It makes for an interesting discussion on what X-roster would be featured First Class.
I’ve said before that it’s almost definite that Pocock as Cyclops would return along with Tahyna Tozzi as Emma Frost and it seems at least one of those is true as of now. Pocock performed his role excellently and looked and acted exactly like a teenage Scott Summers should. He came off well as a young James Marsden and I support his casting in playing the younger variant of the X-Men’s leader.
What makes me happy about the potential of First Class is that it will finally test the franchise’s strength without its star, Hugh Jackman, who’s likely not going to have a role in the film (he sure as hell shouldn’t with the stories anyway – but I could see them trying hard to find some very minor cameo for Wolvy just to say he’s involved).
Fox made a strong effort to feature young mutant characters in Wolverine’s solo flick and to over-emphasize them in the film’s marketing to promote its attachment to the existing X-trilogy. They cast these characters for a reason, and set it up with Professor X for a reason as well.
Fox wants as many X-films as they can get but how many are they willing to finance at once and which do they want out first? With Reynolds nabbing the lead role as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, what scheduling implications does that have on X-Men Origins: Deadpool?
According to the star, he says he can do both but there’s been little official word on that project and when they want it. That could a few years away now since he’s now very busy man. That’s too bad since Deadpool was one of the most desired movies from the fans and Reynolds had made a ton of promises about it – ranging from following the comics truely, the character breaking the fourth wall, presenting the character’s actual costume and having it separate itself from what happened in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
It’s an exciting time for fans of the films and X-comics for what’s coming out and all of these upcoming projects could spawn franchises of their own. Let’s hope it reverts to quality over quantity from now on though, especially after what happened with the last two flicks…
What X-Movie do you want first?
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