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Get Ready for More X-Men!

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There's a shakeup in X-Men land!

It was said that X-Men 3 writer Zak Penn was set to write the script for the next installment in the franchise, a version featuring all the younger characters- though all would depend on the outcome of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

It turns out now that he might have been replaced.

In a recent interview, Josh Schwartz, the creator of The OC, Gossip Girl and Chuck, has confirmed that he'll be writing the screenplay for the next installment of the X-Men prequels.

What?

Please don't tie in The OC with X-Men!

The new film will apparently center on the teenage characters at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Schwartz says, “It’s not like I’m adding new characters like Toaster Head, or anything like that.”

And as for his thoughts on other similar films, Schwartz adds, “The Hulk looks like it’s going to be terrible. And why does he look like he’s fighting against the monster from Cloverfield? I mean, with Transformers, it’s not like fans were going to come back saying, ‘You used the wrong car.’ This, however, is a different story."

As for those who've worked on the previous X-Men films, he says “Brett Ratner didn’t have a lot of credibility going in to the third X-Men movie, but I think Bryan Singer [who directed the first two installments] got a free pass on Superman Returns because of his work on X-Men.”

Ouch, he's sinking his claws!!!!!

And, the best part is when Schwartz adds, “I’m very well aware that I’ll be bludgeoned by purists, but I love its mythology, and it comes with a pretty hefty paycheck.”

Glad to see he's doing the film for the right reasons!

Let's hope he doesn't ruin the X-Men series.

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49 comments to “Get Ready for More X-Men!”

  1. emily says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!!

  2. iqy says – reply to this


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    first please don't do this to xmen

  3. abigail says – reply to this


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    When, oh when, will they put Gambit in an X-men movie???
    I read these when I was in junior high and he was my favorite!

  4. alison says – reply to this


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    random?

  5. 2nd Losers says – reply to this


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    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!
    We need more X-Men and less queer as Perez!
    DOWN WITH PEREZ HILTON!

  6. Amy says – reply to this


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    The things I would do to Hugh Jackman!!!!

  7. JenniferG says – reply to this


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    He Better Not Fuck w/ X-Men…it's a classic…crossing fingers they won't have Mushy Barton casted!

  8. Derek says – reply to this


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    This is horrible!!! The OC had THE worst dialogue on TV!!!!

  9. Already ruined says – reply to this


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    X3 was HORRIBLE

  10. Netty-boo says – reply to this


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    HOLY SHIT, X-MEN IS BACK!!! I am so pumped for the Wolverine movie, and now I have even more to look forward to?!?

  11. Nichole says – reply to this


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    I just want to say when the first Harry Potter movie was getting ready to go, everyone was worried that Chris Columbus would turn Harry Potter into "Home Alone" or "Mrs. Doubtfire." Did that happen? No. Everybody loved it. He did a great job. Give this guy a chance.

  12. soppie says – reply to this


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    first?

  13. taka says – reply to this


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    3rd

  14. mosh says – reply to this


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    that guy sounds like an absolute douche bag. i hope a fan stabs him with fake wolverine claws.

  15. Dan says – reply to this


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    i think the x-men franchise would work better as a tv series.

  16. xuszerep says – reply to this


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    I'm so sick of Hollywood movie franchises! Why can't Hollywood be more creative?

  17. Lulu83 says – reply to this


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    I most definitely agree…he will ruin this series. Its not like the shows he has worked on are still running new episodes or if they are, have good ratings. Yes, he may know a thing or two about dealing with High School kids or teen angst…well not necessarily because most teenagers dont live the lives that his characters live…its not reality so that may not even give him the upper hand. Unless he has read the comic books and knows where each character is coming from…its ruined before it even gets written…

  18. Deredeo says – reply to this


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    after seeing Iron Man, and knowing the HULK is gonna rock also, i want to think marvel prod is finally on the right track…then this tool pops up - abomination (the new moster v hulk) looks like the monster in cloverfield? did this tool even watch that sad overhyped piece of dried spunk? mabye he should pic up a comic - abomination looks almost identical to his comic counterpart (save a view details like color and pointy ears)…

    ok nerd moment ended - back to work, rez!

  19. pucky says – reply to this


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    He's a fuckhead who doesn't know what he's talking about. Fans *DID* bitch about using the wrong vehicles in Transformers. What a douche.

  20. gillian says – reply to this


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    Why the hell would they ruin some of the best comic books ever with Josh Shwarts? Can he even write decent screenplays? are they going to brign fashoin into xmen?! WHEN WILL THE MADDNESS STOP?

  21. Drake says – reply to this


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    HELL NO I DONT WANT TO SEE NO MORE OF THAT DUM ASS SHIT THEY KILLED OFF XAVIER GO TO HELL XMEN YALL GITS NO LUV FROM ME .

  22. ryan w says – reply to this


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    If i was Marvel, I wouldnt let him anywhere near the franchise after those remarks. Marvel is a business. This dude bashed future movies coming out and past properties. That is not cool at all. Especially when one movie is coming out next month.

    Wise up Marvel.

  23. Eirc says – reply to this


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    He sounds like a real prick. What a shame to see a saga as complex as The X-Men reduced to the level of a teen drama. I can already feel my flesh crawling with disgust. What a greedy bastard!

  24. Erica says – reply to this


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    my boyfriend is a comic addict, and although i'm a little ashamed to admit, he's gotten me in on it too.

    this OC guy sounds like a real tool (although i do love gossip girl), especially because the hulk looks like it's going to be fucking amazing. the abomination is the perfect ida for the first villain, plus the supposed cameos by robert downey jr. as iron man and samuel l. jackson as nick fury are really getting us nerds excited. especially after the credits in iron man… we're buzzing with excitement. This guy sounds like he's going to turn the x-men teens into… teens. yuck.

  25. no says – reply to this


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    bring bryan singer back!!!! pleaaaassee dont make xmen a freaking highschool showdown….god im getting sick already….

  26. RADICAL QUEEN says – reply to this


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    SCHWARTZ SOUNDS LIKE A COMPLETE ASSHOLE…AND CONSIDERING HIS VULGAR, AND TOTALLY ASANINE CREDITS, A COMPLETELY TALENTLESS ASSHOLE TO BOOT.

  27. IHeartPerez says – reply to this


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    i think it is cool you covered this on your site. anyhow, they should name this installment "XMen 4: We couldnt afford the Stars of the Previous Movies"
    or dont call it Xmen at all, just call it New Mutants or XForce.
    either way I dont expect these Xmen movies to be true to the comics, they lost that chance when Phoenix didnt go in space eating planets. Sorry!

  28. Amber says – reply to this


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    This guy sounds like a total douche! IT's obvious he hasn't picked up or read a single comic book in his entire life! He's going to KILL X-men and he's making comments on stuff that he has no business commenting on. The comic book readers know what the "monster" looks like in the Hulk comics and I am pretty sure Marvel wouldn't mess that shizz up considering they have die hard fans. Marvel has enough comic books to fill a lifetime of movies. Please get rid of the douche before he takes that away!

  29. dmd says – reply to this


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    stupid shit

  30. Degigia says – reply to this


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    They have a great cast (two oscar winners and other two nominated!!!) and a great story. Why are they traying to kill x-men?
    It was better when Bryan Singer directed.

  31. adt says – reply to this


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    from making shows like The OC and Gossip Girls… I don't see how he could ever possibly make even a remotely good X-Men movie. It'll be all about the crappy girly drama. And The Incredible Hulk looks sweet. You can't go wrong with Ed Norton.

  32. carmen says – reply to this


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    HAHAHAHA Ruin X-MEN, that has already been done!!! The whole “franchise” is a fucking joke! Anna Paquin as Rogue, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, a naked Mystique c’mon!!! Anna was too young, Wolverine was way too tall and lean, and everyone knows that Mystique always wore her white robe. Why should they start caring now?!?

  33. clocwrk says – reply to this


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    Good to know this fuck face knows what he's doing. Looks like he's going to make a piece of shit that trumps "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" AND "Catwoman" combined. Who the fuck hires these idiots????

  34. what a joke! says – reply to this


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    this clown thinks he's the shit.. and what does he have to show for it? The OC (that got cancelled) and Gossip Girl (that's getting ready to be cancelled). the first 3 X-Men films were fucking good. if this so called "screen writer" thinks he can do better, he's got another thing comin'. fuckin loserrr!

  35. Franklin says – reply to this


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    Schwartz's script may go nowhere. Marvel started its own movie studio division (Marvel Studios) and they are intent on taking back the movie rights to their properties (including X-Men and Spider-Man) and making movies based on their characters under their own creative control. Iron Man is the first Marvel Studios production. The Wolverine movie will be from Marvel Studios. My guess is that Schwartz is being commissioned by Fox to write a script for a proposed sequel, in a bid by Fox to retain the movie rights to X-Men (which expired after the third movie). But I have a feeling that Marvel Studios is not really interested. (They are currently trying to negotiate for the release of the Fantastic Four movie rights from Fox. Marvel probably wants to reboot Fantastic Four — they also think the two movies have sucked.)

  36. mimi says – reply to this


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    halle berry and all others…except Hugh J, wont be returning for x men…
    new characters are gonna be on the new movie.

  37. mimi says – reply to this


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    btw he aint replaced…josh just joined them!!!

  38. Twyla says – reply to this


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    Ugh.

    To Marvel, Inc:

    Please reclaim your rights to these stories and characters before they're completely destroyed by douchebags such as this one.

    Thanks.

  39. Jordan says – reply to this


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    What an asshole! He's going to ruin the series! (Not that the third one didn't come dangerously close to doing so.) Brian Singer is a great director and I hope he does the prequels so that this guy doesn't fuck it up too badly with his pre-pubescent drama bullshit!

  40. x-men-fan says – reply to this


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    Oh fuck.
    The X-Men was the BEST comic book of all time, after spider-man.
    WHY do they want to ruin it?

    WHY do these company heads insist on finding the worst people possible for the job?
    X-Men 3 was so badly written. It could have been so much better.
    This pisses me off so bad.

    Now we get to look forward to all the kids at Xaviers school wearing Chanel and Prada thanks to this new jerk.
    Thanks a LOT marvel for taking what Chris Claremont build and fucking it up as much as possible.
    ASSHOLES

  41. essie says – reply to this


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    it was already ruined by ratner

  42. jojo82 says – reply to this


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    ummmmm…ok you can't get rid of Hugh Jackman as the wolverine that would ruin the movie for sure…come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hes hot as hell and he made wolverine what he is…taking me away would be like taking away Hally Berry as storm…what a shame it would be :'(

  43. ay mami! says – reply to this


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    Schwartz is too cool to be jew. He was actually a good writer and is very capable of handling ensemble casts and give them character development. I think he will definitely improve the series upon the shitty mess that manwhore Rattner left behind. There was more heresy and blasphemies in X3 than in the whole The Omen movies and the Satanic Bible combined.

  44. Ashley says – reply to this


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    the Xmen franchise has gone so far downhill, the last Xmen is one of the worst comic book movies out there, right up there with the Incredible Hulk from a couple of years ago.
    I'm going to be so disappointed when they mess up Wolverine's Origin. If you really like the story of the Xmen go read the comic version of Wolverine's origin, I guarantee it will be a million times better than the crap that the studios put out.

  45. mad joe says – reply to this


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    Xavier is the spirit of the X series, and because of his death this resource was predictable.

  46. Lauren says – reply to this


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    Snarky? Sure, but every one of his comments were totally correct. Superman sucked hard. The Hulk looks awful (and we had such hopes this time.) Etc.

  47. D says – reply to this


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    Ugh! What a douchebag! He's gonna ruin the next X-Men, which is even more sad for me since Wolverine is my favorite :(

  48. rachellovesperez says – reply to this


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    xmen rock, well wolverine does.wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
    i cant wait to c the new film. OMG HUGH JACKMAN IS SO SEXY!!!

  49. spark says – reply to this


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    Re: Nichole
    Yeah but Columbus didn't start off saying crap about folks, the storyline or the characters.

    Not making characters like "toaster head"… ugh! What an idiot!

    I can only hope he's just an ass off-screen/production but when he's actually starting the movie he gets focused. One can only hope…