Whattup whattup. Some movie talk in the form of the X-Men franchise. Marvel have pipe dreams for two additional films, one being a sequel to Origins: Wolverine, and the second, and for me most exciting one, X-Men: First Class, which is gonna get the greenlight pending the success of Magneto.
As far as info on First Class goes, there ain’t much to throw together, just enough to raise awareness right now and for me, I’m hoping they do the series good cause it fell off hard. The plot is said to follow the first ever class of mutants, showing Xavier and Magneto’s early days relationship to break resulting in the eventual exile of Magneto from the outfit. Cyclops, Jean Grey, and the Beast are said to be among the characters portrayed, with an all new cast likely given the general aspect is the cast at their first awakening to their abilities. Hopefully this won’t fuck up cause of the new cast being brought in but if they keep the idea fresh and make it something new and exciting, I think this could reboot the series and bring it back to life but who knows.
As for the Origins: Wolverine sequel, the movie is set to take place in Japan sometime after the first, and the general plot involves Jackman, reprising his role as Wolverine, finding a new love interest out there with more than meets the eye to her. So far it’s just little snippets of info on this as the directors are quick to hush rumors and deny anything thrown their way, but given how disappointing the first flick was I really think Japan could be a savior of a backdrop, visually the first film looked poor, landscapes and effects seemed to clash. Here though I think they can take the beautiful scenery of the country and make it a gorgeous looking film. Soon as we hear any news you’ll hear it, but for now Wolverine 2 is scheduled to start filming early 2011
In other X-Men related news, Magneto seems to have been pushed back to acommodate the new Wolverine flick despite the studios conflicting info that it depended on Magnetos success for Wolvie 2 to be greenlit…Confused? Me too..My guess is 2011 will see Wolverine 2 hit screens for sure, with First Class being anyone’s guess right now, all I know is I;m excited for both, and with Deadpool greenlit officially, I think they’re about to take back the genre with a storm. Watch this space