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Old 07-04-2012, 10:52 AM   #120
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Default Re: New characters you want to see in the First Class sequel?

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Originally Posted by Radioactive1980 View Post
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.
Yes, I agree with that, though there was the added appeal of some new faces like Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club.

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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.
With this being a prequel, they obviously couldn't use Iceman and Angel because they weren't even born in the 60s.

If it had been a reboot, and announced as such, then they may have gone with the original five from the comics.

But, even with the continuity issues, this is a prequel and all the films are meant to be part of the same world.

Amazing Spider-Man proved to me why reboots don't really work when the original series is still fresh in people's minds.

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Aside from Beast and maybe Mystique, the rest of the XMFC team were incidental and had no character development aside from mastering their powers.
Yes, so far. It was about events that led to the formation of the team, rather than about the team. I would like to know more about Havok, Banshee, etc, if they continue to be in this series.


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You mean issue 4? LOL
But, still, Captain America was not a founder member of the Avengers.

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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.
So it's not the same as the comics, that's what.

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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.
Yes, hence we didn't need to see the original five.

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