Tuesday, January 18, 2011

X-Men First Class Picture

This is the first official photo, and for me its pretty meh. I'm surprised that FOX decided to go the prequel route over a complete reboot.  To have an X-men movie without Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Iceman feels like a bad idea. Watchmen taught us that getting too "comic booky" can be a bad thing at the box office, and when casual fans sit down to watch the X-men I assume they'll want to see the heavy hitters and not Havok and Azazel. I'm sure no one will complain, but does anyone outside of comic book nerds know who Emma Frost is?

The original Uncanny X-men were Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Iceman, Cyclops, Beast, and Angel. This film is recreating the past to represent the first X-men as Havok (Cyclops' brother), Beast, Angel (a chick who has "insectoid physiology", not the guy with the wings), Banshee, Darwin, Riptide, some dude named Thomas and it looks like Mystique will be on the good guy side.  Azazel will be in it (probably for some red guy on blue girl action) and the Hellfire Club will be represented by Sebastian Shaw and The White Queen/Emma Frost.

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