So, the following information about X-Men: First Class sort of clears up the plot, and why Magneto was cancelled. We also have current news for this new X-Men movie. The story is about the formation of the X-Men. How they began and the relationship between a young Xavier and a young Magneto.
Director Bryan Singer elaborated that First Class may supersede the planned Magneto spinoff as his film would “explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust.”
Why you care
Director Brian Singer is on board as a producer, and he seems to have had some to do with the story, he was the brains behind X-Men 2, the best one in the series. X-Men : First class is the reason they canned any chance of a Magneto movie.
June 3, 2011.
X-Men: First Class Stars
Rose Byrne … Dr. Moira MacTaggert
James McAvoy … Professor Charles Xavier
January Jones … Emma Frost
Michael Fassbender … Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Kevin Bacon … Sebastian Shaw
Nicholas Hoult … Hank McCoy/Beast
Jason Flemyng … Azazel
Jennifer Lawrence … Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Zoë Kravitz … Angel Salvadore
Matthew Vaughn directing gives me a fair bit of hope. He did a great job with Kick-Ass, and proved himself capable of being true to the source material. Let’s hope he can bring the same to the table with the X-Men.
Vaughn was signed for the third X-Men film before dropping out due to creative differences, and we all know how turdtastic that turned out. Hopefully after his work on Kick-Ass the studio is more willing to let him do what he wants. Or this may turn ugly. And I’m talking Canadian ugly.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m mostly hopeful. The biggest problem the film has at present is that they just started shooting, and it comes out next June. They already finished filming the Green Lantern film, and that comes out later. Both films need a fair amount of time for post production and CGI, and while Green Lantern will get it, I worry about the potential for disaster with the X-Men. The studio pushed it for a summer 2011 release, and they will apparently get it, regardless if the film is any good.
Cross your fingers.