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Penn talks next X-Men film

ZakPenn.jpgZak Penn has dropped an interesting comment about the future of the X-Men franchise. We had heard previously from Fox themselves that a spin off film was being made with the kids from Xavier's school for the gifted, the young X-Men characters. However Penn has some news on that.

He acknowledges that there was a move to create a film along those lines, something I wrote about before and the Fox Production President had said:

"We've also talked about doing something on the kids in (Professor X's) school, focusing on their lives, and less of a global adventure for the team...The studio is also exploring a movie with Three Kings director David O. Russell based on the character of Emma Frost, a sexy mutant telepath who can transform her skin into diamonds."

Well now according to JoBlo who carry the Cinematical story, Penn is saying that:

"The original idea was to have me do a young X-Men spin-off," he says, "But someone came up with a pretty interesting idea which I can't discuss. I was pretty taken by it, as was the studio. I have to give him credit, it was this guy who worked with me named Mike Chamoy -- he worked a lot with me on X3."

Penn says he's in dicussions with the studio and there's lots still to work out on it, but there's some other idea there that is more exciting. Frankly I think there's loads more exciting rather than leaping to the school kids first, however I'm not in charge, and perhaps this new story idea looks somewhere else too.

What would you rather see next in the X-Men series? Forgetting Wolverine and Magneto because they are on the way, what other characters? Now don't just think about your own likes, try to think from a studio standpoint too, that means profit.





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Gambit will bring in the fans and thus the dough for the studios.

MORPHE,might be a good idea,THOR,and the villain "the Apocalypse"that is really interesting'don't you think so?

Omega red or apocalypse would be cool

Gambit won't make money for the studios, no one cares but fans. The bit I've seen of him from the Wolverine Trailer looks just as stupid looking as Afflecks daredevil, the last thing they need is more B level characters who don't translate...
Thats the tough part of comic movies, transition. I love Gambit, just as I love Omega Red, but they are really hard to pull off in the flesh. A trench coated bayou accented guy who throws cgi playing cards is a lot easier to mess up than get right on the screen,especially with a guy who looks like he's straight out of highschool musical. As is the behemoth tentacle touting Omega Red.
Apocalypse would be the best solution, doing him hellboy style half cgi half animatronic or guy in a suit would be stellar.
Marrow is also a character that they should consider.
Does that David O Russell thing seem a little far fetched to anyone else?
X-Men is easily Marvels top franchise, I hope they learn their lesson after the first three, and the success of Iron Man. Fox has screwed up a couple of great marvels franchises, but gotten a few right. Loose the stupid dated leather costumes, don't make a horrible attempt at appealing to crowds who don't even care, and stay true to the vision of the book, do that and you cant screw it up (Iron Man, Dark Knight etc...).

i really really really scared that not comes a x-men movie but the other side i think there is one chance to dyring a x4 of the producer.Patrick stewart,anna pquin,lan mckellen,halle berry,hugh jackman,ellen page,kelsey grammer,shawn ashmore and rebecca romijn should defeny be in the next movie if that comes a x-men 4 movie.Famke janssen should not be in the movie because she dies in the x2 and comes to life in x3 because of her phoenix power and dies in x3 and she cant not come back to times that dont give iny sense.And of cause jamse marsden should also not come in the next x-men movie,and patrick should defeny come back.specially rogue she has to use her power in the next x-men movie and think about it,she has never ever use her power for good.And she has been in x-men manision in many of years .she has never grow her power , maybe she coulnt fly like she do in the comics or kick ass with her powers.The new characters that maybe comes in x-men 4 is for sure gambit and jubilee but i think polaris or emma frost cant have a chance to come in.The enemy has in every movie been magneto and that is wrong maybe marrow,morlocks,apocalypse,sentinels,omega red,shadow king,the 4 horsemen,scarlett witch and quicksliver maybe.I have also read about rihanna the singer is wanted to be in the next x movie but i dont no what character she gonna be(maybe jubilee)
the idea with x-men:first class is really a good idea because there maybe comes a little young movie in it .X-men origins:wolverine is also a good idea but it cant never ever get more fans in x-men 1,2 and 3 and maybe 4.The spin-off with magneto is a fake a kid that are in woldwar 2 it is a fake fake fake.And this is a good idea to take gambit in the movie beacause rogue cant have him and kitty cant have iceman so take gambit in the next movie.

X-Men Origins: Magneto is far from fake, it's going to happen after X-Men Origins: Wolverine if the film is successful.

I doubt there will be a fourth film, the main reason being budget and salary to get all those big names back.

Personally though I reckon X-Men: First Class isn't going to appeal to all X-Men fans though.

How about BISHOP nd CABLE in d original c0mic. And please, i h0pe they make STORM appear stronger coz she seemed weak in d 3rd m0vie i did want her 2 strike lightnings on jean's hav0c state bt powerful in d 2nd m0vi h0w dismaying. Nd bytheway Wat's g0na happen n0w dat jean is dead nd so as cycl0ps.

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