Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Batman and Marvel Girl (Retro)

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!

1 comment:

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

She WAS the only girl surrounded by FIVE guys there at the beginning.

I'm actually okay not seeing the original classic five outside of the original comics. If it were the Titans, I might feel much, much differently; but the story works with the characters, not the other way around...

I just saw X-Men: First Class...can't wait for the sequel...

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