What Students Are In X-Men: First Class? (Not Gambit)

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

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Could Gambit be in X-Men: First Class?

IESB exclusively interviewed producer Lauren Shuler-Donner and in the video interview she states that Gambit will not be part of X-Men: First Class. Her reasoning is that he was not part of the first group of students at Xavier’s school. Does she mean in the comics? If so, that’s a strange response considering Iceman and Angel are supposed to be part of the first group but cannot within the continuity of the movies -  so, some of the members that will be in the movie were not part of Xavier’s real First Class either. In the video, Donner also says that while we may possibly see some of the young mutants from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As for Gambit and Deadpool, they are having internal discussions about possible spinoffs for both of them.

If Gambit’s omission is true, I’m a little surprised by this. That seems like the perfect opportunity for them to use the character in there own “continuity” but having his own spinoff is even better if that actually happens. I suppose then that another character in First Class would be Storm. We know from the first X-Men film that Storm was one of the first students of Xavier’s and in the trailers for X-Men Origins: Wolverine we could see a very young Storm make a cameo appearance.

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A very young Storm makes a cameo in the Wolverine trailer

So, that’s what we know from what we’ve seen so far. I could go on and on and list dozens of possibilities out of the X-Men comics but from what Donner says, it seems a likely possibility that the First Class roster may comprise of:

  • Beast
  • Cyclops
  • Emma Frost
  • Jean Grey
  • Storm

Keep in mind though, there’s no limit or confirmation on that. Who’s to say Fox’s First Class roster won’t have more than five members?

Who do you think could be in X-Men: First Class and who would you like to see?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens this Friday, May 1st and X-Men: First Class has no set date yet but it does have a revised script. If filming begins late this year we could see X-Men: First Class as early as 2010.

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  1. Why is storm not in thee? I think the writer should have put her in because she is one of the Favorite in x-men. We love seeing lightening..


  3. omfg i want storm in the movie, i love her and her power would make good dramatic affect for the movie if its done right.

  4. I love the X-Men but so far I don’t have ANY interest in X-Men: First Class. Toss Gambit in the movie and I will certainly pay attention, though.

    • Yep, you’re right! I mean I’m not sure that Storm’s more popular than Jean, but I completely think it should be like that. Coz, okay, Jean’s great, but Stormy is way greater. It really should be more about her, maybe a movie, a Origins Storm?. Maybe that’s too ambitious. But c’mon, she isn’t much shown in the Xmen movies (she even isn’t in the Origins Wolverine nor Firt Class)and definitely she should!

      She is an unique hero, indeed. But people seem to not realize it.

      • You are absolutely right. I just hope if they do make a part 2 to X-men first class, I just pray storm is in it. And I hope they do her justice, I like Halle Berry n all but she didn’t do Storm justice. And did you notice that Halle’s eyes as storms wasn’t even blue. Fox just wants to make a quick buck. Cause if they really cared they would get at least there eye colors right r something, same for Jean her eyes supose to be this pretty green color but they didn’t show that in the movies. Fox just SCREWED ever thing up. uuuuuh

        • Yep! I noticed that! What are they thinking? pft, and have you seen the Japan Xmen? In there, they didn’t make an blue eyed Storm either!

          Stormy definitely should be in a Xmen Second class. Or at least give her some recognition! But my greatest ambition is that they make a Origins Storm, with all her great backstory, and most of all, I’d like to see her times as thief (Including Gambit, of course) in the big screen! That’d be jsut great.