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Is A Sequel To X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Coming?

Nordling here.

Surprisingly enough, the two prequels from Fox Studios this year were quite successful, both creatively and at the box office.  Although X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is not perfect (the way the film wraps up everything in a tidy little bow is disconcerting, considering that tt could have opened up more and left some of that stuff for future films), I still found it full of ideas and terrific characters.  Michael Fassbender's Magneto, especially, was wonderful to watch.  I think most people agree that they would have been happy watching MAGNETO: NAZI HUNTER for two hours with little complaint.

Now Superhero Hype reports that Fox is making their move to get a second film in this series, hiring Simon Kinberg to write the sequel to FIRST CLASS.  With this news and the news of the hiring of Andy Serkis for the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES sequel, it looks like someone at Fox sees the potential in these two franchises.  Kinberg, no stranger to the X-MEN franchise - he's one of the producers of the first film and a writer on THE LAST STAND - would presumably bring the story into the 1970s, but that's just assumption on my part.  

What should probably happen next is the actors from FIRST CLASS returning, especially Fassbender and James MacAvoy.  But would Matthew Vaughn return to the director's chair?  There have been reports of strife between Vaughn and the studio in terms of budget, but Vaughn turned in a very good film in spite of all that, so they may want to stick with a known quantity when it comes to the director.  I hope he returns - FIRST CLASS was as well-directed as it was written, and I think Vaughn has made some great movies at this point.

So what say you?  What stories would you like to see Fox and company take on in the FIRST CLASS sequel?  Nordling, out.

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  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    First??

    by B Arnold Quizzling

    At last.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:31 a.m. CST

    First...

    by IceMonkey

    To say great idea. Loved First Class.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:31 a.m. CST

    And yes to another one

    by B Arnold Quizzling

    As long as the original creative team returns.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Boredblue

    by B Arnold Quizzling

    Did anything good happen in the 70s? I was asleep for most of it.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Correct the fundamental problem

    by Wozza31

    While I quite enjoyed First Class (Vaughn's weakest movie by a country mile) it did undo Magneto's entire character. He hates humans because they experiment on him, yet it's revealled that the guy who experimented on him is a mutant. So why exactly does he hate humans?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    nope, aside from (snore) Watergate

    by jim

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    If they bring back Matt Vaughan..

    by Schadenfreude

    I get the feeling he'll want Jane Goldman back on board too for writing duties. I don't think they thought the first film would do as well as it did. Wheelchairing Professor X so soon was a huge mistake. The Adventures of Prof X. & Magneto were more fun than Prof X. vs. Magneto and I just don't know how they'll be able to go back to that now. Incidentally if the call it X-Men: Second Class they can go fuck off and die in a fire.

  • ...makes sense. Also, recast Mystique. I just couldn't buy that chubby chick in the role.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    wozza31

    by the new transported man

    Exactly. And if Xavier could use Cerebro to find mutants, why did he find a bunch of kids instead of some grown-ass men? When they visited Wolverine, why didn't Xavier just give him a psychic nudge to be more approachable? If Magneto crippled Xavier, how did they get over their beef to go & recruit Jean Grey in the 80s? So many plot holes. Sorry, I just watched it last night. Still liked it, though.

  • I mean really guys, if you hate Last Stand, you should think First Class was terrible. The mutants they chose for the team were lame. Though I liked beast. The actors playing these mutants were flat. Shaw's plan made no sense at all, why did the Russians give him that helmet. The Effects weren't that great. In the final battle Banshee dove into the water and then disappeared for like 10 minutes. And then the movie ends right where the original X-Men movie starts off. Xavier is in his chair, and Magneto is bad. The best part of First Class was watching these two characters work together, but we won't see that anymore.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Professor X works on Jimmy Carter's campaign

    by Spandau Belly

    Telekinnetic peanut farming ensues!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    X-Men- The disco years

    by DonLogan

    I smell a Dazzler appearance

  • copyright some comedian I saw this year.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Xavier's power isn't telekinesis

    by Katet19

    He can't move physical objects with his mind, though Jean Grey can.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by j2talk

    as long as the next film is handled as well as First Class then I am ready for more

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Vaughn, Fassbender & McAvoy

    by smudgewhat

    Made this fly. Plus Jen Lawrence & Bacon. I'd love to see them all again on a sequel.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    MAGNETO: NAZI HUNTER

    by adml_shake

    Oh hell yes I would watch that. That should be the next movie.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    dazzler!

    by TodayzSpecial

    if you're going to do x-men in the 70's, you gotta bring in Dazzler!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    X-Men: Second Class

    by Mickster_Island

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Speaking as a casual fan

    by Truxton Spangler

    and not as one invested in the comics, FC was much better than others, but the pacing was off, and it sagged in the middle.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Lawrence Chubby?

    by XoanonTORN

    http://www.beautyisdiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2011+AcademyAwards+Oscars+JenniferLawrence+CalvinKlein-570x424.jpg Chubby?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    First Class was kind of underwhelming

    by Lone Fox

    Especially after Kick-Ass. I expected Vaughn to go full-tilt, but the whole film felt restrained. Plus it was dull as hell once Beast turned blue. Entertaining but limp. Last Stand on the other hand, despite some bad plot ideas and Jackman & Berry's lacklustre efforts, was great fun I thought, helped by some great supporting roles- Ellen Page was brilliant casting, if underused, and Pyro's turn to the 'dark side' was better than a certain Hayden Christensen managed.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Prequel to First Class "X-Kids: Kindergarten"

    by CuervoJones

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Lawrence has a chubby girl's face, but is not chubby

    by Spandau Belly

    But I like chubby girls.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    X-Men: First Classier

    by Dogmatic

  • I just don't know how you follow it up though....I mean....they have used every B and now C level good mutant there is....so are they at a point where they bump it to the 70's and go ahead and just put Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl in there and dump the previous movie continuity. I loved how First Class tried to keep it tied to the previous ones....but a sequel puts them at the point where it is kinda difficult....unless they wanna go COMPLETELY original and create all-new mutant heroes for Prof X to put against Mags?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    3-5 movie idea

    by McFlyWalker

    Have 2 more movies set in the First Class era. First sequal concentrates on an unnamed big bad playing both sides off against the other & is revealed towards end to be Mr Sinister(should have been Bacon's character) & a cliffhanger into movie three. Midway through movie three, we find out someone else is pulling Mr Sinisters strings & Mags & Prof X team up to stop this, at the same time building bridges, allowing existing continuity to be keplt. Finish with a post credit scene alluding to Apocolypse. Leading into a present day X trilogy centering on Apocolypse as big the big bad.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    X-Men: Second Semester

    by photoboy

    I'd definitely like to see another one, although personally I'd have preferred it if First Class had been a full reboot instead of being tied into the Singer-verse. My main complaint about First Class was that the Xavier/Lehnsherr friendship ended way too soon. That should have lasted for at least one more film and preferably been the focus of a third and final part in a trilogy. I'd like to have seen it more closely tied into the Cuban Missile Crisis too. Vaughn should definitely be brought back as director, assuming the Fox execs haven't pissed him off too much. I wonder how X3 would have turned out if Vaughn hadn't walked away?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    PLEASE! PLEASE! RE-CAST JANUARY JONES!

    by Judge Briggs

    She was fucking awful as Emma Frost... she's honestly one of the worst actresses working right now.... Emma Frost needs to be fun, witty, and charming. Jones' depiction was one of being wooden and bored. For fuck sakes, re-cast Emma Frost! Right, right? AND GIVE US SENTINELS!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    My main complaint

    by dukeroberts

    Was the fact that they made the Beast all serious and nerdy. He should have been super smart, yes, but the Beast is a clown. They have totally forgotten that aspect of his personality. He used to always make jokes. Then they made him blue too soon and it was the kitty Beast, not the pointy haired blue Beast of yore. Boooooo. I understand the reasoning for having to use the lame mutants. They had already used the popular ones in the original movies. It's a bummer, but oh well. The movie was darn good despite those things.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    XMEN: FIRST CLASS 2: CLASS DISMISSED

    by iwontwin

    I like my girls like summer....?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST

    70s Punk Rock X-Men with Claremont ripoff stories

    by saintaugust

    Just give the X-Men some reason to have to move out of the mansion and live in NYC in the 70s. I want a Debbie Harry knock-off version of Dazzler & a Bowie-esque Longshot who both are the first famous people to "come out" as mutants, a Vietnam vet Forge who rebuilds the blackbird with Beast and a really young mohawked punk rock Storm as the first new student of the second class.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Just adapt Giant Sized X-men and introduce a new Storm and Wolverine..etc

    by alienindisguise

    Their fashions fit with the 70's

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Treat First Class as a re-boot

    by Geekhaterssuck

    Don't worry about the previous films, build off First Class. Bring in some of the big names. Cyclops (done right), Jean Grey, Angel (done right). Leave out Wolverine, he's got his own series now, keep him out of it. There are some great stories that can be told that can keep these movies going over years seeing some of the students move on and others arrive. Sentinels, Sinister, Apoclypse, Proteus, Dark Phoenix. The possibilities are endless, just don't worry about the previous films. First Class should be a reboot.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Lawrence chubby

    by Himbo

    Nobody made the joke that Jennifer Lawrence gave them a Chubby? Too obvious? OK, I'm proud of you all.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Xavier is a psychic not telekinetic

    by Gore_monkey

    He reads minds not move objects some of us actually read the comics.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    KINBERG!?! Kill it with fire!!!

    by offroadcamry

    Let me get this straight. X-Men: First Class was the best X-Men film since X2. So, in an effort to make a sequel, they hire the guy who wrote the TRAIN WRECK that was X3 to write it?!?! Why not, I don't know, hire the people who wrote FIRST CLASS!?!?! If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Chubby Chick?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Are you out of your fucking mind? You must be one of those runway-model-heroin-chic nutjobs. Do you have a problem with breasts on women? Jennifer is gorgeous (also, shout out, a Louisville girl) and those toothpicks that pass for "models" (who wears that shit anyway? NOBODY!) are on the highway to the Vomitoria. Not to objectify women or anything, but Jennifer is mighty damned smokin hot...even if she's not a red head.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Hey wozza31, Magneto hates humans because...

    by docholliday5

    They killed his parents and slaughtered his people in that thing called the Holocaust. And after that humans begin trying to enslave, kil, and control mutants. You know, maybe that's why he hates them.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    X-Men: Business Class

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Lawrence

    by Geekhaterssuck

    I'd take her over Rebecca Rojmin anyday.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Massawyrm anybody?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Seriously, did I miss a meeting? I enjoyed his writing so....so what happened to the guy?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Lose January Jones and the entire new team and it MIGHT be good

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    Mcavoy and Fassbender were fine, but all the new "kids" sucked - both the characters and the actors. But no one was worse than th WORST ACTRESS IN THE HISTORY OF FILM: January Jones. How that talentless bitch keeps getting work baffles me. ...and no, she's not even THAT attractive.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I just don't get the love for this movie...

    by sambafreak13

    ...I feel like I missed something...it got great reviews and most people on this site dug it. I thought it was well below X1 and X2, and not that far above X3 (which was awful)...cheesy dialogue, awkward acting, goofy ending ("I can't feel my legs!)...I simply could not get into this movie...anyone else?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    No more Magneto!

    by Simon Butler

    For Pete's sake, is he the only villain in the X-Men universe? Yeah yeah, we had a slimmed down Sebastian Shaw, but come on...let's think outside the box please!!! Keep Wolverine out also, he's well past his "sell-by"...

  • You know, ''WILL WE GET ANOTHER BLADE RUNNER MOVIE FOR CHRISTMAS 2012???'' Open the article: ''No, I don't think so. I haven't heard anything to indicate that.'' It's amazing how much I enjoyed First Class despite hating most of the kids, the Hellfire Club, most of the action...really I just loved Fassbender, McAvoy and Lawrence. And I think the people saying no one expected this movie to do so well are right—there really isn't a lot of room for a sequel. I mean, timewise, sure, but how many X-Men teams can Xavier really put together and get killed/alienated before it gets ridiculous? And as much as I loved—LOVED, for reasons I don't even understand—seeing Fassbender in that Kirby-era Magneto helmet...the effect will wear off if I have to sit through a whole movie of him in that ridiculous outfit.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    @alienindisguise - YES!! Do GIANT-SIZED #1!!

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    I don't care if that means recasting roles we saw int he first 3 films, and I dont care if it means fucking up continuity. If it means getting rid of the c-list characters they picked for FC, and getting back to characters fans actually care to see, then do it. Personally, I wanna see a Days of Future Past movie, but that'll never happen.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Yes, sambafreak13, I 100% agree

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    I actually thought FC was fairly awful - I am baffled by the love for it. I would actually rank it LAST among all the X-films, including Wolverine.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    A writer from "The Last Stand"?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Doesn't exactly instill me with confidence. Also, the continuity on these films is just abominable. It's like there's a separate universe for X-Men 1-3, one for Wolverine Origins, and one for First Class. Even 1-3 has issues fitting the films together.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Oh, and if you're going to hire Fassbender again

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...somebody get him a accent coach so he doesn't sound like Paddy O'Flynn, German Jew.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Beast looked too much like a cat

    by Cobb05

    They really need to fix the make-up. The Kelsey Grammer make-up was perfect.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Here's a plot idea...

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    As part of a business class assignment, the gang makes and markets friendship bracelets, but when tensions escalate, Jessie, Kelly, and Slater break off to form their own rival business - Buddy Bands

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    JANUARY JONES CAN'T ACT!! FACT!!!!!

    by Rob

    WOODEN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT SHE IS LAUGHABLE

  • Stop one minority movement to derail all those that follow. Not this cuban missle crisis bunk.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Sahw=Shaw

    by whatevillurks

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Jesus I hate the term "popcorn flick."

    by the new transported man

    There has to be a better term we could use to connote "fun, engaging movie that doesn't require critical thinking." Calling a movie a "popcorn flick" gives the movie a bad name; movie theater popcorn is gross, & only fat nerds & morons eat it.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Fassbender and Bacon aside - the film was a convoluted mess :s

    by marineboy

    When will they learn; too many mutants = mess

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Kinsberg?

    by Bass Ackwards

    That's uninspiring, not a writer just a gun for hire that produces studio schlock. Sounds like the studio is going right back to formula that took the potential of the original series and turned it into The Last Stand.

  • '... it looks like someone at Fox sees the potential REVENUE in these two franchises.'

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Kinsberg?

    by Bass Ackwards

    That's uninspiring. He's not a writer just a toll gun for hire that churns out studio schlock. Vaughn/Singer should be the guys choosin the writing team and shaping the sequel, not Fox. Sounds like we're making the same choices that took the potential of the first two X movies and turned them into X3.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Officially...

    by Itchypanda

    bored with superhero/comic movies. Let's move on and toss the comics aside for awhile.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Leave it

    by KidStellar

    Just reboot the franchise. This movie was the best of all the movies, but the made Erik transform into Magneto and Xavier a cripple too quickly they could have wrapped up the trilogy with these two events rather than do it in the first movie. I would really want to see the franchise rebooted I would have Brad Bird in the directors chair for all three, but I doubt Fox would give him the creative autononmy he would like because he is just getting into Live Action projects, and alsobecause Fox always finds away to fuck their franchises.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    GIVE US SENTINELS FFS!

    by Judge Briggs

    Can we finally see the FUCKING SENTINELS on the big screen? Can we finally see a badass Juggernaut (not that shitty version from X3) ... but a Juggernaut that is fucking huge! Can we finally see Magneto fuck up an entire nation's army? FIRE January Jones NOW! She belongs in porn or along the side of Casper Van Dien in Starship Trooper sequels!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    =GO FUCK YOURSELF=

    by KilliK

    the only good scene in this overrated movie.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    The 70's = Dazzler

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Search your feelings. You know it's true.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    We may have an answer about that magic bullet that killed JFK

    by Acappellaman

    Only Magneto could have made a single bullet do all that damage...

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Fuck this movie

    by Hipshot

    Make a "sacrificial Negro" out of the ONLY black male character onscreen? Out of hundreds and hundreds of people onscreen, they have ONE, and then kill him, and then have the brown woman shacking up with the white guy? They can kiss my ass.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    January Jones went and ruined her only redeeming quality

    by Uncle Pooky

    Bring in Alice Eve.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Simon Kinberg? First Class 2 is fucked.

    by pikazerox

    I thought Bryan Singer had his hands back in this franchise? Why is the asshat who co-wrote X3 getting in on this action? I am genuinely displeased. Oh how I long for the day when Disney/Marvel gets the film rights back.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Nothing like fucking elitist Nerds on this site...

    by Gabe Arellano

    As a fan of the property for more than 20 years I can easily say that I never imagined that we would be living in an age where comic book movies are a genre. It is amazing to me that my kids enjoy these movies as much as i do and are being introduced to characters like Havok and Banshe. Perhaps one of these secondary characters will become their favorite like Wolverine was for me so long ago. All you elitist nerds can talk about is bad special effects and bullshit about some chick who was in a fantastic movie before she was given the role of Mistique. Some of us comic book /movie fans really appreciate the studios that create these properties, others just see one of these movies coming out as an opportunity to bash on how bad some random aspect of the previous installment. Give it a rest why don't ya. Sheesh! Fuck DC, make mine Marvel. Elitist Nerds

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    continuity

    by Nick

    The continuity is all screwed up in the xmen films. Especially between first class and the wolverine movie. These are from an editorial from the site Critiques for Geeks 6/5/11 At the end of First Class, we see the incident that paralyzes Professor X from the waist down. Mind you, this movie takes place in the 60s. In the movie, The Last Stand, the opening scene shows Professor X walking, which is set to be 80s. In the same opening scene in The Last Stand, Xavier and Magneto are still friends. In First Class, they have already went their separate ways. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we also see Professor X standing at the end of the film. Back to the Wolverine movie, during the escape of Three Mile Island, we see Emma Frost as a teenager. In First Class (which happens years before), she is an adult. Of course, they never mentioned her name in the movie, but the actress was credited as "Emma Frost." In the first X-Men movie, Xavier states that his first meeting with Magneto was when they were teenagers. In First Class, they are grown men the first time they meet. In X2, we see Beast in human form. In First Class, we see him transform from human to blue mutant. Unless he was able to transform himself back to human, and decided to turn himself blue again in The Last Stand, that just wouldn't make any sense. First Class establishes that Hank McCoy (Beast) was the one who built Cerebro. In the first movie, Professor X explains that he built it with the help of Magneto. Because it was stated that Magneto helped Professor X construct Cerebro, Magneto was able to build a helmet that was impervious to telepathy. Well in First Class, Magneto merely takes the helmet from Sebastian Shaw. In First Class, during the scene when Xavier uses Cerebro for the first time, we see a young Storm cameo. That would mean Storm in the trilogy should be about 50 years old. I'm sure this was made clearly for fan service, but I'm just sayin'. In The Last Stand, Mystique becomes cured from her mutation, where we see her revert into a brunette. In First Class, she's a blonde. First Class also establishes that her blue form is her "true" form, which means she was born blue. If being "cured" in The Last Stand means she gains a human appearance, I'm going to assume that she had normal skin before her blueish scales. So which one came first? Moira Mactaggert seems to look about the same age in both First Class and The Last Stand, which is set decades apart. There is no Stan Lee cameo. I hate inconsistency. Ruines it for me.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    a fan for 20 years....

    by Righteous Brother

    and still can't spell Mystique.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    weapon_xv

    by Baryonyx

    Couldn't agree more!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I maintain Jennifer Lawrence is, indeed, "chubby"...

    by mdk

    ...She suffers from "late baby fat syndrome" i.e., she's in her 20's and hasn't lost that baby fat yet. There's a scene in the movie where she's walking away with Prof X. She's wearing a miniskirt and the backs of her thighs are like cottage cheese. That, friends, is pure chubbiness. Now she is a talented actress, she was great in Winter's Bone, however, unless they do a Great Lakes Avengers and cast her as Big Bertha, we don't need any chubby superheroines. It remains to be seen whether I'll buy her as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, either. I've seen some stills and it looks like they've finally hired her a trainer, she seems more toned. I just don't, buy her as Mystique. January Jones, however, has a great figure, but couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag armed with a samurai sword. Horrible actress!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    story wrapped up!

    by kusanagiguy

    I like the fact that first class was a self contained tale and not pandering to studios and sequel fodder. It also forces the writers and producers to come up with something fresh as well as not restricting where they can take a story

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    FC was not perfect but it had moments of greatness...

    by wash

    And overall I really liked what they were doing with the look, the tone, the setting, etc. Looking forward to see if they can improve things in the sequel.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    X-Men recipe for success:

    by deelzbub

    Set in mid to late 60's with Professor X, Beast, Iceman, Jean, Cyclops, and Warren? Magneto, Blob, Mastermind, Toad, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch? Old school giant purple Sentinels? I am so there. Anything else will disappoint.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Keep it period, late 60s into the 70s.

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    It's a perfect way to introduce Mr. Sinister to the series.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    X: Men. The Savage Land.

    by hallmitchell

    X men and the world of dinosaurs. Now that is something i want to see. Please can we bring in the X-men we want to see. Wolverine and Mr. Sinister!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    McAvoy, Fassbender & Bacon were great. The rest were so-so to crap.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I found the teenage Mystique to be particularly irritating. Havok & Banshee were okay and their powers were visualized in an interesting way. Beast looked ridiculous after turning blue. BAD design. The rest of the young X-Men and henchmen mutants were totally unmemorable. I know you can't sell an X-Men movie with just Xavier & Magneto in it, but...it would be way cheaper to make. It could be the first art house superhero franchise!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Lawrence

    by MCVamp

    If you like your women to look like heroin addicts or 12-year-old boys...or you've never seen a woman's body up close in real life, that's fine. Jennifer Lawrence is not only normal-bodied, she was an accurate representation of a hot chick in the 60's.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    BTW Emma Frost diamond form

    by MCVamp

    Was the dumbest, lamest gimmick ever and needs to be dropped. In the comics and the movies both...seriously, Emma was a decent character before someone in the 90's thought "you know what she needs? DIAMOND BOOBS."

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I dug it, but

    by blackwood

    I didn't think it was transcendent. Fassbender, McAvoy, Lawrence -- fantastic. I loved that it was a period piece. Beast looked terrible and Banshee has a dumb power that always looked dumb. January Jones was disappointing as one of the most interesting characters in the X-Men universe. But sure, bring on the sequel. Nervous about the writer of LAST STAND coming anywhere near it.

  • He absolutely will not be nazi-ed again mutherfucker.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Last Stand was shit; Keep Kinberg away from the script

    by beetlegeuse

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    @reaperone: Yes you are alone.

    by Playkins

    Just shut the fuck up, moron. The effects were bad?? Ropey Acting? For fucks sake, it was excellent, especially considering what Vaughn had to work with.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    deelzbub : Agreed

    by Playkins

    X-Men: The Next Class: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, Angel. 60's Setting. No Wolverine (although the cameo was great). Vaughn PROVED it will work.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Umm... No Jane Goldman?

    by Lacobus

    Not too happy about this development if true. Her and Vaughn's collaboration on First Class and Kick-Ass have been, well, first class and kick ass.

  • GENIUS idea there, folks at Fox. Jeebus Christo.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    And once Beast transformed, he was an awful, awful character

    by D.Vader

    The makeup/design was terrible, and his character retained nothing of what made Beast/McCoy such a wonderful character. Just a lot of grunts, growls, and fratboy-esque responses if I remember correctly. Just awful.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    The actual Beast transformation, however, was a great scene.

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Simon Kinberg also wrote Mr. And Mrs. Smith...

    by D.Vader

    A movie which I find to have a horrible ending, and so it derails the entire movie for me. I have never had a desire to revisit it, other than for a few scenes of Angelina Jolie in certain wardrobe choices. The entire third act is so amateurish. In case you couldn't tell, I *really* don't like this guy.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Alex Summers/Havoc

    by the new transported man

    Probably the worst X-character in the movie. Wooden acting, dumb lines. Man, the more I think about this movie the more angry I get. If I keep thinking about it I might be able to move that satellite dish. Oh wait, that's the place "between anger & peace", so, mild irritation? My powers are strongest when I'm in rush hour traffic.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn

    by Tacoloft

    Great Director - should continue to get more attention and respect.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Philip Seymour Hoffman as Harry Leland...

    by MCVamp

    I mean, if Magneto isn't the villain, of course. But Leland is a good underused character that Hoffman could turn into something special.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Too soon?

    by heylookoverthere

    One little tidbit from that conversation included what the opening sequence of the X-Men: First Class sequel might be: “I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto.” http://collider.com/simon-kinberg-x-men-first-class-sequel/124547/

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    heylookoverthere...

    by MCVamp

    Gene Rodenberry would have loved that.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Days of Future Past

    by fistmagnet

    that is all.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Of course there will be another X-Men film

    by thelordofhell

    Fox doesn't want the rights to revert back to Marvel.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    You already highlighted the problem with a sequel

    by Keith

    First Class ended too quickly. They should have hinted at Magneto's rift with Xavier, and of bad things to come, but kept the partnership intact at the end of the movie. Surely everyone wanted to see more of Magneto as a hero on the brink before he went off on his own (which could have happened in the second or third movie.)

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    cast ARIA GIOVANNI as witchfire

    by maxgod

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Will January Jones boobs be in the sequel?

    by SmokingRobot

    Because while she may have phoned in her performance her visual stimulators were quite effective.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I think Fox really only cares about Wolverine...

    by MCVamp

    Which is why they wanted First Class wrapped up. If it flopped, they'd concentrate on Wolverine for now...that's where the money is. Then they'd reboot when Jackman got long in the tooth. Fox sucks. I hear they're working on Daredevil and FF again just because they don't want to lose the rights. Yet they can't make a good movie out of those properties! Either let them go or at least partner with Marvel to put them in the overall Universe.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    "Erik Lehnsherr: Nazi Hunter"

    by thepentaveret

    That's the movie I want to see.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    "Second Class?"

    by JonQuixote

    I'd like to see a sequel that focuses on the formation of the original team, even if it means throwing out the continuity of the earlier X-Men movies. Scott, Jean, Hank, Warren, Bobby - the real "First Class." Maybe there could be a "battle" for Jean or Scott, with both Xavier and Magneto competing for the loyalties. Or just Magneto: Nazi Hunter for 2 hours. That'd work too. Fassbender was amazing - he reminded me of a steelier Kevin Kline.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    More X-Men First Class?!

    by Alincia

    YES PLEASE! Erik and Charles were amazing, I can't wait to see more of them.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    X Men Low class

    by Jorge Ramirez

    I hate that no matter who´s directing the discourse of the movie is always the same, and it is always gay. Someone take the superhero movies away from Brian Singer

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Anyone who ranks First Class last of the X-Men films...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Is full of shit. X3 was over the top horrible. Why break the bridge off and only have fifty mutants with you? Why not lift a boat over? Then you don't give the military easy access to attack you from behind. Wolverine was a blatant attack by suits to ruin the storyline and make Wolverine a pussy asshole. First Class was fucking Citizen Kane compared to those movies. A sequel would be really easy. A big bad threat reconnects Prof. X and Mags... I'd pay to see it if the same team comes together.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck all of you.

    by TopHat

    The real reason why FIRST CLASS was made is because 20th Century Fox was going to lose the rights to the X-Men if they didn't make another X-Men movie. More importantly to them, that would have also meant they would lose the rights to Wolverine, and, thereby, lose Hugh Jackman to play him. That's it. THAT'S the reason why they made a prequel: It wasn't to "give something back to the fans" or some other bullshit. Its because if they didn't use the same characters, that is to say, if they did an honest-to-God reboot, it would have been a violation of their contract to make X-Men movies. AICN and other film fan sites, of course, did not report any of this and continue not to. Which is absolutely impugnate, in my opinion; this ongoing refusal to speak ill of anything involving the studios' ways of adapting these properties, does nothing but continue to give us mediocre films. Its not just the blind eye given to the legal and financial reasons why a studio makes its decisions, but also HOW the studio actually makes the movies: Vaughn was given less than a year to make FIRST CLASS. Ratner and Singer were also given unbelievably short times to create the other X-Men films as well. Of course, this is hardly reported and brushed aside as if it should be common practice to treat an adaptation of the most popular comic in the world, not to mention an already successful movie franchise, this way. I'm sick of the Singer/Donner X-Men. This version of the comics has been going on for more then eleven years now. Think about that. Eleven years. Eleven years of the same characters and storylines. What pisses me off more than anything is the complacent acceptance the supposed film and comic fans have taken towards these adaptations. These are NOT X-Men films. They are Logan and Eric movies. They've been made so that you're not even cheering for the X-Men. You're either rooting for Logan, or, even Eric. Xavier is treated like a stereotypical weak "Liberal" and the characters used for the "X-Men" feel as if they've just stepped out of a SyFy channel Americanized version of a hit British Sci-Fi show. The "powers" of the mutants look less impressive than the special effects you'd find on a original premium cable show and the use of the Martin Luther King/Malcolm X/Nazi/Jews/Gay rights analogy preaching is so routine and unoriginal a kindergarten student would scream "*I've* already figured out this shit!" Stop making excuses for these films. I'm sure you can type out indepth analyses about the comparisons between the comics and movies, pointing out how similar in "tone" they are or how they are trying to acknowledge the same things. I'm confident that you can write dissertations stating how badass Wolverine and Eric actually are and why they SHOULD be made the focal points of the adaptations even though movie "Logan" is a six-foot-two guy with muscles who has trouble beating up a naked Victoria's Secret model and a five-foot-three Kelly Hu and the mutant power of controlling metal is not as interesting as being able to control the weather, create ice out of thin air or possess the mental capacity to end all of human life in a second. You're wrong. These movies are horrible. I want better ones. I don't want fucking indie X-MEN movies made in less then a year with the same budget of the craft service table on the set of a TRANSFORMERS film. I want more respect given to these adaptations. And as long as you lazy, spoiled, complacent fucks keep going to see these Singer/Donner crapfests, I'll never get them. I am the 99%. OccupyXMen begins here.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    never liked vaughn. bring in HERZOG!

    by therootstheroots

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    A Sequel To X-MEN: FIRST CLASS? Yes please.

    by AsimovLives

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Lockheed or GTFO. Punk mid 80's versions of the

    by Dennis_Moore

    girls, wearing aerobics gear, poofy blue sleeves and mask on Shadowcat. Pink Nimrod. Tattoo-faced, "Hound," Rachel. Magneto the new leader.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Anyone watching the X-Men anime on G4?

    by Michael Lunney

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Well, I think it deserved a sequel, it was 2/3 great.

    by notspock2

    They really shot themselves in the spinal cord by making the allegiances at the end of the film (and xaviers legs) match where they were at the beginning of the first X-men... Totally unnecessary to rush things the way they did.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Anyone watching the X-Men anime on G4?

    by Michael Lunney

    I am finding that very entertaining - great detailed background artwork and very atmospheric settings. Tophat- sort of well said - no one has made the great X-Men film yet that is begging to be made. Just film what is already in the comics. 'Nuff said.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    notspock2

    by AsimovLives

    I agree, the ending rushed too much. The stuff at the last ten minutes should be the stuff that should had happened in the whole duration of a second movie. It was a strange decision.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Simon Kinberg ?

    by PTSDPete

    God help us all

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Funny really

    by david starling

    There is no scope for a Blade Runner sequel - but plenty of scope for a First Class sequel!! I guess its a case of one film telling a perfect story with no need for questions, and the respective other answering the "what next?" question. Make it so!!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Where are the fucking reviews of the new Regenesis titles?

    by DOGSOUP

    Wolverine and the X-Men was fantastic. I haven't read Uncanny X-Men yet but other places who give a rats ass had reviews that said it was worth the hoopla. AICN Comics, what the fuck guys?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    70's How about The Kent State Massacre?

    by mukhtabi

    That or have the mutants involved in Wounded Knee. OMG that could be the awesome if Erik and Charles squared off at the siege of Wounded Knee! Make it so!!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    X-Men 5: First Class Part 2

    by smackfu

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by J. Cunning

    X-Men:First class 2: Class Dismissed! That is hilarious! Iwontwin

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I want the sequel to bomb

    by Nerd Rage

    Just so Fassbender could be available to play Bruce Wayne in the inevitable Batman reboot.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Xavier and Magneto competing for loyalties

    by David Cloverfield

    jonquixote, that's a great idea. A way to reintroduce us some characters we already know. Movie Cyclops is boring as hell for example, but if we show him being torn between the two fractions he could shine (in the comics he is the guy right in the middle I think, at least lately with his "Let's try to live together but with a Zero Tolerance on Fucking With Mutants policy") and Jean's insane power levels can come into play without she turning into super-Carrie. Since the continuity is screwed up a thousand ways just throw in some Iceman, Colossus and Nightcrawler goodness (and some Dazzler if it's indeed the 70's) and it could be the stuff of legend.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    The major problem with First Class...

    by tailhook

    was that they wrapped everything up at the end. Its just like Fox, take something that could have been a trilogy and instead blow your wad in a single film. They could have spent 3 movies across multiple eras detailing the fight between Xavier/Magneto vs The Hellfire Club, ultimately leading to Magneto turning 'to the dark side', killing Shaw, and ending up in charge of the remnants of THC. Instead? You got all that blown in a single film and there is absolutely 0 reason to turn in for a sequel. None. We've seen Xavier vs Magneto in the first 3 films and know how that turns out, so having that in these new films is just going to be redundant and a been there/done that.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Also, Chris Bachalo is still kicking ass --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- with his pencils.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Why in God's name would you move it to the 70s???

    by moondoggy2u

    For the love of all that is holy, pick up EXACTLY where the film left off. Magneto has clearly set up a team to help him in his quest for mutant superiority and its up to Xavier to create a school/team to counter Magneto's school and team. This whole approach would allow the story to CONTINUE with its MLK v. Malcom X approach AND mirror the cold war between USA and USSR. As for the backdrop villain? I would suggest that they continue the James Bond villain them that they were aping with BAcon's character by depicting some sort of Super Secret US or USSR (or both) instillation run by some super scientists/mutants that build...SENTINALS!! Maybe not gigantor sentinals or even robotic ones(most likely be forced to go with budget-friendly infiltrator types), but it would still allow them to depict assinations and unrest that would, of course, let them further mirror the 60s. JFK assassination? Sentinal got him. blah blah blah. Yeah, I know that sentinal idea is pretty lame and derivative, but thats been pretty much every villain-and-his-plot in these rather cheap X-men films. Alls I'm saying that they should STAY in the more interesting 60s and pick up where they left off. FIrst movie ended there, its sequel should begin there. Anything else is yet ANOTHER sequel that will be mostly origin story for a new team in a new setting and will be completely unnecessary Then again, I'm getting so burnt out on comic book films and prequels that I'm finding nearly all of it redundant and dull. So take my opinions with a TRUCKLOAD of salt ;)

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Goddamn it--thas SentinEL, not sentinal. oh well

    by moondoggy2u

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Hopefully a sequel will make FC fit with the other films

    by TheSecondQuest

    The only problems with FC is that it doesn't mesh with X1 or X2 by itself, and requires a sequel to explain the continuity problems (Xavier not knowing about Magneto's helmet, Magneto helping build Cerebro, old Xavier walking, Magneto and Xavier seemingly working together when recruiting Jean, etc). But, with a sequel and those bumps smoothed over, things could fit nicely.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Loved First Class, but broke continuity

    by Jay Eyler

    If you want a reboot, First Class is great. But it messed up elements of the first trilogy, such as Charles and Erik discovering Jean Grey together as middle-aged men, but still friends. Magneto (greatest Marvel villain ever) has already manifested by end of Class. Not a biggie to me, since it's all randomly missing canon anyway, but just one of those little splinters along the way.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Vaughn or someone mentioned that...

    by Shermdawg

    ...they wanted to start the sequel with Magneto being involved in the JFK assassination, and they wanted to use Cable. Given Laura Shuler-Donner has said she wants to do Days of Futures Past, it kinda sounds like that might be what we're gonna get.

  • Hell yes. And while I just finished Uncanny #1 and we're on the subject of possible sequel villains: Sinister anyone?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    oh and Stephen Lang for Cable

    by DOGSOUP

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I liked 1st class more than I thought I would

    by darthSaul666

    But it did have a lot of the throwing of shit on a wall to see what would stick... Fortunately it a lot of it stuck well... Would still like it if Marvel/Disney had the rights though... I finished reading Days of Futures Past and Reed Richards is a main player in the story... So any real hope of any kind of true adaptation is basically lost....

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    This can work except...

    by Sithtastic

    ...I am not thirlled at all with the addition of Simon Kinberg. Use the same writing team. This series can work if we accept it as a reboot. Set it in the 70's and give us Sentinels. Bring in characters like say Dazzler and perhaps Polaris. This could open the door to re introduce the team a la Giant Size X-Men number 1.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    X-Men:First Class:II:Part Two:2:Too:Dos:Deux

    by Tom

    Attack of the Colons

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    dogsoup-X Men reviews

    by KCViking

    check Wednesdays news.There's a video with a review of X-Men #1 and a few of the assholes have a podcast where they review Wolverine and the X-men.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    by KCViking

    are in wednesdays comics section.There's a video portion and a audio podcast.

  • Imagine that. Dark, gritty and rated R or close to it.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    magneto: the national socialist killer

    by Minotaur7

    would it be like DEFIANCE? "Nothing is impossible, what the x-men has just done is impossible!"

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    X-Men: Recess!

    by tangcameo

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Thanks kcviking!

    by DOGSOUP

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Count Nefaria/new team/death of Thunderbird

    by BiggusDickus

    Make it so!

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    And an 'Alpha Flight' movie too, please.

    by BiggusDickus

    Mainly for Aurora and Snowbird...

  • Sure it didn't achieve both Thor and Cap's numbers, but it had great elements from Magneto hunting Nazi war criminals during his quest for vengeance, to the events that led to both Xavier and Eric choosing "sides". Bacon did a fine job as Shaw and the Jackman cameo was worth the price of admission. To put it simply, despite my skepticism the film lived up to my expectations. I rank it above Thor but below Cap. Another hit from Vaughn.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Re: Villain For FIRST CLASS DEUX

    by ArmageddonProductions

    They should totally adapt the double-sized Claremont/Cockrum issue where the X-Men fought Dracula (it was a "Tomb Of Dracula" crossover, no Blade or Hannibal King, though), or, failing that, the "ROM: Spaceknight" or "Obnoxio the Clown" crossover issues. Or go apeshit and do the Brood storyline, which would be awesome in that it would have Dazzler AND allow Fox to recycle all their PROMETHEUS FX.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Any sequal will be X2- The Re-hash

    by McFlyWalker

    If Fox feel the need to keep the existing continuity-and the Jackman cameo, makeup, locations, etc suggests they do-any follow on story will have to show the two sides forging an uneasy alliance, just as they did in X2. Since Fox have used Magneto as the villian before, they may go a non-mutant route, just as they did in X2. They can even include new mutants, like "discovering" Jean Grey, Scott Summers, etc & have them decide which side to join, just as they did in X2. Essentially, the best thing Fox can do is acknowledge First Class as a reboot, thtow double the budget at it, as they know they will get the return & turn out a decent, well rounded story for once. NB: If Fox have the rights to Marvel's mutant properties, is this the reason that we won't get Wasp in any Avengers flick?

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    "best thing Fox can do is acknowledge First Class as a reboot"

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I disagree. Admittedly, the movie has continuity issues and snags when compared to the other films in the franchise......But overall it still roughly fits into the timeline/framework of the other movies. Mystique maintains her famous scaly blue look, Hugh is still Wolverine, Beast is still an early member and there is still wiggle room to maneuver Scott, Jean & Storm into the years following the events of 1st class. Yeah they have to fudge it a bit here and there, but to me they clearly did this to maintain some continuity with the other flicks. The reason why I say NO to X-men 1st class as the reboot is because I'd rather they play in this sandbox longer. That way maybe one day we can get a true reboot and an X-men first class type flick that actually features the REAL first class of XMen. In other words - save the reboot for a balls out true reboot that follows the comics a little closer and where recasting is done across the board with actors signed to multi-picture deals.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Why isn't Vaughn writing it?

    by Yelsaeb

    More importantly, why is a screwball who worked on Last Stand writing it? I've got a bad feeling about this.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I Wish Matt Vaughn Hadn't Dropped Out of X3

    by ass clown

    Matthew Vaughn is a solid director and he can make damn good films on a quick schedule. Most impressively, the man found a way to film an X-Men movie with pretty adult subject matter under the watch of the Fox Studios power crazed movie execs. I thought for sure that Fox would find a way to fuck up both First Class and Rise of the Apes, but surprisingly, both films were pretty solid. Granted, I was more into Nazi hunting Magneto more than the whole X-Men unit and I still had a lot of issues with the film, but its still good. To be honest, Rise of the Apes may have even been better than First Class, but its tough to gauge as my expectations for First Class were medium and my expectations for Apes were well below zero. I say make the sequels, keep the writers and directors in place, and you just may have something. I don't believe Fox will be able to resist turning the sequels into toy commercials instead of movies, but I have a ray of hope based on the quality of these prequels. Oh yeah, Fuck Harold and Kumar, fuck Puss in Boots, fuck In Time, and fuck most of whatever else is playing with the Exceptions of Take Shelter and Rum Diary.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Return Fassbender, MacAvoy, and Matthew Vaughn.

    by JDanielP

    That is my best advice.

  • Nov. 6, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    agree on the Jennifer Lawrence comment

    by SmokingRobot

    More, please.

  • Nov. 6, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    RE: Days of Future Past

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    Hell yes. Bishop FTW.

  • Nov. 7, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    First Class was excellent......

    by TheFifthCylon

    But I'd prefer an X-Men 4 (or 5, I guess since First Class was technically X-Men 1 and the 2000 film is now Part 2, etc)

  • Nov. 7, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Screw X-Men... I wanna see...

    by Dazz

    X-Force!