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

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!