I put an exclamation point in the title, but I’m not entirely sure how excited I am about this announcement. I mean, don’t get me wrong – Singer’s a competent director. I enjoyed Valkyrie. I liked the first two X-Men flicks….er…wait, I take that back. I liked X-Men 2. I didn’t really care for the first. Still, if there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that he’s not the best at directing action. Plus, after watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the concept of a First Class film doesn’t entirely excite me.
Still, I think one thing that could really help a film like this would be a killer story. If they’d hire Allan Heinberg (The O.C., Young Avengers) to pen a draft of the screenplay, I think we could be looking at a really great flick.
What do you guys think? I know I’m in the minority, thinking the original X-Men flick isn’t that great. Are you excited for a reboot of the franchise in First Class?