Actors from original trilogy on First Class sequel with Days of Future Past - Part 2

Discussion in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' started by Thread Manager, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. lordofthenerds

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    To me, a rape scene in an X-Men film would just feel really out of place. Even if they didn't show it and only alluded to it, it would likely come off as jolting and unnecessary.
     
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  2. Whiskey Tango

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    It's a weird place we're in where rape is such a controversial topic, yet murder takes place in films all the time and no one ever bats an eye.
     
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  3. Mrs Vimes

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    No, the point is that when the rape does appear in any form of media, it should be treated as a horrifying thing it is. Not as a way to get a character pregnant and connect the dots. Would the X-Men franchise be prepared to treat rape with the same seriousness as, say, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo movies did?
     
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  4. X-Maniac

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    I think rape would turn her against mutants as well! It doesn't seem likely. More likely she finds a new home among mutantkind at last, especially with other, more obvious mutants such as Azazel, and has a fling with him. She did seem pretty easy with her affections in First Class to be honest, it's no stretch for her to leap into Azazel's bed!
     
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  5. danoyse

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    Who's saying it shouldn't be in any form of media? I believe the argument in this conversation is whether or not a scene like that belongs in the X-Men movies.
     
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  6. danoyse

    danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    Yeah, people actually do bat an eye at murder scenes. And there are plenty of rape scenes in movies too. Again, the question is whether a scene like that belongs in an X-Men movie.
     
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  7. Angamb

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    I dont think x-men franchise should have limits at all.

    Everything could be used if it tells one specific story or character's arc.

    having said that, I dont think Mystique should be raped. Mystique and Azazel can have some affair, its not a hard thing to adress.

    What Mystique really needs is a solid reason to hate on humans. because FC didnt show it, so Singer and Kimberg better adress it on this sequel.

    if not, I dont know what are they waiting for. for the 80's? hope not.
     
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  8. Whiskey Tango

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    Come on now, when was the last time someone described Magneto pulling that security guards blood out of his body as "awful and horrifying and has no place in a superhero movie"? Whatever the reason, it rarely carries the same weight.

    Nobody said there wasn't. Nor is anyone trying to fill a quota here.

    This I won't venture an answer for, except shoehorning something awful like that in there just to explain who Kurt's parent are is a pretty terrible idea. Like Chuck Austen-level terrible, coincidentally.
     
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  9. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    Exactly. Plus Mystique already has relationship with Professor X, Magneto and Beast that needs to be explored. Having a baby and hooking up with Azazel would be too much, she doesn't need it just for the sake of character development and staying true to the comics. Next time, people would be suggesting that she was the foster mother of Rogue.

    They don't even have to address Nightcrawler's status. If he's not appearing in the movie, no need to mention what happened to him.
    Exactly. If they don't bring her back, the last scene of FC would just look pointless.
     
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  10. lordofthenerds

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    Yep. I wouldn't mind an easter egg of some sort though.
     
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  11. The Guard

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    Then writers can give it some dimension. I never said that was the entirety of the possibilities. Only that this is what it should stem from. Hatred and bigotry.
     
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  12. psylockolussus

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    To me, it just feels so soap-opera.

    Plus a mutant trying to rape Mystique doesn't make sense, like does Azazel have to rape Mystique to give birth to Nightcrawler and make her a cold-hearted person. They are on the same side, there is no flirtation going on with those two, it would be so out of nowhere to make Azazel rape Mystique just so she would give birth to Nightcawler. Thats just going too far. And how are they gonna include that in the film? How is Mystique going to fight with the Brotherhood when she's pregnant.
     
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  13. Cherry

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    Agreed. People get killed all the time in movies, and that's seen as entertainment. The hero can kill a villain, and that's supposed to be fun to watch, but if the hero rapes the villain, that's evil.

    Is rape bad? Of course. But so is killing, and no one seems to care.
     
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  14. BestGirl

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    Why must Azazel rape Mystique? Can't they just have a fling and dump Nightcrawler off because they don't think they could be good parents?
     
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  15. spideyboy_1111

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    And who's saying it wouldn't be treated in a horrifying way? I in no way would want it glamorized

    That also being said its also not the only way to handle things and I've stated it as such several times. There's plenty of reasons mystique could give up a child. The concept of rape was just one of them. And i do admit its the most drastic. Id preffer azazeal to just be violent and actually scare mystique
     
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  16. spideyboy_1111

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    Kinda gotta agree with this... This whole debate reminds me of the gwen stacy debate saying its mysogenist to kill her off for the sake of a story. bad things happen to good people. It happens. Just because people don't want to see it happens doesn't mean it shouldn't.

    The fact bad things "shouldn't" happen is sometimes the very reason why it should for a story
     
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  17. spideyboy_1111

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    Well the way I see it, if that's the route they'd take.... Id make it late 60s woodstock era where "free loving" and drugs were becoming all too common and possibly taken advantage of. Or simply poor decision making
     
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    I'd like to commit a DOFP on this thread all the way back to the beginning of this discussion, and "alter the future" from that point forward, so that it never exists...

    :word:
     
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  19. Hawkingbird

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  20. spideyboy_1111

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    I hope one day the FC films focus on the 70s and 80s which are easily some of the most classic xmen eras from the comics. I think they could have alot of fun with some of the characters
     
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  21. JP

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    Well, considering the film takes place in 1973.. ;)
     
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  22. Great Mind(s)

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    Yes, Dazzler!
     
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  23. cheungcheung

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    Dazzler in an 80s first class movie would be funny
     
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  24. Silvermoth

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    I'm dying for Nightcrawler to come back. I'm sure Alan Cumming said he would love to do the role again but if he's too old for all the jumping around than Daniel Bruhl would do it really well. He's German and can give Nightcrawler that youthful vigour that makes him such a great character.

    For me it was one of the most dissapointing things that we never saw Nightcrawler evolve his teleporting skills. He was excellent in the little bits we saw of him.
     
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  25. psylockolussus

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    I think you are kinda stereotyping Dazzler if you think she should only appear or be introduced in the 70s. Her solo comic-book series was released in the 80s, her look in the comics evolved since then and there's a way to use her powers in the present/modern times.
     
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