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X-Men: First Class Director Named!

Find out who will be taking the helm of FOX's ''X-Men: First Class''

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Can’t get enough X-Men, Mighty Marvelites? Of course not! So without further ado, it’s now official: Bryan Singer will direct “X-Men: First Class” for 20th Century Fox!

Singer returns to the X-Men franchise after directing the first two films in the series; “X-Men” in 2000 and “X2” in 2003.

According to reports, Professor Xavier and Magneto will be in their 20s. Separately, Fox is developing origin films about Magneto, Deadpool and also a sequel to this year’s smash, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

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stormystiquefan
stormystiquefan

i thought the guy who made kick %&$&&&@%& was directing xmen first class

weapon82
weapon82

are you guys *&@&* retarded bryan singers movies really sucked balls and the fact that some of you are excited bout him coming back is beyond me did you even read comics????

dcinti
dcinti

Awesome, it is great to see Brian Singer back at the helm. I think it will really bring back the franchise to the origins again.

lavalung
lavalung

yay!!! Bryan let me work of X-4 with you though!!! It's a different movie all together...let's fix x3s damage to the comic world

jeffburke79
jeffburke79

BTW BRYAN SINGER IS A MUCH BETTER DIRECTOR THAN THE GUY THEY HAD FOR THE THIRD FILM....NOT TO MENTION THE CRAP THAT WAS X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. I AM CERTAIN MANY OF YOU WHO HATE BRYAN SINGER...LIKED THE WOLVERINE FILM, CUZ YOU SUCK. THE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PLOTS IN THE 1ST AND 2ND X-MEN FILMS, BUT THE THIRD WAS WHACK. (YES, I SAID WHACK.)AND I DON'T WANNA HEAR YOUR CRYING CRAP ABOUT MY FREAKIN CAPS. cuz i like them :P

jeffburke79
jeffburke79

[quote@nightwing28 yeah all the x-men movies have sucked so far. scrap 'em and redo them (with costumes!) like they did with "hulk." singer suuuuuuuuuux[/quote] um...did they do hulk with costumes? no, i don't think so...

mrpatrickcunningham
mrpatrickcunningham

Mr. Bosstone, thank you for your support. Nice to see someone else who gets it. I sincerely hope that people will follow our lead and boycott this farse. Reid, you make some valid points, but I have to respectfully disagree. It is entirely possible to make a movie that at least somewhat follows continuity and is palletable to a large viewing audience. "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" proved that. I completely understand that you need to change a few things around. If you make a movie that is shot for shout out of the comic, you end up getting "Watchmen" which was a fantastic film, did great business, and bombed the second weekend. It was a film that if you had read the graphic novel, you would love it. However, if you were someone right off the street who had no idea who Dr. Manhattan was, it was drawn out and boring. "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" respected the source material while still having INSANE mass appeal. Things were changed to speed up continuity, but the characters were not changed at all. Major plot points were kept intact. And why did that happen? Because A) Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier ( and hopefully Kenneth Branagh) are directors that respect the fans and the source material and dont just see us as a "demographic". B) The obvious travesty that is Fox's ownership of these film rights. Obviously Marvel are going to make a better movie. It's THE HOME to these characters. But you would think that Fox would at least ATTEMPT to stick to the story. I understand that you like his directing style, and we all have our opinions. But to say that it is not feasable to make a film that respects the source material while being marketable is a copout. Your listening to the same talking points and excuses given by Singer in the first 2 movies.

reidshorty
reidshorty

I disagree we should boycott this movie. I actually thought the first two movies were pretty decent as far as storylines go. The only real beef I had with the movies is wolverine constantly shoved down our throats. The problem is there are so many story arcs, each with a ton of detail that it wouldn't be nearly as good as the comics anyway. If they tried to do each arc as a movie you would be waiting twenty years to get to the dark phoenix saga. You would lose actors after a couple of movies. You would just be whining about how they left out details. Singer was the best director of the franchise. X3 hard to watch because they were trying to get too many story arcs in one movie (and wolverine). I, for the most part, liked the story line of x men origins wolverine (the problem was the lack of use of gambit, and the deadpool epic fail.) I personaly would like to see more original story lines. That way you don't have to worry about being accurate to the source material and you get something new. This isn't 616 cont. its something completly different. The problem is they are trying to please the fans, but what the fans want is either not doable or it wont apeal to the general public. If they tried to put the sentinals in the first movie it would have sucked because the graphics wern't that good (heck the newest movie had crap graphics). I also disagree that the fans are the ones who drive the movie. Its the nostalgic general public who remember the cartoon as the kid or read the comics as a kid and then fased out, coming back for nostalgic reasons, or looking for a good action flic. Im actually excited for this movie and cant wait for it to come out and happy for this director pick.

Mighty_Bosstone
Mighty_Bosstone

There are not many times when I feel like fans could have the power to change something. This is one of those times. We are the fan base. We are the power. Mr Cunningham is right, we should boycott this movie. We should boycott it because these gentlemen are taking something that We grew up reading, and turning it into a farce of the original story. These stories were the things that endeared us to Marvel. This were the things that made us go Wow, This is Great! I truly felt insulted with X-Men the first movie. The first series of movies were a travesty. After Superman Returns, to even consider mr Singer as a director for a comic book movie is not only insulting to fans everywhere, its insulting to the public who think that these are the X-Men. He does not only not know the stories, he insults the writers of these stories by chopping them up and making them nothing like they were originally written. Marvel has sold billions of comics, and is loved by millions of people. You would think that they would respect that, and stick to the storylines, and show people on screen what made us love these stories as much as we hope you will. I not only whole heartedly agree with him on this boycott, I say the fans should flood marvel with requests to get directors that care about the source material and care about the action in the movies. I'd rather see my mom direct this movie, over Singer. At least she would ask someone and take advice.

Medalionsoldier
Medalionsoldier

[quote@nj_jcarter I'm going to let you all in on my idea. Granted it's not that it hasn't been done before but mind you this idea is easily worth it.Before we even get started, realize this would all hinge on Marvel Entertainment Group buying back the rights from Fox. Get on it Avi.[/quote] Okay, seriously, if there's one good thing about Disney buying Marvel, it's the Disney should have enough money to get the damn license back. I personally think Marvel's trying to milk the Fox thing. Once Marvel gets the rights back, Hugh Jackman is gone (Marvel's productions have been for the fans thus far), and a lot of Wolverine's fan-basis is Hugh Jackman (outside the comics). Less people start buying Marvel (buying Wolverine) comics after they get Gimli to play Wolverine, sales stop inclining, if they don't start declining, and while the fans are incredibly happy, the movie fans are wondering why Wolverine's hairy and five feet tall.I see what you're doing Marvel. I am not amused. -_-

Derek_Metaltron
Derek_Metaltron

What worries me here is the decision to make Xavier and Magneto in their twenties. Isn't the fact that Eric was a child of the Holocaust just a WEE bit important to his character and personality?On the other hand, I do love the original X-Men though thanks to the movies it won't be exactly the same crew as in the comics, but I am being cautiously optimistic here. X-Men and X2 [i] were[/i] good movies, say what you want about Superman Returns. We'll have to wait and see in any case.I do hope the rights to Spidey and X-Men do eventually find themselves back with Marvel Studios, but then pigs fly and cash chings right?

nj_jcarter
nj_jcarter

I'm going to let you all in on my idea. Granted it's not that it hasn't been done before but mind you this idea is easily worth it.Before we even get started, realize this would all hinge on Marvel Entertainment Group buying back the rights from Fox. Get on it Avi.Take one part OC, mix in some Heroes. Bingo Bango, you have X-Men First Class THE TV SHOW. Now here's the genius part: Use the original story lines. Sure dialog would have to be updated, but would it be so difficult to do a TV show that mirrored the original comicbook story arcs? There are more than enough hollywood starlets to fill the roles needed for hot nubile young X-ladies. More than a few young actors could play a decent teen hero. We have the technology to accurately portray mutant abilites, just look at Heroes.Despite all the technological and casting difficulties, just think about this. One of THE MOST popular Marvel properties was the 90's X-Men Cartoon. The recipe that made that a success could just as easily translate into a live action show. Add some drama and a little action and you have a hit no matter how you look at it.Please Marvel do the right thing. Think of the children, and by children I mean the fans and really the children that we all are in heart. We love these characters, please don't allow another X3 or Wolverine Origins. Our hearts can only be broken so many times.Done and Done. I'll get my coat.

electromagneticpulseman
electromagneticpulseman

This is terrific news but i dont understand when the film is set. If Prof X and Mags are in their 20s then what others mutants will there be. The only mutant old enough is Logan. Am i wrong?

johnnysword
johnnysword

First off, Singer doesn't deserve another shot at X-Men after leaving X3 and contributing to it's utter failure. Second, Singer directed Superman Returns – one of the worst super hero movies ever made. After that, he should not be allowed to touch any comic book movie ever again.Thirdly, Fox is just trying to milk the X franchise for all it's worth, because this is a terrible idea. Who wants to see a First-class movie? Especially if Magneto and Xavier are going to be in their 20's?! And on top of that they still want to do a Magneto origin story?! Terrible. Just Terrible.Fox should simply concentrate on making a better Wolverine movie this time around. They can start by having FX that don't look like a scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Dragonfly24
Dragonfly24 member

[quote@Mjonir This is horrible news......Brian Singer sucks......Marvel needs to scrap the X franchise and direct these movies in house. We need a new trilogy focusing on the following:X-Men 1: 5 original X Men battle the SentinelsX-men 2: Original X-Men plus, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus and Rogue vs Magneto and the Brotherhood. Rogue can't be the useless girl from the original movies but the one we know in the comicsX-Men 3: X-Men battle Apocalypse.These ides are bound to work as long as we have the right company running with the movies.[/quote] ____________________________________________Wow. While I am willing to give this movie a shot (at least the first two were better than the third one) I have to admit, your suggestion sounds like candy to an x-nerd. This plan has my vote, for whatever that is worth! (Especially if they redeem Rogue!)

nightwing28
nightwing28

yeah all the x-men movies have sucked so far. scrap 'em and redo them (with costumes!) like they did with "hulk." singer suuuuuuuuuux

Venin
Venin

Oh god, no... he's back??Dammit...I didn't really liked the X-men movies, honestly. They weren't so bad but I didn't liked the direction they went with the X-men, the mutants in general, the repetitive cast and the look of the X-men... well, several things that makes me mad to know Singer is back. Ugh...

entombed
entombed

That's awesome Brian Singer is directing this movie I thought he did a great job with the first two X-Men movies, I only wish he directed the Origins: Wolverine movie.

Mjonir
Mjonir

This is horrible news......Brian Singer sucks......Marvel needs to scrap the X franchise and direct these movies in house. We need a new trilogy focusing on the following:X-Men 1: 5 original X Men battle the SentinelsX-men 2: Original X-Men plus, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus and Rogue vs Magneto and the Brotherhood. Rogue can't be the useless girl from the original movies but the one we know in the comicsX-Men 3: X-Men battle Apocalypse.These ides are bound to work as long as we have the right company running with the movies.

LETHAL_JUSTICE
LETHAL_JUSTICE

also discussing this here: http://marvel.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=172447&highlight=im happy bryan singer is directing. but magneto and xavier in their 20s means theyre going with doing first class about the original stupid 5. guh-reat.first i find out x-factor forever is about them, and not the later cast of the original series, and now this. im beginning to not be able to stand them.but they cant possibly go that way? not that i care much, but theres no way they can do this without wolverine. and i doubt they will leave him out of this. it should bounce between both. or its gonna end up like wolverine origins with all those characters that shouldnt have been there. oh you didnt know emme frost's sister was silver fox?

irongirl09
irongirl09

Yay! Congrats Bryan singer! You are an amazing director! X-men first class is going to be awesome!