11.19.2008

X-Men Films, Getting A Reboot?

It looks like the X-Men film franchise is not dead after all. Fox has just tapped Josh Schwartz, scribe of The OC, Gossip Girl and Chuck, to write X-Men: First Class that will focus on the younger generation of the X-Men.

Fox has been leaning toward using the younger characters introduced in the previous pics in future installments -- teenagers with powers taught at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Resulting film would likely draw from elements of the Marvel comic of the same name, launched in 2006, and enlist such characters as Iceman, Rogue, Angel, Colossus, Jubilee and Shadowcat, who have appeared prominently or made cameos in prior pics.

Given Hollywood's penchant for reboots with new actors playing familiar roles, pic could also reintroduce characters. Comicbook revolves around the Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel and Professor X.

I think Fox made a good decision of getting Josh Scwartz to write First Class. It'll have the teenage drama of The O.C. and Gossip Girl, and the geekiness of Chuck. But, seriously, did they have to kill Jean Grey, Professor X and Cyclops in the last installment just so they could have mutant teenagers parade their angst in the mansion and suck on each other's faces? Or even a total reebot? That sucks. I say, since Magneto is alive and Rogue has been depowered, let's go and start the Age of Apocalypse! (read my post about X3 and proposed X4: Age of Apocalypse here).

Anyways, you can read the rest of the article here.

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2 comments:

RONeiluke, RN said...

wow! thanks for this! i so love the x-man trilogy...hehe!

i totally agree. i was so disappointed when cyclops, jean, and prof x died...hays...

can't wait for the first class! hehe!

gillboard said...

Looking forward to X-men 4 or is it a new number 1?

Anyway, I really hope that the franchise will be in good hands now that Schwartz is taking over the title.