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 agree 100 % with Dannian Marcow, if the X men First Class will plot once more with : Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Tilda Swinton, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page,Rebbeca Romijn, etc. I want to make X men First Class just like that! I agree 100 %. thank you so much friends….. it was so good.

  2. i wanna see the dark phoenix ( famke janssen ) and Gambit in x men first class. and you must add selene / the black queen, emma frost, sebastian shaw, and havoc.
    the are the best characters for xmen first class !!!

  3. I wanna if Jean Grey – Phoenix returns alive. and she becomes the Dark Phoenix. she turns into the Dark Phoenix.
    I wanna Emma Frost, Storm, Colossus, Beast, Angel, Ice man, and Rogue that they bring Professor Charles Xavier and Cyclops for alive any more.what’s happening with Magneto ?
    her power lost ! I wanna all of the old cast come back. I don’t want to see young actors and young actresses for X men First Class. I’d better agree with mostly people want to
    Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Tilda Swinton, Cameron Diaz, Rebbeca Romijn, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, James Marsden etc. mostly people were very happy if they are turn in X men First Class. and I’d better add Apocalypse, Gambit, Polaris, Selene, and bastion in First Class.
    my ambition is, I need you to make X men First Class a the best ever. that’s what I want and people want.

  4. What a load of CRAP! If First Class turns out to a TWEENIE movie without the original five X-Men then I won’t be spending my money at the box office or for the DVD when it comes out.

    Total mismanagement, disregard and absolutely no respect for Marvel’s treatment of characters, ages or continuity.

    Typical Hollywood executives targeting the teen market for an extra buck. Talk about a franchise that’s gone completely off the rails.

  5. @Magnetic Eye

    First Class should be about the five original X-Men and of course they were teenagers. But I do feel your frustration.

    If this movie is purely going to be a cash cow targeting the TWEEN market by using the current (mixed up age groups and out of continuity) crop of teen X-Men then count me out.

    My previous posts have said enough of what I think.

  6. most of the theories on here don’t even make sense..

  7. @bdizzle

    What do you mean exactly when you say:

    “most of the theories on here don’t even make sense..”

  8. I don’t understand ! where is X men after the Last Stand ?
    where is Phoenix ?
    where is Gambit ?
    where is Cyclops ?
    where is Professor X ?
    where are Magneto and Mystique ?

    too many people need to see X men after the Last Stand .
    too many people want to see Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Ian Mckellen, Patrick Stewart, even too many people that I’ve read Cameron Diaz, Tilda Swinton, Jennifer Garner, etc, must action after X men the Last Stand. that’s so good idea. I just need to see there is X men 7 after X men Origin Magneto. it’s about after the Last Stand. I need to see the Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse.

    • and u r correct

  9. My picks for X Men:First Class are
    Cyclops
    Marvel Girl
    Beast
    Storm
    w/ a 5th & or 6th spot going to
    Banshee, Morph, or Mimic
    also
    Emma Frost
    Thunderbird
    Sunfire
    Havok
    Polaris
    Emma could get mad because of the bond between Scott & Jean and leave, and join the Brotherhood, or Hellfire Club.
    Thunderbird gets killed in a training accident or mission.
    Havok leaves cause he doesnt trust Scott’s leadership ability cause of what happened with Thunderbird, and Polaris goes with him, cause she loves him.
    Sunfire gets recalled back to Japan to defend his homeland, and really just doesnt want to be a part of a team, then by the end of the movie, it’s down to 5 or 6 X-Men.
    Maybe during one of the fight sequences, Morph or Mimic could sport a set of wings(you know like whats his name)
    As far as who they would fight, could be a number of good choices: Hellfire Club w/ Emma Frost, a young Brotherhood, w/ Emma Frost, Magneto, Sentinals. And at the end of the movie, have the first class graduate, and introduce the New Mutants: Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Karma, Magma, Cypher, Magik. Or GenX: M, Skin, Mondo, Synch, Husk, Chamber. Or New X-Men Dust, Prodigy, Elixir, Surge, and so on.

  10. As for X-Men 4, This is my pitch:
    The cure for mutants, mutates in some mutants into the legacy virus, which in time kills off more than 75% of all mutants. Cable has to come back in time to stop the cure from ever coming into being, and or stop/ contain it from spreading. He meets then rescues Bishop, who becomes trapped in the timestream chasing Fitzroy, to help him with the virus. Angel refuses to take the cure, but gets his wings cut off and makes a deal with Apocalypse, and or Mr Sinister, and becomes Archangel, one of the four horsemen. So Cable becomes obssessed with now stopping Apocalypse and or Sinister in the past as well. Bishop joins the fight, cause now Cable is the only way for him to get back to his time, but later becomes trapped in this time. They come back far enough to prevent Jean from destroying Professor X’s body, and killing off all our favorite mutants who bought it at the end of X3. So Rogue, gets ahold of a sample of the cure takes it, thinks she lost her powers( but we all know it only acts to “supress” powers, somehow while fighting with Carol Danvers, absorbs her powers and memories, to become the kick-ass Rogue, we know and love.
    Remember you heard it here first ( so I get paid if this idea sees the light of day)
    nuff said

  11. Ok.. so iv read a bunch of comments refering to this as X4… WRONG!! The story is restarting.. A fresh slate… no killing off scott or making iceman young, or any of the bs that the first three brought to the table….. The FIRST CLASS originally and should still be made up of Scott Summers (Cyclops}, Robert Drake (Iceman),Warren Worthington III(Angel, Hank McCoy (Beast without the hair), and Jean Grey(Marvel Girl)
    Fighting a brotherhood consisting of Fred Dukes (Blob), Gunther Bain (Unus), Lucifer, Stranger, and Cain Marko(Juggernaut)… stick to the original xmen… and if they are gonna change something change the brotherhood a bit.. cause not much is known about lucifer and stranger… throw in Astra, Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch,or Mastermind,… Quicksilver has yet to be used except for the quick cameo in X-men orgins… i think he needs to be used

  12. @bryce korf

    You’re absolutely correct. First Class should be about the five original X-Men.

    It shouldn’t have anything to do the current mish mash of discontinuity, under developed characters and wrong character ages.

    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! with an understanding and respect for the original source material – something I beleive neither Singer nor Ratner have come remotely close to.

    • right, singer and ratner went all off from the original aspest of the comics, like why rogue wanst able to fly and where was her super strength, and where were they classic uniforms, and the way ratner represented phoenix was so sad, where was her fire omg, and that ugly outfit she had on had to go. and the way storm was represented to, like y did she get punched in the face by oh gurl, storm suspose to be a kick ass combat fight.

  13. If they are going to do a teen superhero movie, why push this up when Brian K. Vaughan is writing (or already wrote) a script for the Runaways? That would be way better than messing up the X-Men anymore, IMO…

  14. It’s a movie, it’s a reimagination, and all the movies have been really cool. I’ve been a fan of all the X-Books, as well as the cartoons, and even Ultimate X-Men. The movie is just another version– if it follows the comic exactly, you might as well just read the comic, the changes are just another way to tell the story, and it looks good when you watch if you just watch it istead of knit-picking. I love seeing all my favorite X-Men up there fighting together, using their powers, the cahgnes aren’t that relevant– it’s a movie, it’s not the books.

  15. @Mr. Mooka

    It’s a movie based on the original MARVEL comic book characters. I wouldn’t mind so much if the changes were small ones but when continuity is wildly disproportionate, including character ages and ignoring strong character development, then IMHO it’s a mess.

    I don’t think anyone is knit-picking because they want to see an exact panel by panel comic book story replicated on the big screen, but rather people want a faithful and accurate portrayal of these characters – something I believe is yet to be seen with the exception of some.

    If dozens of various writers and artists over the last four decades can faithfully present these characters in the MARVEL convention, it then shouldn’t be too hard for Hollywood writers and directors to at least respect and pay some homage to that work ethic.

    Yes I understand it’s a movie, a re-telling, an adaptation and as I’ve said before, I don’t mind minor differences, it’s just the significant shifts from the original blueprint that unnerves me. :)

    Without the books, the original inspiration, there would be no movies.

    • and u right, y go way off from the original story line and display a messed story of what we know to be our favorite superheores.

  16. Give X men After the Last Stand.
    We wanna see Famke Janssen as Jean Grey ( the Dark Phoenix ) and Apocalypse.
    give Kate Winslet as Magma.
    give also to Halle Berry as Onroro Munro or Storm,
    Rebecca Romijn as Mystique, and Cameron Diaz as Emma Frost.

    • see idk bout halle nomore cause she pissed me off in the movies b/c she did a pore representation of storm dont get me wrong she looked good and all, and may have did a better job if she had more guidance on how she was to handle the role of storm cause what she did in those movies was a mess. ex. like when she let oh gurl punch her in the face. if that was me i would have told halle to duck and blo the b**** out the house, then just stand there and get beat up like that. i cryed when i say that, cause i love storm so much and she should have been represented as a kick ass fighter like she is in the comic books.

  17. I couldn’t trusted again. there is no X men after the Last Stand. it’s the worst. I want to see about after X men the Last Stand. I want to Cyclops, Professor X, Magneto,Mystique,Sabretooth,Lady Death Strike and Jean Grey or Phoenix rise anymore. but for Jean Grey or Phoenix she must turn into the Dark Phoenix one her force ten times more powerful or more powerful than in X men 3 with unlimited force.the Dark Phoenix is the most powerful of super hero. I want to see Jean Grey or the Dark Phoenix must versus with Bastion and Apocalypse within another X men or after First Class. I also want to see the Hell Fire Club like :
    Selene, Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, HAvok, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland. and the other mutants like Polaris, Magma, Scarlet Switch,Toad, Juggernaut, Blob, Avalanche, Pyro, Archangel etc.

    • omg me to, and psylocke

  18. I'd be really sad if they don't have Angel. He's my favorite. :(

  19. Angel won't be in it.

    His character was introduced way later in the continuity they set up (X-Men 3) and wasn't part of Xavier's school.

  20. Yes, they* are movies and two of them were flat-out bad by most moviegoer's standards, fans and critics alike.

    We know it's a movie but they've been doing them wrong recently – I explain in the article and in the comments some of the reasons why.

  21. if you are going to do in x men first class movie. mostly people here request about characters :
    1. Cyclops
    2. Jean Grey / Phoenix power booster
    3. Angel
    4. Beast
    5. Ice Man
    6. Colossus
    7. Storm
    8. Nightcwaler
    9. Rogue
    10.Gambit
    11.Bishop
    12.Kitty Pryde
    13.Professor Charles Xavier
    14.Selene
    15.Sebastian Shaw
    16.Emma Frost
    17.Donald Pierce
    18.Magneto
    19.Mystique
    20.Quicksilver
    21.Scarlet Switch
    22.Avalanche
    23.Sabretooth
    24.Toad
    25.Juggernaut
    26.Banshee
    27.Dead Pool
    28.Cable
    29.Polaris
    30.Wolverine

    New Enemy

    Abyss
    Cannon Ball
    Lady Deathstrike
    Bastion
    Archangel
    Mr. Sinister
    Mastermind
    Apocalypse

    probably, x men first class movie can to add many characters from x men uncanny.
    so, this movie will become better than X men Origin Wolverine.
    we really agree if you come in 2010.

    thank you very much.

  22. if you are going to do in x men first class movie. mostly people here request about characters :
    1. Cyclops
    2. Jean Grey / Phoenix power booster
    3. Angel
    4. Beast
    5. Ice Man
    6. Colossus
    7. Storm
    8. Nightcwaler
    9. Rogue
    10.Gambit
    11.Bishop
    12.Kitty Pryde
    13.Professor Charles Xavier
    14.Selene
    15.Sebastian Shaw
    16.Emma Frost
    17.Donald Pierce
    18.Magneto
    19.Mystique
    20.Quicksilver
    21.Scarlet Switch
    22.Avalanche
    23.Sabretooth
    24.Toad
    25.Juggernaut
    26.Banshee
    27.Dead Pool
    28.Cable
    29.Polaris
    30.Wolverine

    New Enemy

    Abyss
    Cannon Ball
    Lady Deathstrike
    Bastion
    Archangel
    Mr. Sinister
    Mastermind
    Apocalypse

    probably, x men first class movie can to add many characters from x men uncanny.
    so, this movie will become better than X men Origin Wolverine.
    we really agree if you come in 2010.

    thank you very much.

  23. my people and I really don’t like about X men Origins Wolverine 2. we would like about X men First Class Movie.
    X men Origins Wolverine just tell about Wolverine’s past.
    we can’t wait for X men First Class Movie. it’s too long, we wait for X men First Class.
    we have some ideas for X men First Class Movie.
    we would like there is Uncanny X men First Class and between the Brotherhood team and X men must collaboration.
    because, the Source of Villains from William Strike and Jason.
    Jason who studied in Xavier School, suddenly William Strike took him again. William Strike want to make Experiment to mutants. he has taken some mutants.
    here, some mutants who abducted with William Strike :

    Sabretooth
    Quicksilver
    Banshee
    Professor Charles Xavier

    William Strike use some mutants to take them, just like :
    Jason, Black Widow, Onslaught, and Dead Pool.

    and it is, the Best Characters for X men First Class Movie all time.

    Heroes

    01. Cyclops
    02. Dark Phoenix / Jean Grey
    03. Angel
    04. Ice Man
    05. Beast
    06. Havok
    07. Bishop
    08. Storm
    09. Colossus
    10. Professor Charles Xavier
    11. Selene
    12. Banshee
    13. Emma Frost
    14. Magneto
    15. Scarlet Switch
    16. Quicksilver
    17. Sabretooth
    18. Juggernaut

    Villains

    19. Dead Pool
    20. Onslaught
    21. Black Widow
    22. Master Mold
    23. Bastion
    24. William Strike and Jason.

    for the first screen,
    We have to see Cyclops, Dark Phoenix / Jean Grey, Angel, Beast, Ice Man save some people in jungle and there is Master Mold too.

    the second screen,
    We can see to fight between collaboration X men, Brotherhood and the other to destroy Master Mold in the New York City.
    Selene, Banshee, and also Emma Frost there to help.
    and after fight, we can see the kiss between Scarlet Switch and Angel.

    the third screen,
    Dead Pool, Black Widow, Onslaught fight, and Jason to get some mutants who must give to William Strike for Experiments.
    Jason has taken Professor Xavier with his power of the Illusions. Jason has a powerful illusions.

    Dead Pool and Onslaught has taken Sabretooth and Quicksilver.

    Black Widow has taken Banshee in another place, when Banshee is going out from Xavier School.

    the fourth screen,
    Selene has to tell to the other that, Professor X and some mutants have taken with Dead Pool, Black Widow, and Onslaught. X men, Brotherhood, and the other quickly to get back them. Selene has to tell, where William Strike’s Base actually.

    the fifth screen ( the Last Screen )
    After they are arriving in Strike’s Base, they make a good plan and they quickly to go there.
    then, after they get in in Strike’s Base, they have to fight with Strike’s Soldiers. they also have to met with Master Mold again. and they have to destroy again.
    after that, they have to fight with Black Widow, Onslaught, Dead Pool, and Bastion.
    and then, they fight with them too, but they fail to destroy Bastion. Dark Phoenix / Jean Grey try to destroy Bastion and she did it. but William Strike and Jason are escaping. finally,
    X men,Brotherhood,and the other have been saving the other mutants, just like : Professor Xavier, Sabreooth, Banshee and Banshee. and we have been seeing the Continue between William Strike and Jason in X men United ( X men 2 ).
    and Magneto has to tell to Professor Xavier that,” This War isn’t over charles “.
    and they have to go back to each their place.

    we need you to grant our ideas for X men First Class Movie.
    and it is also collaboration between Uncanny X men First Class.
    and we need you to make X men First Class Movie faster than X men Origins Wolverine 2.

  24. Quick question………..At the end of Wolverine4…..Sorry I meant Origins Wolverine…..he lost his memory right?So how was he able to have his motorcycle in the back of his truck in X-men when Rouge stowed away if he left it with Gambit?Just wondering.

    I really wish they would just give up and let the franchise die so hopefully in a few years we can get someone who is willing to do it right and reboot the series.We know it can be done……just look at Batman.Maybe I’m crazy but I want to see X-men….not just Wolverine with the X-men in the background and Cyclops only having 2 or 3 lines and then dies.

    I would hope that they actually say “Lets do this one right” and actually use the original five like they’re supposed to but I won’t get my hopes up.

    Cyclops
    Beast
    Jean
    Angel
    Iceman

    That’s it plain and simple

  25. X-men: first class should be about the original five mutants. scott summers, jean grey, beast, iceman and angel. Storm could make a cameo. That’ll be awesome.

    Off topic.
    Hey, I have a crazy idea. Rogue could appear in gambit spin-off.

  26. Okay, Iceman and Angel are obviously out if this film is to prequel the X-Men film trilogy. Therefore, I would think the next logical option would be to count Havok and Polaris as part of the ‘original five’. They did feature very early on in the comics – before Wolverine, Storm and the others came on the scene. Also, they have strong links to the other characters in the prequel (Havok is Cyclops’ younger brother, Polaris is Magneto’s long lost daughter etc.). I think these two characters are the best fit for continuity purposes, particularly given that neither featured in the X-Men trilogy films? Just a thought.

  27. For Matthew Vaughn.
    X men: First Class should be about moreover five the original mutants. it should be the uncanny X men, Selene Galio, Avalanche, Banshee, and Sunfire. that’s very awesome.

  28. X men First Class must introduce Uncanny X men. I love with Selene Gallio. in X men First Class Movie, Selene mustn’t become a villain.
    She must help the other and she must destroy Master Mold. she must join with X men and brotherhood.

    Selene directed her worshippers to undertake tasks that eventually allowed her to leave Nova Roma. Selene made her way to New York City, where she encountered Juggernaut at a bar. Selene planned to seduce and murder him, but was prevented from doing this when Wolverine manipulated a bar-room brawl between Juggernaut and Colossus. Selene then discovered the existence of Rachel Summers, who Selene sought to turn into her slave only to be defeated by the X-Men. Prior to the X-Men saving her, Selene had tracked Rachel down to the home of a young man named Nicholas Damiano who had let the homeless Rachel spend the night at his place. Selene savagely murdered the young man, resulting in Rachel swearing revenge against Selene.

    With help from one of her worshippers, Friedrich Von Roehm, Selene made contact with the Hellfire Club and forced the group to take her on as the new Black Queen. Selene became critical in the X-Men’s attempt to stop Kulan Gath, after he conquered New York City with a reality-altering spell though she ultimately attempted to doublecross the X-Men in order to steal Gath’s talisman of power.

    Selene’s time with the Hellfire Club was a turbulent time, due to her contempt for Sebastian Shaw and her quite open desire to rule the Hellfire Club as its sole leader. This led Shaw and Emma Frost to conspire to kill Selene by manipulating and training the young mutant Firestar to assassinate her, though this failed when Firestar realized what they were planning.

    Selene and the Hellfire Club’s relationship with the X-Men came to a head with Rachel Summers making an unauthorized assassination attempt on Selene. Wolverine felt honor-bound to prevent Rachel from becoming a murderer, and so, saved Selene’s life by severely injuring Summers. However, Selene was enraged, and used the incident to force the Lords Cardinal to agree to hunt and kill Rachel. A battle over this issue immediately commenced between the X-Men and Lords Cardinal, but it was unexpectedly halted when it drew the attention of Nimrod, the super-sentinel who had murdered Selene’s assistant Rhoem,[9] and who was bent on killing the X-Men and the Lords Cardinal. The Lords Cardinal and the X-Men hastily agreed to a truce, fighting well-enough to cause Nimrod to flee.

    After this battle, in the pages of New Mutants, much was made about Selene having secret plans involving Nova Roma and Magma. Due to her love for Empath, Magma left the New Mutants to join the Hellions, only to be called home by her father to enter into an arranged marriage with a resident there. However, Magma’s escort back home to Nova Roma was Empath, who ultimately decided to stay in the city with her. The two became lovers and ultimately Magma was freed from her arranged marriage plans so that she could be with him. However, unknown to Magma, Selene was secretly manipulating events for reasons that have yet to be revealed due to New Mutants being revamped as “X-Force”.[volume & issue needed]

    New Warriors #31 revealed, via Empath, that Nova Roma was nothing more than an elaborate lie, concocted by Selene several decades prior. In a desperate bid to try and relive happier days in which she lived in ancient Rome, Selene arranged for hundreds of people to be kidnapped and taken to the jungles of the Amazon, to a city constructed per her designs. There she was somehow able to utterly brainwash her prisoners to believe themselves ancient Roman ancestors living in the Amazon. Magma was one of these kidnapped and brainwashed souls according to Empath. The city was disbanded and the residents returned to their regular lives across the globe. Years later, due to Chris Claremont wishing to undo writer Fabian Nieciza’s dismantling of the concept of Nova Roma, Claremont ignored said story and wrote Magma as she had been originally written. He later had Magma make cryptic references to having been manipulated into believing Nova Roma was a lie by parties unknown that sought to hurt Magma by taking away her childhood home. This was haphazardly followed up by later writers, who implied that Empath used his powers to destroy the city by brainwashing the inhabitants into believing they were victims of Selene.[volume & issue needed]

    Selene ultimately was the deciding vote to vote Sebastian Shaw out of the Hellfire Club, when tension between Shaw and the newly recruited White King Magneto came to blows.[10] Unknown to Magneto or Emma Frost however, Selene had decided that she no longer had any need for the Club and began plotting its destruction. Gathering an army of young mutants with help from the mutant omnipath the Gamesmaster, known as the Upstarts. Under her authority, the Upstarts engaged in a killing spree that led to many presumed deaths (Magneto, Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, and the Reavers), mortal injuries (Emma Frost), and outright deaths (the Hellions). Selene manipulated her young followers with the promise of a game, where each murder committed would land them points that would ultimately lead to them being granted a prize, described as “being the next best thing to immortality” by the Gamemaster. However, with another writer change, Selene’s involvement with the Upstarts was cut short as she herself was betrayed by Trevor Fitzroy. Selene was kept in a torture device that repeatedly ripped her flesh from her body (to attract the attention of the Gamesmaster, who took advantage of the situation to proclaim himself the new leader of the Upstarts). She would be freed by Amanda Sefton, though the torture left her weak and scarred.[volume & issue needed]

    Needing to replenish her power, Selene first attacked and killed the other surviving Externals. Though she was opposed by X-Force, she managed to complete the slaughter and knock out the mutants, until Cable arrived. Selene’s attempt to absorb Cable’s life backfired when she touched his techno-organic arm and she was forced to flee to maintain her power. Shortly afterwards, she tried to access the power of a mystical convergence using a Runestaff made from the roots of Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree. She came to the Exploding Colossal Man festival in New Mexico, but was again opposed by X-Force, who managed to wrest the Runestaff away from her and destroy the Colossal Man mannequin it activated. Selene missed her opportunity for ultimate power and vowed vengeance on X-Force.[volume & issue needed]

    She next appeared back in Brazil, where she had tracked Sunspot, along with Deviants posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. She lured Sunspot to her defense, and offered him a position of power in the Hellfire Club, which he refused, regardless of the illusions she tempted him with. However, Sunspot went along with Selene to stop the Deviants in the Damocles Foundation from activating a Celestial Gatherer. Selene herself was attacked by the Sword strike team, but she managed to cast a spell that devolved them back to lizards. Along with the rest of X-Force, Selene was able to usurp control of the machinery that activated the Gatherer, but Moonstar and Arcadia destroyed the Celestial artifact before Selene could access its power.[volume & issue needed]

    Selene then returned to her post as the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, after striking a deal with the demon Blackheart and seemingly throwing out the rest of the Inner Circle. She offered Sunspot the position of Black Rook, which he initially refused but then accepted when Selene and Blackheart revealed that his doing so would allow them to resurrect the spirit of Juliana Sandoval, the girl who died saving Sunspot’s life when he first joined the New Mutants. Sunspot had no choice to accept and become Selene’s protégé.[volume & issue needed]

    However, with Sebastian Shaw’s return to the Hellfire Club, Selene was somehow trapped inside the catacombs under the Club. However, she gained limited mobility from an alliance with Donald Pierce. When the X-Men, including Rachel Summers arrived, during a membership change in the Hellfire Club, Selene plotted to use Rachel to completely free herself. She followed Rachel to Hong Kong via a transport portal and saved her from being corrupted by a telepathic agent of Courtney Ross, who was trying to become the next White Queen. This move was only a prelude to Selene taking over Rachel’s mind, but Marvel Girl was too strong for Selene and expelled her, keeping Selene trapped for a time beneath the Hellfire Club headquarters.[volume & issue needed]

    I need Matthew Vaughn to grant Selene must do in X men First Class Movie.