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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
http://www.variety.com/VR1117996099.html

They've hired the guy responsible for giving us THE OC and GOSSIP GIRL to write it, and since I've seen not a single episode of either show, but have the strong opinion that they probably sucked... I'm guessing this could be just as bad or worse then X-MEN: THE LAST STAND turned out to be.

You know, I don't think Bryan Singer is busy right now, why not bring HIM back, cause his X-MEN films were pretty damn good.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.78
Well, at least after his next release he might not be busy for quite some time... seriously, nazis and Tom Cruise? That has stinks on ice all over it.

The last time they did a live action X-Men TV show I think what, 3 episodes showed? I'm willing to give it a shot, because Xavier's School for the Gifted has great soap opera drama potential. They just need decent writers with a sick sense of humor. I mean most teenagers just get zits... these might blow up half the country in a hissy.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.24
What, Gossip Girl is SUPERB. Doesn't that guy also make Chuck?
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.49
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    http://www.variety.com/VR1117996099.html

    They've hired the guy responsible for giving us THE OC and GOSSIP GIRL to write it, and since I've seen not a single episode of either show, but have the strong opinion that they probably sucked... I'm guessing this could be just as bad or worse then X-MEN: THE LAST STAND turned out to be.

    (edited by Cerebus on 19.11.08 1924)


Well then you should probably see more than one episode before judging someone's ability because the O.C. and Gossip Girl are the two best teen dramas I've seen. If you're lumping them in with crap like One Tree Hill then you're way, way off base.

And yes, he also makes Chuck, another really good show.

Josh Schwartz is actually a great choice for making a movie about the younger mutants, his work is way better than Brian Singer in my opinion. Also if they bring back some of the previous actors for their roles then Ellen Page and Ben Foster are better actors than the previous group (except for Patrick Stewart who I assume could still be around.)



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.30
I think the issue here is that the first X-Men movie came out in 2000, which isn't even ten years ago. It's way too soon to start thinking about hitting the reset button, no matter how bad a taste Brett Ratner left in everyone's mouth.

I'd much rather see someone attempt something new and fresh, like the rumored "Deadpool" spin-off, before rebooting the X-Men franchise.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
Actually, if they're doing the "First Class" thing, then it's not exactly a reboot, its more of a prequel. Of course, that also depends on how much of the original continuity they acknowledge or ignore. Personally, I think this is a good idea. I didn't have any particular problems with X3 (definately not as good as the first two, but not so awful that I think it was a franchise-killer), but it really didn't give the producers anywhere to go in a fourth film.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.90
I think the important thing to understand is that this isn't X-men 4, or a re boot it will be a new story with
Clyclops, Jean, Angel , Beast, and Ice man. Hopefully we don't getThe Orignal X men was more of a Wolvereen movie.
We need a film based on how the x men was started and how the learn how to work as a team.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
The O.C. and Gossip Girl show that Schwartz writes two things really well: angst and humor, both of which I pretty strongly associate with the Claremont X-men comics of my youth. It's also a good idea to try to get that 'tween market that drives franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight and, yes, Gossip Girl into the Marvel Universe, at least from a financial perspective. Plus, I've loved pretty much every show Josh Schwartz has done, so consider me psyched.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.78
I predict episodes like:

Angel takes Jean on a really expensive date, which makes her uncomfortable.

Cyclops gets super jealous and "accidentally" blows up Angel's sweet ride when his glasses get knocked off of his face in a confrontation when Angel and Jean return to the school.

Jean psy-throws both of them really far and stomps off.

Ice Man gets all the chicks, but wants nothing to do with them.

Beast mopes in his room and hangs from the ceiling while playing Death Cab for Cutie albums.

Zomg... I so want to write this show. DRAMA!!!!
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