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X-Men

by Brett White

Fox is both attempting to get their Wolverine franchise back on track and trying to create a cohesive universe with the time-spanning "X-Men: Days of Future Past." It's obvious that they're trying to capture the movie magic (and profitability) of Marvel's cinematic universe. It's still possible that the events of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will reset the original trilogy, giving those fan-favorite actors and characters a chance to live on, Phoenix-free and mutant-cure-free.

If Fox is attempting to create a universe to rival that of the Avengers one, there's no better set of characters to make that happen than the X-Men. With stories and spin-off series now numbering in the thousands, the possibilities for expansion are endless. Here are a few corners of the X-Men universe that Fox should bring to the big screen next:

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Wolverine - TwitterDid you leave "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" scratching your head over Stan Lee's absence? Well, he laid out a simple explanation on his Twitter account this weekend that should tell you which Marvel films he will or will not appear in going forward.

Meanwhile, Erik Larsen tweeted at length about the different demands placed on artists in comics versus animation and interjected a critique of "Sin City." Check out all of those posts, as well as Edgar Wright's affection for "X Factor," Dan Slott's father/son bonding moment over "Mad Men," and much more.

It's all in the Twitter Report for October 19, 2009. Read More...

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Spider Jerusalem of 'Transmetropolitan'Sure, in the Marvel Comics universe, Stephen Colbert is running for President of the United States. Here in the live-action U.S., though, we have Barack Obama, John McCain, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader and a host of other candidates who are bringing people to the polls in big numbers this year. But how would our real-life candidates fare in the comics world?

We posed that question to various comic book writers, asking them how some of the characters they're well-known for scripting would've voted in today's election. Here's how they responded:

"All of the X-Men voted early either in person or by mail for Barack Obama," said "Uncanny X-Men" writer Matt Fraction.

"Astonishing X-Men" writer Warren Ellis didn't exactly disagree with Fraction's assessment, but he did tell MTV, "God, you wouldn't want those people to vote. Have you seen how they dress?" Read More...

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