X-Men 4, First Class, and How Twittering Can Ruin Your Movie Career

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There’s not a whole lot of story here (much of it is “we hope to be doing this [or that]” type stuff), but it does give me another opportunity to present evidence to you that Twitter is not you friend, and the sooner you realize it, the better. So what am I talking about? Last week, actor Tim Pocock, who played the young Cyclops in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” tweeted that he will not only be in the “X-Men: First Class” movie, but that it will start shooting early next year. Oops. Three days after the first tweet, Peacock retracted the tweet, and tried to pass it off as a “cruel prank”. Translation: Someone put a foot up someone’s ass.

So yeah, that’s another reason why Twitter is not your friend, kids. The fact that the ability to jump on your Blackberry and send out a message to the whole world whenever you want exists doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use it. And no, I am not interested, despite what you may believe, to learn that that blueberry you just ate tasted yummy, or that you can’t decide whether to get the Lady Gaga CD or take a risk on Jewel’s latest.

So anyways, moving on the actual movie news regarding the “X-Men” movies…

In an interview with the boys at Slashfilm, “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler admits that they do have plans for an “X-Men: First Class”, but that it won’t be happening anytime soon. She also adds that there are two other films she’s considering: a take on the “New Mutants” comic book (which would seem to be “First Class”-ish, so you wonder what’s the point), and an “X-Men 4″.

On “X-Men 4″, Shuler said the sequel would reunite the cast from the first three movies. Well, the ones still alive, that is. As you’ll recall, Brett Ratner and company killed of Jean Grey, Professor X, and Cyclops in the third movie. And it’s not like he killed them off in grand fashion, either, which is probably what really irks fans.

They're new, and they're mutants. They're New Mutants!

They're new, and they're mutants. They're New Mutants!

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  • Kristen

    I really hope that they make the new mutants movie I have loved the series for years and a huge fan of Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) who most people think she’s from Ireland although she is from Scotland i just hope the movie will be made and made good

  • Kristen

    I really hope that they make the new mutants movie I have loved the series for years and a huge fan of Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) who most people think she’s from Ireland although she is from Scotland i just hope the movie will be made and made good

  • Kristen

    I really hope that they make the new mutants movie I have loved the series for years and a huge fan of Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) who most people think she’s from Ireland although she is from Scotland i just hope the movie will be made and made good

  • chris

    the only way i would watch the new mutants movie is if they added beak,and angel salvador from new x-mens special class ,and generation-x characters chamber and husk these mutants are really cool.

  • chris

    the only way i would watch the new mutants movie is if they added beak,and angel salvador from new x-mens special class ,and generation-x characters chamber and husk these mutants are really cool.

  • chris

    the only way i would watch the new mutants movie is if they added beak,and angel salvador from new x-mens special class ,and generation-x characters chamber and husk these mutants are really cool.

  • chris

    they really need to make x-4 and 5 and do them back to back.and bring back cyclops,colossus,iceman,rogue,gambit,nightcrawler,and angel.and get the magneto film going with apocalypse as the main villain and first class with the sentinels and sinister.and saber toothe,omega red sauron,and silver samuria had better be in wolverine 2.these film are what i want to watch.and a district-x movie.

  • chris

    they really need to make x-4 and 5 and do them back to back.and bring back cyclops,colossus,iceman,rogue,gambit,nightcrawler,and angel.and get the magneto film going with apocalypse as the main villain and first class with the sentinels and sinister.and saber toothe,omega red sauron,and silver samuria had better be in wolverine 2.these film are what i want to watch.and a district-x movie.

  • chris

    they really need to make x-4 and 5 and do them back to back.and bring back cyclops,colossus,iceman,rogue,gambit,nightcrawler,and angel.and get the magneto film going with apocalypse as the main villain and first class with the sentinels and sinister.and saber toothe,omega red sauron,and silver samuria had better be in wolverine 2.these film are what i want to watch.and a district-x movie.

  • Flowerflower

    If you watch X-men: Last Stand again, at the end of the credits there is a scene showing Professor Xavier ALIVE in a hospital bed. Plus we never saw Scott (Cyclops)’s body, and him and Jean could always come back with some explanation.