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Old 07-15-2015, 10:08 AM
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That seemed more like a "he's got a good look and we can't use Nightcrawler due to the time period, so let's use him instead" than any actual affectation for the character.

Colossus has sort of turned out the same way on the good guy side of things.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:11 AM
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I think the thinking there was more that Azazel is a) Cool Looking b) already a bad guy and c) nobody popular enough that anyone would care if he died.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:21 AM
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Except they didn't kill him. He's how the Brotherhood gets away, remember?
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:40 AM
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Actually I didn't; haven't seen that movie since it came out.

In other news; I read the first issue of X-Men '92, in which Cyclops demands everyone stop having fun while playing Laser Tag, Storm screams what she's doing whenever she does anything, Jean falls down yelling "SCOTT!" When she tries to use her powers and Professor X insists the X-Men infiltrate and destroy a government building dedicated to rehabilitating evil mutants for no reason whatsoever.

In conclusion, Chris Sims certainly did write an X-Men comic based on a 20 year old cartoon.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:05 AM
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Actually I didn't; haven't seen that movie since it came out.

In other news; I read the first issue of X-Men '92, in which Cyclops demands everyone stop having fun while playing Laser Tag, Storm screams what she's doing whenever she does anything, Jean falls down yelling "SCOTT!" When she tries to use her powers and Professor X insists the X-Men infiltrate and destroy a government building dedicated to rehabilitating evil mutants for no reason whatsoever.

In conclusion, Chris Sims certainly did write an X-Men comic based on a 20 year old cartoon.
How much of a scumbag is Gambit?
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:11 AM
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He hits on literally every woman he sees. Also, despite the narration box pointingnoutnthat Rogue has super strength, flight, invulnerability and the ability to copy any other super power, she does absolutely nothing to help when a Sentinal attacks the mall.

Oh, and a Sentinal attacks a mall.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:13 AM
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Sorry sugah!
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:33 PM
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Apparently Fox is going to make two X-Men TV shows, one about the Hellfire Club and the other about Legacy?

Hmmm.

I wonder if this will be the DC model of with distinct universes for TV and movies or the Marvel Studios model of "the TV shows can't do anything too important because they share a continuity with the movies."

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oh wait

i just remembered that the continuity in the X-Men movies is so inconsistent from one movie to the next that there is probably no significant difference between the DC approach and the Marvel approach in this situation

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Old 10-16-2015, 12:49 AM
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I was going to make a joke about how an inconsistent continuity would make this more faithful to the comics, but I found that to be a) too easy a joke and b) too depressing for a former continuity nerd like me
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The only potentially decent thing of this announcement is the fact that Kevin Bacon is doing TV shows these days. Otherwise the subject matter is just as baffling as when they though Generation X was a good choice for a TV show in the 90s.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:19 AM
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I think he subject matter is okay.

I can potentially see the Hellfire Club as an interesting standalone show. A secret society of rich people with super powers is an interesting premise for a show. I think this has a good chance of at least being mediocre.

If they're doing Legion, presumably they want to do something based on the X-Men:Legacy run that was pretty critically successful. This seems like it has a higher chance of failure, but also the potential to be really amazing if they get the right show runners.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:30 AM
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The Hellfire Club itself was based on the 1960s British Avengers show, wasn't it? So it's got TV roots.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:40 AM
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The only interesting Hellfire storyline from the comics as far as I'm concerned is Dark Phoenix and they're obviously not going to touch that one.

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:51 AM
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The collective Hellfire Club is one one of my favourite X-Men villains (juuuust behind Arcade), but yeah, they really only had the one Big, Good Story.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:59 AM
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They're obviously going of the Hellfire Club for its setting (secret society of people with superpowers) and not for any one particular story, yeah. It's still a good premise for a TV show, even if there aren't a lot of classic Hellfire Club stories. I'm betting very little about the show will resemble the comic beyond the basic setting.
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So I finally got to listen to Rachel and Miles X-plain the X-Men and I want to listen to it all the time forever. It makes me really want to read comics... but not X-Men comics...
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:09 AM
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Remember: Fox was handed the Batman mythos and made Gotham, so basically don't hope for anything faithful or sane.

And Generation X isn't a bad idea for a show! Someone's going to make a good superheroes-in-school TV show one of these days, even if it's simply a Sky High remake.

(That TNT Teen Titans pilot went into hibernation, didn't it?)
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:11 AM
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So I finally got to listen to Rachel and Miles X-plain the X-Men and I want to listen to it all the time forever. It makes me really want to read comics... but not X-Men comics...
Yeah, I mostly keep tabs on superbooks by listening to podcasts like R&M or checking Wikipedia. It satisfies my nostalgia without actually irritating me like actually reading the books tends to...
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:26 AM
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And Generation X isn't a bad idea for a show!
But just look at this shit-

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Old 10-16-2015, 10:15 AM
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You don't have to be a pedant about it.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:17 PM
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Generation X wasn't a bad idea for a show except for how so many of the characters would need special effects for their powers and a tv show budget wouldn't really allow for that, i mean even the x-men movies have the characters using their stuff sparingly

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Old 10-16-2015, 12:22 PM
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anyway, jubilee is a vampire now (a real one, not like emplate was, i think. remember emplate? he was m and penance's older brother and he tried to eat gen x a lot?)
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:02 PM
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Wow, a hellfire club prequel series, huh? No characters, no story, just bondage gear and foreshadowing. Huzzah.

Now, if they did a series that was New Mutants vs. The Hellions...
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:55 PM
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Now, if they did a series that was New Mutants vs. The Hellions...
...I'd watch the hell out of it.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:56 AM
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Remember: Fox was handed the Batman mythos and made Gotham, so basically don't hope for anything faithful or sane.
They had to have been legally barred from having Batman himself in the show, right? No one in their right mind would get the rights to a Batman show and decided to make Bruce a kid the whole time, right?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:08 AM
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What part of the Gotham watching experience would make you think the people responsible are in their right minds?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:12 AM
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I haven't seen it
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:15 AM
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Well, Arrow is doing quite well for itself by being Batman without Batman and is frequently so captivatingly stupid that people want to tune in just to see what dumb thing is going to happen next.

Gotham simply doubled down on all of that.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:18 AM
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Arrow at least has a Batman substitute. You are tuning in each week to the see the adventures of I Can't Believe its Not Batman.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:19 PM
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Watching Gotham is like when you need to sneeze, and you feel a sneeze building up, and you prepare yourself to sneeze, and then nothing happens.

In this case, Batman is saying "atchoo"
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