Attention: Comic Whores! The plot synopsis to X-Men: First Class has been revealed. Fox states: X-Men: First Class: “Charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”
What’s infuriating is that Bryan Singer, the director, has stated Cyclops and Jean Grey will NOT be in the movie. You know what’s weird? This is called X-Men: FIRST CLASS and Cyclops AND Jean Grey were BOTH in the FIRST CLASS. Once again, it seems Fox is slaughtering a massive multi-billion dollar franchise. They completely ruined the trilogy with X-Men: The Last Stand, killing off major characters willy nilly. They should have learned their lesson from the critical and audience deriding they recieved. It seems that they haven’t learned their lesson as they take a 60+ year old franchise with a proven history of success and they think they know best how to CHANGE it. It’s getting old, Fox.
What do YOU think of Fox changing a proven successful storyline to mis-match it into what they want?