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With X-Men Origins: Wolverine's May 1, 2009, release date approaching, Fox is already planning more X-Men movies.
In the hopes that Wolverine will be a huge success, X-Men Origins: Magneto is already being developed, with The Dark Knight writer David Goyer attached as director, and a plot revolving around Magneto's concentration camp beginnings, as seen in the first X-Men, and his friendship with a young Charles Xavier that eventually breaks apart as their philosophies evolve and differ.
Fox has also announced a movie adaptation of the comic book X-Men: First Class which will examine the early years at the Xavier School, featuring some of the mutants shown in the previous trilogy. Variety confirmed that Josh Schwartz, creator of TV's Gossip Girl, will write the screenplay.
- reelz reelz
As a lot of us know, X-Men is a franchise many people love dearly. (including me) News that was released this past Wednesday however, might piss a lot of peeps off... Josh Schwartz, the creator of such awful (and fake) shows as The O.C. and Gossip Girl will be writing the X-Men: First Class movie, the next installment into the franchise.
- Sean Anthony
Fox Studios has announced that “Gossip Girl”, “The Oc”, and “Chuck” creator Josh Schwartz will be writing and potentially directing the big-screen adaptation of Marvel’s “X-Men: First Class”, the next X-Men movie, telling the tale of the early teen adventures of Marvel’s legendary mutant superheroes, before they were known as the astonishing X-Men. The title details the early adventures of Scott Summers, Aka Cyclops, Jean Gray, Aka Marvel Girl, Bobby Drake, Aka Iceman, Hank McCoy, Aka the Beast, and their instructor Professor X, including various other guest stars from the Marvel Universe such as Machine Man, the Scarlet Witch, and the Mole Man. There are no details of [...] »
- Brian Corder
"First Class" could serve as a prequel and focus on certain X-Men characters like Cyclops but as teens, or it could focus on some of the students attending the mutant school introduced in the "X-Men" movies. Marvel Comics ran a short-lived comics series with the same name several years ago.
Given the teen-centric approach to the project, Schwartz seems a perfect fit, as the Endeavor and Fuse Entertainment-repped showrunner has emerged as a figure with his finger on the pulse of the younger generation and the fluid nature of pop culture.
- By Borys Kit and Leslie Simmons
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