Hey, everyone and welcome back to Hero Chat, SuperHeroHype’s semi-regular superhero movie and comic book podcast for people who know how to read. We have our first very special guest this week, but before we get to that, here’s my co-host, Mr. Spencer Perry! (applause)
Welcome back everyone! A lot of people want to know why we went for the show like this and not a straight podcast to which I must say, be patient, baby steps. Hero Chat the podcast may exist one day but for now it’ll remain like this. Anyway, if you really dig what we’re doing here, tell your friends! We have a lot of fun with this and hope you guys will stick with us. Back to you Ed!
Our first special guest for Hero Chat is Mr. Rick Marshall, who some may remember for his excellent work establishing MTV’s Splash Page, but these days, he’s a freelance writer for IFC, Movies.com, Fandango, Digital Trends and Spike TV and he can be found on Twitter as @RickMarshall. He’s also one of my favorite people to talk comics with, so everyone give Rick a hand! We’re also once again joined by ComingSoon.net’s Los Angeles-based conspiracy theorist, Mr. Silas Lesnick!
(And remember that sometime in the near future, we’re going to go out to our readers to join us for our chats, and we’ll probably start with those who post nice things about Hero Chat in the comments!)
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TOPIC #1 – X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
There was a big announcement last week that 20th Century Fox were going with “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for the First Class sequel which got a lot of people really excited but also created a lot of interesting questions, the first one being “How on earth are they going to do this?!?!” Personally I think too many people are expecting a straight adaptation and that is not going to happen. What do you guys think?
Well we’ve never seen a comic book movie that is a straight adaptation of any storyline. It won’t start with this.
True, even the Death of Phoenix in “The Last Stand” (which came from a plot by Vaughn) barely used any actual elements from the comics.
It also lets them potentially end with a rebooted universe a la Abram’s Trek.
Rick, that’s kinda cynical! Were you not a First Class fan?
It’s interesting to me cause when I spoke to Simon Kinberg at Comic-Con, I learned three things… 1.) The sequel would focus on the four main characters and their relationships 2.) They were going to keep what worked, which included the period aspect of it 3.) That they’re trying to keep it somewhat tied in with the other three movies but only loosely. What makes this interesting is that Days of Future Past is about someone coming from the X-Men’s future to tell them about the world gone bad after the murder of Senator Kelly. The future of the First Class characters is the original three movies.
Unless like Silas said it’s an Abrams’ Star Trek style movie.
So which 4 characters are considered the main characters? Xavier, Magneto, and… I never got that there were any other “main” characters.
Yeah, how they work around Wolverine is going to be interesting.
Exactly why they should.
The same way Wolverine in “First Class” blew minds. I think fans would be angry and happy about that. There’s no way they can use those two characters without fanboys getting bent out of shape about changes.
I can’t imagine Cable working since Scott and Jean aren’t really first class characters.
And then James McAvoy is like, why am I bald?
Right. Which is why I think it’s going to be that story arc in name only, for the most part.
Maybe although they still have Hugh Jackman around as Wolverine and fans seemed to like the teases/cameos in First Class.
Agreed. It has a lot of potential where it doesn’t need help from uber-popular storylines.
Exactly. It did well enough on its own w/ a conspicuously non-adherent story. Just go with it… Embrace that. In the words of Professor X, “take off your shoes and let the beast loose!”
I’m glad he said “shoes.” Anything further to add on this or do we have to wait until other characters/cast is announced?
Longshot, people. Bring in Longshot.
That scene could be cool.
And if Guardians of the Galaxy is hit they can do Starjammers!
Too true… and it’s shocking that they’re all over 30 years old.
Oh, absolutely, but we’ve had some good ones that keep the tone and general themes alive, even with tweaks to the story details.
Sin City and 300 are the closest we’ll ever get.
Go to the next page for our chat on the planned Marvel Universe television show (which was done before it was announced that Joss Whedon would be in charge of it)