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B1GM13
05-05-2010, 08:07 AM
Not only is Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/911/911292.html) now officially locked (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/108/1087435p1.html) as the helmer for Fox's X-Men: First Class (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/142/14270431.html), but the film also has a release date all of a sudden. And it's in just 13 months -- June 3, 2011!

The studio has revealed that Vaughn is signed on and that they are planning to start shooting this summer. No cast has been revealed for the project yet, however.


http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/108/1087689/kick-ass-20090724031221286_640w_1273017353.jpg Matthew Vaughn


Vaughn of course famously came on to helm X-Men: The Last Stand (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/040/040731.html) when Bryan Singer (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/912/912510.html) departed that film to make Superman Returns for Warner Bros. back in the day. And now, in an act of perfect Hollywood symmetry, Vaughn has come in on Singer's heels again as the latter departs for Warner's Jack the Giant Killer (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/033/033435.html) Well, it's not quite perfect symmetry as Vaughn eventually left The Last Stand as well and was replaced by Brett Ratner (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/911/911501.html). Hopefully that won't happen again.

Singer is still producing the picture along with Lauren Shuler Donner (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/915/915746.html) and Simon Kinberg (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/917/917331.html), and he also worked up the story for the film, which will tell of the early days of Professor Charles Xavier and his School for Gifted Youngsters. It will be set in an era when he and Erik Lensherr (a.k.a. Magneto) were still buds and, according to a press release, "when they were discovering their powers for the first time. Close friends then, the two men worked with other mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop a global threat."

"X-Men: First Class presents an exciting opportunity to further explore the history and relationships of these beloved characters. Matthew's combination of talent, verve and vision is perfectly suited to the task," Fox president of production Emma Watts said.

Source - IGN.com

xSeifer13x
05-05-2010, 02:30 PM
I can't say I'm overly excited about this. While I was able to stomach the first three X-men films, Wolverine's spin-off was pretty hard to watch.

It's almost a proven fact that when Marvel Shares the film rights with another studio, in this case Fox, it's got a very small chance of actually being good.

Now I'm not knocking on all of Marvel's films, but let's be honest...how many times would you willing want to watch Elektra or Fantastic Four?

Marvel does better when he takes over total control as we've seen with The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Iron Man.

Pyrochaos
05-05-2010, 03:42 PM
This will be the first real X-Men movie.

The others were:

X-Men: Wolverine
X-Men 2: Wolveriny
X3: Wolvie

and X-men Origins: Wolfinator

Vincent Bros09
05-05-2010, 04:01 PM
I hope this is at least 2x better than X Men: The Last Stand even though that was a great film. I've seen a part of origins but didn't really think it was that good.

dakisbac
05-05-2010, 08:02 PM
I can't say I'm overly excited about this. While I was able to stomach the first three X-men films, Wolverine's spin-off was pretty hard to watch.

It's almost a proven fact that when Marvel Shares the film rights with another studio, in this case Fox, it's got a very small chance of actually being good.

Now I'm not knocking on all of Marvel's films, but let's be honest...how many times would you willing want to watch Elektra or Fantastic Four?

Marvel does better when he takes over total control as we've seen with The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Iron Man.

The first three movies were good (although X2 was a little boring) as is The Fantastic Four. You're right about Elektra though

Iconoclast
05-05-2010, 08:08 PM
I can't say I liked The Last Stand very much, but I really enjoyed Origins Wolverine as well as the first two films. I'm hoping this one measures up; the X-Men franchise has so much potential.

DOOKH8R
05-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Until they give me X-Men Origins: Magneto, I just don't care what they're peddling.

B1GM13
05-06-2010, 08:02 AM
X-Men: First Class (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/142/14270431.html) is said to already be in the preliminary casting stages, which would make sense considering that 20th Century Fox announced yesterday (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/108/1087689p1.html) that filming will get under way this summer for a June 3, 2011 release. Matthew Vaughn (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/911/911292.html) (Kick-Ass) will direct.

As you may recall, Bryan Singer (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/912/912510.html) was supposed to direct First Class but had to bow out due to his obligation to helm Jack the Giant Killer (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/033/033435.html) for Warner Bros. Singer remains a producer on First Class, and crafted the treatment for the Jamie Moss-scripted prequel.

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Word among the Hollywood community is that Singer has been using Giant Killer's casting process as an opportunity to look for potential X-Men, vetting actors who may be qualified to play a young Cyclops (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/920/920998.html) or young Jean Grey (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/919/919717.html). In a way, he is casting two movies simultaneously and earning the title of multitasker of the month."

Between this and the Spider-Man reboot, Hollywood casting directors are preoccupied looking for the screen's next crop of young superheroes.

Source - IGN.com

SRJB
05-07-2010, 12:02 AM
nice, marvel movies are always better than DC ones, with the exception of the Dark Knight of course ;)

DOOKH8R
05-08-2010, 01:08 AM
nice, marvel movies are always better than DC ones, with the exception of the Dark Knight of course ;)

Oh yeah because Elektra, Davedevil, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer, Blade, Man-Thing, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Spider-Man 3, The Punisher, X-Men:The Last Stand, Punisher:War Zone, and X-Men Origins Wolverine were all soooo good.

JLogan27
08-20-2011, 09:54 PM
Superman III, Superman IV, Swamp Thing, Supergirl, Return of Swamp Thing, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Jonah Hex, Watchmen, Green Lantern, Superman Returns, Catwoman, Steel.

Maybe we should judge good ones?

Marvel: Spider-man, Spider-man 2, X-men, X-men 2, X-men: First Class, Blade, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America.

DC: Superman, Superman II, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, Dark Knight.

That's 11-6 Marvel. And a nice variety of superheroes as opposed to DC.