What's Next For The "X-Men" Movies?

According to Fox, the answer is whatever makes the most money!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 6/19/2009
Superherohype.com is reporting that they have interviewed David Goyer, who is attached to write and direct "Magneto", but he's not sure if that will move forward before "X-Men: First Class.".

"There have been some preliminary discussions (about a Magneto film)," he said, adding, "I think, at Fox, they're trying to decide if making a young X-Men film makes the most sense(read: money) next, does making a 'Magneto' make the most sense(read: money) next. They're just trying to decide internally who's next up."

Am I wrong in thinking that most comic fans have little to no interest in seeing origin stories of Magneto and X Men? I mean we know them! Who doesnt frakking know them! Sure there will be a few fans of the previous movies that never read a comic in their life, but even at that, I find it hard to believe they wouldnt know the origins of these characters that were basically spelled out in the other movies anyway! Add to that the fact that Fox will almost certainly throw the original "First Class" out the window and use the teeny characters established in the other films and you have a resounding WHATS THE POINT?!

Maybe there's the off chance that these prequels will stick more to the comics and possibly "reboot" the origins... but how likely is that?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine pulled in $356.2 million worldwide, and both a sequel and Deadpool spin-off are in the works. It's not too much of a stretch to see that Fox know they now have a "prequel" cash cow on their hands. Well I say screw that, lets see a movie set after the events of The Last Stand, I dont care if they have to adapt the great stories that are out there accordingly to fit in with the established movie world..i just want to see PROGRESS.

I'm not saying I dont want to see a Deadpool or a kiddie X movie, I just want to see better, bigger, stories tackled first.
Source: superherohype.com
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LEEE777 - 6/19/2009, 6:19 PM
OH FRAG OFF!!! I wrote this first! : D
LEEE777 - 6/19/2009, 6:21 PM
Anyway, im mostly concerned with X-men First Class than anything, like what it will turn out like lol!

It should be this =

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Not this sh!te! =

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GUNSMITH - 6/19/2009, 6:30 PM
HONESTLLY, AS A FAN, I LOVE WOLVERINE AND THE DYNAMIC HE HAS IN THE XMEN, I LIKE THE NEW CHARACTERS AND IF THEY STAY TRUE TOO THE COMIC LIKE NIGHTCRAWLER, THAT WAS COOL..I LIKED IT WHEN THEY AMPED UP STORM, SHE HAS WAY MORE POWER THAN THE FILMS TOUCHED ON,WICH COULD BE BETTER POTRAYED.THE EFFECTS HAVE TO BE SOLID..TRUTH BE TOLD,A YOUNG XMEN MOVIE,IT'LL DO OK BUT IF IT DOESNT HAVE ALL THE CHARACTERS WE KNOW AND LOVE, I JUST DONT SEE IT WORKING.IS ANGEL IN FIRST CLASS? SUPPOSED TO BE BUT IT DOESNT COINCIDE WITH THE FILMS,HE WAS SUPPOSED TO(IF FOLLOWING THE COMIC)WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE FUNDED THE XAVIER SCHOOL..IF YOU WANT A GOOD XMEN FILM, A FILM EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE, JUMP FROM WHERE WE LEFT OFF BUT PLEASE DONT USE RATNER, GET SOMEONE WHO GETS COMICS TO DO IT, INTRODUCE A ALMOST UNBEATABLE VILLAIN(APOCOLYPSE)AND HIS HORSEMEN,GET THE CHARACTERS IN THERE THAT FANS ARE DYING TO SEE AND VILLAINS PEOPLE HAVENT SEEN YET.IF YOU GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING WHERE THERES ONLY A FEW MEMBERS WITH A OC OR 90210 FEEL..IF IT MESSES UP, WILL THAT DRIVE A NAIL INTO THE XMEN FRANCHISE ? WHAT WORKED FOR BATMAN WONT WORK FOR XMEN.SILLY STUDIO HEADS.
havokface - 6/19/2009, 6:30 PM
They should just make X-men first class and use magneto as the enemy/origin story of magneto while you are at it... win win for both camps... only problem with an x-men first class movie is that there really is no way to incorporate wolverine into it... which makes me think that they should just move forward from the last stand point... I'd bring scott back too... just have him wake up at the lake... wasn't killed...or phoenix brought him back..
GUNSMITH - 6/19/2009, 6:33 PM
HAVOC,SEE WHAT WOULD BE COOL IS IF SINISTER SAVES HIM BEFORE HE GETS KILLED WORKING WITH APOCOLYPSE, THAT WOULD BE COOL.
davidzuck - 6/19/2009, 6:42 PM
They should not make X-men first class, they should pick up the pieces from the mistake that was X3, and make an X-men 4...Magneto is done, we've seen that, give us Apocolypse, give ups Mr. Sinister, give us anything! Just no more Magneto, and NO MORE GOING BACK IN TIME!!! Forward, keep the story moving, it's not done with, keep it going!!!
RorMachine - 6/19/2009, 6:44 PM
Sorry Lee! i did check, we must have written them around the same time
LEEE777 - 6/19/2009, 6:46 PM
no worries ROR @ Lol, hey you wrote it alot better anyway dude! ; )

Hey, im wondering why no mention of GAMBIT??? I wanna see that! : /

Good point about the teenie characters by the way! I did hear they want the originals, but this is Fox we're talkin' about, but with all the rebooting going around it could be true darn it!

ISLA FISHER FOR JEAN!!!

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havokface - 6/19/2009, 6:52 PM
Apocalypse NEEDS to be the next big villian if they movie forward from the Last Stand point... I would say Sinister or Magneto would be good villians for first class. Apocalypse store would need wolverine, cyclops, emma frost, angel, nightcrawler... Also have angel turn into archangel during the story! It would be awesome! Cyclops can easily come back too! they never showed him die!
RyanTcone - 6/19/2009, 6:56 PM
I'm probably the only one hoping it'll happen, but I'd kill to see crossover film surrounding Onslaught. I've always thought of Onslaught as one of the coolest bad guys, and best storylines in Marvel history, thats just my IMO
LEEE777 - 6/19/2009, 6:56 PM
Havokface @ For X4 all they gotta do is put CABLE in it! 'TIME TRAVEL' Daaaa daaaa, CYCLOPS alive! ; )
CaptainAmerica - 6/19/2009, 6:58 PM
I dont mind origin stories, even Lord of The Rings is doing it now. A magneto film would be awesome, imagine Magneto and Xavier kicking some Nazi ass!!!! As for First Class, its their chance to make Cyclops and Storm more ass kicking. Here are some of the characters that they would probably use: Cyclops, Storm, Beast, Jean, Gambit, Quicksilver, Emma Frost, Toad, and maybe Iceman.
havokface - 6/19/2009, 6:59 PM
Movie after the Last Stand could also be directed by Singer who has expressed interest in returning to the franchise... I would ditch iceman, rogue, colossus, shadowcat in favor of some newer mutants... maybe pixie or any of the other young (new) x-men... Maybe a younger Havok and Polaris. Beast would also be a welcome back addition.
MisterNiceGuy - 6/19/2009, 7:04 PM
i myself think its time they put an end to the origins bullshit. its tru, we ALL know how it all begins. origins are a waste of time now if they keep doing them they will never get to the good stuff. the intro so superhero movies should be similar to that of The Incredible Hulk. just a quick sum up of what went down in the opening credits. And as far as xmen goes, i wanna see some SENTINALS and some APOCALYPSE laying waste to humanity. Is that too much to ask?
shadowboxer - 6/19/2009, 7:07 PM
i am all for a xmen first class just not fox doing it cause they'll mess it up.
havokface - 6/19/2009, 7:07 PM
okay so X4... directed by Singer... Apocalypse Storyline... Cable introduced... timesliding to save Cyclops... Angel turns into Archangel... Wolverine verse Cable in the middle... then Cable and X-men verse Apocalype and his horsemen for the fate of humanity. Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Emma Frost, Storm (maybe) and some of the fewer new young x-men! Summer Blockbuster 2011! Done Deal.
LEEE777 - 6/19/2009, 7:11 PM
Anvil @ If they reboot the franchise, they can use all the originals! ; )

Who wants X-MEN 90210???
cyclopstb - 6/19/2009, 7:29 PM
X4 should be in the works. X3 is not finish. I want Cyclops alive and better then ever.
ironknight27 - 6/19/2009, 7:44 PM
If they bring back Scott hopefully he is more like the Grant Morrison or Joss Whedon version and hopefully he get a little more screen time. I said it before they need to have Scott be the badass that he is now.
IronMarvel - 6/19/2009, 7:52 PM
First Class would be cool dude. Less xmen more chance to really develop and there are a bunch of story lines to use. First class could even become a franchise in itself. Im all for sticking to the books cuz I love em but I honestly really wanna see a move about some sweet comic book characters that I absolutely love. If theyre different its bothers me but not to the point where I dont wanna see it made...usually. CBMs are siiiiick!!!
IronMarvel - 6/19/2009, 7:54 PM
Btw scott could be unbelievable
xXkryptoniteXx - 6/19/2009, 7:58 PM
man i wish the xmen rights will go back 2 marvel so they can do it properly cause screw those sequals i want part 4 that fix the last stand
vonstallin - 6/19/2009, 8:06 PM
If they want to ride the money cash cow do like the cartoon...
Wolverine and the X-Men,

Again bring back a Cyclopes who dont want to lead (because of charles and Jean gone) and here we can start sort of anew. Logan take a team of new and older x-men to find charles...

Another group of new and old x-men go after Magnus...

Intermingle Magneto searching 4 Anubis that lead him to getting younger and more powers...In the mean time he get younger (like in X-men evolution)(get a younger built actor in his mid 40's)

They dont stop Magnus in time, Apocolyps is freed...mild fight in a now win situation...
end it with anubus disapearing to south america...

and charles mind in the guys body in ireland coming back to life.

not really that hard...
stop rebooting / requels.....

use your minds and come up with some interesting tales.
IronMarvel - 6/19/2009, 8:11 PM
Yea I agree. Teamup/crossovers would be sweet. But I do think they shud move forward with Magneto and First Class. They could even touch on jean's phoenix powers first emerging!
droopy1317 - 6/19/2009, 8:40 PM
The only origin i'd like to see is magneto. besides that, move forward. bring cyclops back, put mr sinister as the villain. hey, i saw an xmen movie years ago, like in the 90s. don't remember the name. or maybe it was a show. da only mutant that i knew was jubilee and professor x. anyone know what i'm talking about?
topcat10 - 6/19/2009, 8:40 PM
One problem with an X-Men 4 movie would be to tie up the big cast again. The big hitters like Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart were originally signed up for a 3 movie deal so will need to be enticed back with a mega bucks deal (or as most actors call it - if the script is right). Aside from the pointless apparent death of Cyclops and the unexplained absence of Nightcrawler I didn't think The Final Stand was that bad. The next movie should use either Apocalyspe or Sinister as the major villians with Magneto re-powering in the background. Introduce the Morlocks, Havoc and Pyslocke. Bring back Nightcrawler, give Colossus some freaking lines. But no Sentinals as they will now look like Transformer rip offs and definitely no time travel! - if we want to see [frick]ed up time lines we can watch the Terminator Franchaise. So sorry no Cable or Bishop.
JohnClayBurchett - 6/19/2009, 9:01 PM
Ur not being harsh. They have a humongous story to tell with the regular x-men franchise in Apocalypse, Sinister, and all that business. I mean really and truthfully they don't even have to write up a big Hollywood bullshit script. Just take the damn already written story and just tweak it a bit to modernize it with these "film x men" and there ya go. A whole movie. Easily done. Angel has already been introduced. Who wants to see ArchAngel on the big screen? [frick] who wants to see Apocalypse? Everyone!!! C'mon fox there is over 1/2 a century of material. It shouldn't be this hard for [frick]'s sake.
JohnClayBurchett - 6/19/2009, 9:04 PM
And for those of you who mentioned Apocalypse and Sinister already....I didn't read any comments before I posted this. Sorry
thwip284 - 6/19/2009, 9:28 PM
i agree with most posters.

Forget about First Class it would be better as a tv series. Fox should just focus on Deadpool, and make sure that the Magneto Origins involves the Savage Land and Sinister. After I would do an Age of Apocalypse. That way new actors can play the x-men without it being any continuity to the old movies. If Fox knew what was good for them they would read what the people who read the comics wan The FANS.
Shadowelfz - 6/19/2009, 9:43 PM
I dont know. I like Magneto...but Im not really all that interested in seeing a Magneto movie. Just make another X film please!
longbowhunter - 6/19/2009, 10:47 PM
I'd love to see Magneto in another movie, but as Magneto not a WWII detainee. That Marvel Knights Magneto origin story was boring.
happydan - 6/19/2009, 10:55 PM
If First Class is gonna be a reboot and their origins will be just like the comics (giving them a chance to make better X men TEAM movies) then I'm all for it. If they keep the same continuity they have established in the films then I don't see the point in making first class.
longbowhunter - 6/19/2009, 11:06 PM
I agree happydan, the original team was probably my favorite X-Men incarnation. I'd like to see a reboot staring them.
KeepItReal - 6/19/2009, 11:43 PM
Has anyone seen Shibazz? Its not like her to be gone so long... where is her famous Bitchazz comments... Where ever she is I hope she is having fun...

I hope they bring Jean Green back.. they killed her off in the last stand... I liked her.
LEEE777 - 6/20/2009, 3:25 AM
There isn't gonna be a X4 yet, geez!!!

You should all be going and concentrating on a ORIGINAL X-MEN First class!!!

YOU KNOW THE ONE That started all your X-men movies/games/action figures/ultimate x-men comic books etc off!!!

An ORIGINAL, (not an ORIGINS of the franchise) would be friggin' AWESOME!!! An if MARVEL had them back, thats what they would be doing! ; )

THE ORIGINALS = JEAN, CYCLOPS, ANGEL, BEAST and ICE MAN!!! Oh an PROF X! ; )

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ISLA FISHER FOR JEAN!!!

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JoshWilding - 6/20/2009, 3:43 AM
REBOOT the franchise and give them costumes this time instead of those stupid identical leather outfits!!!
LEEE777 - 6/20/2009, 4:37 AM
JOSH @ I never knew we'd agree on something lol! ; D

Never thought id say reboot lol!!! But its about the only franchise that needs it!!! (Like BATS needed it).

Heck they can carry on making WOLVIE 2, DEADPOOL etc untouched, (They are their own movies now). Just need the REAL ORIGINAL Team in X-MEN FIRST CLASS!!! That started it all off,that's all! ; )

Im telling you now people,,,,, if they do that 90210 X-MEN movie spun from WOLVERINE it will BOMB an you might as well kiss goodbye to WOLVIE 2 an DEADPOOL if FIRST CLASS is made FIRST lol! You heard it here FIRST! : D
LEEE777 - 6/20/2009, 5:05 AM
Yeah man, sweet!!! ; D
LEEE777 - 6/20/2009, 7:46 AM
lol!
yanky820 - 6/20/2009, 8:28 AM
Lee as always great pics, and great casting idea's I think she would be a great looking jean grey. And they do need to do ice man right, but you know fox they have yet to really get things done right.
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