Matthew Vaughn? Episode VII? Never thought I’d see those two names together, but there are a hell of a lot worse choices. What do you folks think?
The sequel to X-Men: First Class is called Days of Future Past. Goodness me, if they can bring that storyline to life with something resembling fidelity I am sprung. Goddamn sprung. It is one of my favorite X-Men tales of all time, though I know I am not exactly setting myself apart by saying so.
Matthew Vaughn gave my ass one of the best comic book movies in recent memory this summer when he dropped a quality First Class on an unsuspecting public. So how’s he following it up? By deciding which of two Mark Millar comic books he’s going to adapt. Matty, I know he’s your friend and all. But you’re better than this. Way better.
Matthew Vaughn ripped it up this summer with X-Men: First Class, and his hankering for comic book adaptations hasn’t subsided. He’ll be adapted Mark Millar’s pretty uninspired and schlocky Superior next. (Yeah, fuck you Millar.)
The X:Men First Class posters released by Fox sucked. Fact, not opinion. Dope website that I sometimes snag from, Sucker Punch, issued a challenged to its readers. The decree read (I’m paraphrasing), “Talented motherfuckers, we can do better than this.”
And they did.
Check out some of the results.
Yo! Use this picture to wash out those Floating Head Promo Posters! Fox has dropped this image of Havok from X-Men: First Class. I’m not sure what the fuck is going on, especially since I never considered the dude to be a pyrotechnic.
Matthew Vaughn is adapting the comic book “The Golden Age” by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards, and he wants some fucking starpower to do it. The comic book is about a group of retired superheroes who have to once again don the cloak to help out their grandkids when their own children fuck up the world, and Vaughn wants some big boppers to fill the roles. Atop his wishlist are “Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty.”
Thoughts? Me? Meh. I’ve seen this concept done to death in the funny books themselves, and Watchmen already took a cinematic dump on the motif.
It’s here. The official trailer for X-Men: First Class. Hit the jump for the trailer. Hit the comments box with your thoughts.
Here’s a shitty quality image giving us a first glimpse at the cast of X-Men: First Class. Russ Fischer at Slashfilm provides a breakdown of the people within the cast photo:
Here’s the first small image of the assembled cast for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Left to right, we see: Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.
It’s a poor quality picture of a cast photo, but what the fuck, let’s play the game: I think they all look god-awful and goofy as fuck. Here’s hoping they look better in context.
Matthew Vaughn, the dude behind Kick-Ass, and who was supposed to direct X3: Everything Fucking Falls Apart, is working on X-Men: First Class. Shit is getting fast tracked, and is coming out next year. And now they’ve got some casting. James McAvoy, who I refer to as “The guy from Wanted who made both my girlfriend and me very aroused” or “The dude from Atonement who was gorgeous and made me cry” is going to be Professor X. X-Cellent! LOL.
20th Century Fox has officially signed James McAvoy to play a young Professor X in Kick-Ass helmer Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men series prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class. McAvoy is certainly a capable actor who has done the comic book movie thing before with Wanted.
I can dig on it. I really like McAvoy both as a bisexual curiosity of mine, and an actor. He’s a bit of a strapping young lad, and I think I’ll enjoy his rendition of a young Chucky Xavier. It was such a drag watching Professor X and Magneto being played out in the first movies by a couple of feeble assholes. Yeah, I know, Patrick Stewart was like totalllllly Xavier. Whatever. Yawn. And Ian McKellan, dude, I love you. But you’re not Magneto. Magneto is supposed to be fucking physically imposing. Or at least not withered and goofy.
McAvoy as Professor Xavier? I’m down.