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Old May 5 2010, 05:00 AM   #46
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Re: Fox Offers Matthew Vaughan "X-Men The First Class"!

Well, Sinister always worked out better as an enemy of Cyclops than as of Wolverine's (since Wolverine seems to be the center of the X-Movies). So unless they do something like say that Sinister was the one who did all the actual experimenting on mutants for Stryker Sinister wouldn't fit into the FOX X-Movies.

If they reboot the series from scratch they can show how Scott is worthy of having screentime by starting it from his POV as a kid at the orphanage where he's experimented on by Sinister. It would explain his dedication to Xavier's cause: He was tortured and psychologically abused as a kid by a crazy scientist and doesn't want that to happen to anyone else.
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Old May 5 2010, 05:52 AM   #47
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Re: Fox Offers Matthew Vaughan "X-Men The First Class"!

Now might be a good time for an X-film involved a time traveling mutant who goes back to before the X-Men were formed and changes history.
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Old May 5 2010, 08:33 AM   #48
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Have they figured out how to marginalize Cyclops in this movie yet?
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Old May 5 2010, 10:02 AM   #49
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For those concerned about the short timetable, back when Bryan Singer was attached to direct, he had developed an allegedly strong draft of the screenplay with writer Jamie Moss (Street Kings). It was after reading that draft that 20th Century Fox fast-tracked the production.

Even though Singer is no longer directing but still producing, he has still been continuously working hard on the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog, Singer vows to remain "very involved" in co-steering First Class and while currently casting his next project as director, Jack the Giant Killer for WB, he is simultaneously casting First Class, keeping actors and actresses in mind for the film's younger versions of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey.

Now that Vaughn is on board as director, I am sure he will take over the reigns, but work on the film was still steadily progressing even while there was an active search for director. It'll be interesting how Vaughn and Singer co-manage things, and one hopes that both of them can work well together. Interesting to note that Vaughn was somewhat critical of Singer's first two X-Men films and was very critical on Singer's Superman Returns, calling it a "mess". I wonder how that'll affect their working relationship.
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Old May 5 2010, 10:15 AM   #50
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There's still X-Men 4 for that Anwar and I agree that Mr. Sinister would make a grand villain for an X-Men movie.
That would be good. But I have a feeling that X4 won't be seen for a few years.
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Old May 5 2010, 10:49 AM   #51
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I hope Bryan Singer eventually directs X4. Producer Lauren Shuler-Donner did tell him she has an idea for a fourth film, and he seemed willing. I'm much more interested in Singer's take on X4 than his take on First Class.
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Old May 5 2010, 11:56 AM   #52
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Now might be a good time for an X-film involved a time traveling mutant who goes back to before the X-Men were formed and changes history.
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Old May 5 2010, 03:22 PM   #53
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Interesting to note that Vaughn was somewhat critical of Singer's first two X-Men films and was very critical on Singer's Superman Returns, calling it a "mess". I wonder how that'll affect their working relationship.
Interesting. I've never read any of Vaughan's comments about the first two films. You're good with links, you have any JA? I'd like to read that!
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Old May 5 2010, 03:31 PM   #54
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Uh-oh.

For those who forget the bad decisions Fox has made with the X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class is a prequel to the X-Men films so far. Rumor has it that Wolverine shows up, despite that breaking continuity even worse than the painfully continuity-straining X-Men Origins: Wolverine did.
*facepalm*
Seeing how "First Class" is a prequel, I'm assuming it's going to be a flashback story being told to Wolverine. So I'm guessing while he'll technically be in it, he really won't be.
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Old May 5 2010, 04:21 PM   #55
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Interesting to note that Vaughn was somewhat critical of Singer's first two X-Men films and was very critical on Singer's Superman Returns, calling it a "mess". I wonder how that'll affect their working relationship.
Interesting. I've never read any of Vaughan's comments about the first two films. You're good with links, you have any JA? I'd like to read that!
I read this back in either 2004 or 2005, when Vaughn was first attached to direct X-Men 3, and he basically said he felt like Singer's two X-Men movies didn't have enough emotion, and he wanted to inject his X3 with a lot more emotion and heart. I can't find that link now, but that's what I remember.
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Old May 5 2010, 04:46 PM   #56
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Re: Fox Offers Matthew Vaughan "X-Men The First Class"!

Right now rumor is Meagan Good is in the running to play Storm.
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Old May 5 2010, 05:22 PM   #57
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the actress is about 28 says Wikipedia (i know i know), so will Ororo be around that age? Or at least mid 20s...or ACTUALLY i guess in movie/tv land a high schooler?
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Old May 6 2010, 08:52 PM   #58
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Don't know whether to post it in this one or the other First Class thread which has sprung up, but since this is the earlier one, I'll pop for it.

The writers (or script doctors) have spoken briefly about the movie:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65797
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Old May 7 2010, 02:20 AM   #59
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According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog, Singer vows to remain "very involved" in co-steering First Class and while currently casting his next project as director, Jack the Giant Killer for WB, he is simultaneously casting First Class, keeping actors and actresses in mind for the film's younger versions of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey.
What about the guy that played young Cyclops in Wolverine? I thought he was pretty good for what screentime he had.
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Old May 11 2010, 03:23 AM   #60
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Re: Fox Offers Matthew Vaughan "X-Men The First Class"!

Jane Goldman who helped script Kick-Ass is apparently doing the same on X-Men: First Class.

Jonathan Ross, or @wossy, is the outspoken English TV host and comic book/movie supergeek who happens to be married to the charming and wicked-smart Jane Goldman. She was Matthew Vaughn's co-writer on both "Kick-Ass" and "Stardust," and based on my time watching the two of them together on-set, I'd say that she's a key collaborative part of Matthew Vaughn's process. The script that the two of them wrote for "The Debt," a Helen Mirren film that is still looking for a release date, is probably the strongest thing they've written together yet, and a clear indication that they're capable of far more than just post-modern comic book riffing.


About the same time that Matthew Vaughn was confirmed by Fox as the director of "X-Men: First Class," Ross posted something about how his wife's new job would keep her busy for the next ten weeks.


Hmmmm...


I tried to verify the news through the regular channels, but before I could even get a response, Ross did it himself. Today, he posted that his wife is away from home working on "X-Men 4." Okay, then. Unless we hear that they've broken the team up so Goldman can write a future X-Men film with Matthew's working on "First Class," I'm going to take this as confirmation that Vaughn is indeed customizing this movie as he works to get it ready for a mid-summer production start.
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-...irst-class?m=k

The full article goes into a little more depth about the scripting process of the film so far.

Bringing Jane aboard works for me, aside from liking her work on Kick-Ass, it means that Vaughn apparently has a good amount of creative control on the project.
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