockfest. They're poisoning the well I tells ya.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    There's something there...

    by Luc1ferous

    She certainly fits the bill visually, I've only seen her in The Boat that Rocked, but from what i remember I'm on board for her playing Frost... Really must get round to watching Mad men

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST

    it was american wedding...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...she was first in. and it was not horrible. it was very good herc thank you :-)

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Its a Pre-boot!

    by Diagnostic

    Who's gonna be Wolverine?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Can anybody tell me when this movie

    by templar

    takes place. 50's, 60's or even late 80's.Because if it takes place in the 60's, that would be fine and I could probably see that. A young Xavier and Magneto meeting each other for the 1st time. What worries me, are all the supplementary characters that we really shouldn't be seeing so early in the game. I always thought Xavier would've been in his 40's when he started the school.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn will walk AGAIN

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Mark it. Nine months till release and they're still casting. That's a disaster on a plate right there. And when Fox starts their inevitable meddling in the creative process, it'll be too much for Vaughn. He'll fly back home and bone his wife (and who can blame him).

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    MadMen does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Luc1ferous, after hearing so much praise for MAD MEN from the critics (and, more to the point, also having a massive boner for Christina Hendricks), I watched the first season.<p> I really didn't like it. I forced myself through about 6 episodes to give it a fair try and then stopped. It's made to the same quality level as a series like The West Wing, I can't fault it on those grounds, but the content is very different. Extremely cynical, sexist and quite frankly unpleasant. It's a downer of a show with unlikeable characters that display few redeeming qualities.<p> I'm not saying it's a bad show - in fact by any 'critical appraisal' it's an excellent show, but I personally really didnt enjoy it. Maybe give a few eps a try tho and see how it goes with you...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Now that I think of it

    by eveelcapitalist

    Vaughn *has* been talking shit about comic movies being mined to death. Reading between the lines, not even Vaughn has any faith in this project. His own damn project!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    I rewatched Kick-Ass the other night

    by Argentino

    I'm not a hater at all, but it kind of sucked in a repeated viewing. I think it was the narration that pissed me off. It's just so unnecesary and distracting (like most narrations). It also changes its premise haf way through, when Hit Girl is introduced. Hers were some of the best scenes thou.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Herc does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "And it feels like it takes Robert Rodriguez about three months to take a film from script to screen"<p> At the risk of stating the obvious, perhaps that's why his recent output has been lacking?<p> This movie's due on screen in nine months? Come on Herc, don't defend it. Every reader here can tell that this sounds like a rush job.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Mad Men is the greatest show on television.

    by Knuckleduster

    Hollywood screenwriters, start taking notes. The TV writers are outshining you, and they have been for a long while now. The Wire, The Sopranos, Dexter, Deadwood. If only filmmakers would go back to putting the story first.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    The quicker this goes back to Marvel, who will do it right.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Vaughn will go and McG/Ratner will finish up

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    They should be about a third of the way into principle photography by now. They are still casting. The effects work will be rushed and sub-par for sure. And how the heck are they gonna fit in reshoots if the test screenings are negative?<P>Two things will happen. The June release date will be pushed back. And Vaughn will walk and a McG or Ratner will step in. Deja vu anyone?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    After seeing Kick-Ass

    by shutupfanboy

    I have no hope for this thing. I am sure the action will be there, but this thing is already a mess due to no Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, you know established great actors. The casting has been horrible and the characters being used have no real connection. Are we saying this is the X-Men 1 prequel and a direct sequel to Wolverine: Origins or we scrapping everything for a reboot with a bunch of young, cheap actors in hopes of the Brand name saving it? Platt has the Man in Black sounds fucking awful and I like Platt.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Decent Emma, I guess..

    by Goregazer

    But keep the costume!!! And get her to gain maybe 5 pounds.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Zoe Kravitz has that disshevled hot look

    by terry1978

    Plus I always just wanted to say I fucked Lenny Kravitz's daughter for some inane reason.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Jonathan, you're wife is blowing this

    by Star Hump

    She's ruining the X-Men again. This is the 5th shitty movie in its sullied name. You know the X-Men. You're a true fan. You know who Jack Kirby is, right? You own the original issues.<p> Your wife is FUCKING THIS THING UP. Why is Emma Frost even in this cast? Money talks and integrity walks, right Jonathan, you fucking emascualted milquetoast.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    re Rothman being fired

    by RoyBattysBatter

    Im not sure any studio is about to fire someone who presided over a flick that made $2.5 billion at the box office now are they. Sadly.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    misspellings galore.

    by Star Hump

    "your" in the title. Bad grammar too. A slew of mistakes everywhere you read. The result of home pints and misplaced passion. Yeah, but the point remains, doesn't it, Jon?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Frank Quitely's art....

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    yeesh. Worked well on "all-star superman" and NOTHING else I've seen.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    This thing will make a MINT

    by Star Hump

    Fuck, the X-Men hasn't been great since Byrne and Cockrum left the title. Believe it or not, there was only ONE X-Book back then. You wanted your X-Men fix? You had to read Uncanny X-Men. One book, one vision. 40 cents. 50 cents. 75 cents.<p> 1983 was a long time ago. '63, hell niggaz, even further back.<p> Just to think. The X-Men hasn't been good for TWENTY FIVE YEARS. Amazing. Most of you don't even know who Dave Cockrum is, do ya? Tom Palmer? Roy Thomas? How about Neal Adams and John Byrne? Terry Austin? Nah.<p> Keep on rockin' Fox. You're gonna make a mint.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Vaughn should be quitting any day now

    by rev_skarekroe

    Isn't this kind of thing why he quit X-Men 3?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    The Man in Black

    by Chadillac69

    Isn't Oliver Platt going to be the Shadow King (or a close facsimile thereof)? It makes sense to me as he's the guy/thing that cripples Prof X early on.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Hellfire Club plotline? Yes, please.

    by CreasyBear

    Might as well throw in Selene, too.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Is there an Emma Wood character?

    by FrodoFraggins

    It would suit January's acting much better. She's a vapid, hot blonde with no charisma who does a great job playing a vapid, hot blonde with no charisma.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    too flat?

    by BizarroJerry

    Really?<p> Keep in mind that to reach comic book superhero breast dimensions, you'd need January Jones' body and Christina Hendricks boobs. Ya don't really get that naturally.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    The Shadow King didn't cripple Prof. X

    by rev_skarekroe

    It was an alien supervillain named Lucifer.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Reboot FF, January Jones As Sue Storm

    by LaserPants

    Jon Hamm as Reed Richards.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Btw, January Jones = HOTTNESS INCARNATE

    by LaserPants

    Dear god, one look at her and I'm rock hard. She's so absurdly perfect in ever detail it makes me wonder whether or not she was genetically engineered.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi

    by LaserPants

    1) Have you ever done coke? (My guess? No.)<br><br> 2) Are you even remotely heterosexual? (Hazarding a second guess, I'm gonna go with a big ole NO on that one too).

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I Suddenly Have Interest In This

    by LaserPants

    I woulda skipped this, with extreme prejudice, otherwise. I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT to see her in that costume.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I Suddenly Have Interest In This

    by LaserPants

    I woulda skipped this, with extreme prejudice, otherwise. I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT to see her in that costume.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    KICK ASS Was Great, XMen Comics Have Sucked Since the Late 80s

    by LaserPants

    I thought KICK ASS would blow, but watched it sorta recently and loved it way more than I was expecting too. Also, seeing as how XMen comics have SUCKED ASS since, like, 1988, how could they possibly fuck this up? It won't be X3, and if it was X3, it would STILL be better than the crap/awful/pointless comics.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Vaughn is a hack who dreams he is a maverick.

    by sultanofsalad

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    January Jones as Sue Storm? Damn.

    by OutsideChance

    That's some fine casting right there, especially if its the whiny 60s version of Sue.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Why are people acting so dumb?

    by Arteska

    People are treating casting and news about this movie like it's coming from Mars. Why? Is it so hard to understand that this is a new time frame from the existing movies? And what exactly is wrong with the casting they have announced? Someone above even implied that January Jones isn't attractive?? What have Vaughn and Singer done to deserve such disdain for their obvious intent? Can't believe the hate train has already left the station on this.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Hmm interesting

    by smudgewhat

    At least this thing isn't loaded with shitty teen actors. Perhaps there's hope yet. If it's half-interesting then I'll prob be almost satisfied. Ha.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Zoe Kravitz?

    by Mr Lucas

    Zoe Crab-Sticks! Er...that's all I got.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    The only thing I'll agree with

    by Arteska

    is that the announced timeline seems absurd. If they are really going to let Vaughn and Singer make this movie they better not pressure cook it.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I have no hope for this movie

    by templar

    How is this thing going to work. It seems all the actors besides Platt and Bacon, are all pretty much the same age (in their early 20's). Nicholas Hoult aka Beast is in his 20's. Jennifer Lawrence aka Mystique is in her 20's.Lucas Till aka Havok in his 20's.Caleb Landry Jones aka Banshee is in his 20's. Zoë Kravitz aka Angel in 20's. Aren't they supposed to be a little younger like say High School age. Commonly called "teenagers".Mccavoy and Fassbender or in their 30's. I always thought Xavier was "like" quite a bit older than his students, not contemporaries with them. This is very confusing. Are they going to age MccAvoy and Fassbender and if so, why. Why would they have gone for guys in their 30's. I would've liked Jeremy Northam as a 40 something Magneto.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    And why is Emma Frost here

    by templar

    And who the hell is Darwin.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Yes Laserpants, FF with those 2 would be great.

    by SID 8.0

    I don't think she should do this. But Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern and Deadpool so who knows.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    This thing has clusterfuck written all over it.

    by CatVutt

    I do not care for it, and will not bother.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    How you fix up X3

    by templar

    Say that the whole thing was an illusion created by Jason Wyngarde of the Hellfire Club and then we start X4 from there.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    That's one fat vulva on that last illustration!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I mean seriously....that pussy is about to explode! Maybe she needs a little labiaplasty? They do that now, you know.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Wasnt Mastermind playing with Jean Grey's

    by templar

    mind in the Dark Phoenix saga. Say that X3 was one of the illusions to make her more compliant

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Outsidechance, Jones is Sue Storm. 100% agreement

    by leo54304

    Could also pull off todays Sue too. That lingerie shot is what a naughty Sue probally looked like when she was in the mood waiting for Reed to come thru the door. And we all know why Sue chose "Mr Fantatstic" over that cold fish Namor. Much better choice than Alba to play Sue.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    That last drawing is fucking garbage

    by alienindisguise

    No wonder Marvel won't hire me.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    When the mass....

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    movie goers find out Hugh Jackman/Wolverine isn't even in the film, they will skip it. So, this will be the least profitable X-Men film to date. I could really give a shit about all of these secondary characters like Nightcrawler's father, and the chick Angel. When this movie comes out, I think I will save my money and use it on the Season 1 Bluray for The Walking Dead.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    JJ Is Preposterously Attractive

    by Crow3711

    She slayyys my penis.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    A perfectly capable Producer needlessly indulged.

    by sultanofsalad

    Vaughn believes (or believes he can fool us) that one 'edgy' comic-book movie somehow validates his 'vision' and grants him 'clout'.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Seems like fine casting to me

    by BizarroJerry

    I mean, the side by side photos on this page alone proves she looks the part. And I can see some parallels between Frost and her Mad Men character. Looks hot, sometimes comes off as a bitchy ice queen (no pun intended there) and a over privileged snob. One thing I'm not sure about is if she can be intimidating, etc.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    That last image of Emma

    by BizarroJerry

    I've often seen it brought up as a weird image, and criticized. People also wonder why she seems to have a "package".

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Vaughn is savvy at casting, I'll grant him that.

    by sultanofsalad

    But he's a Producer, of course he should be!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Don Draper is an idiot

    by leo54304

    You got Betty waiting for you at home and you still screw around. I bet most of us would give our left nut to have a gal like Betty. She is the sexually frustrated american housewife of the 60s pinup girl. Going to get that GQ issue just for her photos.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    She's very attractive

    by Abominable Snowcone

    But yeah, judging from the photos she's a waif, too thin, and not endowed enough upstairs.<p> Thanks for starting my day with cartoon camel toe.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by sultanofsalad


  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    So will Angel Salvadore have her original fly mutation?

    by SpyGuy

    Having Kravitz pulling a Brundlefly could be considerably more interesting than the fire and ice abilities she gained recently in the latest NEW WARRIORS series.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    HORRIBLE choice

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>* ZERO talent<br> * ZERO personality<br> * ZERO hotness... ok not quite, but nowhere near as hot as Alcie Eve<br><br>...I mean, did you people SEE her SNL hosting gig? Possibly the WORST host in the show's history, and they've had some really shitty ones!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by adml_shake

    Keep in mind that they are hardly a reliable source for upcoming flicks. They often will post casting based on rumors floating around on the web. Then people go there to see if said rumor is true, and think that it is since IMDB has it listed.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Don Draper Kept Cheating On Betty Cause She's An Idiot

    by LaserPants

    And they're TOTALLY wrong for each other on a profound, spiritual level.<br><br>She's gorgeous, true. ABSOLUTELY DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Perfect, really. But she's also THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD, and kind of an idiot and a bitch who thinks the world owes her something for being born beautiful and wealthy.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    January Jones As Sue Storm Is A GIMME

    by LaserPants

    I mean, seriously, how could they not get that? How could they not get that they should do FF as a retro-silverage kindof thang with January Jones as Sue and Jon Hamm as Reed? It's such a GIMME it's absurd that they haven't done it.<br><br> That said, I'm just glad we'll all get to see the INSANELY GORGEOUS JJ in Emma Frost's fetishwear.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Did Ratner make a better X-Men film than Vaughn?

    by sultanofsalad

    On June 3, 2011 - YOU DECIDE!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by sultanofsalad

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    "Does not pass the cleavage test"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    That is about the worst rationale for rejecting a casting decision ever ... "Her boobs aren't big enough". Unless it a Dolly Parton biopic, if you make this assessment, you have issues.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    am I the only one?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    who thinks that first pic of JJ in the white bra and panties her face has that look that a porn star gets during a scene when you can tell she'd rather be anywhere else. Change that pic, Herc, it's a turnoff. (Second one in black is much, much better!) <p>Have to agree with Cobra Kai, tried Mad Me at S1, S2, and S3 and never made it more than five eps in - fucking boring prime time soap opera. Christina Hendricks is gorgeous, but it can't make me watch such a boring, pretentious show as that. Sorry, but it sucks.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Not true. No matter the artist or costume, one of the most prominent things about the Emma Frost character's look was always her tits. Crass as that may be, you should cast accordingly, and JJ, judging by Herc's pic selection at least, doesn't have the right tits for the part.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by sultanofsalad

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Hear that? It's the sound of the train wreck

    by VAwitch

    this film is quickly becoming. With barely a year til desired release date & people still being <I>cast</i>, what little enthusiasm I had for this project is fading fast.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    have non of you sexless wonders heard of a public mound?

    by sith_rising

    it's not a cock you fucking morons. someday you'll get to dryhump some chick through her jeans and you'll feel it.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST


    by sultanofsalad

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    x-men 3 = most rewatchable film for mongoloids.

    by RedHorseVector

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    It really is a shame that FOX has the rights

    by skywise404

    The Xmen have always been some of the most memorable and endearing characters to come out of the marvel universe and damnit, i just related to them as outcasts! I want an X men movie proper. Crosses fingers.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    actually, NO, I've never heard of a public mound. <p>I HAVE heard of a pubic mound, though. <p>RULE OF THUMB: If you're going to try to insult the masses from behind the safety of your computer screen, at least make sure you can spell (especially on a site without an edit function)

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Alice Eve would be better

    by Adelai Niska

    Jon Hamm could be Reed Richards, but I'd rather see him as Superman. Or Hank Henshaw.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    oh ya and the Rogue issue

    by skywise404

    seriously, i AM a brian singer fan but come on, Rogue was one of the heavy hitters when she joined the x men having stolen carol danvers powers and personality. I always loved rogue cuz she was very disturbed. She eventually became the leader of the x men for a time. oh well, you win some and you lose some.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by sultanofsalad

    Basically if it's on TV I don't mind watching it, whereas if it were X1 or X2 I would switch over. Granted, this a pretty passive form of "re-watchable" but it still stands. I would not go out of my way to watch any of them because they're all pretty joyless affairs as comic-book blockbusters. And yeah, so what if I was a mongoloid? Does having a disability negate my opinion... lesser me? Please fuck off.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Assuming these arent 100% photoshoped

    by jrlamps Not bad...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    She's be better as Invisable Woman

    by TalkingKat

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    January Jones can't act.

    by theguilty1

    ...and she looks like a second-rate clone of Patricia Arquette, especially when she talks.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Looks like a perfect Emma to me.

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    What's the problem? The lineup sounds good to me.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    LaserPants - re: Emma Frost costume

    by Lamerz

    This girl is hot, no doubt, but you know that costume is going to be watered the fuck down and barely recognizable from the comics. Fox isn't going to allow anything too risque to cause controversy in the mainstream press and potentially hurt profits.<P>Sorry to put a damper on the morning. I'd love to see it, but it prolly ain't gonna happen. Fuckers.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Judging by that white bra and panties pic Herc posted, they cast a titless wonder for the White Queen, which lends credibility to your watered down theory

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I've wondered if January Jones is a terrible actress

    by SmokingRobot

    And is just a real bitch in real life. Because that's the only part I've ever seen her play. And she's really good at it.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    LOL @ public mound

    by chibnut

    Some girls' mounds are open to the public though. *ba dum chi*

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Anyone else find...

    by Darth_Von_Stroheim

    that Frank Quitely's women all look like trannies? It's probably because everybody's face looks pretty much identical in Quitely's work. For reference his art is the Emma Frost with the pink background and the camel toe. Plus he has this thing for big pouting, collagen-enhanced lips, which looks really funny on a character like Wolverine. :-D

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    The reason for my X-Men 3 praise...

    by sultanofsalad

    Vaughn of course left during production then proceeded to talk shit about the final product directed by hack Brett Ratner and how much better it would have been had he been allowed to make the film he wanted yadda-yadda-yadda. But since Layer Cake (pre-dating his first X-Men gig), he has done nothing to prove himself above the very hackdom he abhors. He has had two subsequent directorial efforts - a pale imitation of The Princess Bride (to put it kindly..and a film Sharlto Copley walked out of, fact fans!) and Kick-Ass, which mistakes the (admittedly little) subversion of its source material for 'shock' swearing and violence. As the latter was made with no to little studio interference, he now fancies himself as an auteur who has enough cred to make the film he wanted to/wants and show Ratner how an X-Men film should be done (classy of him, considering Ratner wiped up his slop and suffered his woeful casting decisions) and prove a point to Twentieth Century Fox (a studio who let's face it all great directors of our time seek approval from *yes, that was fucking sarcasm*). And now with these casting troubles compounding with the rushed schedule, X-Men: First Class looks to be a first-class turkey who gobbles to the tune of poetic justice. And hopefully Vaughn will return to producing, which he's actually good at. Or maybe he should try his hand at working nights in a chicken factory and count his blessings.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    x3 was the best

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    A movie with cool fights about fictional superheroes? Ill take that over wirefu Mystique and Toad

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Bridgette Regan from LotS should play Emma Frost

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    The Legend of the Seeker actress is a much better choice.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    She's gonna have to put on weight for the role

    by HapaPapa72

    Just sayin'.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    @ Bottomsup

    by skywise404

    Nightcrawler was always my fav x men and i really hated it when they sent him to excalibur which was still penned by Claramont but just to zany. i stuck with it tho just for NC. Your right, X2 is a wonderful film. I still have a prob with Rogue...she wouldnt have needed crawler to rescue her as she would have just flown back to the jet and prolly saved it from crashing out of the sky with her super strength. This lil bit that singer decided to do with x men, while a cool scene is totally untrue to the original rogue character who started out as a brotherhood of evil mutants i might add. just sayin.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Laser, should have clarified my Don comment

    by leo54304

    Sorry. You're right about Betty being well a pain in the ass to live with. But you caught on my drift with her being the perfect wife to fuck. Course as we know, good sex doesn't always trump putting up with someeone with serious faults. And this goes for both guys and gals. Better relationship for Don/Betty would just as casual lovers. For Betty it would enable her to lash out at a society and allow her to have a cheap affair with a successful and good looking businessman. For Don, its a nice piece of ass.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Oliver Platt as Emma Frost

    by ME_M

    After Herc mentioned the first two guesses, and then Oliver Platt, took me a moment he had changed the subject.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Lamerz, yeah they really "watered down" Mystique's look!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    The bitch was fuckin' NAKED! Clearly you have no clue what you are talking about.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    @ Bottomsup

    by skywise404

    Mystique is a very deep and interesting character who i always found multilayered. Especially when the brotherhood became freedom force. Speaking of Mystique, well you must know that is Rogues adopted mother and i always found it emotionaly charged when rogue left her to join the x men. The later books really go deep into mystiquies past and wouldnt you know, shes not only the adopted mother of rogue my 2nd fav but the actual mother of my fav nightcrawler. so in that sense i love mystique as well. And you are right, what they did to her in x3 was rediculous. X3 just really never had much to do with the x men that i loved. I havnt gotten around to astonishing yet so i dont know those stories but in the uncanny and reg x men titles...well i found Ratners take cool to look at but an abomination of the storyline/timeline.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Half a good cast, good director, terrible choices

    by reflecto

    January Jones? REALLY? Nick Hoult, hot as fuck male specimen and fine actor, as BEAST? And once again FOX is just tossing random chars in out of a grab bag w/no regard for story. This has many good people involved but it's another cheap Fox rushjob which will continue to bury the X-franchise. TAKE REAL TIME WITH THE PROJECT, GIVE IT TO EDGAR WRIGHT AND LET HIM DO A SERIOUS FILM.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Let Jane Goldman play her.

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    Problem solved.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    @ reflecto

    by skywise404

    i couldnt agree with you more. I always found the x men to be the most fleshed out and interesting characters because in a lot of ways i relate to them. They have ordinary problems and are really just normal people (with powers) trying to do the right thing. Now batman and iron man, i never quite got it because well, you know these guys born with a silver spoon up their as all hell ANd fighting crime?? not my cup o tea. Iron man realizes that his weapons hurt people and so he decides to save the world? REALLY? Batmans parents are killed and that sets his split personality to become the dark knight? Damn, these guys should walk in my shoes for a few about tragedy. But that is neither here nor there. all im saying is, i just dont relate to Gods, aliens (superman) and rich fratboys with split personality disorder. However, i love the films. so what does that make me? A hypocrite? oh well.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Does January Jones just walk everywhere in her skivvies?

    by Royston Lodge

    It seems EVERY photograph of her is in some degree of undress.<p> Fuck, lady, put some clothes on! You'll catch your death of cold!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    January Jones looks too perfect

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    If an advanced alien civilization created the perfect human female based on what they know from our TV broadcasts and other media, they would come up with January Jones. She is just so generically beautiful you think she can't be a real person. And the fact she doesn't have much of a personality doesn't help her cause.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Hey FETT - fuck you, douche bag

    by Lamerz

    Yeah, you saw exposed nipples and box the whole time, right? Mystique was covered in paint and whatever other bullshit. The White Queen's fetish-ware will never make it to the screen not watered down. Whatever .... we'll see what the fuck happens when production shots are released. When the costume is watered down, you can go lick the sweat in Harry's rolls, you cockhole.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    JJ is a perfect choice for the role

    by parissun

    Alice Eve has hot body but has something weird going on with her face. That said, I wouldn't kick either out of the bed.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Only in AICN talkback

    by darthSaul666

    Would you find comments about a hot blonde being called unattarctive!!! LOL!!! The virginal hate train has left on this one for sure...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    They'd better friggin' have COSTUMES!!!!

    by 3D-Man

    I'd settle for a modified version of the yellow and black outfits. Otherwise it's just a bunch of kids with powers, like HEROES or PUSH. Bleeagh!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    January Jones

    by dukeroberts

    She certainly has a beautiful face, very beautiful, I'd say. And I think she is a much better actress than some credit her. She plays a cold, scorned bitch with such effortless nuance on Mad Men. I am just worried that she does not have the body to play Emma Frost. She has a lovely body, certainly, but not the right type. She's not round enough in the right places. She's too thin and angular. Alice Eve would have been perfect. Plus, she already has an accent, and isn't Emma Frost from another country? American actresses usually don't do very good accents.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    @ dukeroberts

    by skywise404

    most of the x men are from other countires, that was one of the things that made it a stand out book. Many nationatlities working together for a common goal. Star trekish for sure but still a decent commentary. However, none but nightcrawler actually used an accent in any of the movies. Storm is African, Colossus is Rusian, Wolvie is canadian, roague had the southern thing going on but that was ignored (among other things) in the movies. I doubt we will see any accents being used, this is a rushed FOX production after all.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Jane Goldman herself should play Phoenix...

    by BiggusDickus

    She's got red hair and comic-book tits at any rate...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Jane Goldman

    by skywise404

    Her hair doesnt look anything close to a natural red head. in fact she looks down right trashy. If i remeber correctly, Jean Gray was never a trash heap. In fact she was more prim and proper than most of the other x folks (except for maybe early Betsy Braddock - before the seige perilous turned her into the sexy psi-blade wielding bad ass that she is now).

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    i dunno...January Jones is pretty smokin'...

    by LabattsBleu

    its hilarious about the posters critiquing that when 95% of us would sacrifice our families to be with a girl that looks like her...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    January Jones sounds like the name of a character from a

    by chibnut

    Blaxploitation film. Seriously what a stupid name. Almost as bad as Tuesday Knight. Almost.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Regarding White Queens outfit

    by leo54304

    Might remember the outfit she wore in the new mutants (?) tv movie on fox tv about 10-15 years ago? Wore white pants, womens business jacket and bare shoulder top. Might go with that look but with low rider pants and exposed mid section to sexy her up. I love the outfit she wore when with hellfire club but what looks good in a comic for an outfit doesnt always carry over to the big screen well as we know.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Jones does have that lady is a tramp vibe

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Only thing better than January Jones is Georgia Jones

    by leo54304

    Check Georgia Jones out on the web either at her website or on

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    She's smokin'

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    The movie will blow chunks.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    blow chunks?

    by skywise404

    Is that a reference to goonies member chunk getting a blow job?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Bad Choice for Emma Frost

    by fiester

    Jones is terrific as a vapid '60s housefrau, mainly because she is not really acting all that much. <p> Playing the dynamic, delicious and devious Emma Frost is not a role I would expect this actress can pull off, no matter how physically suitable she might be for the role. <p> This smacks of stunt casting. Alice Eve would have been a much better choice but they are going with the bigger name apparently.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Also, she looks like a tranny in that 3rd pic.

    by fiester

    Tranny-face, right there. Looks like she has an Adam's apple.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    All of the X-Men Films were garbage.

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    I really don't understand the fanboy drooling over the first two. They were total shit. Wolverine and His Amazing Friends, more like it. Cyclops was a pussy. Magneto was a geezer. Wolverine was a giant. Rogue and Iceman were tweens. The wardrobes were atrocious. The fighting scenes were a horrible use of wire work. Halle Berry was horribly miscast. Really, William Stryker as a villain? The books have a wealth of storylines and villains to use and they can only come up with that? Seriously, explain to me what makes these films so great?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    What if they are already filming and this is all being done to k

    by titanmatrix

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    keep the fan boys at bay

    by titanmatrix

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Great Casting

    by dailysportspages

    JJ is a fanboy dream for Frost. <br> And Oliver Platt as her psychic foe the Shadow King will do for a nice villain... and harbinger of the Apocalypse. <br> <br> In case you all havent noticed, this is NOT a prequel... its a reboot. Probably a soft reboot like Star Trek. <br> With X-Men its very doable, time travel, alternate universes, etc... <br> Just have Bishop or Cable, or Forge, or fuck it... even Wolverine go back to set things right. <br> That events in the previous X-movies were all a parallel dimension that was created within the mind of Xavier during the time span of his first coma (when his back was broken)... yes kinda like Inception i guess. <br> But now the "true" X-Men story can be told.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    X WHO?

    by ricarleite2

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    x-men movies

    by Kraven Morehead

    first one is good but budget is too small and it shows in the effects. the second movie is terrific and has several very good action scenes along with a very solid story. the third movie has its moments but is ultimately a let down that i blame on the new director. the wolverine movie also had its moments but could have been so much more than it was. i would have preferred to see his life told over the long period of time it has taken place over rather than fast forwarded to the 70s/80s. i look forward to this new installment because of the xavier/magneto dynamic. i always thought of them sort of like mlk and malcolm x in that they are shooting for the same goal through different means. on another note, january jones looks fantastic in that first picture and i would to try to make a mouth baby with her.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Before you continue with your absurd "Magneto was a geezer" rant, let me remind you that he was a kid during the Holocaust. You know, as in THE EARLY NINETEEN FORTIES. What did you expect him to be in a filom set in the new millennium? A twenty something? It's called math, my friend.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I would have chosen

    by NippleEffect

    someone else to wear the white butt floss

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    EVERY female superhero character is often if not always drawn with gigantic, ridiculous tits. It is a stupid requirement to have. If anything I'm relieved every time they decide not to go with an actress with giant perfectly spherical knockers. Because those actresses are usually found in pornography. Or so I've heard.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    isn't she an emmy winning actress or something?

    by oisin5199

    really, I'm glad you dweebs don't cast for movies, because you'd pick a woman with bigger boobs over a woman who is a better actor. And you're also naive idiots when it comes to Hollywood cleavage. Newsflash - it's mostly fake!! And I don't even mean implants. I mean costume special effects. Ever heard of a push-up bra? Remember 7 of Nine on Voyager and how she seemed supernaturally endowed? Well, guess what Jeri Ryan was in no way that big - she talked about how her chest was 80% costume on that show. And I met her. She was still amazingly gorgeous, but she didn't look like 7 of 9, that's for sure. So grow up, people. The other thing about this movie that people are forgetting about when they complain about Vaughan - this one has been shepherded and produced by Bryan Singer, so this is not X3 all over again. It's a completely different situation.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by dukeroberts

    You do have a point, but if a Power Girl movie is ever made it should be a requirement.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    and cleavage is not the defining factor of Emma

    by oisin5199

    anyway. It's the fact that she's devious, brilliant, and manipulative. And used to getting what she wants and is always posh. So let's hope they forget about that whole 'diamond girl' thing from Wolverine. I don't care about her chest size. But she damn well better be a telepath.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by Green Arrow

    This movie is going to make about as much sense as Obama OFF Teleprompter.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    On accents

    by dukeroberts

    They should try to use the accents of the characters to make them as authentic to the source material as possible. Halle Berry tried an accent as Storm in the first movie, less so in the second and by the third, forgot that Ororo (Hey! A palindrome!) was from Africa.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Brian Singer's Rogue

    by CCon99

    I liked that Rogue just had her leaching power in the first X-Men movie. I was hoping in a later movie they would have had Carol Danvers stopping the X-Men (thinking they were mutant terrorists) and Rogue is forced to stop Danvers and their accident happens. This would have made Rogue more interesting in the movies because they could have had the character dealing with her new powers, the guilt of Rogue killing Danvers, and her dealing with what's left of Danvers in Rogue's mind.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Marvel should cast Alice Eve as The Enchantress.

    by Thanos0145

    Let her appear in The Avengers movie since Scar Jo is the only female to look at.<p>January Jones is hot but she is more suited to play Sue Storm/Invisible Woman. I guess if Chris Evans can play two different Marvel characters, Ms. Jones can too.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Not hating on McKellan but...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ...they could've gone with an aging actor that was a little more spry.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    bah shitcan this and do Cable :Askani'Son

    by Chain

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    CC0N99, the X3 that should have been

    by oisin5199

    I remember reading somewhere, maybe it was Singer's idea, maybe it was something Joss Whedon had come up with, but one of the ideas for X3 was about the power getting out of control, Wolverine becoming too feral, Jean Grey getting too powerful, Rogue beginning to lose her mind because she was absorbing too much (like say, super strength). That the Dark Phoenix storyline would have been the focus for all this. They wouldn't have killed off Scott or Xavier, and they certainly wouldn't have let Rogue pussy out, get her powers removed and then disappear for most of the film. A better storyline, more in keeping with the comics and bringing events in X1 full circle, would have been to have Rogue willingly join Magneto, because Xavier couldn't help her and she was losing it. And instead of the cure storyline taking up so much of it and creating an arbitrary reason for the mutants to fight, actually have Jean Grey become Dark Phoenix as the big bad that everyone had to deal with, and have Scott take her out, not Wolverine. <p>It would have been fine to add Beast to the mix as an original X-Men member returned, and given Colossus a little more screen time than he had previously, but they could have focused on the characters they had, rather than add new ones for no apparent reason. For instance, their version of Angel added nothing to the film - and to think they could have kept Warren Worthington in reserve for the prequel, so the only original member you'd be missing is Iceman. Who can be easily replaced with wisecracking best buddy to Beast (I guess they're doing that with Banshee?). I'm not one of those Superman Returns haters - thought it was good, but flawed, and not for the reasons most people say. But I gladly would have sacrificed that film if Singer could have stuck with things and finished his trilogy.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    after giving Alice Eve a second look

    by oisin5199

    I totally prefer this January Jones casting. Eve looked a little bit too girl next door, whereas Jones seems to convey more of an ice queen attitude, which is what Emma Frost is all about. And it doesn't look like she's slack at all in the body department. And whether she's British or not? People forget that the British thing with Emma Frost is a retcon - she was originally from New England money.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    All the X-Men movies suck.

    by Ash Talon

    I don't know how anyone can praise X1 & X2 and decry X3. It just doesn't make sense. <p> X1? No character development other than Wolverine and Rogue. Wolverine is apparently now a wise-cracker (he isn't in the comics). Barely a plot. Magneto's stupid helmet. Sabretooth only growls. It showed a serious lack of understanding of the source material and was very timid in its approach. <p> X2 is a just a longer version of X1. Someone said it had great action sequences. Really? Which ones? Ok, there's the Nightcrawler in the White House scene. What else? Wolverine kills a few guys and likes to pose as he does it. The stupid planes flying around tornadoes? Yeah, that was a great sequence...sigh. Especially when Magneto magically appeared to save the Blackbird. And then there's another Wolverine fight at the end. Where's the ballyhoooed action? It's another timed and constrained movie. It shows that Singer has a real lack of imagination. <p> X3 feels pretty much like the other movies. I honestly think Ratner kept very much to the Singer mold. The movie feels jerky and is stuck with the same lame cast. There is more action in it than the first 2. However, it's just as boring. The X-Men sit around and try to figure out what to do. The final fight sequence is better than anything in the first 2 movies, though. <p> I have no faith in Vaughn. Layer Cake is good, but I hated Stardust and had to turn it off. Kick-Ass just looks lame to me and seems to just rely on having an underage girl be vulgar and violent, which seems to be a desperate shock value move. Vaughn's a big-talker. And already is downplaying the superhero genre. With such a rushed production, I can already hear his excuses as to why First Class failed.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    ok this is weird

    by oisin5199

    found a picture of Zoe Kravitz with her 'boyfriend' Ben Foster, who played Angel in X3. I wonder if this isn't the Grant Morrison Angel with the insect wings, or whether it's just a mistake or misdirect, and she's really just young Storm.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Ash Talon

    by Kraven Morehead

    The scenes you're talking about are good action scenes. They aren't James Cameron in his prime but they're good considering they have to be targeted at a young demographic but still excite those of us who have read these characters for more than a decade. X1 was the first super hero movie that really dealt with a team so it only had time to deal with a few flushed out characters so Rogue and Wolverine were a good choice. I've never enjoyed a Brett Ratner film but one reason I didn't enjoy X3 had nothing to do with him and that was them concentrating on the whole Dark Phoenix aspect of things. I was just never that interested in that story line, except in the comic maybe once they had to fight the Imperial Guard for her life way back when, but that's a nerd-rabbit-hole i don't think a movie should really go down. btw, who gives a shit about magneto's helmet? it doesn't look like it did in the comic but at the end of the day Ian captured what he was all about. that's all that really counted.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    My Grinning White Skull...

    by Grinning White Skull grinning wider than usual at how awful this film's prospects are becoming with each news story. What a shit-bang of nothing blazing its way into theaters in June, 2011. Nine months to make a movie that delivers on solid characterizations, (hopefullly) excellent story, told with sure mastery by its director and acted with accomplished aplomb by the cast of pout-y-faces. And with cutting-edge effects that don't look tired and over-done. Hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa! Stop! It hurts so much to laugh!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    This just in: Christopher Walken, Roger Moore,

    by beane2099

    McCaully Culkin and the Olsen Twins have also joined the cast in unnamed roles. Seriously, how many more people are they going to cram in this thing? I agree with a previous poster Singer's X Men films were really mediocre at best, however the future of comic book movies rode on their reputation, so the fact that they didn't totally suck was such a pleasant surprise that we let it pass (especially after a string of abysmal failures in the 90's: Fantastic Four, Captain America, Batman and Robin). That movie franchise needs a complete retooling and I hope this is it. The slapdash way this is being handled makes that an unlikely prospect, but I'll reserve judgement until I see a product of some sort.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I have confidence in Vaughn

    by Dawhiteguy

    I didn't watch Kick-Ass until it came to video because I thought everyone was going the Bryan Singer route. The camera angles, the narrating, and the banter in Kick-Ass really made me feel like I was reading a comic book, to point where I wanted to rewind during certain scenes just so I could admire certain details. Though, I thought Alice Eve did terrific acting in She's out of my League, which I watched right after Kick-Ass- since they both were available at red box. I still want to see production photos or something before I become a disclaimer.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    looking back

    by skywise404

    the x men movies are not all they could have been but i doubt that has anything to do with Singer and everything to do with Fox. There was no iron man or dark knight back then so there was no real mold and seeing as how comics movies were bascially treated like shit and shit upon in the 90's and 80's Fox probably wasn't willing to fork out 150 million. It shows in the special effects and plodding nature of the film but damn was it fun to watch my favorite childhood heros....just do stuff.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I think you guys are missing what this movie is.

    by dailysportspages

    Angel and Iceman WILL be in this movie, they ARE part of the team of Xavier students. <br> Remember that this movie spans not only two or three eras, but possibly mutants in two or three locations. <br><br> So you will have the early scenes depicting a younger Magneto and Xavier, maybe we get a glimpse of one or two mutants from that time. <br> Maybe a Nathaniel Essex working for the Nazis or something. <br> Then some scenes of them a decade or two later possibly in the 60's during the tumult of that era. <br> With Xavier joining Magneto in his quest to create a future mutant brotherhood, a society of mutants free from human persecution with their own homeland. <br> Maybe a young Mystique and the story of Nightcrawlers birth, or how Essex genetic manipulations lead to the birth of the Summers children, etc... <br>Of course Magneto ends up doing something evil in order to achieve his goals, attacking humans or a military base, etc... Making Xavier try to stop Magneto, resulting in his near death and paralysis. <br><br> Magneto himself takes his old friend and new crippled enemy to Muir Island in order to be looked after by Moira. They have a psychic love affair while while he recuperates, but it is never physically consummated as he leaves when he regains his health. <br> But before he leaves he shares his dream of starting a school that can teach mutants how to learn, grown, and control their powers, to not be consumed by them, and to use them to help all of earths residents, not just mutants... but humans too. <br> Moira gives one of her experimental devices to Xavier to help in his goals... the Cerebro system. <br><br> With her financial support he comes home to start his school, drawing the attention of the Council of the Chosen, the leadership group that runs the business and has control over the Massachusetts College secret society known as the Hellfire Club. (basically like Yale's Skull n Bones). <br> Xaviers first recruiting attempt is one he finds on his own due to his ability to sense other telepaths... Emma Frost. His attempts to recruit he young former brilliant student of Massachusetts College who has now turned to stripping for members of the wealthy Hellfire Club are thwarted when he loses her to the power and influence of Sebastian Shaw when he takes over and makes her his queen. <br><br> He then uses Cerebro to locate and recruit his first group of students, but before he can fully train them they are forced into battle. Thats the first class of the title, or "First Team". <br> They end up trapped and need to be rescued by some of the mutants that are under Moiras care on Muir Island. That is your "Second Team". <br> Unfortunately some of those second team mutants die in the process of rescuing the X-Men. <br><br> The Hellfire club decides that they need to secretly build their own school for mutants so they can have someone to do their dirty work for them.<br> Emma Frost educational background makes her the obvious choice to lead a secret group of young mutants which are trained within the walls of the Hellfire Club property at the college.<br> They are the Hellions, your "Third Team". <br><br> A "Fourth Team" would be the mutants that Magneto ends up attracting to his cause either during the attack on the US citadel or after. The nascent Brotherhood of Mutants. <br><br> The climax of the movie has Marvel Girl seemingly give up her life to save both the first and second X teams who are in battle with whatever the real mega villain is of the story. <br> This sets up the story for sequels, as the death of Jean matures some and hardens others while making some simply want to leave all of this behind. <br> The original team members who decide to stay and the second more "international" team who survived the battle join together and form the new X-Men. <br> Setting the stage for the return of Jean as Dark Phoenix in a sequel.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Jones played a lesbian porn star in anger management?

    by leo54304

    Maybe I will check the movie out. Anybody remember her in that role?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    How January got her name

    by leo54304

    This is from the GQ article: Her parents plucked it from the lead character in Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough, a romantic novel that climaxes with a drug-fueled, ellipsis-filled orgy. (“Someone was spreading her legs…in and out…in and out…fuck…suck…everyone was loving her.” January: “Imagine realizing you’re named after that character.”)

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    From what I've heard about January Jones...

    by rainbowtrout1265

    She is an real bitch in "real life". This comes from someone in catering who has worked on Mad Men. And I don't think you can underestimate just how many opinions on her were formed based on her thoroughly charmless hosting of SNL.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    JJ is just shy, not a bitch

    by Kain_Bloodstone

    Shy attractive girls are often labelled as bitches because they are cool and distant and people take that as arrogance. I know this because my girlfriend is the same. If you're good looking people naturally expect you to be incredibly warm and friendly.<P>My view on JJ is that she is awkward in public when she's unscripted, that don't make her a bitch. I'm looking forward to her in this role (if she gets it).

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    lots of rationalizations

    by Star Hump

    but let's really look at this. Vaughn (super-talented guy though he may be) cannot alter this film's descent into utter banality. This thing is going to come down to the screenplay, and the screenplay has to be utterly fucked, and that's based on just the casting alone.<p> What's wrong with telling the original X-Men story? Sure, you have to rewrite the dialogue, bring it up to date, but you could still tell the same story -- and a great story it is, too. All the wonderful elements of the X-Men are contained within the first 11 issues of the original series. The Strangest Teens of All!<P> Nope, we get Emma Frost and Nightcrawler's Dad (for Chrissakes) and a bunch of other junky horseshit. These bastards are going to shit the bed for the FIFTH time.<p> This movie will likely be a huge moneymaker for everyone involved. But will it be a true X-Men movie? Not a chance in hell.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    zoe kravitz is

    by Dawhiteguy

    the grant morrison, angel salvadore. She would definitely look good with short hair, if they go that far. It also seems like January Jones will be a cardboard version of Mystique,from the previous movies, since it was Alice Eve's decision to drop out, as Emma Frost, is what some speculate. January Jones will own it though.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I like a lot of what I've heard about this...

    by rabidfnark

    I was on the fence early on, but I like most of what I've heard recently (although I'd rather have someone other than Aaron Johnson play Cyclops (but I suppose he could surprise me)). Even given the the current confusion, I think most of the info can be taken as good news. One final thing: I love Wolverine, he's always been my favorite X-Man, but if they try to shoehorn him into this, well...that's a deal breaker. He doesn't belong here. Do it right guys.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I like Sinister more than Shaw (overall),

    by rabidfnark

    but they're both great villains and with Emma Frost in the mix there's a lot of Hellfire Club possibilities. I'll be happy either way. Just don't use another rogue army guy, huh?

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Can you have a TRUE Comic Book movie at all?

    by rabidfnark

    There are so many different versions of so many different characters (on and off screen). Do you like Donner's Superman or Grant Morrison's? Joss Whedon's X-Men or Chris Claremont's? Burton's Batman Or Nolan's? Geoff Johns' Green Lantern or Ron Marz's version? Ed Brubaker's Cap or Mark Millar's (ala The Ultimates)? I'm not calling anyone out here, but what makes one version any more true than the next? Is it possible to have a GOOD Comic Book movie? Absolutely! But TRUE? Man, your guess is as good as mine.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I can't remember...

    by CellarDweller

    the last time I wacked off with such reckless abandon to a post. JJ is dumb as shit but so hot she's likely to turn Iceman into a puddle.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Give up on Comics?!

    by rabidfnark

    NEVER!!!!!!!!!! I will hold onto that part of my childhood with a death grip and never surrender it to the 9 to 5 tripe that so much of the adult me has taken on. Responsibilities be damned, I need to see what's happened to my favorite band of Merry Mutants this month! I said good DAY, sir!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    I said GOOD DAY!!!

    by rabidfnark

    heh heh heh. But I'm with you as far as White Queen on Storm. Check out Ellis' dialogue on Astonishing, you can tell it's crossed his mind... or you know...don't, 'cause it's childish and whatnot.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Sorry, I dropped out of X Men after 2.

    by RPLocke

    Even Patrick Stewart and Mckellan couldn't save it.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Man in BLack...

    by Bootskin

    I think the "MIB" part is a "codename" for an as-of-yet un-announced character. Perhaps Sebastian Shaw or Mr. Sinister? But if Platt is playing one of them, who the hell is Kevin Bacon playing?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    You don't have to be a slave to the material

    by Star Hump

    but you should respect it nonetheless. How often does Hollywood do that? Hardly ever. And the public never notices. They never read the comics in the first place. They only know what the studios feed them. But, the point is, these movies could be GREAT if these guys translated the core ideas of these characters, the core ideas that artists and creators slaved to design over the decades.<p> Spider-Man invented his web-shooters because he was a science prodigy, right? Did Raimi respect that aspect of the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko character? Fuck no. He had Peter Parker shooting webs out of his goddamned wrists for fuck's sake. Why didn't he have Parker fart webs out of his ass? It would have been more spider-like, right? Why did this get through to filming? Because Raimi couldn't IMAGINE (key word) that a teenager would be brilliant enough to invent and design a set of web-shooters and the futuristic web-stuff that go in them -- even though the very creators of Spider-Man WROTE IT JUST THAT WAY.<p> God forbid these movie-making cretins adhere to the very fundamental designs of these characters. Why? Total EGO. "We can do it better."<p> Really? Did Peter Jackson and his sloppy, ego-driven screen-writing team do Gimli better than Tolkien wrote him, or did they portray him as a farting, roly-poly dwarf inserted in the story for comic relief? Did Legolas surf a shield down a flight of castle steps or was I imagining things?<p> Did the shitbirds that wrote Superman Returns portray Superman as a voyeuristic stalker who abandoned Earth for 5 years and then came back and moped around pining for Lois Lane, or did they write him as a dedicated, noble, moral man who cared deeply about Metropolis, the Earth, humanity and justice?<p> How do you think the new X-Men movie is going to turn out? Will Cyclops call Professor Xavier an asshole? Will there be a scene where Emma Frost mind-freezes Cyclops and then goes down on him? You better fucking believe it.<p> Fuck these superhero movies. These assholes have had their chances to get these characters right. With few exceptions (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Superman: The Movie, The Rocketeer, Hellboy II), they've blown it EVERY SINGLE TIME.<p> And they'll do it again. And the world will line up and pay for it, not knowing that they are getting shoddy, bastardized versions of these wonderful characters. And the general public at large will continue to laugh at these characters. "Kids stuff". "Spandex." "Long underwear." "BAM! BIFF! POW! (the Batman TV series)" and on and on...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    you have to be delicate

    by Star Hump

    don't go in like a motherless kitten and attack the clit. The clitoris is very sensitive. Less is more. On one hand, you need to focus on the clitoris, on the other hand you need to hold off until she's ready. When she is, flick it gently with your tongue. Don't dive on the love nub straight away. Give your lady love time to warm up. Her clitoris will become turgid as you proceed. Be patient. Once you see she's in the proper state, then move in and diddle the wee man in the boat, as they say in Glasgow and Fiji. Easy does it fellas.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    You make some damn fine points, Star Hump,

    by rabidfnark

    damn fine. The sad truth of the matter is that for every Iron Man we get, we also get a Ghost Ridet and an Elektra. And you're right: Ego can ruin a film (or at least drag it down from great to just decent). The upshot is that we ARE starting to get films LIKE Iron Man and The Dark Knight (of course I don't know where you stand on if you hated it then just pretend I said Hellboy II). But a wise man once told me that just because someone makes a bad movie, it doesn't demean the source material. That will always be there...uncorrupted. Example: X3 completely fucked the Phoenix/Dark Phoenix storyline, but the original story (comics) is still out there there and is still great. So if you feel screwed over by most comic book movies, try to take solace in actual comics where you can. That's what I do. Good luck to you my friend...I hope that you are proven wrong and that all future comic book films blow your mind with their awesomeness (and mine too, of course). Good night all.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Ahem, "Ghost Rider,"

    by rabidfnark

    See how tired i am. Damn. Good night again.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    X Nen can get 400 sequels

    by RPLocke

    Yet Back to the Future can't get a fourth movie. And Ghostbusters cant get a third one.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    The characters will be....

    by dailysportspages

    First Class: Xavier, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Cyclops. <br> At movies end Marver Girl should be thought dead, Beast goes on to continue his studies. Only Angel, Iceman, and Cyclops remain. <br><br> Muir Island: Moira, Havok, Polaris, Banshee, Wolfsbane, Thunderbird, Multiple Man, Petra, Darwin, Sway, Tempest <br> At movies end Havok, Banshee, and Polaris join the X-Men. Wolfsbame goes back to Muir Island, Multiple Man leaves for personal reasons, and Petra, Thunderbird, Darwin, Sway and Tempest are all killed.<br><br> Brotherhood: Magneto, Quicksilver, Scarlett Witch, Mastermind, Toad. <br> At movies end Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch realize the evil in their father and flee from his wrath. X-Men distrust them so the join an unnamed superhero group that will have them. Mastermind becomes involved with the Hellfire Club, and Toad stays as Magnetos lackey... Mystique finds her way to Magneto in order to create a future Brotherhood.<br><br> Hellfire Club: Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, Tessa, Shadow King. <br> Frost kills the Shadow King who has already come in and killed Pierce and has been impersonating him.<br><br> Marauders: Scalphunter, Malice, Arclight, Harpoon, Sabretooth, Gambit, Blockbuster.<br> Gambit is uncomfortable in Sinisters employ, but he collects the Marauders for him as he's asked. This is a set up for the sequel where The Mutant Massacre would be a storyline used. Past: Mystique, Azazel, Sinister<br><br> Future: Old Wolverine, Cable, Bishop, Forge, Domino, Warpath, X-23 <br> The team from the future known as X-Factor seek out Old Man Logan in order to try and get him to join their fight against the Sentinels. Logan is aging now, his adamantium skeleton has long been ripped out... but he can still fight. When he learns that Forge has constructed a machine to go back in time he volunteers to go back and warn Xavier of the future to be if he does not stop Sinister. Old Wolverine gives his life to save Xavier, hence why Xavier then later has a soft spot for this timelines Wolverine.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    Kravitz surely is pimping his daughter out.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Vaughn "super-talented"? A serious question...

    by sultanofsalad

    What in the FUCK has the guy done to warrant "super"? He is a talented Producer. At best. "Super"?! Are you Zack Snyder? No, of course not. Because Snyder knows his Watchmen was better than Kick-Ass - the former being an 'adult' comic-book movie with the distinction of actually having something to say. VAUGHN SHOULD STICK TO PRODUCING! He's got the skill- and mind-set of a producer, not a director. And as for Vaughn's "writing", is there little doubt this amounts to nothing beyond a vanity credit for him? Goldman is the professional writer. Goldman types, Vaughn makes the coffee... orders the lattes... occassionally makes "cool" suggestions... whatever.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah I know "occasionally" only has one 's'...

    by sultanofsalad

    But hey, it's computer-mediated communication and I'm doing this between "work". ;-)

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    @ The_Choppah

    by skywise404

    You need to give up your paranoid and nerdy conspiracy theories and just go suck Alex Jones' dick cuz thats all you are doing. And while your at it clean the sand out of your vagina. Its interesting that you would slam these people for loving thier childhood memories and not wanted them to get shit on while you constantly shove alex jones down our throats! Since your sucking him off so brilliantly...cant we just leave that to you? Fuck whore.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    rapidfnark, you 're a brother in comics to me

    by leo54304

    Comics are still a wonderful medium but just like any medium it has its fair share of shit. I'll put Robinsons Starman, Astro City, Cinderella agent of fabletown, Nick Furys secret warriors, etc against mainstream written novels just about any day.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Hulk 23# great read

    by leo54304

    Banners green hulk against gen Ross' red hulk in final battle to conclude the fall of hulks storyline. Great art, dialogue, cameo by Steve Rogers as well as new directions for Banner and Ross in the last few pages that'll appeal to any marvel comic fan.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Waaah-Waaah! buncha fucking crybabies

    by MAD_MIKE

    All you people do is complain. Is this a contest to see which of you has the capability to be the biggest douchebag loser on the web? OOH! If I act like a snarky asshole, I will become famous outside of AICN! sorry, no. not gonna happen. If the film is set in the 60's just to follow the Comic timeline (Which we all know is not the case) then that would put magneto in the age range of around 30-35 since he was about 10 years old in the WWII sequence. <P> Xavier in the comics is at most about 10 years older than his original students. He is even in love with Jean Gray. (I doubt he was a pedophile) <P> Hiring actors who are in their 20's is fine since most are capable of playing younger. On TV most high school characters are played by twenty-somethings already. <P> Yes Lucifer originally crippled Xavier but it was later retconned to be the shadow King who crippled him during a battle on the psychic plane. In the Ultimate books, it was Magneto who did it. <P> Just because in the comics, certain characters like Emma Frost and Mystique didn't show up until much later does not mean they did not exist already. In the film universe, they already established that Mystique was originally at the school until the falling out of Eric and Prof X. then she left with Eric. <P> Oliver Platt is probably playing Sinister or maybe Shadow King. but my guess is Sinister who is supposed to be from the mid 19th century so I could see Platt doing that character. <P> Kevin Bacon will be Sebastian Shaw. I can see him as that Character more. <P> Regarding the X-books, I stopped reading them a couple of years ago. But the Morrison run is considered the Best total run ever by pro's and Fans alike. I agree with them on all except the final Arc with Sylvestri Art. the Byrne/cockrum eras are a tight second. <P> January Jones is hot and would look fine as Emma. Who cares how big her tits are? Comic women are always over sexualized anyway to give all the young nerds some wank material to gear them up for when they can afford Penthouse. <P> Frank Quietly is a kick ass Artist. On everything.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    @ The_Choppah

    by skywise404

    since i am a member of the US Army it would be my personal pleasure to round you and your famnily up to put into the "work camps" that your lil prohpet forsees in our future. Then it is true, we will see shall we not?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    @ The_Choppah

    by skywise404

    I also want to make it clear that i am in no way ridiculing your "prohpet" i am only ridiculing you. In fact, i find Mr. Jones commentary very intruiging. But you? Well, you can blow it out your ass.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Sultan, you post too during "work"?

    by leo54304

    Welcome to the underground.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon as Shaw

    by skywise404

    I think your absolutly right about that, it would make sense but i would rather see a Reavers storyline with Shaw. Especially from the Claremont era. What they did to Wolvie (crucify him) and the subsequent journey to find the X-men after they passed thru the siege perilous was not only a bizzare storyline but a very interesting one which could easily take 2 movies. The only draw back was that this was Jubilee's first real adventure with the x-men. Can't say i ever cared for that character too much.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by skywise404

    That is brilliant. Alex Jones is so lucky to have you licking his balls.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    big surprise..

    by skywise404

    you are an idiot. But damnit if this isn't fun. But in all seriousness where else would i post about the new x-men movie except in a thread meant for just that? And if you are so apposed to it why bother coming in here except f to jack off Mr. Jones a bit more? You really have revealed yourself for the fuck hole that you have always seemed to be.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Jane Goldman

    by buggerbugger

    I really wish she'd put down the "screen-writing" crayons and concentrate all her time and energy on raising her fucking idiotically-named kids.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Janurary Jones...

    by grendel69

    dont care for her really.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Age of Apocalyspe storyline!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Adult warning would be appreciated

    by trombone

    Some of us read this at the office... All of a sudden, some gorgeous putang on the screen--just when the boss is walking by...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Always nice to find a brother in arms, leo54304.

    by rabidfnark

    Yeah, a lot of stuff in comics is every bit as good,if not better, than regular novels (not to say that there aren't any damn fine novels out there, pretentious and pictureless though they may be). I don't think you'll find much dissent around here with sentiment like that. At least not until you get really specific...say Orwell's "1984" vs. stuff that it inspired (like say Alan Moore's "V for vendetta") then you'll get your share of damn fine arguments.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    leo54304 - thank you, sir.

    by sultanofsalad

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    MAD_MIKE - Who are you trying to insult?

    by sultanofsalad

    Names, please!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    I stick by what I've said.

    by sultanofsalad

    Vaughn is a bad director who should stick to producing. That is aconstructive criticism. Sure, the language is quite raw but FFS deal with it!