How would you have done X-Men 3?

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  1. The Batman The Dark Knight

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    Say you're the director that replaces Byran Singer and Matthew Vaughn? What would you have done with the X3 script? Who would you give the most screentime to? What easter eggs would you put in there?
     
  2. XCharlieX Guest

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    I have a feeling it would be much like ratners but slower in pace heh.
     
  3. LEGO Spidey Registered

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    Only two differences: Gambit would be a government prisioner like Juggernaut, Mystique and Multiple Man, and would join the Brotherhood after Magneto released them to have some interactions with Rogue later on; and Cyclops would die anyway but be brought back to life by the Phoenix/Jean in a moment of clarity, to deal her the killing blow instead of Wolverine by mirroring the Alkali Lake scene and telling her to look at his eyes... snif.
     
  4. The Batman The Dark Knight

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    Here's what I wouldve done:

    1. I wouldve gotten a writer who knows drama and character to revise whatever simon and kinberg wrote

    2. The movie would be 2 hours and 30 minutes or so. If you're gonna close the X-Men franchise, things need to be big.

    3. Instead of dying, we never truly know what happens to Cyclops. In the final battle, Cyclops returns.

    4. Since Fox are dirty ****es who feel the need to shove logan into everything, most of the film would focus on logan and jean. However, i'd get across the point that logan really cant save jean, and that the only ones who could are dead or believed dead.

    5. I'd drop Arclight and Quill, and Bring in Gambit. The fans have suffered enough. Multiple Man would be a spy for Xavier, since he is a good guy in the comics.

    6. Storm would get a bigger role as acting leader of the team. Logan dosent need to be leader, period.

    7. When Cyclops returns in the final battle, either three things would happen: Cyclops and Jean die in a massive optic blast, Cyke kills Jean in a massive optic blast, or since realizing that Jean cant control her powers, Scott cures Jean. Either way, Scott takes over as headmaster of the school.

    8. Deaths: Xavier, Magneto, Mystique, and Pyro

    9. The Sentinels would appear half way through the final battle, to show us the **** has hit the fan.

    10. The end of the film would set up the new franchise and villains. Either Sinister, the Hellfire Club, or Apocolypse would appear.
     
  5. Radagast_Prime I Hate You.

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    Cyke would have the role he is suppose to as Jean's emotion link to
    sanity, instead of Wovy.:mad:

    And we would see the real pheonix effect i.e. the fire bird:o
     
  6. dr venture Registered

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    The secret scene would have hinted at Sinister and Apocalypse.
     
  7. Mic Registered

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    Doggy style.
     
  8. liamoversion2 Registered

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    I would have made it about Jean... as Bryan wanted to. It's the best story in X-men. It stands to reason that the film should be about her. This cure stuff is INCREDIBLY random. I think I even read one review that pointed it out.
     
  9. blind_fury Registered

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    Gambit and Nightcrawler would be in it.

    There would be an extended battle scene with a sentinel that resembles a sentinel. AND IT WOULD ROCK!!!

    No major characters would die.

    Juggernaughts Helmet wouldnt make his head look like a mushroom.

    The Hellfire club would be the villians and the ones to use the Dark Phoenix, NOT Magneto.

    The Morlocks would be freaks.

    The music would SUIT the scenes.
     
  10. dr venture Registered

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    LOL
     
  11. ZombieONE Registered

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    honestly i would have made the series different from the start. if they were going to make it a trilogy they should have had one central plot that takes 3 movies to resolve. with that being said, the question was how would i have done x3. one thing i can think of, having heard the ending, is changing the ending.
    my ending involves some actual spoilers for the movie so im going to put tags on it:

    Obviously Cyke would not die in my version. I can see Cyke facing off against Phoenix, he obviously wants to save her but knows that the Phoenix has too strong a hold on her.
    Jean contacts him telling him that she has broken away from the Phoenix for a moment only to tell him to kill her or the world will surely be destroyed.
    The Phoenix is being held back by Jean during the battle and in order to free her full potential she offers a proposition to Cyke to join her.
    Wolverine shows up at that time but sees Cyclops considering the Phoenix's offer. He tells scott not to listen. Cyclops is torn between life with the woman he loves and betraying the xmen. He turns to Wolverine and pulls his hand up over the button on his visor, Wolverine gets ready, Cyclops tells him that he will do what he has to. Wolverine says that he will do the same.
    Just then Cyclops turns to Phoenix and tears off his visor going all out with his optic blast against her. It catches her off guard and she is severly weakened at first but manages to put up a shield. Cyclops yells for Wolverine to move in and finish it. Wolverine moves in and strikes at her with his right arm and she slows him down as much as she can, taking the brunt of the blast weakened her, she starts to tear the skin off his arm as he pushes his claws straight for her chest.
    Then, she stops, everything stops as she looks down and sees that in Wolverine's other hand is the cure and he has just injected her with it.
    Cyclops pulls the blast off and Wolverine falls to the ground "dead".
    Basically, she's cured to save her and everyone lives.
    Surprise ending is the cure only lasts for a little while and Jean shows signs of getting her powers back.
     
  12. Radagast_Prime I Hate You.

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    Thats how X3 should be.:up: I love the deaths too, I've always felt that if Xavier dies Mags needs too.:up:

    ZombieOne I really like your ending. I can almost picture it in my head.
     
  13. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    Not bad, i agree with a lot of that. Cyclops or Wolverine would need to seriously distract Jean so that the cure could be shot into her; it would never be possible if she was fully aware of it. I'd drop Quill, maybe not Arclight. Definitely bring in Gambit. I'm also unsure about Sentinels - they'd never have the budget for them on top of all the other stuff. And I'd make the movie less than 2hrs 30mins. Just over two hours would be fine. Audiences are now wearyof long films - Da Vinci Code got slated for being 2hrs 29mins, Kong got slated too...

    The Quill character bothers me a little. They cast Ken Leung because of martial arts skills, didn't they? And mentioned some sort of wirework at one stage? Yet he ended up being a mutant with spines. I feel sure he was cast as someone else initially.
     
  14. The Batman The Dark Knight

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    The only reason I made it 2 hr and 30 min was to give all the characters as much breathing room as possible. I think that if you keep the story moving, people wont be bored.

    Arclight should probably be kept, only because the mauraders need representation.

    I think Sentinels could be done. Not huge ones like the comics, but ones that can still be a threat to mutant kind.
     
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    Hey man, I really like how the music is.:)
    I hear they made the music after the movie was filmed, for the most part, which helped them when to know to put in high points of the song etc, I thought that was good thinking.
     
  16. taintedFB Registered

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    I don't know about Jean.

    After the destruction Phoenix caused, she can't go back to being a normal X-man. I think she HAS to die. Unless, we follow the comic book theory and decide that the REAL Jean Grey is still in a cocoon at the lake.

    I think the studio would insist the spotlight be on Wolverine, and I think you can still do that without killing Scott.

    Considering Jimmy's schedule I would do one of the following...

    1. Have nobody we know around when Phoenix rises.. Maybe innocent campers or fishermen get dissintegrated... Then have Scott leave the X-Men at the beginning. Storm takes charge (studio would want this). Then Scott discovers Jean is alive when he sees footage of her on the news. He returns right after she kills Xavier. Storm is glad he's back. He leads them into the final battle. Storm and Logan take out the brotherhood, while Scott shows up behind Phoenix to try and reach Jean. They have their emotional reunion. She starts to lose it and begs him to kill her. They kiss, then she lets him kill her.
    Meanwhile, Logan and Storm finally KILL MAgneto AND Juggernaut (by all accounts a terrible actor).

    2. Have it happen exactly as is, except have Scott show up at the mansion during Xavier's funeral. He stands over the grave and apologizes for abandoning them. He mentions his promise from X1, then see #1 for the final battle.

    3. IF FOX WANTS TO GET RID of CYCLOPS, have him kill Jean, then at the end, he leaves the team, leaving Storm in charge. She agrees, but only until he comes back...Awww..

    These are just some ideas of how I would have done this movie.

    Another alternative, SAVE DARK PHOENIX FOR X4, have Cyclops leave the team at the beginning of the film... Have Jean resurrected AFTER the end credits.

    THEN you can truly do Scott and Jean as leads in the saga as it should be. Instead of Dark Phoenix, combine the cure story with Sentinels that shoot out the cure darts and force it on mutants.
     
  17. HughJackFan420 Registered

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    i don't know why people blackout things that are NOT spoilers...

    anyways my version plain and simple...

    -no cure instead you would have Sentinels
    -Nightcrawler joins the team in the final battles
    -Jean and Scott scene still but with no vaporization or whatever
    -Scott gets blown far away by Jean left for dead at lake
    -Jean goes unconsious from Phoenix power
    -Logan and and Storm recover Jean
    -Genral Trask creates Mastermind and Sentinels are born
    -Magneto recruits mutants to start a war on the humans
    -Magneto goes after the US government
    -X Men get involved
    -Gambit is in Alcatraz and escapes and later discovers X Men while Magneto recruits more mutants
    -Big battle between Brotherhood and humans to prevent Sentinels attack on mutants
    -then Big battle between Brotherhood and X Men cuz X Men want to prevent human casualties
    -a great amount of Sentinels is unleashed and some not so popular mutants get killed or captured
    -X Men win with some seriously injured as well as injuries on the Brotherhood side
    -the first wave of Sentinels are destroyed thanks to Jean and her Phoenix Power
    -Phoenix turns to Dark Phoenix when Jean unleashes the full force of the Phoenix
    -Jean and Prof X have a battle to control the Phoenix and end up stuck on the astral plane
    -X Men mourn for Prof X and Jeans disappearance
    -Prof X through telepathy reaches the X Men and tells them where they are and that Scotts and danger and more bad things are gonna happen
    -they go look for Scott but they are too late
    -cliffhanger would be Scott waking up not being able to see cuz he lost his goggles
    -Mr. Sinister recovered Scott and doesn't tell him who he is but says he's a friend and promises to help him but his real plan is to capture and control the X Men and plans to use Scott as bait
    -and Mr Sinister reveals his plan to a huge shadowy character that looks like Apocalypse and the movie ends....

    of course all the new characters would be in it...Beast, Angel etc..
     
  18. L0ngsh0t Registered

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    Sentinals, Scott, and Gambit are the only changes i would have made

    A. there is no reason (probobly) the series second most popular character (Gambit) isn't in these movies

    B. there is no reason the leader of the xmen (scott) doesn't ever lead anything

    C. the sentinals are just cool, and it would be sweet to see wolverine claw up ones back and rips its head off
     
  19. ZombieONE Registered

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    i didnt say the whole thing was a spoiler. just some elements taken from the ending, which IS a spoiler, and something else about another character. some ppl still dont know these things and i wasnt in the spoiling mood.
    so, stop wondering and actually READ because i clearly say why im putting those tags there.
     
  20. HughJackFan420 Registered

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    i think we all know whats gonna happen but if u feel the need to do that cool...i mean after all this is the X Men 3 SPOILER BOARD RIGHT???
     
  21. ZombieONE Registered

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    i just wanted to feel special.
     
  22. RonStoppablefan Harry Potter fan

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    {Sigh} Let The Wolverine bashing begin :(
    I like the movie the way it is and wouldn't change a darn thing. Really man these Wolverine bashing threads are getting annoying.
     
  23. RonStoppablefan Harry Potter fan

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    That's true, and I appreatiate that not every one bashes him. I just get tired of it is all. I see bashing in every thread of Wolverine so I get sick of it LOL.
     
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    -Cyclops lives, and would be leading the X-Men along with Storm. Maybe have the team split with Cyke leading one group and Storm the other, until they meet up for the final battle.

    -2 1/2 hour running time. Most of this movie's problems seem to stem from it being too short.

    -Gambit wouldn't be in a large role but maybe a bit part as part of Magneto's army.

    -Plenty of Angel. Have him fight in the last battle, maybe carry a few people out of danger when the time is right.

    -Instead of the cure thing have the plot be about the Sentinel program. One team of X-Men is trying to combat the Sentinels while the other faces off against Magneto/Jean.

    -Juggernaut vs. Colossus would happen for sure. Just two super strong guys knocking the crap out of each other.
     
  25. Tony Stark Armored Avenger!

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    1.) No cure, the war starts because Phoenix could destroy the world.

    2.) Phoenix doesn't join the brotherhood, she's a threat to everyone and cannot be controlled.

    3.) Magneto dies trying to get Jean to side with her.

    4.) Xavier "dies" at the same time, he is not disintigrated, he appears to be dead, but temporarily transfers his consiousness (this would allow for Stewart to return as Xavier and not another actor).

    5.) Scott doesn't die, he doesn't dissappear. I would go a different route where Jean's transformation into Phoenix is slower. Everything would appear fine at Alkali Lake, when Jean comes back to the mansion, and the Professer knows somethings wrong. This causes conflicts between Scott and the rest of the team. Then Jean dumps Scott and goes after Logan, this is when Scott starts to realize something is wrong as well. But it also causes a boiling point between Scott and Logan. When they see Jean "kill" Xavier and Magneto, then they realize something has to be done.

    6.) I would approach Beast differently. His presence is centered around the cure, since there would be no cure in my version. I would have him resign from the President's cabinet due to the impending war. Also I would have the same President from X2, to make the connection at the ending of X2. They showed the President to be riding the fence, Phoenix will push him over the fence.
     

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