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Old April 7 2012, 07:23 PM   #1167
Ian Keldon
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Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**

Eduardo wrote: View Post
With The Wolverine & First Class 2 coming up, this would make the X-Men franchise the longest running comic book franchise in history?

Up to 7 movies with these two, I think the longest before was the original Superman franchise (1-4, Supergirl & Returns, 6 movies).
Actually, it's Batman:

Movie/Lead Actor)
The Batman 1943 Lewis Wilson
Batman 1966 Adam West
Batman 1989 MIchael Keaton
Batman returns 1992 Michael Keaton
Batman Forever 1995 Val Kilmer
Batman & Robin 1997 George Clooney
Batman Begins 2005 Christian Bale
The Dark Knight 2008 Christian Bale

M'rk, son of Mogh wrote: View Post
I think you may be selling his influence on the movie a little short.

Even in that he was directly responsible for getting Vaughn onto the project. Besides the fact that Singer's fingerprints are all over the final product, even Matt Murdock could see that.
I don't see it. FC was a lot faster paced, didn't spend a lot of time on angsty allegorical "fluff", was better cast and better acted overall.
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