It seems that the rumor mill is in full gear for X-Men: First Class, the upcoming movie directed by Matthew Vaughan (who also directed Kick-Ass).
According to ComicBookMovie.com (via the SuperHeroHype forums), plenty of things have been revealed regarding characters and storylines.
However, just like the rumors I posted recently regarding Hawkeye being in Thor (read all about it here), it should be taken as speculation until we get concrete information.
That said, some of the tidbits below the jump are extremely interesting. Have a look and sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!
Xavier is going to be crippled in this film. Xavier and Magneto have a distinct falling out.
Azazel and Riptide are villains, lackies of Shaw, unsure if they’re actually members of The Hellfire Club.
Banshee does not start out with Xavier (well, duh). He works with OIiver Platt‘s character, The Man in Black, as does Moria McTaggert.
This movie is largely about Magneto. This isn’t just going to be Xavier and the X-Men. Magneto has a massive role, probably bigger than any of the other films. It sort of begins with Magneto, and segueways to Charles. It’s very much XAVIER AND MAGNETO, though.
Emma Frost has a role about the size of Mystique’s in X-MEN. Maybe a little bigger. She uses her powers a lot, so yes, she is in fight scenes.
The falling out between Xavier and Magneto is not over a “chick”. It’s over ideals. As it should be.
You are being kept in the dark because the filmmakers have something very special in store. Simple, but very special.
It’s not an alternate timeline. It’s a vague prequel in the sense that SUPERMAN RETURNS was a vague sequel.