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Quint makes a case for Days of Future Past in X-Men: First Class sequel!

Published at: Jan. 31, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here adding on to a story that hit yesterday.

Matthew Vaughn did what most of us thought was impossible under the current Fox administration: He made a great X-Men movie! And a prequel no less. Even with the deck stacked against him he cast the movie about as well as you could cast it (McAvoy and Fassbender alone would qualify as being labeled inspired) and directed the hell out of the movie.

They've been talking about the possibility of a sequel since First Class hit with good Box Office numbers and outstanding critical acclaim and now Fox has made it official. Fox has announced that Vaughn returns with producers Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg as well as the entire cast (as you can read here). 

That means more Magfassbender, which means more happy dancing in the geek community. No word on a storyline, but there was some idle talk from the team about possibly opening the film with the Kennedy assassination. Will they go for it, blaming the magic bullet on Magneto, or back off what's certain to be a fairly controversial scene if they actually do film it?

Here's what I'd love to see: Of course, I'd love for Vaughn to finally get some Sentinels in, especially if they're awesome '60s robots, but I wonder if they can go that big and not butt heads with Singer's trilogy? That's why they should do the Days of Future Past storyline, pull a JJ Abrams Star Trek and branch off the First Class timeline from the Singer films and then they can do whatever awesomeness they want (and maybe in a few years right the horrible wrong that was Brett Ratner's interpretation of the Dark Phoenix Saga). Oh, if they go that way we get Sentinels for sure, they can bring in Hugh Jackman as Wolvie again (how fun would it be to see him kick ass in the robopocalypse?) and make nerds all over the world die with raging geek-boners.

Just a thought.

No matter what, though, I'm very happy to see the team returning. Will Jane Goldman also return to co-write? I hope so because while Simon Kinberg surely can't shoulder all the responsibility for X3, it's enough to make me slightly less confident if he's the only writer on the project.

What do you folks think?

-Eric Vespe
”Quint”
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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Sequel to a prequel

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    No thanks on Wolverine...

    by Karl Childers

    We'll have Wolverine and His Amazing X-Friends again.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Win Win Win

    by Jazzmaverickjim

    First Class was tremendous, Very Good news for this miserable winters day.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Is it too late to kill January Jones' contract?

    by Karl Childers

    Or is she wanting a second child with Vaughn?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Will January Jones be invited back?

    by Rufus_T_Firefly

    It would be a heartwarming to see Matthew Vaughn spending some quality time with his kid on the set.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    bring in CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE as a young Cable, and I'm SOLD!!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Great News, But...

    by DJEagles11

    ...January Jones was one frigid bitch! If I were to recast anyone, it would be her! Holy Hell. Not bad to look at, but can't act worth shit.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    prequel prequel

    by eleikus

    I want a prequel prequel... that is... More Magneto traveling the world killing Nazis in badass fashion. Those were the best parts of First Class IMO.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Wolverine

    by lUIS pRIETO

    Yup, as long as they stay away from bringing in Wolverine and keeping it "fresh" they should be OK. But knowing Hollywood, they want to pump out garbage and make a quick buck... so i see Wolverine coming and making it his movie, just as he did with the sequels to Singer's original

  • Seriously, Quint? I love your articles, but the impression you leave with this one sentnece is that you DIDN'T see the movie. They basically buried the Singer trilogy and it's pretty evident they made no bones about it. Go give the movie another viewing (and I say that with affection), because it's clear this is something entirely new and different. Peace

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Just saw 1st class 2 days ago.

    by ZOMBRE

    I initially skipped it in the theatre because it messed with the canon too much for this X-men fan. Figured I'd netflix it later. Mystique in the original X-men team? No thanks. No cyclops? Not thanks. The changes seemed so weird and odd. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie. The cinematography was amazing. Look at every shot. The movie is friggin' beautiful. Erik and Charles were really charismatic. I love that it's set in the 60's. I loved Hugh Jackman's cameo. I spit up my wine all over the place. I'm happy to see a sequel. I just wish it was more like the comics. I just hope we don't have Kraven The Hunter or Galactus as kids joining the team in the sequel.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    They already have butted heads with Singers films

    by Logan_1973

    Alternate timeline or not, they have really made a mess of the X men.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Zombre

    by tim hager

    You skipped the film because "it messed with the canon too much for this X-men fan"? Jesus, it's a movie. The comics are comics. Different creators are allowed different interpretations. It's OK. Not every version of Hamlet is set in Denmark. You're gripping too tight. Enjoy life more.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Days Of Future Past....Kate Pryde???

    by Mike Holdbrook

    Great idea, but would have loved Ellen Page (Great Actress!) to go back in time....won't fit the prequal's timeline though. Or would it.....

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    kennypowers

    by ZOMBRE

    I'm not upset or anything. Did you the read the part where

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    thekennypowersexperience

    by ZOMBRE

    Did you read the part the part where I decided to Netflix it? I just wasn't excited about what I saw in the trailers. That doesnt mean Im not enjoying life. Yeesh!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    X-Men: Second Class should be

    by Horgy

    "Dazzler: The Movie." Set it in the Swinging-Disco-Late 70's/early-80's and make a huge allegory for the whole early AIDS epidemic, with everyone fearing that muties caused AIDS or some other disease.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    teribble writing #2

    by KinoEye

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    No interested

    by gus

    would of liked a X4...as i recalled there was a scene after the (awful)X3 credits that set the stage for X's return and magnetos powers returning...With the obvious exception of 3 i thought they nailed the xmen with the casting and tone....i think there was alot more fun to be had with that group

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I want late-60s dark killer hippies and acid trips

    by melonman

    Mutants on acid messing with the longhairs. Woodstock, Altamont, Manson. But, hell, no matter what direction they go in I have a feeling I'll like it (hope, hope, hope).

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Zombre

    by Karl Childers

    REAL men drink beer during superhero movies but I agree with the rest of what you said.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    my idea... bring in Bishop AND Mr. Sinister

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    since the prequel is messed with the continuity (but only because the continuity has been fucked since the 1st movie). because of this, the prequel tried to fit in with the X-verse and Wolvie-verse already established. so, bring in Bishop, a time-traveling mutant who is trying to prevent the "X-Men" movies from happening. because of him, this could create the new more accurate continuity also... bring in Mr. Sinister because he is the shit for some reason to me PS: Days of Future Past is a stupid idea for a movie. it would be essentially pointless to the grand scheme of things (unless it was a tv show based off the movies, then fuck yea) PPS: but if X-MEN can get a show, I rather them just do Age of Apocalypse

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    X-Men First Class sucked

    by Rupee88

    I can't believe anyone thought it was good, much less great.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Why does everyone think this movie is so great?

    by ChickenStu

    It wasn't awful - but it wasn't exactly groundbreaking either.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    If I was making X-Men 4...

    by vadakinX

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/moviewhatifs/news/?a=51221 I wrote this thing a while back. A plot for two X-films set after The Last Stand that would bring Sentinels and Genosha into the story, cast Sinister as the villain (with Apocalypse lying in wait) and most importantly, would completely undo X3 without pretending it never existed (though looking at First Class, I think it actually ignores X3). I even managed to get a version of the Legacy virus in there.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Do Future Past

    by djr

    You don't need Kitty. It really doesn't matter which X-Men it is who goes back in time. Could be a gray-furred Kelsey Grammer taking over his younger self. Or Emma Frost. Set it in the 70s. Shuffle the bland First Class X-Men: Beast, Dazzler, Emma (recast), Sunfire, Thunderbird, young Storm, young Cyclops. Magneto is working in the background, but the brotherhood attempts to assassinate Kennedy: Mystique, Destiny (Helen Mirren?), Blob, Avalanche, Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch. In the future, you could have older Beast, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Kitty, Magneto, "Franklin," Emma, etc. battling Sentinels in the future, and RUNNING OUT OF TIME. In the end, Mystique fails but Kennedy is assassinated by a "magic bullet." Magneto.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    It would be great to see a age of Apocalpse movie but we all know i

    by Cedric Ford

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I still haven't watched the hell of it yet.

    by Mickster_Island

    Needa get on that

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    it will alienate non comic book fans

    by Cedric Ford

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    it will alienate non comic book fans

    by Cedric Ford

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Bishop's time travel plotline...

    by Karl Childers

    ....would be the perfect excuse to have the Jheri curled mullet.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    X-MEN: FIRST CLASS was the best comic book movie last year.

    by magazoid

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    karl childers

    by ZOMBRE

    Hahaha! Thanks. But seriously. Is it a crime to want to see your favorite comics and their world come to life? Not every friggin' detail but First Class went a little too far for my tastes. I mean I did make it a point to see it. I'm a nerd for christ sakes. Nerds love seeing all those details and ideas that made the comics good in the 1st place. Yes it was a good film. It just felt like watching your favorite sports team almost win the game.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    also... NO ONE LIKED LOST FLASHSIDEBACKTHING IN THE LAST SEASON

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    and they spent 5 years falling in love with those characters... I dont think alternate realities would work in a 2 movie when they cant even do that shit right in a 20+ episode season with that said, Days of Future Past is a very shitty idea

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Jesus...

    by Richard

    I'm glad the internet and AICN weren't around when the first TMNT movie came out. OMG. they've got different colored bandanas!!!1111one!!111! they're supposed to be all red! this movie will be crap!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    but TMNT was crap

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I love the Turtles, but besides Raph screaming damn over and over, the movie wasnt really good compared to the Secret of the Ooze... I prefer my movies to have ninja dance numbers... PS: But its nice to see Sam Rockwell being a Foot Soldier

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    What am I missing with First Class

    by sambafreak13

    I thought that movie was mediocre at best..some pretty bad dialog and acting along the way...just didn't do anything for me. Love X1 and LOVED X2. Someone explain to me all of the love for FC, cuz I just don't get it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    No alternate timelines

    by Jake Pantlin

    To me, that is just lazy writing. It will feel like they are ripping off Star Trek. X-Men 3 happened. Fanboys need to stop crying and deal with it. Work with what it was, and make a better sequel for part 4.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    forget the singer-verse

    by Leigh Meacham

    X2 was the only decent movie out of the original 3. Last Stand was a bad idea. As for first class, it was a good reboot, but it need the original first class (cyclops, marvel girls, beast, iceman and angel). Cyclops has had a raw deal since the first movie. Beast was good in X3, but great in First class. Angel, Warren not the stripper version, needs to be in a movie for more then 10 minutes. As for Wolverine, just focus on his own movie. We need what was saw at the beginning of X2 when strykers troops attacked the school. I know a rated R film will be ruled out so the kids can see it, but we need a decent Wolverine movie with the claws unleashed and not clipped. Finally we need a new bad guy that isn't magneto. He worked well in X2 and first class because he was the enemy of the enemy, but Apocalypse, sinister or sentinals would be great adversaries for Magneto to team up with Xavier one more time!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Does that mean McKellen and Fassbender in the same film?

    by Phimseto

    With McKellen playing future Magneto?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Too expensive and too depressing

    by Nerd Rage

    Sorry Quint but this won't happen anytime soon.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    DJR: Whoa! I like the idea of Helen Mirren as DESTINY...

    by Daytripper69

    Make it happen, Fox.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    I watched X2 last night...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    and if they want to really keep the continuity, they need to make Fassbender's Mag be a little more gay. because McKellen sure did play Mag like a drag queen PS: I kinda forgot how good X2 was... but I still liked X3 over it

  • ....Love to see this as a basis for an X-Men story (I don't remember much Magneto action in it but i haven't read it for a long while-have to rectify that this weekend-I do remember the future battle, the death of Storm, Collosus's rage and battle with hordes of Sentinals where he to dies. Wolverine's death, lots of iconic moments ripe for movie making. The present day story too..damn, i think it's just wishful thinking but if the studio had the balls to try this it'd work...IT'D WORK I TELL YEE!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    JFK should be assasinated because he's revealed to be a mutant

    by Nerd Rage

    Mutants should be drafted into a war and others start to rebel which allows the government to start a sentinel program. This shit writes itself.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Days of Future Past...

    by Karl Childers

    ...would have to be a mini-series or a trilogy in it's own right to make it work.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    have logan in the movie trying to decide whos side hes on.

    by vulturess

    and then have logan trying to decide whos side hes on so he can decide whos side hes on.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I got the best idea.

    by Karl Childers

    Have Fox make a shitty movie again so it flops, the rights revert back to Marvel, and we get the reboot we all want.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I DON'T GET THE LOVE

    by PatientZer0

    For First Class, or for Hugh Jackman's version of Wolverine. First Class, though good, was NOT "great", imho. When they focused on Xavier and Erik, it was awesome. Any scene with January Jones and Kevin bacon was painful...they are 2 of the most wooden and uninteresting actors working today. Any scene that focused on the 'X Men' was wasted time, as none of them were compelling. Additionally (And I'm usually not one to be slavish about sticking to source material) the change of 'First Classers' away from Ice man, Beast, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Angel I think was a detriment. The other kids and their powers were, quite frankly, boring. Finally, I don't get the love for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. It is a completely different character from the comics. He's too tall, too well spoken, too "in control". And in the second film, when he cries about Jean Grey, and doesn't rip his way through the jet to jump down into the water and save her, is NOT Logan.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Days of Future Past would rock

    by NightArrows

    But under the current administration and direction, and if First Class is any indication of things to come, it won't be worth the effort in seeing it (despite the love this film gets).

  • I just have some robot thing in me that forces my hand

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    logan 1973...

    by K-Gin

    So the movies are just like the comic now :) I don't mind that they messed with certain things when looking at the movie as a whole and having Magneto leave along with a few others to form the brotherhood. It was a good movie and would prefer if they continued with its momentum rather than being too concerned with the trilogy. Would it have been great if they stayed with the original team from the comic? yes, but I don't think you would have gotten as good of a story without still having to make some big changes to the lore. So I am just going to look forward to what they come up with next. If it has actual sentinels (not just a head suspended from a crane)...all the better!

  • Daniel Day Lewis is Doctor Doom. Micheal Fassbender is Mr. Fantastic. In a James Cameron film. The Fantastic Four VS Galactus. Make this and watch in wide eyed terror as a marvel comic becomes the number 1 movie in history.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    But would it? It might not be that popular. Could backfire

    by UltraTron

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Nah. It would be awesome

    by UltraTron

  • Wolverine is the most fucked brain in the history of comics. Just been rebooted and erased so many times. How come every single memory doesn't heal perfectly? He can grow back from a drop of blood for crying out loud. If any memory survived at all then all of them should. Or he should be an adult baby after that and just shit himself

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    it isn't comics' First Class. Time to let it go.

    by oisin5199

    Really. We've been hearing these complaints for a long time. Yes, it would have been better if they had gone for the full on reboot and done the original lineup. But it does give us a chance to meet some new characters. Because really, this is about Erik and Charles. To me, it didn't really matter who the kids were. But I do hope we get a good strong new student character in the middle of things next time. Who should it be?

  • I am still pissed at how they basically made the black mutants either dead bait or a stripper/bad guy. I have no desire to see another lame x-men movie. Why not have a pimp mutant with a prostitute sidekick bad guy. Ugh.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Gotta cast a new wolverine if he's to be used

    by shaft478

    Hugh Hackman as wolverine sucked and was my least favorite part of the first 2 movies. Wolverine just doesn't work as the biggest guy on the team. And they played him as a total pussy.

  • Pick a decade, pick a team, and just go with it! X-Men Movies have the most porous team line up imaginable and it's starting to get annoying! If you had a character that was around during the "trench coat / utility pocketed" 90s then that makes them an X-Man, right? Or the big hair cyberpunk Storm 80s, or the Clairemont 70s, I don't care - just pick 5 or 6 dudes and stick with it!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Say what you will about Jackman/Wolverine

    by DynamixRo

    But that cameo in First Class was amazing.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Why leave the 60's? The 60's were dark as fuck!!!

    by Jobacca

    You've got the Kennedy assassination,the death of MLK,the Kent State Riot(that may have been early 70's). There was some dark ass shit going down in the late 60's-early 70's. I wanna learn that Neil Armstrong was a mutant! I wanna see Magneto tripping balls at Woodstock man!!! I want it all!!!!! I want to see Professor X and Lieutenant Dan meet up in rehab!!!! And fall in love!!!! Wait....what???

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Jackman - Wolverine

    by KelVarnson

    The best thing in the 3 x-men movies along with Patrick Stewart. And Mystique.......Halle Berry ain't bad to look at.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    How is it any different than Marvel screwing up the comics?

    by twogunjames

    If you're a long time reader of X-men you will know that marvel created all manner of fucked up alternate timelines, and even in the "original" time line, they have made some very odd choices, and created plenty of paradox laden stories. I liked First Class more than anything Singer did, with the exception of Wolverine in the first film, his films were pretty good, but First Class bordered on greatness.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    if we ignore X-men 3, First Class works with Singer's films

    by sunwukong86

    The Jean Grey flashback in X-3 screws everything up.

  • The mind reals at the potential for this, New additions Cyclops(the lead from kick ass would be perfect,and he can actually act, Storm:black leather skimpy punk attire,white Mohawk,the rest is history Beast :done properly: this time,he,s not supposed 2 be gay(im learning at u singer,we get it,u like cock,ugh) and can he finally be the happy,eloquent "bounding blue beast that we love) Cable(this could be awesome if they handled this well,he wouldn't be on the team per say,more like a shadowy figure that come 2 xaivers aid at the right time,he should be the boba fett of this film,in terms of screentime,a tease of the madness 2 come kinda feel Villains: Apocalypse:every xfan wants this 2 happen,but will the producers listen? it easy money all around if they wise up 2 recognize the shear awesomeness of this character,hell u could even combine sinister with apocalypse if u wanted, provided it doesn't feel like a tacked- on after thought, while taking the time 2 mystify the audience and alluding and fleshing out the idea that sinister is far more than what he seems,being that both characters are shape shifters and practically immortal,its not 2 much of a stretch to conceive a way 2 make it work. in short..a walking mind fuck,,but not quite a muggufin Juggernaut:god, i lov this guy,it was critically stupid that the makers(Donner,Winter Rothman, penn, ratner doesn't count) of x3 didn't even mention that he was xaivers brother;i think the actual body suit/straps was fine,just get rid the brown leotard(give him those nolan bane paramilitary slacks or something similar that doesn't make him look like a live Acton he-man toy,lastly the way his ability were realized was just awefull, no if u want a full on reboot of him make him a puppet/cgi mix,,he should look monstrous,about as big as he looked on marvel vs capcom..now that would be impressive

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Wolverines cameo was awesome.

    by V'Shael

    We're allowed one FUCK in a PG-13... give it here...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Quint i'm on board!

    by obi12kenobi

    Seriously that sounds like a great idea. I loved first class but my big issue was that it had to tie into the inferior sequels. Why they just didn't start with a clean slate i don't know. Wait is it because the studios are run by chicken shit motherfuckers who don't even consider the smallest risks?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Wolverine's cameo was good but...

    by obi12kenobi

    ...when i was watching it on the big screen with my 6 year old daughter (she loved it by the way) my jaw hit the floor at that scene. I mean who would've expected an f-bomb in an xmen movie?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    worrying about continuity with this series makes no sense

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    X-Men has gone through more permutations and continuity twists without a full and total retcon than any comic I can think of. And that's without even dealing with the titles that are supposed to be outside continuity. These are the facts, and the main reason I don't read X-Men. They just can't keep shit straight.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    2 things

    by Judge Briggs

    1.) Recast Emma Frost. I am pretty sure the entire community agrees on this! January Jones was the worst. 2.) FUCKING GIVE US SENTINELS FINALLY! FFS We've had a decade of X-Men movies and not one time have the sentinels shown up! It's fucking retarded and a wasted opportunity!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Are you guys talking about recasting the big tits?

    by UltraTron

    I didn't notice if her acting was bad. Is it?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    setting up for a 'Days of Future Past" would be awesome

    by donkingkong

    Therefore I doubt it will be done.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Zombre

    by Larry Sellers

    You say you wish it were more like the comics but...which comics, zombre? All of us have different ideal team line-ups in our heads, different ideas of what would be the best story to loosely adapt. I'd like some semblance of a familiar team as well, but if they're suddenly tossing in Scott and Jean and Iceman, it's going to as convoluted as the comic canon.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    haljordan2814

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ------They basically buried the Singer trilogy and it's pretty evident they made no bones about it. Go give the movie another viewing (and I say that with affection), because it's clear this is something entirely new and different.------ Um...what are you talking about? They pretty much made the movie so that it could serve as a prequel to Singer's movies. Granted, not a perfect fit, but far from "something entirely new and different that buried the Singer trilogy. BTW there was no "Singer Trilogy" as he only worked on the 1st 2 X-movies. Jeez. Mystique looked the same, blue scales and Stamos even had a Mystique cameo. Jackman returned for a cameo as well. And most glaring of all...the original team lineup of Cyclops, Marvel girl, Iceman weren't used. Instead they went out of their way to use lesser known X-Characters. This way logically Cylops and Jean can come in later...to link back up with the 2000 X-Men. First Class was NOT a reboot.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    on Emma Frost

    by Joe Damiani

    My question is will they ever try to explain how she was a teenager in Wolverine? A movie that takes place sometime in the 80s.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    The Kennedy assassination = controversial?

    by Gislef_crow

    Is it really that controversial these days changing or challenging the "accepted" history of the Kennedy assassination? Particularly in the context of a comic book movie?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah! I'd kill to see that!

    by MrFloppy

    Specially about Dark Phoenix. I'll always hate Brett Ratnet for ruining my favorite comic book storyline EVER.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    thinking further

    by oisin5199

    let's see who we have left. Darwin is dead. girlAngel and Mystique have gone to the darkside. The one actually original X-Men is Beast, even though he technically only goes blue after he graduates and leaves the X-Men for a time. But we've also got Havok, who's Cyclops without the glasses, Banshee, who in this incarnation is the insecure joker, so he's the Bobby Drake (Iceman) of this crew. So we need a Warren Worthington equivalent and a Jean Grey equivalent. Considering what was set up in XMFC (and how it loosely fits in with Singer's continuity), the next logical mutant will be Storm (and she could be a black character that doesn't die or go evil). If they actually write the character well, it could be really good. In fact, if they did Days of Future Past, Storm could be the Kitty Pryde character and Halle Berry could still be the fucked up older version (or you could still get Angela Bassett). Give Jackman a small role in the future since Wolverine doesn't age that much, but you can still have the Wolverine/young female protege dynamic you get with Kitty, Rogue and Jubilee. You could even bring in Gambit, if you decide to include the young Storm as his thief protege story. Or they could go the Polaris route. Polaris is to Jean Grey what Havok is to Cyclops, a doomed romantic match. Going with Polaris could also work in with Magneto, especially since I don't think Fox has the rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, since they're Avengers. But they could borrow some of the daddy issues that Pietro and Wanda have with Magneto and some of that backstory and use it for Polaris. The only problem with that scenario is Polaris = more magnetic powers, which we've seen before. But I'm not coming up with a Warren Worthington equivalent. Sunspot perhaps? He's rich, he's Hispanic (so more diverse team), and he does have a Hellfire Club connection. So either Storm and Sunspot, adding some color to a very white (or blue) team, or Polaris and Sunspot.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    '60s setting

    by Richard

    I believe that they missed a chance with this movie to say something politically that's pretty relevant to the movie itself. I think there's always been a bit of a parallel between the relationships of Erik and Charles that is similar to MLK Jr. and Malcolm X. MLK had a peaceful assembly way of accomplishing things, much like Charles; while Malcolm X took on the "any means necessary" stance, similar to Erik's stance with how humans and mutants should co-exist. instead they chose to use the Cuban Missle Crisis. maybe they'll keep it in the '70s and still have a chance to do something with that.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    '60s not 70s..

    by Richard

    durr

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Watchmen already did the kenndy thing,im hoping vaughn doesnt use it

    by TheAwareness

    it just reeks"been there" Trevor Fitzroy?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Watchmen already did the kenndy thing,im hoping vaughn doesnt use it

    by TheAwareness

    it just reeks"been there"

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    JFK would fit in line with what they used in the 1st movie

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Not to mention the holocaust has been used in the comics and movies as well for backstory.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    and make nerds all over the world die with raging geek-boners

    by lv_426

    Hopefully we shall all go out in such a way.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Sentinels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by lv_426

    I am all for it. And Stephen Lang as Cable (that is if he figures into the Days of Future Past storyline).

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    fat_rancor_keeper

    by HalJordan2814

    Okay, so basically, you're saying these films are all connected. Allow me to list just a few glaring errors that disproves your loose, hot mess of a theory. Because... All of a sudden Professor X NEVER REMEMBERS HAVING MYSTIQUE AS A FRIEND... All of a sudden Alex Summers, brother to Scott Summers is now OLD ENOUGH TO BE SCOTT'S FRICKEN FATHER... All of a sudden White Queen went from being a grown woman TO BEING A FRICKEN TEENAGER IN WOLVERINE WHICH CLEARLY DOES NOT TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE 1960'S. All of a sudden Professor X's paralysis WAS MYSTERIOUSLY FIXED BY THE END OF WOLVERINE AND THE OPENING SCENES OF LAST STAND. All of a sudden Moira MacTaggart HASN'T AGED IN ALMOST 40 YEARS FROM FIRST CLASS TO LAST STAND. All of a sudden Charles Xavier and Magneto CAN'T REMEMBER IF THEY WERE TEENAGERS OR GROWN ADULTS WHEN THEY FIRST MET. All of a sudden Charles Xavier TAKES FUCKING CREDIT FOR BUILDING CEREBRO WITH MAGNETO WHEN HANK McCOY BUILT IT. There are so many goddamned holes in the continuity between Fist Class and the "Singer Triology" - calling it that just to piss you off, because you seemed to get your purty pink panties in such a bunch - that there's no fricken way whatsoever this movie cohesively ties into the other three. It's a little thing called continuity, which you al but forgot about. So eat it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    So can we pretend X3 never happened yet?

    by pikazerox

    I loved First Class, but it seemed unsure of being a prequel or a reboot. What's the official word on that?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    How about a really future X Man coming back to 60s

    by jonnyfrag2k

    It would also give us a strong black character like someone else asked about. I'd rather something like Age of Apocalypse storyline myself but that's a whole other trilogy if done right.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Oh, and no more time travel stories please. thanks.

    by dahveed1972

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Age of apocalypse movie?

    by garagons

    Aside from sentinels ( the REAL sentinels, not that X3 crap) which other villains have yet to show? APOCALYPSE!!! with Xavier and Magneto working together against the rise of Apocalypse, aided by Mr Sinister. ( probably magneto having Apocalypse trying 2 be a weapon against humans; just to realize the real danger)

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    People would say DOFP ripped off Terminator

    by Dan Halen

    but of course Cameron ripped it off of Byrne/Claremont who ripped it off of an episode of Dr. Who I think. EVERYTHING TRAVELS IN CYCLES... TIME AND PLOTS!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    The Original First class does not work - stop complaining

    by gandalfs_bong

    I've said it many times but the original First Class does not work as too much time has passed since WWII. It is imperitive that Magneto's origin be in WWII. That war ended 60 years ago. If you tried to do a modern day movie with the regular characters, having them be the 'First Class' would put them in their 70-80's in modern day. I have written a whole article about it if you have nothing better to do.... http://www.comicbookmovie.com /fansites/gandalf/news/?a=39276

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Not a prequel. I thought this was a movie site!

    by dirtyfrank

    I quote: Vaughn said that his intention was "to make as good a film that could stand on its own two feet regardless of all the other films" and also that could "reboot and start a whole new X-Men franchise" http://www.slashfilm.com/film-interview-xmen-class-director-matthew-vaughn/ The film basically was based in a prequel setting, but it's own film. When I saw it the first time, the continuity was so far off that I was sour to the film, but when I looked into Vaughn's intentions, I felt better about the film.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Superman himself, Henry Cavill should replace Jackman

    by estacado1

    when he gets too old. That shot of Clark Kent all topless and scruffy is reason enough.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    DoFP Works : Internment camps

    by magnetoelectric

    Can we replace mind-travelling Kitty Pryde with Keith David as Bishop instead?

  • -- Well that's how I feel about another Vaughn X-men movie.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Seriously, those people that declare XMFC "sucked" --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- are not fans of anything but their own ineptitude.

  • X-men class 2: Magneto takes over Genosha and declares war in the UN; forcing them to unleash the Sentinels. As the X-men get involved; they realize his real purpose was to unleash the most powerful mutant ever; Apocalypse. Who wakes up and takes over the world... X-men class 3: X-men from the alternate timeline (cyclops, jean grey, wolverine, etc.. Led by Magneto) travel back in time to the late 60's to stop the age of apocalypse from happening... Resetting the timeline this making the shitty sequels fit in with continuity.

  • My biggest gripe was probably the helmet thing and a couple of other changes that made you look sideways (Mysquite's age being one when she got depowered in X3 why didn't she turn into an old lady) but it fits well-enough with the original few. Yeah, Chucky is walking in X3 and Wolverine. Eh, so what. Superpowered brain projection guy power there. No can No Prize your way out of most of the continuity glitches between First Class and the X-Men trilogy.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    vadakinx

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Those plot ideas are AMAZING! <b><b>It's clear you loved the '90's cartoon, and it shows in what you wrote. I wish the Spidey films were more like the '90's cartoon, for that matter.

  • Aside from the Mystique stuff which I really liked, I couldn't give much of a whit about the First Class in First Class. But that's okay because Fassbender and McAvoy were awesome. Along with Bacon. So do more of that. Aside from Bacon. He got kinda dead. Awesome death scene, BTW.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Shut the fuck up harry-cox

    by MooseMalloy

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Who cares about butting heads with Singer's movies

    by Transhuman

    Do the friggin sentinels.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    First Class: Bay of Pigs. Next Class: Watergate

    by Buzz Maverik

    Not Watergate, per se, because why would mutants need to break into an office when they could disintegrate it. Mutants in government conspiracy and cover ups. Mutants being used for humans to gain power. Magneto isn't going to like. At first, it looks like a chance for mutant subversion, but then he will see who benefits. The story won't be a Deep Throat whistler blower, it'll be the mutants who secretly stand up to this.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Jones' Emma Frost Was In Keeping With The Original

    by Buzz Maverik

    The Claremont/Byrne version. Beautiful, but very cold. As Wolverine observed, passing her on the Pryde family front walk in Shermer, Il, "Fine looking frail but something about her rankles the back of my neck." Forget the hot, Emma Frost as Scott's girlfriend. Emma Frost was key in turning Jean Grey to Dark Phoenix, so she'd never be Scott's girlfriend. Unlike Magneto, Frost and Shaw were true evil mutants because they were created as evil people.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    A good idea for Magneto plot point

    by TheCAT7225

    Bring in his kids: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver One of the things that made XMFC so good was Magneto's depth of character. the next logical step would be how he deals with being a terrible dad with trying to take over the world. theres potential here

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I want the Savage Land

    by hallmitchell

    That would be Geek Viagra.