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X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughan cast
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post Jan 18 2011, 03:40 PM
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Here’s the first small image of the assembled cast for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Left to right, we see: Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.

http://www.slashfilm.com/cast-xmen-class/

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post May 5 2011, 05:07 AM
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I gotta agree with Eric and Cougar. It kind of ticks me off that we live in a country where 50% of the children are minorities, yet we have entire teams of superheros that are 90-100% Caucasian. And we wonder why kids aren't into comics like they used to be? Honestly I could find some enjoyment out of reading Spider-Man, even though he's a white character, because there were aspects of him that I could relate to. However, my favorite comic was New Mutants because it had a very diverse cast of people. Generation X was another favorite comic of mine because again, it had a very diverse cast of characters that reflected the America that I grew up in. Synch, M, Jubilee, and Skin were great additions to the X-verse, and their powers and backgrounds were interesting because they reflected our reality. X-Men also had such great non-white characters like Forge, Bishop, Dr. Reyes, Maggot, Thunderbird (the East Indian one), Psylocke, and of course Storm.

Again, that was in the 90s... All of that changed in the 00s. Marvel pretty much nixed ALL of its minority characters in the X-verse. Those that rose up on the lesser teams (and were actually moderately popular) were eventually erased from continuity. The recent characters of Surge, Armor, Dust, Prodigy, and Gentle were fricking AMAZING conceptually speaking. Marvel then set about to RUIN every last one of them. Now the X-Men teams are "whiter" than they ever have been. Even whiter than they were 20 years ago. Yeah, TWENTY YEARS AGO.

Again, we wonder why kids aren't into American comics anymore?

I really could do a whole thread about this topic. mad.gif

As for the movie, X-Men+ Bryan Singer= Good Movie.

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post May 5 2011, 06:54 AM
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I gotta agree with Eric and Cougar. It kind of ticks me off that we live in a country where 50% of the children are minorities, yet we have entire teams of superheros that are 90-100% Caucasian. And we wonder why kids aren't into comics like they used to be? Honestly I could find some enjoyment out of reading Spider-Man, even though he's a white character, because there were aspects of him that I could relate to. However, my favorite comic was New Mutants because it had a very diverse cast of people. Generation X was another favorite comic of mine because again, it had a very diverse cast of characters that reflected the America that I grew up in. Synch, M, Jubilee, and Skin were great additions to the X-verse, and their powers and backgrounds were interesting because they reflected our reality. X-Men also had such great non-white characters like Forge, Bishop, Dr. Reyes, Maggot, Thunderbird (the East Indian one), Psylocke, and of course Storm.

Again, that was in the 90s... All of that changed in the 00s. Marvel pretty much nixed ALL of its minority characters in the X-verse. Those that rose up on the lesser teams (and were actually moderately popular) were eventually erased from continuity. The recent characters of Surge, Armor, Dust, Prodigy, and Gentle were fricking AMAZING conceptually speaking. Marvel then set about to RUIN every last one of them. Now the X-Men teams are "whiter" than they ever have been. Even whiter than they were 20 years ago. Yeah, TWENTY YEARS AGO.

Again, we wonder why kids aren't into American comics anymore?

I really could do a whole thread about this topic. mad.gif

As for the movie, X-Men+ Bryan Singer= Good Movie.


Mason, feel free to talk because I assure you, it is an important topic. I mean, one of the reasons, among many, for people mourning the loss of Dwayne McDuffie was because of how integral he was to an increased presence of minorities in comic books, and other media. And not just the presence of minorities, but rather develloped characters, not token characters to fill out a roster.
Whether it was the comics of Milestone, or his work on shows like JLU, or Static Shock, the guy went out of his way to make sure there were identifiable characters in everything he did.
We had characters of every ethnicity, or religion, such as Daisy lighting the Menorah or kinara, and sexuality, such as Virgils friend Rick being gay. Racism was mentioned in his work, but he did not beat the reader/ viewer over the head with it. Unfortunately, he often had to contend with editors/ producers/ network execs who did not like his ideas (inter racial relationships such as Daisy and Virgil in SS, or John Stewart and HawkGirl in Justice League. Producers nixed the idea, and he either had to split them up, or prevent the characters from dating by bringing in a new love interest. Dissappointing that TV is so racist, or that they think kids would be disturbed by that) but he fought on.
So when we lost McDuffie, we lost one of the strongest voices for minorities in the industry. Some people believed he was putting two fingers up to 'The Man', and basically telling white people to go to hell, that these comics were strictly for black/ latino/ hispanic etc But Dwayne was always the first one to say that this was entirely false, and that the comics were for everyone, and they merely wanted a greater presence of minority heroes and characters in comic books. This was no 'uprising', this was all about making characters that people could identify with, and relate to, who happened to be minorities.

When Dwayned died, we lost that voice. And who is left? Reggie Hudlin, who isn't a tenth of the writer Dwayne was, and has even less conviction to the characters.
Dwayne loved the medium, Reggie is there to get a paycheck.
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- cougar18   X-Men: First Class   Jan 18 2011, 03:40 PM
- - SapphireGypsy   Emma looks like a cheap prostitute and Mystique lo...   Jan 18 2011, 03:54 PM
- - G-Man   I wasn't going to see this film before I saw t...   Jan 18 2011, 04:26 PM
- - Decapitated_Dan   MMMMM...Rose Byrne Other than that. No thanks, no...   Jan 18 2011, 04:39 PM
- - Gonzogoose   I don't think they're tying it to the orig...   Jan 18 2011, 04:48 PM
- - SapphireGypsy   I think think of about 5 people off the top of my ...   Jan 18 2011, 05:42 PM
- - Tim Tilley   I'd rather re-watch the old generation X movie...   Jan 18 2011, 05:50 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Tim Tilley @ Jan 18 2011, 04:50 PM...   Jan 18 2011, 06:22 PM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (cougar18 @ Jan 18 2011, 06:22 PM) ...   Jan 21 2011, 06:11 PM
- - SapphireGypsy   Well at least Emma doesn't look like hooker th...   Jan 18 2011, 06:13 PM
|- - Tim Tilley   QUOTE (SapphireGypsy @ Jan 18 2011, 07:13...   Jan 19 2011, 12:02 AM
- - Gonzogoose   I loved the first two X-Men films personally. The ...   Jan 18 2011, 06:57 PM
|- - Gordon_D   First, to argue for January Jones....any of you wa...   Jan 21 2011, 07:02 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Gordon_D @ Jan 21 2011, 06:02 AM) ...   Jan 21 2011, 05:08 PM
|- - Gonzogoose   QUOTE (Gordon_D @ Jan 21 2011, 08:02 AM) ...   Jan 22 2011, 06:14 AM
- - Gonzogoose   Well, apparently there's some controversy over...   Jan 18 2011, 08:43 PM
|- - doombug   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ Jan 18 2011, 09:43 PM...   Jan 18 2011, 11:05 PM
- - SapphireGypsy   Emma has, in recent years, been wearing more cloth...   Jan 18 2011, 10:05 PM
- - Comic Zone UK   The image is not a great first impression for the ...   Jan 19 2011, 12:43 AM
- - SapphireGypsy   QUOTE (Tim Tilley @ Jan 19 2011, 12:02 AM...   Jan 19 2011, 09:56 AM
- - Zodar   I reserve judgment for the final product. No need ...   Jan 19 2011, 10:38 AM
|- - doombug   QUOTE (Zodar @ Jan 19 2011, 11:38 AM) I r...   Jan 19 2011, 02:34 PM
- - Gonzogoose   Regardless if it's real or not, which looking ...   Jan 19 2011, 03:06 PM
|- - doombug   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ Jan 19 2011, 04:06 PM...   Jan 19 2011, 05:47 PM
- - G-Man   Emma Frost. How she even became popular and a memb...   Jan 19 2011, 05:32 PM
- - G-Man   Stardust rocked...I liked it much better than Prin...   Jan 19 2011, 05:49 PM
- - Gonzogoose   Couldn't disagree more, Eric, I don't thin...   Jan 19 2011, 05:53 PM
|- - cougar18   More images from the film. Nicholas Hoult does no...   Jan 19 2011, 06:42 PM
|- - doombug   QUOTE (cougar18 @ Jan 19 2011, 07:42 PM) ...   Jan 19 2011, 07:04 PM
|- - Decapitated_Dan   QUOTE (cougar18 @ Jan 19 2011, 06:42 PM) ...   Jan 20 2011, 08:21 AM
|- - SapphireGypsy   QUOTE (Decapitated_Dan @ Jan 20 2011, 08...   Jan 20 2011, 09:13 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (SapphireGypsy @ Jan 20 2011, 07:13...   Jan 20 2011, 10:43 AM
- - Decapitated_Dan   Now I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS! Why would Magneto...   Jan 20 2011, 10:49 AM
|- - SapphireGypsy   QUOTE (Decapitated_Dan @ Jan 20 2011, 10...   Jan 20 2011, 11:41 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Decapitated_Dan @ Jan 20 2011, 08...   Jan 20 2011, 11:42 AM
- - SapphireGypsy   See I'm gonna disagree with you when it comes ...   Jan 22 2011, 12:22 AM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (SapphireGypsy @ Jan 22 2011, 12:22...   Jan 22 2011, 08:08 AM
- - Gonzogoose   I prefer Emma over Jean, and it's totally not ...   Jan 22 2011, 06:11 AM
- - G-Man   I just never liked what Marvel did with Frost or M...   Jan 22 2011, 10:09 AM
- - SapphireGypsy   I've never been crazy about the diamond skin m...   Jan 22 2011, 11:26 AM
- - G-Man   I do keep waiting for Frost to betray everybody......   Jan 22 2011, 11:33 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (G-Man @ Jan 22 2011, 09:33 AM...   Jan 22 2011, 01:39 PM
- - doombug   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrbHykKUfTM..._embe...   Feb 11 2011, 01:35 AM
- - Gonzogoose   http://comicrelated.com/films.php#x-men-first-clas...   Feb 11 2011, 01:40 AM
|- - doombug   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ Feb 11 2011, 02:40 AM...   Feb 11 2011, 02:42 AM
- - Gonzogoose   I was just pointing out that we posted the story, ...   Feb 11 2011, 05:37 AM
- - Tim Tilley   I just saw the trailer for X-Men: First Class film...   Feb 11 2011, 07:53 AM
- - Decapitated_Dan   Now that being said, I don't know. Nothing see...   Feb 11 2011, 07:59 AM
|- - Anthony Hochrein   QUOTE (Decapitated_Dan @ Feb 11 2011, 08...   Feb 11 2011, 08:26 AM
- - G-Man   Got to agree with Tim on this...wasn't plannin...   Feb 11 2011, 09:06 PM
- - Lisa Moore   I thought it looked pretty good. Will probably wa...   Feb 12 2011, 12:19 AM
- - Comic Zone UK   Like the new trailer i'm changing my mind abou...   Feb 12 2011, 01:51 AM
- - Eric Adams   The trailer has me interested. I actually prefer ...   Feb 12 2011, 09:11 AM
- - Cary   Hmmm. So what...they are the reason we didn't ...   Feb 12 2011, 12:03 PM
- - Gonzogoose   It definitely pales in comparison to the other com...   Feb 12 2011, 04:11 PM
- - Comic Zone UK   A couple of X-Men: First Class Posters have arrive...   Mar 1 2011, 12:34 AM
- - cougar18   The above image is for the poster to the new movie...   Apr 19 2011, 01:44 PM
- - Tim Tilley   This is just awful. Give me that 90's Generat...   Apr 19 2011, 09:39 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Tim Tilley @ Apr 19 2011, 07:39 PM...   Apr 20 2011, 12:21 PM
- - Gonzogoose   I think what they probably meant by that was that ...   Apr 20 2011, 12:27 PM
- - SapphireGypsy   I love the "Hey, you're a girl! Put o...   Apr 20 2011, 04:33 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (SapphireGypsy @ Apr 20 2011, 03:33...   Apr 20 2011, 05:32 PM
- - Tim Tilley   The downfall of this movie shall be the cast. Wha...   Apr 20 2011, 06:14 PM
- - ScottDMSimmons   I wish they would have gone with another concept w...   Apr 21 2011, 12:05 AM
- - Cary   Wait...it's the chick that played Betty Draper...   Apr 21 2011, 01:48 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Cary @ Apr 20 2011, 11:48 PM) Wait...   Apr 21 2011, 10:44 AM
- - Gonzogoose   Keep in mind, Cary, that this is still ultimately ...   Apr 21 2011, 03:31 AM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ Apr 21 2011, 04:31 AM...   Apr 21 2011, 07:08 AM
- - SapphireGypsy   Ah yes, another skull for my collection. Cary, I t...   Apr 21 2011, 10:20 AM
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|- - doombug   QUOTE (Tim Tilley @ Apr 21 2011, 09:36 PM...   Apr 21 2011, 08:50 PM
- - Tim Tilley   That's very true. The casting for this film...   Apr 21 2011, 10:25 PM
- - cougar18   I have hope that Matthew Vaughan can do a good job...   Apr 22 2011, 01:02 PM
- - Eric Adams   Okay, the poster kind of sucks, but don't almo...   Apr 22 2011, 05:52 PM
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- - Eric Adams   Here's one that is at least well executed. Sti...   May 4 2011, 10:42 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (MasonEasley @ May 5 2011, 04:07 AM...   May 5 2011, 06:54 AM
|- - MasonEasley   QUOTE (cougar18 @ May 5 2011, 08:54 AM) M...   May 5 2011, 08:10 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (MasonEasley @ May 5 2011, 06:10 AM...   May 5 2011, 10:00 AM
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