With all of the recent Wolverine buzz it is easy to forget that there are actually other mutants that belong to the X-Men world. There have been rumours for a while about a possible young X-Men movie working its way onto the big screen, and today SHH noticed something interesting from a listing at Production Weekly.
An interesting listing at Production Weekly caught our eye – “X-Men: First Class.” Could 20th Century Fox be developing a movie based on the series written by Jeff Parker and pencilled by Roger Cruz? Or are they using the title of that comic for their proposed Young X-Men spin-off?
What makes it even more interesting is that X-MenFirstClass.com redirects to FoxMovies.com.
X-Men: First Class was an eight-issue mini-series published from September of 2006 through April of 2007.
For millions of years, mankind’s place on Earth was unchallenged – until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human. While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty!
This sounds quite likely actually. There must be a reason why Fox called the Wolverine spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine rather than simply ‘Wolverine’. There is also X-Men Origins: Magneto in the works so why not make a movie about the origin of the actual X-Men while your at it?
However, a problem may arise regarding Iceman and Angel, seeing as though Iceman is a student in the trilogy and Angel doesn’t come across the X-Men until half way through X-Men 3: The Last Stand. If this movie goes ahead they can either forget continuity and go ahead with Iceman and Angel, or drop ice cube and birdman and re-write the origin of the X-Men with different characters such as Storm, Forge and Cannonball.