More X-Men:First Class Details?

Ain’t It Cool News has an article up detailing a phonecall from producer Bryan Singer regarding the film and it’s progress so far.

Highlights are:

the film takes place in the 1960’s. John F Kennedy is the President of the United States. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are on TV doing marches. There is a spirit of a hopeful future that was prevalent in that time. We will see how Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr met – and how they dreamt of a future with Mutant & Human kind. They’re going to be in their late twenties. Xavier – as played by James McAvoy will not be in his wheelchair to begin the film – but we will see how he wound up in a wheelchair. I asked if McAvoy would have a nice shiny chrome dome – and folks. We’re going to see Professor X when he still had hair. We’ll see McAvoy and Fassbender’s Magneto formulate what it is they are attempting by creating the X-MEN.

The costumes will be far more comic bookish than we’ve seen before – and while Scott and Jean aren’t here – Cyclops’ brother Alex Summers aka Havoc will be, as played by Lucas Till.

With January Jones and Kevin Bacon playing Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw – we will be getting the HELLFIRE CLUB.

this is the first time that we’re going to get a silver age MARVEL story. That’s incredibly exciting to me. Hearing Bryan actually saying that the costumes will be far more reflective of what we saw in the comics – well that is exciting.

We know we’re going to have Darwin, Young Raven Darkholme, Banshee, Havok, lil Mystique, Azazel, Emma Frost, Beast, Xavier, Magneto and a female Angel.

Check out the full article for more details.

I’m still not convinced personally, but hopefully Vaughn will be allowed to get on with little interference and this’ll erase the memories of The Last Stand from my mind.

Source: AICN

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2 comments

  1. matt pease /

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this!

    Fox need to make it clear this isn’t a prequel to the other x-men movies, nor is it a continuation to story lines established in Wolverine Origins.

    setting ti in the 60’s is ok by me but why not have Scott! or Jean! they are the most important X-men!

  2. I feel like this movie is going to be a lot, A LOT, more for actual fans of the X-Men comics than to just make a big budget movie. I’m excited to see how it comes out, but I’m afraid it won’t be making a lot of money.

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