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Overview (2)

Born in Ealing, London, England, UK
Birth NameChristopher Simon Claremont

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Claremont was born on November 25, 1950 in Ealing, London, England as Christopher Simon Claremont. He is a writer, known for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Legion (2017).

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Strong-willed and powerful female characters

Trivia (8)

Has written numerous other comic book titles including Sovereign Seven, Gen13, Iron Fist and Ms. Marvel.
Recently returned to Marvel and is currently writing XTreme X-Men for the company.
Was the longtime writer of the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men, writing the title from 1975 until 1991. The series inspired the 2000 film X-Men.
Created (or co-created) the X-Men characters Dazzler, Longshot, Rogue, Mystique, Mojo, Destiny, Pyro, Avalanche, Kitty Pryde, Sebastian Shaw, Phoenix and Legion, among others. Claremont was also key in re-engineering the histories of most of the other major X-Men characters, most notably Wolverine, whom he and artist Frank Miller recast as a man of honor (a quasi-samurai) instead of a beserker, and Magneto (by introducing the backstory that the young Magneto was a Holocaust survivor.)
September 2004 - Was suppose to attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand as a special comic book writer guest but pulled out due to schedule conflicts
His graphic novel "God Loves, Man Kills" was used as a loose basis for the film X2. Common story elements include: The character William Stryker, kidnapping Professor Xavier, using him to fuel a machine that would destroy mutants, and the X-Men allying themselves with Magneto to defeat him. In the comics, this story line happened after the "death" of Jean Grey and her resurrection as the Phoenix. In the film, her death happens at the end of the story.
Grew up in Long Island, New York since the age of three.
Three of the stories he created for the X-Men comic book have also been adapted for the film series: "God Loves, Man Kills," which became X2 (2003); "The Dark Phoenix Saga," elements of which were used for both X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), based on his story of the same name. The latter two stories were also both adapted for the X-Men animated series.

Personal Quotes (4)

In reality good guys sometimes do not win and people die. And that has to be part of their lives otherwise it just becomes a video game... life isn't like that. And I always thought, my thought was the stories we tell in comics shouldn't be like that either. If there is risk for the reader, then the victory is that much sweeter. And you can, something can happen that can catch you by surprise and can have that much power and heart.
If you wanted one book to summarize all that the X-Men is about in terms of character and conflict and theme, I'd have to say that "God Loves, Man Kills" was it. If you could only read one X-Men graphic novel start with that. Because for me the X-Men is not about superheroes and supervillains, it is about people, and how you deal with the challenge of life and the choices you have to make every day...That for me is why Magneto is so important. Xavier is spoke for; he has made his choices, he is a hero. Magneto is a work in progress. He is not evil. He is defined by his past. But that definition drives him to disaster. The question for him is... is he the victim of his destiny, or can he change it? Can he grow? I'm not sure, I'd like to think he can.
King Arthur had a dream of a world where might served right, instead of subjugating it. His knights of the Round Table were the agents of that dream ... and his sword, Excalibur, the Symbol of it. He died, the table was destroyed, his knights mostly slain - yet the dream survived. They became legend - and the sword, the means of keeping the legend alive and vital through the ages... The sword Excalibur, represented Hope. It was light in the darkness of fear and ignorance and hate. Do we want - have we the right - to snuff it out?
On Alan Moore: If he could plot, we'd all have to get together and kill him.

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