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redhairs99 12/6/2013 11:29:38 AM

Always wanted Michael Clarke Duncan in this role, but now I suppose they can just CG the character and hire whoever they want for the voice.

Elbaz, I always like Singer's X-Men films and I'm excited for this and DoFP.  I'm sure the original decision for the black costumes was that the spandex would look hokey on the big screen and for the most part that seems to be the idea across the board from the studios with the exception of Spider-man.  Even in Captain America the only time he wore the "real" tights it was used as a joke.  Sure, they kept the colors for the new suit, but they made it more of a practical armor deal and looking at the trailer for the new Capt it looks like they are ditching the colors (at least for a little while).

In general, the tights on the big screen just look hokey like Fantastic Four and the CG tights from Green Lantern.

ElBaz13 12/6/2013 12:32:23 PM

It's not about the tights. It's the fact they didn't go all out comic book/sci-fi/fantasy. They were just real people with powers.

The X-men universe is more than that.

There is magic (Cytorrak, Magik), Hell (Limbo), cosmic (shi'ar. phoenix force), sci-fi (time travel and giant mutant hunting robots). It was a lot easier to dumb down Juggernaut to a mutant. A lot easier to dumb down the Phoenix saga with the cosmic aspect. A lot easier to have Sentinels as a danger room challenge. It was easier to have Deadpool look like a Cenobite. (want to see a cool live action Deadpool, check out the Super Powered Beat Down Batman vs Deadpool). Why did we never see Storm or Magneto fly? You saw them "hover" but having them fly would make it too comicbookish.  Why did we never see Iceman ice up? Again...a lot easier to just have guy throw ice powers with his hands.

Singer was never a fan of the X-men until he got the script so to him. he wanted it grounded more than anything.

But I guess now he realizes fans still love to see the big picture. So we have time travel and a semi-god in from the future with Apocalypse.


almostunbiased 12/6/2013 12:57:27 PM

This is the greatest news I have ever heard in my life (shy of LOTR being made).


monkeyfoot 12/6/2013 1:08:52 PM

ElBaz, I think it was also that at that time the only successful superhero movies were Batman and Superman. Nobody had made another big budget comic book movie that worked. He had the problem of how do you make people find mutants with superpowers believable. How do you present that world? Even for the Bats & Supes movies at that time they made them "comic booky" with a fantasy, light-hearted style. Otherwise the costumes could look silly. Singer and the producers decided to do it more like a science fiction movie than a comic book movie. That way they could deal with its serious subtext about predjudice and and violence used to achieve goals of equality.

Nowadays, thanks to Raimi's Spider-Man and Marvel, you can stick somebody in a colorful costume with aliens and time travel all around and audiences will accept it.

redvector 12/6/2013 1:20:51 PM

It's precisely because of constant time travel/alternate universe convoluted nonsense that I gave up on the X-Men comics.  

alienstatue 12/6/2013 2:19:25 PM

what if the temple they use to time travel woverine in DOFP, is one of Apocalypse's temples, and they wake him up!!!??? 

I just want some insane Sentinel action. Singer did a movie with CGI Giants, so I can see there being some big fight scene with the Sentinels, but I'm not confident just yet. Please singer make it happen. This budget is huge so make it happen.


creekwoodkid 12/6/2013 5:50:20 PM

 The only news that would be better than this is if they announce an AMC or HBO series of The Silmarillion. AOA is the tits. CAN'T WAIT!

masbro76 12/7/2013 6:08:27 AM

This is good news, and a good sign that Fox is getting the stuff together. Im a big X fan, when the movies first came out I loved them, and First Class was a step in the right direction. Hope they do the "AGE" right, and use this to correct some character mistakes/ killing off.

Flyincloud 12/7/2013 6:12:34 AM

 This might work if it was handle by someone else.  Singer=GARBAGE!

Flyincloud 12/7/2013 6:21:33 AM

 This might work if it was handle by someone else.  Singer=GARBAGE!

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