Wolverine: First Class Series by Fred Van Lente
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‘X-Men: First Class’ Director Wanted A New Wolverine For His Trilogy
The film co-stars Rose Byrne , January Jones , and Oliver Platt , and also introduces Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence , who, like McAvoy and Fassbender, reimagine popular characters from the franchise Beast and Mystique already established in the original trilogy. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner first thought of a prequel based on the young X-Men during the production of X2 ; producer Simon Kinberg later suggested to 20th Century Fox an adaptation of the comic series X-Men: First Class , although the film does not follow the comic closely. Singer, who had directed both X-Men and X2 , became involved with the project in , but he could only produce and co-write First Class due to his work on other projects. Vaughn, who was previously attached to both X-Men: The Last Stand and Thor , became the director, and also wrote the final script with his writing partner Jane Goldman. First Class replaced a Magneto prequel film that had been in development, but had entered development hell ; the Writers Guild of America arbitration gave a story credit to Magneto writer Sheldon Turner.
X-Men legend Hugh Jackman has revealed that he'd be interested in taking on other comic-book roles. With Worlds of DC aching for consistent success, perhaps they'd be willing to reel him in. Chatting to MTV News , Jackman was asked whether he'd consider bringing another comic book character to life. Yeah, for sure," he responded enthusiastically. I was like, 'These are great characters'. Sure they have extraordinary abilities, but they're all really flawed and that's what the movie's about.
Hitting theaters in , the fourth film in the main mutants saga from Fox went back in time to trace down how the X-Men were born through Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr's friendship. Softly rebooting the franchise, First Class was the first entry in the current timeline which is expected to end via Simon Kinberg's Dark Phoenix. First Class also introduced a slew of new actors playing familiar roles such as Nicholas Hoult as Beast and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique - both of which continue to be a pivotal part of the ongoing series. It was a box office and critical success, re-energizing the X-Men fanbase after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand from the initial timeline. With an acclaimed first entry, Fox followed it up with another hit in X-Men: Days of Future Past in , but this wasn't Vaughn's plan for the prequel series. His disagreement with the studio led to his departure from the project.
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The stories of the rushed production schedule and reshoots had many thinking that the prequel would be a mediocre popcorn flick at best. Instead, we got a smart, taut, and entertaining period film that turned out to be one of the best superhero movies of the year. The actor turns up for just a few seconds, and delivers just one line, but he gets the biggest laugh of the entire film. Recently, Steve got the chance to sit down with the actor to talk about his upcoming pic Real Steel. The scene was filmed at the last minute, and Jackman came up with the final version of his line himself. Hit the jump for the full story. Jackman revealed that director Matthew Vaughn and the studio were unsure of whether or not to include his Wolverine cameo in the film up until the very last minute:.