I… I feel weird. Like something’s not right. Like things are just a little off, gravity’s messing with me somehow. As if… the balance of the universe is somehow off-kilter.
Is… is Fox actually making good decisions about their next X-Men film?
Hold me. I’m… I’m scared.
Seriously though. 20th Century Fox has brought us one good movie (X-Men), one very good movie (X-Men II), one brain-rapingly bad abomination in the eyes of God (X-Men III: The Ratnerfucking), and one nightmare personified (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). They’ve come out and said that the next film will be X-Men: First Class, which is an origin story of sorts — here’s a quick synopsis for you:
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. 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. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.
Eh. The concept doesn’t blow me away, but I loves me some superheroes, so my curiosity was piqued. Then, Fox did something weird. They went back to their old X-Men ideas and hired a good director — Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass). Now, they’re apparently rewriting the script, and have hired Jane Goldman to do it. Goldman has worked closely with Vaughn before, writing the screenplays for both Kick-Ass and Stardust, both of which I quite enjoyed. It’s promising, I tell you. Plus, I dig a writer with pink hair:
Could Fox still fuck this up? Yes, absolutely. They appear to be making a run at early years/origin stories between this and the Spider-Man reborquel, which is odd… but interesting. So far, I’d say they might actually be on the right track. We’ll see if they end up casting someone from High School Musical as a young Magneto. Fuckers.