You’ve already seen young Cyclops in the trailer to May’s Wolverine movie, and you may be seeing more of him in the near future (providing he doesn’t agree to appear in a DC Comics movie).Â In an interview with Fox Movie Channel, franchise producer Lauren Shuler did say the X-Men: First Class movie was on the way and would be a flashback flick featuring the young versions of the mutants we’ve all come to love.
It is the first class of Xavier’s school, way back when, so it’s young Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that’ll be really fun… I think (the plan) is to follow some of the characters into their own stories, and weave them back intoworld. And hopefully First Class will become its own franchise and we can follow them as they grow up.
While it may be cool to hear news about First Class, I’m wondering why everyone is steering away from the X-Men Origins: Magneto movie?Â And will the First Class follow the comic book series, or will this be the relaunch of the X-Men brand as a darker and edgier tale ala Iron Man the the Hulk? Fox is already trying to tweak the next Fantastic Four movie along those lines, so maybe the company is trying to get in line with Marvel Studios to attract more viewers.