Science Fiction Fantasy  
Go Back   Science Fiction Fantasy Chronicles: forums > Film & TV > Featured Films > X-Men

X-Men X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The comic book superhero team.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 15th January 2012, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

It's (allegedly) going to be based around the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller limited series from back at the start of the 80's, which is probably one of the most defining stories in Wolverine's history. (And is superb)

Whether they manage to actually catch the flavour of that series is another matter entirely...
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dogs win, every time.
 
Lilmizflashythang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 466
Re: New movie The Wolverine

I have to admit that I haven't watched any X-Men movie, simply because they seemed to focus more on Wolverine. No offense to anyone else, but I hate that guy.
Lilmizflashythang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilmizflashythang View Post
I have to admit that I haven't watched any X-Men movie, simply because they seemed to focus more on Wolverine. No offense to anyone else, but I hate that guy.
You're not the first person to say that. (And on this site too)
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
roar
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somerset
Posts: 8,146
Blog Entries: 44
Re: New movie The Wolverine

There's going to be a new Wolverine film? Gah! Why?! Where's my Gambit film, damnit!
Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
There's going to be a new Wolverine film? Gah! Why?! Where's my Gambit film, damnit!
And as if by magic...

there are very small rumours of a possible Gambit movie...
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
roar
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somerset
Posts: 8,146
Blog Entries: 44
Re: New movie The Wolverine

But hasn't there been since the Origins film though, Perp? Don't get my hopes up!

If there is a Gambit one then I hope it's Taylor Foxy Kitsch playing him again. Though he'd better sort his accent out.
Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Well everything did go on the back burner thanks to the success of the other Marvel movies and the dip in the X-Franchise (X-3 and the first Wolverine movie), but the success of First Class has put the light back on the X-Men and a few of the possible solo movies.

I think the article I read generally inferred it all comes down to how well the next three X-Films do (Wolverine 2, First Class 2 and Deadpool)

As I typed that I'm suddenly not convinced that Gambit isn't meant to be in the Deadpool film....
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
roar
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somerset
Posts: 8,146
Blog Entries: 44
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Personally, I'd rather them remake the first X-Men film. Have Rogue the proper age. And include Gambit.

Seriously though, I don't quite understand doing 'Wolverine 2' or 'First Class 2'.
Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

I certainly agree with you, much as I'd hate to disagree, I can't. Wolverine stank. Badly. But it made money so I guess they want to keep going, especially while they have a big name like Hugh Jackman attached.

X-Men did brilliant business so a sequel was almost inevitable.

Your suggestion of a reboot and start again... definitely.
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 09:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
roar
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somerset
Posts: 8,146
Blog Entries: 44
Re: New movie The Wolverine

I've never been so disappointed at a film in all my life as I was at the Wolverine film.

(Off topic again but, according to IMDB there is a film called Gambit in 2012, but it's got nothing to do with X-Men).
Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 10:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
Former Comment Giver
 
Perpetual Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Devon
Posts: 4,367
Blog Entries: 27
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Well having just read the description of that movie, if it is Gambit, then they've seriously altered his origin
Perpetual Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2012, 11:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
Dogs win, every time.
 
Lilmizflashythang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 466
Re: New movie The Wolverine

I may be a geek, but I always like Cyclops. Really First Class, they put the youngest Summers as the first Summers in the X-Men.
Lilmizflashythang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2012, 05:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
devilsgrin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 753
Re: New movie The Wolverine

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilmizflashythang View Post
I may be a geek, but I always like Cyclops. Really First Class, they put the youngest Summers as the first Summers in the X-Men.
um... Alex Summers is not the youngest Summers. Certainly he's supposed to be younger than Scott, but they have a third brother younger than both of them... Gabriel. Also known as Vulcan, who killed Banshee, then conquered the Shi'ar Imperium.

I don't look at First Class as having ANY storyline link to the comics. The power sets and most of the personalities are correct (excluding Shaw's powers), however its entirely apparent that absolutely ZERO attempt is being made to make a movie copy of the comic series (at least the one set in the 616 Marvel Universe). To which i must say THANK-YOU Matthew Vaughn and Brian Singer.

To others... Rogue seemed to be the correct age for her original appearance in the comics, she was much younger than the mainstream x-men... but intro'd as older than Kitty --- she SHOULD be Iceman's age at least roughly.

Cutting Wolverine out of all future X-Men films would be the best thing they could possibly do. Aside from the fact that he's absolutely the MOST boring character in the x-verse, He's also mischaracterised - BADLY - as a leader and heart-of-the-team character. Hugh Jackman is perhaps the WORST person imaginable to portray him - he has NONE of the berserker fury that Logan manages to keep so barely under control. . He's soft, and never for one moment can i forget that he's the same man who played Peter Allen on broadway...and did it so well. Hugh now plays the exact same character in EVERY film he's in. there's no cinematic versatility, and his broadway characters are also all of a type.
devilsgrin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2012, 10:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Eversummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 534
Blog Entries: 1
Re: New movie The Wolverine

I want Gambit too!
Eversummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2012, 01:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
Destroyer of Words
 
Interference's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,573
Blog Entries: 11
Re: New movie The Wolverine

As one of the Old Guard, I still haven't forgiven them for the way they treated Scott throughout the series. Killing him off was what I'd call a tad rude.
Interference is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.