#1 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5894 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think the X-Men films would be like if Marvel had the rights back? For me, I think that the movies might be a bit more lighter in tone, due to Disney's family oriented themes for their films and I also think that they might be closer to the source material than FOX has ever done.

#2 Edited by cattlebattle (12779 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, probably lighter in tone. They wouldn't be able to talk about Magnetos past because Nazis are apparently a no no in Disney Marvel movies.They would probably focus more on action than concocting a good story to be honest. People like to complain about the X-Men films but don't acknowledge that the Marvel studios don't exactly make the greatest films ever.

#3 Posted by CheeseSticks (2478 posts) - - Show Bio

Bendis would write the scenario and we would get 100 minutes of dialogue and 20 minutes of action.

#4 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

Lighter in tone (not necessarily a bad thing). Probably more focused on the characters and their powers, and their family relationship.

I disagree that they wouldn't deal with Magneto's past, but they might juxtapose it with Kitty Pryde's backstory to explore the generational divide. I think there would be a lot more logos and licensing deals, though.

There'd be a wide, lingering shot of a car that is in the story just to show off the maker's logo/emblem on front. Maybe some other product placements, like having the younger students go to a McDonalds, with Iceman wearing Abercrombie and Fitch and Jubilee wearing Nikes.

#5 Posted by westy206 (658 posts) - - Show Bio

it would certainly be more colourful.

#6 Posted by lorex (954 posts) - - Show Bio

I would hope if Marvel had the rights they would maybe show the original 5 X-Men in the beginning or in some of their early adventures and go from there. Also I would like to see Marvel reduce their dependence on Wolverine and not use the character at all but I know Marvel does not have the guts to do that for fear of fanboy backlash.

#7 Posted by 7474josh (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe the movies would stay a little truer to their costumes. You can see that the characters in the Avengers affiliated movies look somewhat like their comic counterparts. But the X-Men seem to be afraid of dressing them up in their original costumes. They just give them the same black uniform and call it a day. I would love to see wolverine in his classic mask, gambit with his coat and headband, etc. Although their villains are somewhat depicted in their original forms (Magneto, Mystique, Juggernaut, etc).

#8 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

If Marvel owned the movie rights to X-Men nothing would be the same.

#9 Posted by darkbeam (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

Lame comedy's.

#10 Posted by 7474josh (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorex:

I agree. Although Wolverine is the most popular character and one that was the right choice to focus on to start off the series, there are way too many other great characters and back stories in the X-Men universe to ignore. I don't like the fact that they made 3 (now 4) X-men team movies focus on him. Not to mention the wolverine origin and background movies. I personally think the best X-Men movie I've seen so far has been First Class. And I believe it's because they evenly focused on many characters and their interesting stories (Magneto, Xavier, Mystique, and Beast).

#11 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4573 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, probably lighter in tone. They wouldn't be able to talk about Magnetos past because Nazis are apparently a no no in Disney Marvel movies.They would probably focus more on action than concocting a good story to be honest. People like to complain about the X-Men films but don't acknowledge that the Marvel studios don't exactly make the greatest films ever.

what about Captain America? There's at least a couple Nazis in that right?

#13 Edited by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Yeah, probably lighter in tone. They wouldn't be able to talk about Magnetos past because Nazis are apparently a no no in Disney Marvel movies.They would probably focus more on action than concocting a good story to be honest. People like to complain about the X-Men films but don't acknowledge that the Marvel studios don't exactly make the greatest films ever.

what about Captain America? There's at least a couple Nazis in that right?

Well they were the romantic version of Nazis, which Hollywood which is obsessed with doing time to time.

#14 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4573 posts) - - Show Bio

@lyrafay said:

@oldnightcrawler said:

what about Captain America? There's at least a couple Nazis in that right?

Well they were the romantic version of Nazis, which Hollywood which is obsessed with doing time to time.

not sure what you mean by this.. but

still, if they had them in Captain America, I can't see why they wouldn't have them in X-men.

#15 Posted by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Basically what I mean "romantic," is that their evil for the sake of being evil instead of dealing their hideous war crimes.

#16 Posted by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: Don't forget the constant use, reference, and plot story of Phoenix. Nothing but Phoenix. Aside from the ignorant comment typical its true they wouldn't exist and only Wolverine would be the major focus. So yeah they are better off with Fox and Millar. I do look forward to a Civil War X-men.

#17 Posted by Koays (1793 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I just got finished watching the first 3 movies....I think it would be like comparing AvX to Messiah Complex/2nd coming.

A lot more flash and glitter compared to just grit and edge. You could make an entire argument comparing the lighting in Avengers and the lighting X2 during day time scenes and how it pretty much shows you the tone difference.

Still, would love to see an X-Men movie with actual X-Men in it and I'm pretty sure if Marvel had the rights we'd have a more solid cast

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#18 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5894 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorex said:

I would hope if Marvel had the rights they would maybe show the original 5 X-Men in the beginning or in some of their early adventures and go from there. Also I would like to see Marvel reduce their dependence on Wolverine and not use the character at all but I know Marvel does not have the guts to do that for fear of fanboy backlash.

I also would like to see the original 5 actually get some screen time for once. What I liked about First Class was that it didn't rely too heavily on Wolverine (well, he only showed up in one scene anyway) and they still managed to focus on the main characters. It would be nice to have another First Class movie with the original 5 in the lead roles.

#19 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5894 posts) - - Show Bio

@7474josh said:

@lorex:

I agree. Although Wolverine is the most popular character and one that was the right choice to focus on to start off the series, there are way too many other great characters and back stories in the X-Men universe to ignore. I don't like the fact that they made 3 (now 4) X-men team movies focus on him. Not to mention the wolverine origin and background movies. I personally think the best X-Men movie I've seen so far has been First Class. And I believe it's because they evenly focused on many characters and their interesting stories (Magneto, Xavier, Mystique, and Beast).

I agree that there are way too many X-Men characters to just ignore in the movies. If Marvel does get the rights back, then hopefully they would try to focus on all of the characters instead of just one.

#20 Posted by cattlebattle (12779 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Yeah, probably lighter in tone. They wouldn't be able to talk about Magnetos past because Nazis are apparently a no no in Disney Marvel movies.They would probably focus more on action than concocting a good story to be honest. People like to complain about the X-Men films but don't acknowledge that the Marvel studios don't exactly make the greatest films ever.

what about Captain America? There's at least a couple Nazis in that right?

Not really. I think they are mentioned though.

#21 Posted by HAWK2916 (1754 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be interested to see the change if for nothing but recasting some of the characters. I would also hope that the movies wouldn't be so Wolverine-centric. I don't really know if they'd be better or worst off but I dont think that just because Disney would be behind it, they would make it lighter tone. One thing that Im fairly certain of though, is that if Marvel had the rights to the Xmen, the comic books would be better off and would get more focus. I think the Xmen would be what the Avengers are now. Maybe we'd get Generation X or New Mutants as a TV show on ABC

#22 Edited by MN_Logan (247 posts) - - Show Bio

-More Wolverine, he's the only X-Man that matters. And an Avenger!

-Less focus on themes dealing with civil rights and equality, that shits not important.

-More explosions, kids love explosions.

-Montage of Cyclops shooting optic blasts at aliens.

-Give Angel metal robotic wings and guns! Oh wait, that was Falcon...

-Take away every character's personality.

-Have the heroes tell dick jokes to the villain.

-Have a script with 15 lines of dialouge and 2 hours of fight scenes.

-Make millions of dollars.

#23 Posted by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

@mn_logan said:

-More Wolverine, he's the only X-Man that matters. And an Avenger!

-Less focus on themes dealing with civil rights and equality, that shits not important.

-More explosions, kids love explosions.

-Montage of Cyclops shooting optic blasts at aliens.

-Give Angel metal robotic wings and guns! Oh wait, that was Falcon...

-Take away every character's personality.

-Have the heroes tell dick jokes to the villain.

-Have a script with 15 lines of dialouge and 2 hours of fight scenes.

-Make millions of dollars.

If only more X-Fans were like you, ignorant and territorial and above like me prefers to keep them in FOX. Keep at.

#24 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5894 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawk2916 said:

I would be interested to see the change if for nothing but recasting some of the characters. I would also hope that the movies wouldn't be so Wolverine-centric. I don't really know if they'd be better or worst off but I dont think that just because Disney would be behind it, they would make it lighter tone. One thing that Im fairly certain of though, is that if Marvel had the rights to the Xmen, the comic books would be better off and would get more focus. I think the Xmen would be what the Avengers are now. Maybe we'd get Generation X or New Mutants as a TV show on ABC

I definitely would like to see a Generation X or a New Mutants TV series! They really need to get the ball rolling with that!

#25 Posted by fisheypixels (82 posts) - - Show Bio

@cheesesticks: And then it would end up being the one of the best comic movie ever made.

The only (live action) comic movies I really enjoyed so far would have to be X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, and the Batman movies. I wasn't a fan of the first three Spider-Man movies (toby was the wrong pick, and they didn't stay true to Spider-Man's character), the new Spider-Man was good until towards the end when it became a stereotypical action movie. I can't say I really liked the first three X-Men movies either. However they did have a fantastic cast for them (aside from Beast. Dear GOD that was awful.) And I've never liked Superman. This is all my opinion though.

I believe Marvel, if they got the good writers in on it, would do a fantastic job on these movies. I mean they at least should make it how they make a comic. Unpredictable, plot twists, surprises, mind blows, the usual. X-Men movies are getting better, and the new Spider-Man looks promising.