New Details On X-Men: First Class

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

x men first classpic New Details On X Men: First Class

Less than a month before the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes news that another spin-off from the lucrative X-Men franchise is going to be yet another prequel.

When X-Men: First Class was first announced, many thought that it would follow the adventures of the younger mutants from the high grossing franchise. Now Lauren Shuler-Donner has given details on what to expect from the film – if Wolverine hits it big at the box office.

Speaking on the Fox Movie Channel Donner gave details about the First Class prequel, which is currently in development (being written by Josh Schwartz):

“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.”

It’s a shame, really, that this is yet another X-Men prequel to follow Wolverine and the forthcoming Magneto. Marvel and Fox appear to be milking the X-Men franchise for all that it’s worth. However, as per both studios, they’re going for the cheapest option. The X-Men movies just got too expensive to make with Halle Berry winning an Oscar and Hugh Jackman going A-list.

Prequels with younger stars and built-in name recognition seem to be the order of the day – except of course Wolverine, because that has become Jackman’s signature role. Will Patrick Stewart have a role in X-Men: First Class? Who knows. But I’d imagine that he’ll have a cameo at the very least, probably using the same de-aging tech they used for his X-Men: The Last Stand flashback.

Will X-Men: First Class see the light of day? That depends on how many people downloaded and watched go to see Wolverine.

X-Men: Origins: Wolverine opens on May 1, 2009. X-Men: First Class is still in early development, so no date yet on when (or if) the film will be hitting theaters. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: CHUD

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  1. I’ve got to agree with SK 47 about the writers owning a lot of the blame for X-Men III. The story just didn’t make much sense. It was as if they had no concept of how the individual characters think. They were all just doing things that didn’t fit. From a writer’s standpoint, they were making the characters do things merely to move the plot where they wanted it to go. They didn’t trust the characters to lead them there in their own way. That’s not good writing.

  2. ppnkof it all makes sense now you actually consider action important. Personally for me the story and character development are by far the most important thing. I thought X2 delivered perfectly on action I didn’t need anymore at all. Just like Batman Begins was an amazing film and the action in there was far from impressive. I think X2 was perfect on action and maybe you should go back and watch it again. The mansion gets attacked and wolverine is slashing up guys like crazy. Deathstrike and Cyclops fight. Wolverine and Deathstrike. Cyclops and Jean the big cop car scene at Icemans house the Jet getting blasted wide open. I mean there is a jet fight in the film for chist sake. Nightcrawler running through the white house was bad ass as well.

    I agree and disagree with you SK47. People don’t blame the writers nearly enough and they did play a part in the god awfulness that was x3 however Brett is more to blame. His decisions had a horrible impact on the film. Then again his decisions have a horrible impact on every film he makes.

  3. i read half of the comments and for you “rebooters” just think of this film as a What If? comic and this would be if the X franchise was the mainstream universe. And The mutants should be
    Cyclops
    Jean Grey
    Beast
    Storm
    Banshee
    Quicksilver <\
    Scarlet Witch

  4. X-Men:First Class should strickly start off with:
    Scott Summers/Cyclops
    Hank McCoy/Beast
    Warren Warthington/Angel
    Bobby Drake/Iceman
    Jean Grey/Marvel Girl

    Angel should be a runnaway from his father for a short period of time until warren sr. finds him and takes away warrens memory in a lab and that explains why angel goes to the mansion in X3 and doesnt remember because his memory was taken

    Iceman will be a young bobby drake, still immature and despite his name a real hothead, eventually leaving the team for a while

    New character additions:
    Mimic
    Polaris
    Havok
    Changeling

    lets be real this would kick ass since its the same as the comics

    Mimic turns bad
    Polaris gets kidnapped by Mister Sinister, and X-men have to save her
    Havok turns out to be Cyclops long lost brother and that would be ill to see the two brothers
    Changeling would die because thats what happens in the comics

    After Angel,Iceman,Mimic,&Changeling are out, in comes:
    Gambit, especially since he’s in Origins
    Storm,
    Sunfire,
    Thunderbird, who will also die like in the comics
    Banshee

    also Wolverine, but a cameo

    then i would like to see a “days of future past” type thing, where Bishop, and Cable both come from the future and the present x-men have to do something to prevent an apocalyptic future, even the x-men from outerspace like Longshot and Shatterstar, and i think some sexy female x-men like:
    Dazzler
    Emma Frost
    Psylocke, who will later turn into Revanche
    Petra and Sway who both die

    And at the end when many x-men have died, and others have left not able to stay for their own reasons, the only x-men will be cyclops, jean grey and storm, and that will lead up to the other 3 movies

    And of course this movie would suck without:
    Professor X, Cannonball and Forge

    Villains:Mister Sinister,Mimic,Apocalypse,Mojo,Revanche
    and Magneto and Mystique will cameo

  5. I think they should re-boot. They should have Rogue appear in X-Men first class in a cameo, have Ice Man appear that way too but in a role as he is too immature so that it works in the main films although instead he is in his teens in first class and a restudying 20 something year old

  6. 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.

  7. Some of you are taking it to far. Ok sure we all want our favorite characters or we dont want it to move away from source material bla bla. All I can say is for one thing what characters you want has no flippin say. It's like telling Stan Lee what to do with what he creates. Secondly how can you possibly get pissed at a changed story, have any of you even read the comics? like any marvel story whether its xmen or spiderman, stories have been changed so many times, origins changed so many times, every x-man has died multiple times and somehow resurrected. The comics have changed so many times that anything changed in a movie cant be used as an excuse, the universe of marvel is so huge that thing have to change in the movies..(especially costumes, would you stand a live movie with a guy in spandex? i know i wouldn't). I think w.e they do with the story is fine as long as its enjoyable and has good acting, people need to stop bitching, Marvel does control the rights and if Stan Lee doesn't have an issue with direction than I dont.

  8. Some of you are taking it to far. Ok sure we all want our favorite characters or we dont want it to move away from source material bla bla. All I can say is for one thing what characters you want has no flippin say. It's like telling Stan Lee what to do with what he creates. Secondly how can you possibly get pissed at a changed story, have any of you even read the comics? like any marvel story whether its xmen or spiderman, stories have been changed so many times, origins changed so many times, every x-man has died multiple times and somehow resurrected. The comics have changed so many times that anything changed in a movie cant be used as an excuse, the universe of marvel is so huge that thing have to change in the movies..(especially costumes, would you stand a live movie with a guy in spandex? i know i wouldn't). I think w.e they do with the story is fine as long as its enjoyable and has good acting, people need to stop bitching, Marvel does control the rights and if Stan Lee doesn't have an issue with direction than I dont.

  9. I know that turning comic book into a movie isn’t that easy and changes have to be made but that doesn’t meen that u can’t be respectful to the source material and needlessly turning everything upside down

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