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Old 07-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #119
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Default Re: New characters you want to see in the First Class sequel?

Originally Posted by X-Maniac View Post
You mean those early 60s comics that were a sales flop and ended up being cancelled, and were only a hit when revived in 1975 with Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Banshee and Nightcrawler?
Let's be honest here, the reason XMFC was the best X film so far was not because of who made the team, but because a) the story of the origins/relationship between Prof X and Magneto and b) because the screenplay nicely interwove Prof X & Magneto's story's with the formation of the first X-Men line up against the backdrop of the cold war while ticking off cool X-Men cornerstones like the Blackbird and explaining how they got it.

This is why the film was good not because of who was on the team. But having said that, it would have been nice from a fan perspective to have the original line up as it would have tied in with the REAL original team. And you can't compare the original comics low sales back in the 1960's of a then unknown bunch of characters to todays market where X-Men is one Marvel's biggest properties. If it's got 'X-Men' in the title, people will watch it no matter what.

Aside from Beast and maybe Mystique, the rest of the XMFC team were incidental and had no character development aside from mastering their powers.

Originally Posted by X-Maniac View Post
So maybe The Avengers film should follow the original comic and have the actual first members of Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Wasp, who actually came together without SHIELD to tackle a Loki-controlled Hulk. Captain America didn't come in till later, and Hawkeye and Black Widow not for a long time after that.
You mean issue 4? LOL

The first CLASSIC Avengers line up was Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Cap, Ant-Man and Wasp. In the film they swapped hank and Wasp for BW & Hawkeye so what.

The Avengers needed all the big guns as it was a culmination of MS first 5 films. XMFC was not a culmination of anything, it was a fresh start and hence totally different.

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