cyclops x-men first classThe movies have been very, very bad to Scott Summers, better known as Cyclops, the leader of Marvel's X-Men. Last time we saw poor Mr. Summers on screen, he was played by young actor Tim Pocock and plagued by headaches and a lousy character arc in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, Pocock is saying he plans to reprise the role in the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie, which will likely feature the X-Men as young students taught by a heavily CGI'd Patrick Stewart.

"Currently shooting Australian TV series till February 2010...then X-men first class," Pocock posted on Twitter recently. Wolverine Producer Laura Schuler-Donner told IESB that a new Fox X-Men movie would be heading into production in 2010, presumably for a 2011 release. If Pocock is to be believed, then Schuler-Donner was probably talking about the long-rumored X-Men: First Class, scripted by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl).

This is fine. I'd much rather see a film based on some classic X-Men stories than producer David Goyer's rumored X-Men Origins: Magneto flick. Wolverine set up the First Class movie nicely with the subplot about the young mutants being held captive and later saved by Prof. X. But there are a lot of ways this thing could go horribly, horribly wrong. (I think I'll shoot myself if I hear anyone close to the film calling it "X-Men for the Twilight generation.")
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