There’s SOME good news for X-Men fans from The Scorecard Review! After the disaster that was X-Men 3: The Last Stand and the fan-infuriating X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there’s definitely a bad taste in the mouth of any moviegoers with even a cursory knowledge of or affection for Marvel’s most popular band of heroes. But after leaving the franchise to film the failed Superman Returns movie, Bryan Singer is coming back to Marvel. Hopefully, he’ll inject some new life into a failing series.
Here’s the story.
X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer is set to helm another movie about the mutant superheroes. Entitled X-Men: First Class, the film will show the beginnings of Xavier and Magneto, with them as friendly twenty-somethings.
“This is the formative years of [the characters], and the formation of the school and where the relationship took a wrong turn,” said Singer. “There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from X-Men will figure into the plot, though I don’t want to say which ones. There will be a lot of mutants and a great villain.”
“Whether it’s ‘Batman,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ or ‘Star Trek,’ if the characters are good, you want to see them on their journey even if you know their destiny,” said Singer. “I put myself in the fan’s position, and I think this story is something I would want to see, and so will they.”
Singer got the job after Twentieth Century Fox liked a detailed treatment he had written for them. Jamie Moss has been hired to write the script. The studio is said to be moving “aggressively” with the project.
With the success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Twentieth Century Fox has been optioning with more “beginning” films of the characters, including one on villain Magneto. An “Origins” movie for character Deadpool (to be played by Ryan Reynolds) is now in the works.
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