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Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
What does it mean for Magneto movies?

22 December 2009  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Now that he's officially signed to develop and direct the film, Bryan Singer has begun to talk - at least, to drop hints - about mutant prequel pic X-Men: First Class.

Chatting with the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog, Singer admitted that while he couldn't talk specifically about the story (it's still a secret), he could lock down what part of the X-story it would cover. "It’s basically about the formation of the X-Men. How they began and the relationship between a young Xavier and a young Magneto."

And since it'll borrow elements from Eric Lensherr's longer life, it's even more likely that the Magneto origin movie will be shoved back on the schedule as Fox concentrates on this. "This story would probably utilize some of the Magneto story because it deals with a young Magneto, so it might supersede that because this would explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust."

But even First Class will have to wait in line behind Singer's planned fantasy pic Jack The Giant Killer, which is his next scheduled movie. "Right now that is the plan. Unless there's a problem in the development process. There is a script for "Jack"; we're in visual development. We've got artwork and pre-viz that we are doing. But you never know how things go."

He talks more about Battlestar Galactica and Excalibur, both of which sound like they're still far from certain just yet, so go take a look.


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RE: So does this mean....
l be no Wolverine? If he follows his own timeline, Wolverine won't be able to be in it. Who will be the lead? Young Storm? Young Cyclops? I'm gonna wait to hear some casting on this oneope! no Storm either! Villains are. . .(wait for it). . .Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch (soon to be placed in the revised Avengers teams 'till Scarlet Witch blows half of them to kingdom come(incedently, when she ACTUALLY becomes interesting!). . .Mastermind (now dead from the Legacy Virus, his daughter Lady M More

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The BSG remake can be permanently shelved as far as I'm concerned. As can this X-Men project. I'm surprised Singer wants to do this as he will surely be so limited in the mutants he can feature and the story he can tell. No Iceman, Shadowcat, Angel, Colossus, Pyro, Nightcrawler, Rogue, not to mention the most obvious, Wolverine. I too feel it would benefit from not being so Logan-centric, but still... I'm just waiting for the day when Marvel buy back all their movie licences and make a Spi More

Posted by SpaceLion at 14:59 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
With the X Men series being so Wolverine heavy, I wonder what the general viewing public will think of an X film without him.  I welcome it to be honest, especially with Singer back, but I think many may have the feeling of there be something missing throughout.  Unfortunately, just keeping the fan-boys happy isn't enough to bring in the cash.  Therefore, I bet they'll replace Logan with a similar type of character to centre the film around.  Ca More

Posted by LEEJGM at 14:29 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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Does this mean no Hugh Jackman? Hugh Jackman is awesome. More

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RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
L: shool L: Rumbaabaa Great news - X2 was one of the best films this decade, eally? I thought it was good, but not great. o, I loved it. I had really high expectations going in, and they were met and exceeded. Easily the best comic-book movie. Maybe that's just me though. More

Posted by Rumbaabaa at 14:00 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Rumbaabaa Great news - X2 was one of the best films this decade, eally? I thought it was good, but not great. More

Posted by shool at 13:51 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
Great news - X2 was one of the best films this decade, and the first one was ace as well, so Singer returning to the series is no bad thing. Will also be great to actually see an X-Men film without Wolverine taking centre-stage. Not sure why people are moaning about more X-Men films - there's plenty of Batman and Bond films, and it's not like there's a lack of plots or characters... More

Posted by Rumbaabaa at 13:48 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
L: matthewforan I'm kind of looking forward to this glad their going with a young Megneto and Prof X story. Didn't really bother with Wolverine as I'm not the biggest fan of the character but this I'll look out for. James McAvoy as a young Magneto anyone? f we're going on looks James Franco would be similar... More

Posted by UTB at 13:44 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
I'm kind of looking forward to this glad their going with a young Megneto and Prof X story. Didn't really bother with Wolverine as I'm not the biggest fan of the character but this I'll look out for. James McAvoy as a young Magneto anyone? More

Posted by matthewforan at 13:28 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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Posted by UTB at 12:15 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
While X Men Origins: First Class: Year 1: Cyclops and Friends sounds a pretty shit idea, it doesnt sound and wont turn out half as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be. Singer isnt untouchable in terms of film making but he clearly enjoys the series and his first 2 attempts were great. Heres hoping for a a great addition to the series, though I really wish they would leave school behind and focus on other adventures with other mutants- its not like there are no choices left! More

Posted by kumar at 11:57 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
Who will play Xavier? If they bring back Paddy Stewart then that means they are going to piss around with that weird de-ageing CGI again.   Not quite willing to write this one off yet though (a lot of people though the first X movie was going to be shite before they saw it) And Singer hasn't made an actual bad movie yet. Superman was , at worst , average. and even that was well directed, just didn't have a strong enough story.   Young X men could be a good way to launch a to More

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Throw in all the Jonas brothers and you got yourself the eye-sore abomination of the year. More

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Zac Efron and Robert Pattison as Xavier and Magneto. More

Posted by shool at 10:07 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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L: shool L: Kazuya I just can't muster any excitement for this at all. I mean really, Young X-Men? It's also slightly pathetic that Singer seems so eager to do it. b]Between this and trying to remake the totally awesome BSG... Sheesh Young X-Men sounds teenie bopper film. sp; That is a puzzler.p; Exactly. I can just see it now..Miley Cyrus as Jean Grey..   More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:05 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Kazuya I just can't muster any excitement for this at all. I mean really, Young X-Men? It's also slightly pathetic that Singer seems so eager to do it. etween this and trying to remake the totally awesome BSG... Sheesh g X-Men sounds like a teenie bopper film. More

Posted by shool at 09:59 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
L: CORLEONE L: shool Double Yawn. I'm losing interest in comic book movies especially after watching the dire Spiderman 3 last night. I'm hoping that was your first viewing. Because there is no reason to ever watch that film twice. t was and what a waste of an evening. Still I have Moon to watch next so its not all bad. More

Posted by shool at 09:55 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
L: shool Double Yawn. I'm losing interest in comic book movies especially after watching the dire Spiderman 3 last night. sp; I'm hoping that was your first viewing. Because there is no reason to ever watch that film twice. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 09:52 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
I just can't muster any excitement for this at all. I mean really, Young X-Men? It's also slightly pathetic that Singer seems so eager to do it. More

Posted by Kazuya at 09:50 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class
Double Yawn. I'm losing interest in comic book movies especially after watching the dire Spiderman 3 last night. More

Posted by shool at 09:45 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Nothing but the rain....
Shows that Singer's lost a bit of stock in Hollywood with the disappointment of Valkyrie that he has to go back to this kids X-Men. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 09:26 on 22 December 2009 | Report This Post

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