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Old February 23 2013, 04:00 AM   #496
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Re: X-MEN: Days Of Future Past (Casting, Rumors, Pics till release)

Atta boy, Singer.
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Old February 23 2013, 12:43 PM   #497
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Yeah, it wouldn't be X-Men if character deaths weren't totally meaningless and temporary. Bravo.
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Old February 23 2013, 03:42 PM   #498
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I wonder if they'll try to explain the two different Moira MacTaggerts. Or adress the fact that most of the characters' ages don't really work out.
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Old February 23 2013, 05:44 PM   #499
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He's going to "fix" Last Stand only so it makes sense to not ignore it when the giant box set is produced later. They got a lot of Last Stand copies occupying good warehouse space they need to move out.
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Old February 23 2013, 05:59 PM   #500
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Counting down to FOX announcing a "Singer Cut" of "The Last Stand"

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Old February 23 2013, 08:35 PM   #501
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The part of the interview that most interested me was the talk of mining the X-Men universe. I had been hoping for something like this.

I would be cool to keep the First Class timeline going, showing early exploits. Then you could have a present day timeline with the original cast, or even solo films like Wolverine. Doing a spin-off like X-Factor or even Excalibur set in the present timeline would also be cool. You could bring back an older version of Havok for X-Factor and get Nightcrawler back for Excalibur.

If done right, as Marvel has to date, they could do some amazing stories and have cool cross-overs. Maybe like introducing Apocalypse in X-Factor in a small role, and then having him be a huge villain in an X5 or something.
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Old February 23 2013, 08:38 PM   #502
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^That is exactly the reason that I don't read the comics. Too complicated. Too many crossovers and stories happening in multiple titles.
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Old February 23 2013, 09:16 PM   #503
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^That is exactly the reason that I don't read the comics. Too complicated. Too many crossovers and stories happening in multiple titles.
I agree COMPLETELY.

Sure in a small restrained way way it could work. But going overboard is going to alienate the mass audience if you need to see every spin-off to understand the main films. Which is why I have stopped reading comics.
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Old February 23 2013, 09:33 PM   #504
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It'd be nice, maybe, if DOFP was the last hurrah for the original cast, maybe even including Wolverine. At the end, they could declare the timeline altered, such that a third First Class doesn't serve as a prequel to the original movies.

That way, you could do far out stuff like having Fassbender's Mags build Asteroid M in the 80s...
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Old February 23 2013, 09:38 PM   #505
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^That is exactly the reason that I don't read the comics. Too complicated. Too many crossovers and stories happening in multiple titles.
You make it sound like they're pumping out 12 X-Men movies a year that one MUST see in order to understand the other.

1 or 2 a year isn't exactly tough to keep up with, and they don't have to be "must sees" to understand the others, I'm sure.

Did the last Wolverine movie REALLY connect to the last X-Men movie, for example? Not at all.
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Old February 23 2013, 10:12 PM   #506
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^That is exactly the reason that I don't read the comics. Too complicated. Too many crossovers and stories happening in multiple titles.
You make it sound like they're pumping out 12 X-Men movies a year that one MUST see in order to understand the other.

1 or 2 a year isn't exactly tough to keep up with, and they don't have to be "must sees" to understand the others, I'm sure.

Did the last Wolverine movie REALLY connect to the last X-Men movie, for example? Not at all.
If they're standalone movies (like Wolverine), that's all well and good. I just don't see the need to start having the Marvel universe all over the place in every movie. I just get wary with the term "crossover." There comes a point where it simply gets obnoxious, as if the X-Men don't have enough characters to support their own movies. Just because characters exist in the same universe doesn't mean they need to run into each other all the time. There are plenty of X-Men stories to tell without dragging other teams into the mix.

Especially with all the individual Avengers movies coming out and the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman and whatnot, throwing even more Marvel Universe movies out there is just going to feel like superhero overload.
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Old February 23 2013, 11:01 PM   #507
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I hope they don't go as far as to reboot the last movie just because it might fuck up the Wolverine movie that looks like might be good.
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Old February 23 2013, 11:13 PM   #508
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I don't have as many problems with X-Men: The Last Stand as everyone else does. I think it is a pretty weak and anemic entry in the series, particularly when compared with the Singer & Vaughn entries. But I don't find it nearly as offensive as everyone else seems to. Plus, I don't really see the point in totally ignoring it because it's not like 20th Century Fox is ever going to let Singer get another bite at that apple. They're not going to let Singer, or anyone else, produce a new, Phoenix-related sequel to X2 that just pretends that X-Men: The Last Stand never happens. The Last Stand happened and I'm glad that Singer at least acknowledges that he'll have to deal with it, even if he just does it by using time travel to retcon it away. At least there's still an in-universe explanation for it. (Time travel retcon is also the only thing that prevents me from completely disowning J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movies.)

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Totally off topic but after seeing Fassenbender in First Class I totally wanted to see him in a Bond movie set in the 60s.
A girl friend of mine and I felt the same way. Neither of us are big Daniel Craig fans as Bond. When Fassbender sneaks onto the boat in the all black wet suit, that whole scene just screamed BOND.
OT, but as someone else who's been fairly disappointed with Daniel Craig, I'd love to see Fassbender as Bond! (And I've been advocating doing Bond movies as Cold War period pieces for the last 10 years.)

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Having McAvoy still playing Xavier past 40ish is going to be tough to buy, even with a shaved head. His babyface doesn't look a day over 30.
Some minor aged prosthetics around the eyes/nose etc would take care of that. Hollywood has been doing that for decades.
I'm very familiar with aging makeup, having done it a few times myself with both 2d and 3d techniques. In small doses it can be convincing on just about any face, but generally you're better off getting someone closer to their older version and aging them down to their younger version(assuming we're talking a decade or two) rather than getting someone young who you'll have to add a decade or two to. In addition, some faces simply don't take to it well because different faces age differently and bone structure is a major part of that. McAvoy, I suspect, would just look like McAvoy in makeup if you tried to add more than a decade to him, and probably show how little he looks like Patrick Stewart in the process.

Fassbender, however, should probably take to the makeup very well. He wears just enough of his age on his face that emphasizing and adding to it would be a cakewalk in comparison to McAvoy.
Yeah. McAvoy has a pretty round face. I doubt that would take to old age make-up very well. I also think his resemblance to Patrick Stewart is strained as it is (although, somehow, he falls into it a bit more naturally than Tom Hardy ever did).

As for Fassbender, you may recall from the making-of docs on X-Men: First Class that the studio was very leery of casting Fassbender in the first place because they thought he looked too old. Making him look older probably wouldn't be a problem.

Or, they could just go the Downton Abbey route. (In universe, there's about a 10 year span between the beginning of Season 1 and the end of Season 3. Yet they made absolutely no effort to age anyone.)
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Old February 23 2013, 11:28 PM   #509
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An X-Men/Avengers crossover movie would be tha shiznit.

But it would have to take place on the moon.

THE MOON!
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Old February 24 2013, 12:46 AM   #510
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Not only does he not ignore it, HE FIXES IT!

FIX.IT.FIX IT!

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