Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It will be interesting to see whether sequels to X-Men: First Class will include a young version of Marvel Girl. Unfortunately, with the X-Films wonky timeline, we won't get to see the classic team together ina movie. The Beast is already furry, Iceman is 15-20 years younger than Cyclops and Jean, and Angel doesn't enter the picture until years later. That's one reason I was hoping for a real reboot of the franchise. With the success of this latest prequel, it looks to be a while before anything like that comes to fruition.
I was recently reading some of those earliest X-Men tales by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and I had to laugh at how not just Cyclops, but the whole team seemed to have a crush on Jean Grey. Even Professor X proclaimed his affections in a few thought balloons! I think it's probably for the best that that particular story thread was soon forgotten!