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Old 07-05-2012, 05:01 AM   #122
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Default Re: New characters you want to see in the First Class sequel?

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Originally Posted by def28 View Post
Its easy to see why both teams have chose there teams, comparing the XMFC roster to Avengers in terms of being like the comics isnt even comparable though.
I guess so, in terms of the extent of comic book similarity.

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Avengers is not just based on 616. Ultimates comes into play big time especially with Black Widow and Hawkeye. Cap shows up issue 1 there. Cap has and will continue to be leader of the Avengers for a very long time. A 4 issue difference isnt anything. Hes essential. As is Cyc and Jean to many X fans. Havok, Banshee, Mystique, Angel Salvadore and Darwin are not. I think there will always be fans who are disappointed by that and I can def see why.
Maybe, though the choices served the story.

And if the Avengers franchise ever went back to the 60s and 70s to show Nick Fury had an earlier team, then we wouldn't be seeing any of the existing characters from the Avengers film either.

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XMFC is awesome without the main 5 but its years to decades away from its founding team. With only two. Prof X and Beast.It worked in their continuity and actually made for a good Prof X Mags story as well as one of the best films. Thats all that matters imo.
If it's a prequel (regardless of continuity issues) then yes it had to be that way.

Even if Darwin and Angel Salvadore seemed like random choices to fans, they obviously weren't.

Darwin gave ethnic diversity and was a sacrificial character who drove the story forward (plus, he died in the comics as part of Xavier's team in Deadly Genesis).

Angel also added ethnic diversity and a flying mutant to battle with Banshee (and I recall at one point Vaughn had wanted this version of Angel in his version of X3).

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