EXCLUSIVE: Multiple Man to Appear in X-Men: First Class

The multiplying mutant, Jaime Maddrox, will supposedly be one of Professor Xavier's students in the Fox X-Men prequel.

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By multipurposeponi - 7/1/2010



During my most recent conversation with a Marvel Studios source, I was told that one of Professor Xavier's definite students in Fox's X-franchise relaunch, First Class, will be Jaime Maddrox, known to most fans as Multiple Man. Considering that this is the same source which clued me in to Benjamin Walker's potential casting as the mutant student Henry McCoy (Beast) several weeks ago, I feel fairly certain this information is viable.

For those of you unfamiliar with the character, here is a brief biography according to Marvel.com: 'Jamie Madrox's mutant ability was apparent at birth when a duplicate was created upon his being slapped by the doctor. Two weeks later, Jamie's father resigned from the Los Alamos Nuclear Research Center and moved his family to an intentionally isolated farm in Kansas at the suggestion of Professor Charles Xavier. From a young age, Madrox was given a special suit to wear that would neutralize his mutant power, but before this could be explained to him a freak tornado killed his parents when he was 15.'

The character has already appeared once on film in X-Men 3: The Last Stand, and was portrayed by Grey's Anatomy actor Eric Dane. So far, at least three young actors have been seriously approached to fill the role.

X-Men: First Class is being directed by Matthew Vaughn. The cast so far includes James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Benjamin Walker as Henry McCoy and Alice Eve as Emma Frost. The film is slated for theatrical release on June 3rd, 2011.



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THEBAMF - 7/1/2010, 12:42 PM
I'm really not feeling this.
LEEE777 - 7/1/2010, 12:43 PM
OHHH GOD NO...

This is sounding more an more like BORIGINS!

GRIF @ lol! : P
Jayisawesome - 7/1/2010, 12:45 PM
Interesting I am not going judge into I have pics and a trailer
InTylerWeTrust - 7/1/2010, 12:45 PM
Oh jeez LOL.
OverCross - 7/1/2010, 12:47 PM
It's a reboot?



Darnnit Fox give it to Marvel
tazmaniak - 7/1/2010, 12:47 PM
The interesting thing about this is Multiple Man clearly didn't know Magneto or the X-Men in part 3, which means this could be a reboot.
SydneySavage - 7/1/2010, 12:48 PM
AvengersNews says Fox offered the role to Kevin Pennington, making him the second Marvel Studios actor on retainer they stole (other being Alice Eve).

http://avengersnews.com/2010/07/01/pennington-enrolling-in-first-class/
Codeseven - 7/1/2010, 12:48 PM
fox just can't learn from their mistakes. (frick) this reboot and anything fox.
bleedthefreak - 7/1/2010, 12:50 PM
@tazmaniak or they are so dumb they [frick]ed up their continuity they created
Spilox - 7/1/2010, 12:51 PM
Please let it be a reboot!!
@code7 Fox never learns from its mistakes
joncav182 - 7/1/2010, 12:52 PM
END THE MADNESS!
Spock - 7/1/2010, 12:54 PM
This is fine, he has association with X-men, X-force & X-factor.
DasBoot - 7/1/2010, 12:57 PM
Eric Dane is a really good actor. Too bad Bret Ratner turned the character into a cornball loony tune! Can't wait to see this when I get it out of a Red Box ha
HelaGood - 7/1/2010, 12:58 PM
this movie is all over the place already......
tazmaniak - 7/1/2010, 1:04 PM
"Dumb character"

I have to disagree.Forget being a superhero, think of the practical uses for his power.You wouldn't have to ever work.You could create multiple dupes and send them to work for you.You could do what he does and send them around the world to gain knowledge, then absorb them and their skills.I think his power is very useful as a hero, as well.Talk about evening the odds in any fight.
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/1/2010, 1:07 PM
How about they go throw in every X men character just for the hell of it. :P
dellamorte1872 - 7/1/2010, 1:10 PM
makes no sense alot of those people in X3 saw him, no one made any reference to knowing him before or even someone with a power similar to jamie's. this is just stupid shit that i hope is false.

EMMA FROST
BEAST
CYCLOPS
JEAN GREY
BANSHEE

YOU GOT 5 RIGHT THERE! PLUS PROF X AND MAGS, THATS ENOUGH THE ORIGINAL TEAM HAD 5! LET IT STAY AT 5
dellamorte1872 - 7/1/2010, 1:11 PM
LOL NO @STARSAPHIRE - THAT WAS X3 LOL
JoshWilding - 7/1/2010, 1:12 PM
Meh. Couldnt give a toss about this news or the movie. Same goes for the Spider-Man reboot. [frick] them both! :P
Joker08 - 7/1/2010, 1:14 PM
@tazmaniak: On the Banshee article, you commented that if we hear about any black actresses screentesting, we'll know for sure that it's a prequel. Well, I think it's just a matter of time.

I'm thoroughly convinced now - I'm sure this movie takes place in the film universe they've already established.

CorndogBurglar - 7/1/2010, 1:16 PM
yeah, they're already ruining this heap of shiz
odie00 - 7/1/2010, 1:27 PM
the 5 original xmen:

cyclops
jean grey or marvel girl
beast
angel
iceman

those were the original 5 xmen...theres no reason to have banshee even tho hes cool, or emma frost or mutiple man. eventually it would be cool to see more of them but we have to see how well this movie does. i hope iceman is actually cool like he is in the comics and not gay how he was in the first 3 movies i hated him in those so much.

@captainprog- why would x-23 be in it. that would be way more ridiuclous then the other characters mentioned.
fanboiii - 7/1/2010, 1:34 PM
LOL multiple man was a villian in X3. yup, looks like another mutant orgy with a good director to disguise the fail just like wolverine.
superdog - 7/1/2010, 1:39 PM
Can someone please confirm whether this is a prequel or a reboot? If it's a reboot then everything is fine, if it's a prequel then it's all [frick]ed up. I was under the assumption that it was a prequel but I don't see how it can be based on the characters and actors associated with the movie.
BlackCat1 - 7/1/2010, 1:39 PM
I hope some characters like him stay in the background and don't have huge roles....or maybe he could just join Magneto
odie00 - 7/1/2010, 1:40 PM
@superdog- this is a reboot because iceman and angel wouldnt be there with the time because they were still kids in the other movies which was lame
Kyatollah - 7/1/2010, 1:41 PM
Not all of the Professors student's were X-Men. It wouldn't be feasible to open a mansion-size prep school with only five students. Why couldn't there be more? Keep the core team the same, but fill the halls.
JonF - 7/1/2010, 1:48 PM
Oh, boy! Here we go again! Will Fox please stick to the comic lore already? IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T TRY TO FIX IT!

Look I liked the Wolverine Origins movie as an action film, but if you compare it to the comics, you'll just be disgusted! I cut that flick a lot of slack after the egregious horror show that was X3!

But enough is enough! throwing random characters in to repurpose them for roles that have already been filled by existing characters is asanine! The crazy thing is, 20th Century Fox already holds the rights to every character they need at their disposal! W-T-F IS-THE-PROBLEM?

And by the way, Jean Grey is MARVEL GIRL, not Phoenix, dammit! UGH!
odie00 - 7/1/2010, 1:53 PM
my guess is that it will be focused on xavier building his school and getting the 5 orignal xmen there doing there training and what not before they actually do become the xmen. and confronting magneto. i was hoping for something like the very first issue of xmen. then at the end of the movie you know xavier is like ok lets look for other mutants to fill these halls
dellamorte1872 - 7/1/2010, 1:53 PM
my post meant that ANGEL AND ICEMAN cant be involved @odie - lol i know who the original 5 X-,MEN "WERE" but they already [frick]ed it up, so to make the most out of a bad situation i chose them. BANSHEE is original in the UNCANNY X-MEN and EMMA FROST adds to the whole love triangle thing....duh!
JoshWilding - 7/1/2010, 1:54 PM
superdog: I wish I knew! Regardless of whether it's a prequel or reboot though, it's shaping up to be a real bloody mess so far! :( The fact that we've heard casting news about characters like Banshee and senna Frost makes it clear that they're planning another cameo filled insult to the comic books IMO!

JonF: Well said!
crazyray - 7/1/2010, 2:02 PM
I loved Multiple Man's role in Uncanny Xmen #300... was a pretty epic issue. working on a watercolor of one of the panels. depends on who's playing him. Could do some pretty nity things w/ character and set pieces.
Hawksblueyes - 7/1/2010, 2:09 PM
The fact that we have heard Banshee and now Madrox' names being kicked arround doesn't tell us anything about this being a reboot or a prequel. The original X-men had encounters with both characters.

It is possible they are prequeling this to Hell or they could be rebooting and doing it right or very wrong.
mindform - 7/1/2010, 2:12 PM
Ummmmmmm, I'm not sure about this :|
ladder7 - 7/1/2010, 2:23 PM
NO WAY GUYS- I WANT GEORGE CLOONEY TO BECOME WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE WAS BETTER THAN THE DARK KNIGHT HELL YEAH!
ladder7 - 7/1/2010, 2:30 PM
AND IN THIS EDITION OF XMEN FIRST CLASS I WANT JENNIFER LOPEZ TO BE JEAN GREY AND ASHTON KUTCHER OR WHAT EVER TO BE CYCLPOS AND THEN KURT RUSSEL COULD BECOME BEAST!!!!!!!!!
YOU GUYS ARE SO UNEDUCATED ON WHAT ACTORS YOU WANT CASTED FOR A FILM THAT COULD BE SO EPIC WITH THESE AWSOME ENTERTAINERS.
astromerc - 7/1/2010, 2:32 PM
WTF! 20th Century Fox and Bone head Singer you are F'ing IDIOTS!!!! F you too Marvel for selling the rights. What's next the juggernaut joins the school too! (HE IS NOT EVEN A MUTANT! But it did not stop X3 from letting us know that they did not give an F) Wait how about Cameron Hodge is the nosey neighbor. Then toad joins the school and gets kicked out because the story sucks!!!! I hate this crap!
ladder7 - 7/1/2010, 2:40 PM
AND WE NEED THE DIRECTOR FOR CATWOMAN TO GET A HOLD OF THIS MOVIE NOW THAT IS TALENT!!!!!!
YOU GUYS DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHOS TO SAY GEORGE CLOONEY CANT PLAY ANY CHARACTER
HE COOULD BE THE PUNISHER,CYCLOPS,ELEKTRA,HULK
BUT NOTHING IS MORE EXCITING FOR HIM THAN TO BE CAPTAIN AMERICA TO HELL WITH EVANS!!!!
I WANT GEORGE CLOONEY FOR CAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladder7 - 7/1/2010, 2:45 PM
AND JENNIFER ANISTON FOR EMMA FROST AND BEN STILLER FOR WOLVERINE HOW A BOUT THAT LOSERS!!!
AND MATTHEW VAUGHN FOR BEAST-YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
Acerimmer1 - 7/1/2010, 2:58 PM
You can obviously see how his powers are a potential plot device in terms of relationships. Utterly useless in combat* though as his only trick (spawn a duplicate inside an enemies stomach) can't be used in anything less than an R rated movie.

* All duplicates are humans and numbers never do normal humans any good in superhero movies now do they.
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