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X-Men 4 = X-Men: First Class

Posted by Hoob on November 19th, 2008
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Empireonline got the scoop on the latest X-Men movie. Sure, some people are content with the Origin movies for Wolverine and Magneto that are set to start coming out next year, but Marvel wants to squeeze every last drop of blood from the X-Men while they can. That’s where X-Men: First Class comes into play. If you read the comic by the same name, don’t get excited just yet. This movie won’t be featuring Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, or Professor X…. especially if it takes place after the last X-Men movie. Instead, expect to see the likes of Colossus, Shadowcat, Iceman, Rogue, Siryn, Jubilee and others. It’ll be a trilogy of movies… kind of like Harry Potter or High School Musical.

The casting hasn’t been set just yet, but the writer has. In an attempt to add as much drama and angst to the film as possible, Josh Schwartz, creator of TV’s Gossip Girl and The OC has been picked to script the movie. He’s also been offered the director’s chair, but its unclear if he’ll take that role on as well.

Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to have more great scenes like this for Saturday night live to mock.

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