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The X-Men Thread

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This thing has been on my mind for a very long time.

I am an X-Men fan.

Since the premiere of the animated series in 1992.

I studied the comic chronlogy next a few years later

Then in 2000, when the first movie premiered, I thought it was so-so.

But after seeing it a second time on FOX, I came to enjoy it.

Then I waited for X2 X-Men United. Saw it. Liked it.

Then came the day X3 came out...:(

I was greatly disappointed. Instead of providing a worthy trilogy, Fox had to go and muck it all up.

The only good thing was the casting of Kelsey Grammar as Henry McCoy/Beast

Didn't bother with Origins Wolverine. And when it began to be TV aired, I only wanted to see Taylor Kitsch as one of my favorite X-characters Gambit.

I probably am one of the people (of a great many fans) that bears a serious grudge of the X-Men films being reduced quality storytelling.

Last year I decided to swallow my pride and give X-Men First Class a chance...

My faith had been restored (slightly about 70-75%). Yet, X3 still has left a scar on my soul.

Then, I discovered fan tales and became intrigued to writing.

Over the years, I have accumulated many ideas of media I've deemed worthy.

Some ideas lasted, others not so much.

One, is if we bend reality for a moment and I was a director with a few films under my belt, I had directed or written the third X-Men film

The process was long and the story idea changed numerous times. But after seeing First Class, I planned a final draft and hope others would find it worthy.

For the stuff I would keep: Kelsey Grammar as Beast, Beast intro and flipping from ceiling; President, Staff and McCoy discuss the hunt for Magneto.
Bill Duke as Secretary Bolivar Trask, Magneto building an army, Magneto destroying convoy, Jean becoming Phoenix, and the final battle of epic proportions.

My stuff: Cyclops, struggling with leadership role and feelings for Jean; Rogue begins getting a crush on newcomer Remy LeBeau/Gambit; Rogue gains new abilities (super strength, durability and flight; from delayed reaction of Magneto's machine in the first film; Plot Point Saved:cool:

For some of the following I took a shine to Michael Doughtery's planned X3 and found it a vast improvement. So, Jean becomes Phoenix and wants to end the war between mutants and humans on her own terms.

And for the antagonists other than Magento's brotherhood, one word:

SENTINELS

Created by the massive robot MASTER MOLD, Dr. Valerie Cooper and Trask wish to use them as a police effort to contain the more hostile mutants.
Of course, we all know from Asimov's infamous tale what will happen.

I just wanted to get this out in the open. Please give opinions and questions about what I have planned:)

And I almost forgot the title X3 X-MEN THE FINAL JUDGMENT

The title means the X-Men finally being judged by others (viewers and readers) as becoming the full fledged team they are well known for.
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  • I just picked up a subscription to Marvel Unlimited. It's pretty cool, though difficult to read things in multiple series in the order they came out, which is annoying when you get to the big crossover events. I'm trying to get to the Civil War event in every comic I care about at the same time.

    But anywho, I'm picking up most of the comics where I left off around 2005 and boy did I figure out what made me lose interest in X-Men. Chris Claremont still writes comics today exactly the same way he did in the 70s. Blech. Luckily it looks like I don't have too far to go before Brubaker takes over.

    It also looks like there's a ton of mini-series that have happened since I stopped reading, both X-Men and otherwise. Any suggestions as to good ones since 2005? Read X-Men Deadly Genesis already because I remembered it being a big deal right as I was losing interest in spending that much money on comics.
  • Scnew;778327 said:
    Chris Claremont still writes comics today exactly the same way he did in the 70s.
    The implication that this is a BAD thing is confusing.
  • Rather Dashing;778435 said:
    The implication that this is a BAD thing is confusing.
    If it's as good as the Dark Phoenix Saga then its a great thing.
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    I'm quite sad that they haven't asked Kelsey Grammer to come back as Beast for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Nicholas Hoult was fine as an inexperienced scientist for Beast's origin tale. But I can't see him portraying the intellectual, refined Beast for a movie that's supposed to take place after X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Jennifer;778527 said:
    I'm quite sad that they haven't asked Kelsey Grammer to come back as Beast for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Nicholas Hoult was fine as an inexperienced scientist for Beast's origin tale. But I can't see him portraying the intellectual, refined Beast for a movie that's supposed to take place after X-Men: The Last Stand.
    It's past and future cast though so he could still play the young inexperienced one.
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    Finlay blood on the claws!
  • I think they should have a cameo of that guy whose mutant power is being completely covered with eyes. I always felt so sorry for him. He even had eyes inside his body. Like in his stomach.
  • Alcoremortis;778605 said:
    I think they should have a cameo of that guy whose mutant power is being completely covered with eyes. I always felt so sorry for him. He even had eyes inside his body. Like in his stomach.
    At lest he can always watch what he eats.
  • Geez Morrison-era mutants are stupid, goofy things.
  • You're telling me....
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