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

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With X-Men Origins: Wolverine opening in a mere few days, there’s plenty of talk surrounding the X-Men franchise, sequels and spinoffs. Most of that talk centers around X-Men: First Class, the next X-project on the Fox’s development slate.

Two weeks ago, we found out some more details regarding X-Men: First Class where it was revealed that it would be another prequel tied into the X-Men movies that we’ve seen so far and not its own separate franchise that would hopefully follow a more accurate continuity from the comics.

Most blogs and movie news sites out there reported the news but none really explored the idea of who would actually be in the movie. In that report, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner discussed X-Men: First Class:

“It is the first class of Xavier’s school, way back when, so it’s young Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that’ll be really fun, I think (the plan) is to follow some of the characters into their own stories, and weave them back into the X-Men world.”

“And hopefully First Class will become its own franchise and we can follow them as they grow up.”

But Lauren, what about young Iceman and young Angel? Just kidding! I know you guys already messed that up.

I’ve said this before in other X-Men threads here on Screen Rant: the more changes and deviations from the source material that Fox makes with these movies, each successive movie becomes further and further distanced than the comics to the point where none of the characters and their histories resemble what they should.

We’re starting to see this really take effect now with characters showing up twenty years before they should in the Wolverine spinoff, and it’ll be at the forefront of X-Men: First Class with a roster that will be 40% different than that of the comic series it’s based on.

So, who is going to be on the First Class Roster?

In the comics, the X-Men: First Class series represents an early look at the original five X-Men characters: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Jean Grey all under the teachings of Professor X.

In the X-Men movies however, Iceman is recruited into Xavier’s school for the gifted much later than the other core mutants and we don’t meet Angel until the third movie (he’s never actually a member of the X-Men) so we know they’re not involved.

As Donner says in her interview, we can expect to see the obvious characters of Cyclops, Jean and Beast. The other two (or more?) choices are up in the air but we can certainly piece together the possibilities from what we know about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We can expect a lot of bridging between that movie and First Class since writer Josh Schwartz had to update his script with re-writes because of the additional footage shot later for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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Young Cyclops and Emma Frost from X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Fox’s take on the Wolverine origin story introduces us to a young Cyclops and a young Emma Frost, a prominent couple in modern X-Men comics. The movies are chronologically reversed from the comics in that aspect. In Marvel continuity, Cyclops is with Jean before meeting Emma and only hooks up with her years after Jean’s death.

It’s an easy assumption to make that we’ll therefore see Emma Frost as part of the original X-Men five which would make for an interesting love triangle (and a possible reason for Emma leaving the team and not being in the X-trilogy?). It’s also likely that Tim Pocock and Tahyna Tozzi who play Scott Summers and Emma Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine respectively would reprise their roles since First class takes place shortly after the events of that movie. They’ve already been cast as those characters once and are the right age, why else would they even be in the Wolverine film?

So, if Emma’s a part of the team, we still have one more spot. The obvious guess to fill the void would be Gambit – a fan favorite who finally makes his on-screen debut in the Wolverine origin movie and who’s played by young Taylor Kitsch (who also happens to have a three-picture contract), making him the right age to fit into X-Men: First Class. On top of that, with no Wolverine as part of the team, the Ragin’ Cajun can take the role of the independent keeps-to-himself bad-ass (that’s a reason Gambit was left out of X-Men 3). Unfortunately for us Gambit fans, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

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  1. I wanna you’re going to plot with my characters in my view that :
    ~ Cyclops
    ~ Phoenix
    I wanna Phoenix’s Force Increase stronger for destroy the
    Entire enemies Area. I wanna she is be a leading woman and
    her power look wider for destroy all of area and
    better than the X men Last Stand.
    I know, although you won’t dealing plot with Dark Phoenix.
    I just wanna her power add to bigger and stronger.
    Just do it the world need her.
    ~Beast
    ~Angel /
    ~Ice Man
    ~Havoc
    ~Bishop
    ~Sunfire
    ~Nightclawer
    ~Colossus
    ~Professor Charles Xavier
    ~Storm
    ~Rogue
    ~Shadow Cat
    I wanna there’s The Hellfire Club in X men First Class later that :
    ~ The Black Queen
    ~ Emma Frost
    ~ Banshee
    The third my love characters have to do in X men First Class.

    also I wanna The Brotherhood of Evil team there are 10 people.
    ~ Magneto Better than The X men Last Stand
    ~ Quicksilver
    ~ Scarlet Switch
    ~ Sabretooth he has to come back
    ~ Mystique she has to come back
    ~ Toad
    ~ Juggernaut
    ~ Pyro
    ~ Multiple man
    ~ Avalanche

    I hope there are two my favorite characters :
    ~ Bastion he has to fight with Phoenix
    ~ Dead Pool

    I wanna you can accept for the world.

  2. goodies(the numbers next to them are which movie there in)
    1cyclops
    1jean
    1beast
    1storm
    1emma
    4bishop
    1havok
    4psylocke
    2banshee
    4sunfire
    2forge
    1prof x
    2night crawler(but lose his memory)
    1polarice
    5dazzler
    2magma
    6long shot
    and the villains
    1,shadowking and lucifer with jugganaut cameo
    2,magneto ,mystique ,scarlett witch, domino, oad, avalanche, blob
    3sentinals, master mold
    4hellfire club
    5apocholipse, mr sinister, omega red etc.
    6mojo and spiral and they meet longshot ontvshow

  3. Actually ,well I’d like some Characters there in later I also hopefully you could accept for the world.
    This is my Favorite characters :
    1.Cyclops I stay to support James Marsden
    2.Phoenix I just want see her power more powerful than before.
    Stay has to Famke Janssen
    3.Bishop
    4.Storm. Halle Berry
    5.Havoc
    6.Emma Frost I want be Emma Frost is Cameron Diaz, can see
    much sex with James Marsden and that make Phoenix very
    Jealous.
    7.Beast
    8.Angel
    9.Sunfire
    10.Ice Man Shawn Ashmore 100 %
    11.Rogue Anna Paquin I agree 100 %
    12.Colossus
    13.Shadow Cat Ellen Page
    14.Professor Charles Xavier Stay to Patrick Stewart
    I want he is can standing fight later and his power better
    than before. I want see he always uses cerebro

    15.Dead Pool
    16.Bastion I want he suitable be the major enemy.
    17.Shadow King I want Professor Charles, Phoenix,
    The Black Queen, and Emma Frost are going to destroy him.
    18.Master Mold / Sentinel A. I hope there thousand sentinels
    A , or the giant robot.
    19.Banshee
    20.The Black Queen I agree 100 % Tilda Swinton be
    The Black Queen.
    21.Magneto Ian Mckellen Has to Come again.
    22.Quicksilver
    23.Scarlet Switch I agree 100 % Jennifer Garner just like
    Elektra but Scarlet Switch is more powerful than elektra.
    I want if Scarlet swich fight four times with Shadow Cat.
    24.Sabretooth Tyler Mane has to come back too.
    25.Mystique Rebecca Romijn Stamos she is so beautiful
    she has to come back too.
    26.Toad Ray Park
    27.Juggernaut
    28.Pyro Aaron Stanford
    29.Multiple Man
    30.Avalanche
    31.force
    32.Nightclawer Alan Cumming

    I also want if you’re going to make the x men after the
    x men origin magneto, it is the x men rise apocalypse or the seventh x men or the final x men.
    my message is I want the X men First Class Movie, better than X men origin wolverine,Harry potter 6,Spider man 3,
    Lord of the Rings 3 and Super man Returns.
    this is just for all of us.

  4. I’d wish they’d make another trilogy after X3. My idea for the first film’s evil and good mutants in the film would be..
    Villains
    1. Mr. Sinister
    2. Juggernaut
    3. Pyro
    4. The Nasty Boys
    5. and throughout the trilogy-Mindbender
    X-men
    1. wolverine – Hugh Jackman
    2. Return of Jean and Cyclops
    3. Beast
    4. Iceman
    5. Angel
    6. shadowcat
    7. Storm and Rogue- but later in the next film Rogue is kidnapped By Sinister and given More advance powers which we know at the sametime being brainwashed by Mindbender.

    X-men 5 – One year passed and Rogue still hasnt been found. A new mutant enrolls at the school who is Forge and he too later is kidnapped this time by the government with the designs and his ability to build Sentinels to hunt down Mutants and register them or be killed. And it will all take place on Slave Island with other known mutants being forced to do hard labor of building the Sentinels. At the end we see Mindbender’s true intention of starting a war between Humans and Mutants and how he used Mr. Sinster to start that war. And last but not least, we see Mindbender make contact to….. Apolcalpse who in the final film plans to rule the world even if means wiping out the human race aswell as mutants.

  5. I forgot, Sinister somehow had DNA samples of Cyclops and Jean and create clones of them to serve him at first but return to the X-team.

  6. Mr. Sinister would be a good addition and keeping Kesley Grammar as beast would prob also be a good idea.

  7. The X-Men comic is my favorite of all time. But since Fox took over X-Men on film, they have screwed it up. I would rather see a reboot worthy of the comic, worthy of the man, Stan Lee. They could start it out with First Class but the audience must realize that the characters are from the comic, not the movies. Wolverine would not be part of the first film, and neither would Rogue and Gambit. This should be a movie about how Xavier started the school with Jean Grey, Scott Somers, Emma Frost, etc… being the first students. At the end of the movie, they could have a little scene with Wolvie fighting Sabretooth or something, leading to the next film. X3 screwed the entire X-Men universe up, and should be forgotten.

  8. If they reboot. That means no Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine and new cast all together. Might aswell since every franchise is being rebooted, even ones that dont need one. I rather see a couple more sequels before a reboot that will have same heroes, same villains etc.

  9. What they need to do for X-men First Class is introduce Mr. Sinister (Daniel Craig) as the main villian, and bring the whole story line of getting Jean and Cyclops DNA, then he some how gets away at the end of the movie. X-men First Class shouldnt have the X-men be a powerful team, rather just a team that barely gets by since they are all new at trying to be a team.

    Then make X-4 with Mr. Sinister coming out of hidding along with the clones. But have Ms. Marvel be the main villian and have them kick the X-mens butts so Rogue can jump in and take her powers from her and then we can finally see how powerful Rogue is really suppose to be.

    Since Fox messed up the Wolverine Movie, and the Story line of everyone, I think that First Class should be the following

    1. Cyclops
    2. Jean Grey
    3. Beast
    4. Emma Frost (only cause they cant use Iceman since he would be a child.
    5. Banshee ( I read that he was suppose to be written in as one of the mutants saved at the end of Wolverine, but took his name out. He is one of the Red headed Kids in the cages that wolverine frees. He would replace Angel as one of the first 5 who can fly. Plus he would be around the right age as the comics with him being the father of Siyrn who was in X-2 and X-3.

    Hopefully if Fox reads this stuff, they can see that this all makes a little bit of sense, and can some what save the story line that we all love.

  10. @ Drew
    I agree and like that idea for X-men: First Class Drew. What did you think of the other stuff i mentioned? Btw i think i need to correct myself on the character Mindbender, i think the name is Mastermind. If you seen X-men Evolution series you minght know who he is.

  11. I do hope Fox comes across these ideas.

  12. To be honest with you, Ive been out of the country for almost a decade and have missed X-men Evolution, so I dont really know anything about Mastermind, but although I do really enjoy Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, I would like to go with a short, hairy, beast of a man to pull it off. (But Hollywood wanted to appeal to the Ladies, so what ever.) I would like to see the Sentinels get thrown into the mix more than what we saw of them. Oh well. Nice idea though.

  13. I have a big idea if :

    ~ The Hellfire Club
    Selene / The Black Queen, Emma Frost / White Queen and Banshee
    They can corporation with The X men and The Brotherhood as, the Hellfire the most popular and the most famous in X men. so this is a nice opportunity.
    The X men, Brotherhood, and The Hellfire Club can destroy all of Enemies together.

    ~ About the Story
    Better for the first
    Cyclops,Dr.Jean Grey / Phoenix,Beast,Ice Man and Angel
    they should help all of people just like the other mutants and the other humans in a something place.
    and also for the first time
    X men Vs Brotherhood
    and the end for the start brotherhood and X men corporation
    just like in X men 2, but you can add one of team it is the Hellfire Club.
    The First. they first go to Astral Plane / the other dimensions, absolutely it is just some mutants can go to there in.just like Professor X,Dr.Jean Grey/Phoenix,Emma Frost and Selene / The Black Queen.
    because they want to help some mutants just like Banshee,Pyro, and Juggernaut.
    because Shadow King want to kill them but X men and the Hellfire Club help them first.when after they are saving Banshee,Pyro, and Juggernaut, Shadow king take Profesor X, for kill him. Dr. Jean Grey,Emma Frost, and The Black Queen is defead.they did it save Banshee,pyro and Juggernaut.
    but Professor didn’t. after that Beast is soon making a super machine for go there. because just Professor’s power can go there. and Beast did it. Emma Frost has been trying with cerebro so hard concentrate but she hasn’t seen anything.
    and the end they go to back there for save Professor X.
    before Banshhe, Pyro, and Juggernaut saved, they wanna kill,
    Professor X, Dr,Jean Grey,Emma Frost,and The Black Queen.
    because they aren’t well.

    ~ Master Mold / Sentinel A

    I didn’t see for all of the story X men there’s Master mold / Sentinel A.I think for this movie you can add them very much. and I think it is going to be the biggest war in the world. Master Mold can fight at air.
    some mutants are destroying them at air. like Storm, Ice Man, Angel,Sunfire,Magneto,the Black Queen and Dr Jean Grey / Phoenix.
    and the other place also some mutants are destroying them.
    isn’t at air. just like Emma Frost,Cyclops,Havoc,Bishop,Colossus,Beast,Banshee,Sabretooth,Toad,Juggernaut,Quicksilver,
    Multiple man,Avalanche,Rogue,Mystique,Shadow Cat and Scarlet Switch.
    for Emma Frost she have a Psychic fury, because some tanks will destroy humans and mutants place.

    ~ Bastion
    I can’t say as, the Bastion is the most popular Enemy.
    as he is so difficult and stronger mutant and human enemy.
    But I want to Dr. Jean Grey change to Phoenix for destroy him. I just want the Phoenix’s power more powerful than
    in The X men Last Stand make her power better and stronger.
    I think Dr.Jean Grey/ Phoenix Stay Famke Janssen.

  14. Ruling out the original team of the comics which is Cyclops, Jean, Beast, Angel, and Iceman. I think the first X-Men F.C film team should be.

    Cyclops
    Jean
    Beast
    Storm
    Banshee
    Emma Frost

    I also think the first movie should have Sinister as the main villan.

    In later X-Men F.C films, i would like to see them bring in

    Polaris
    Gambit
    Havok

  15. What Fox needs to do for X-men First Class is introduce Mr. Sinister (Daniel Craig) as the main villian, and bring the whole story line of getting Jean and Cyclops DNA, then he some how gets away at the end of the movie. X-men First Class shouldnt have the X-men be a powerful team, rather just a team that barely gets by since they are all new at trying to be a team.

    Then make X-4 with Mr. Sinister coming out of hidding along with the clones. But have Ms. Marvel be the main villian and have them kick the X-mens butts so Rogue can jump in and take her powers from her and then we can finally see how powerful Rogue is really suppose to be.

    Since Fox messed up the Wolverine Movie, and the Story line of everyone, I think that First Class should be the following

    1. Cyclops
    2. Jean Grey
    3. Beast
    4. Emma Frost (only cause they cant use Iceman since he would be a child.
    5. Banshee ( I read that he was suppose to be written in as one of the mutants saved at the end of Wolverine, but took his name out. He is one of the Red headed Kids in the cages that wolverine frees. He would replace Angel as one of the first 5 who can fly. Plus he would be around the right age as the comics with him being the father of Siyrn who was in X-2 and X-3.

    Hopefully if Fox reads this stuff, they can see that this all makes a little bit of sense, and can some what save the story line that we all love.

    Please Fox, Please read this, and Please, Please, Hire me as a writer and I will give you the biggest money maker of the year, and I will actually please some fans in the process.

  16. I’d wish for the first you’re going to make after the x men origin Magneto ( 2011 ), it’s about after the x men last stand.
    some mutants are going to come back like, Toad,Sabretooth,
    Lady deathstrike,Juggernaut,Cyclops,Callisto,Professor x, and
    Jean Grey / Phoenix.
    I’d wish Jean Grey / Phoenix is going to look to become
    The Dark Phoenix. or the most strongest mutants.
    she is the most famous female mutant.
    I just you make this x men about the apocalypse.

    here my love characters must in The X men First Class.
    Cyclops
    phoenix better she is become Phoenix than Jean Grey,
    Phoenix is going to make this movie very best.
    but she can controlling her power and herself.
    Beast
    Angel
    storm
    Ice Man
    Bishop
    Havok
    Emma Frost
    Nightclawer
    Sunfire
    Colossus
    Professor Charles Xavier make his power better more.
    Rogue
    Shadow Cat

    Dead Pool
    Psylocke Psylocke and Dead Pool are ploting
    together for destroy X men, but
    all of mutants must plot together
    for destroy Bastion and etc.

    Shadow King I deal add this character.
    Master Mold
    Bastion I deal he is be the major Enemy.

    Selene / The Black Queen I deal with this character.
    Banshee

    Gambit he should come again, I can’t
    alive without his character.

    Magneto
    Quicksilver
    Scarlet Switch
    Sabretooth
    Mystique
    Toad
    Juggernaut
    Pyro
    multiple man and
    Avalanche add this character

    a lot of characters can make this movie best of the best.
    I believe sure 100 % the world need to for this times,
    The X men First Class must make a lot of characters and
    this story has to look the longest story more than before.

  17. I say start from scratch and do it right! Use the comics and elaborate on the first five X-men and their stories. If you really look at it they have really interesting stories. Cyclops is an orphan, Jean Grey is a schitzo, Beast is a freaky “monkey man”, Angel…has wings, and Iceman is always freezing. Just focus on them, only hint at Magneto and what he’s doing, and make Mr. Sinister the main villain like someone on this site suggested earlier.
    If you do it right then we could possibly have years of X-men movies. This might be a weird example but look how many movies Harry Potter has made. They followed the books to the details and their movies kick @$$. Marvel has to take the X-men property back from Fox and do it right. No more Singer movies!

  18. @ Elefante,

    You’re right, they can’t do that with this movie since it’s within the existing film continuity as Angel and Iceman aren’t part of the team till way later (Angel aint till after the X-trilogy).

    A lot of X-fans would like to see Marvel re-do the X-movies but I dug the first two, they just continued to dig a hole since then though :(

  19. well marvel gives the producers and directors freedom to take the story where ever they want, thats why we lost 3 x men in the last movie, jean, cyclops and xavier. now what i would like to know is who would play xavier? i mean they made patrick stewart look a little younger in orgins wolverine, so would they use him or someone else. also i hate when they do stuff that makes you think somethingelse is coming, like the fact that charles transfered his mind into that body, which would lead one to think that there would be more movies following X3. also fans were wanting to see sentinels, but all we got wasa brief look at one in the danger room. and as far as rouge, maybe she be part of the other first class series. even if she is how long b4 they gave her some real stuff to do? you see how long it took them to allow storm to fly. i would have thought they would want to develope iceman and roughs powers, who knows what the heck they will do, i just hope they take the fans who can make or breaka movie take the fans suggestions into consideration. and i know deadpool had his own comic so he has a story of his own, but does anyone know if gambit had a solo story in the comics?

  20. rogue never stole anyones powers and used them in the movies, except for pyro. They would have been better off using a human instead of a mutant since she didn’t do anything. If they make an x4 then they have to give magneto his powers back. We saw the end of x3 when he moved a chess peice. They could say the cure was only temporary. At the end of x4 when the sentinels are about to kill all the mutants in some big battle, magneto could come in just in time and destroy them. They have to give pyro some more lines too he’s the coolest mutant.

  21. most of us don’t want the whole movie about the romance of scoot and jean
    there are other couples that are very cute,too!
    we don’t wanna know what happened before,we wanna know what the hell will happen!!
    if you wanna know what happened before:read the comics!

    we want x-men 4!
    we wanna know what’s up with the professor!
    we wanna know what’s up with magneto and his powers!
    we wanna know what happened with the ones who survived the phoenix!(especially pyro,please)
    we want a spin-off!
    we want the cast of x-men 3 to come back,please!
    we want a the best x-men movie ever!
    THAT’S WHAT WE WANT!!

  22. idk if it fits the story plot but i want wolverine back,
    i know that this movie will take place beofre he comes to xaviers university but i still think that he should be in the movie

  23. “1. Cyclops
    2. Jean Grey
    3. Beast
    4. Emma Frost (only cause they cant use Iceman since he would be a child.
    5. Banshee ( I read that he was suppose to be written in as one of the mutants saved at the end of Wolverine, but took his name out. He is one of the Red headed Kids in the cages that wolverine frees. He would replace Angel as one of the first 5 who can fly. Plus he would be around the right age as the comics with him being the father of Siyrn who was in X-2 and X-3.”

    Beast can’t be in this movie because it showed him as a human in X2. So, there would be a continuity problem.

  24. They could put Storm in there. Knowing she’s 2nd in command, and Hank McCoy may not be able to appear as Beast but in the comics he was known to wear a costume like the others in. Even in X3 he mentioned how he couldnt believe that costume once fitted him so its possible for him to be part of a group. He was no stranger at Xavier’s school except to Wolverine.

  25. I would much rather see a total reboot with an (A list) Director who has an understanding of the history of Uncanny X-Men, a strong cinematic vision for spectacular “mise-en-scène”,for continuity and narrative and a deep respect for the original source material.

    As grateful as I am that these movies are getting made, I’m also getting a liitle sick of the lack of vision some Hollywood producers seem to exhibit toward an accurate rendering of comic book characters.

    Bring back Cyclops, Jean Grey, & Prof. Xavier with Angel, Iceman and The Beast. Cyclops should be portrayed as a strong and powerful team leader, not as a wimp.

    Havoc, Storm, Colossus and Banshee ought to be better developed as well.

    As much as I love Wolverine as a dark brooding character, for me he’s become a little over exposed and over rated.

  26. @Gigan300

    Beast can be in there cause beast was human during First Class. He started to become blue later in life. Do a search of the Xmen first class and you will see he is human.

  27. Dannian Moscow, you gave us one of the funniest comments, first class, is the story of Xavier first class, with the original members, Cyclops, Jen Gray, Beast, Ice Man AND Angel, but the last two can not be part of this group because in the first triology they were very youngs, which means they will be chuldren in the movie first class, so I expect to see Storm and Emma Frost on this next film, portrayed by young actors, and Helle Berry Fanke Jansen or Cameron Diaz.

  28. @rickbrasileiro

    Which is precisely why a total reboot with an (A list) Director who has an understanding of the history of Uncanny X-Men would be better received IMHO.

    One thing that really gets up my nose is the absolute disregard for character ages and continuity with the X-Men films.

    I can sort of understand Hollywood’s perceived notion of making as much money as they can at the box office by targeting as many teens as possible, but stray too far from the original source material and you’ve lost my interest and my repeat business.

    The picture of the original five X-Men at the top of this page, resonates far better with me and paints an accurate depiction of what an X-Men (origins / first class) film should be all about – AUTHENTICITY!

  29. Hey Magnetic Eye,

    I guess I’m a little bit old school like yourself. Prof X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman would be so cool but it would have to be done right for it to work.

    Jon Favreau or Christopher Nolan could certainly keep it relevant and authentic as you say remaining true and faithful to the books.

    Just look at Iron Man and The Dark Knight, IMO the best adaptations of comic book characters brought to life on the big screen.

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