This thing has been on my mind for a very long time.
I am an X-Men fan.
Since the premiere of the animated series in 1992.
I studied the comic chronlogy next a few years later
Then in 2000, when the first movie premiered, I thought it was so-so.
But after seeing it a second time on FOX, I came to enjoy it.
Then I waited for X2 X-Men United. Saw it. Liked it.
Then came the day X3 came out...:(
I was greatly disappointed. Instead of providing a worthy trilogy, Fox had to go and muck it all up.
The only good thing was the casting of Kelsey Grammar as Henry McCoy/Beast
Didn't bother with Origins Wolverine. And when it began to be TV aired, I only wanted to see Taylor Kitsch as one of my favorite X-characters Gambit.
I probably am one of the people (of a great many fans) that bears a serious grudge of the X-Men films being reduced quality storytelling.
Last year I decided to swallow my pride and give X-Men First Class a chance...
My faith had been restored (slightly about 70-75%). Yet, X3 still has left a scar on my soul.
Then, I discovered fan tales and became intrigued to writing.
Over the years, I have accumulated many ideas of media I've deemed worthy.
Some ideas lasted, others not so much.
One, is if we bend reality for a moment and I was a director with a few films under my belt, I had directed or written the third X-Men film
The process was long and the story idea changed numerous times. But after seeing First Class, I planned a final draft and hope others would find it worthy.
For the stuff I would keep: Kelsey Grammar as Beast, Beast intro and flipping from ceiling; President, Staff and McCoy discuss the hunt for Magneto.
Bill Duke as Secretary Bolivar Trask, Magneto building an army, Magneto destroying convoy, Jean becoming Phoenix, and the final battle of epic proportions.
My stuff: Cyclops, struggling with leadership role and feelings for Jean; Rogue begins getting a crush on newcomer Remy LeBeau/Gambit; Rogue gains new abilities (super strength, durability and flight; from delayed reaction of Magneto's machine in the first film; Plot Point Saved:cool:
For some of the following I took a shine to Michael Doughtery's planned X3 and found it a vast improvement. So, Jean becomes Phoenix and wants to end the war between mutants and humans on her own terms.
And for the antagonists other than Magento's brotherhood, one word:
Created by the massive robot MASTER MOLD, Dr. Valerie Cooper and Trask wish to use them as a police effort to contain the more hostile mutants.
Of course, we all know from Asimov's infamous tale what will happen.
I just wanted to get this out in the open. Please give opinions and questions about what I have planned:)
And I almost forgot the title X3 X-MEN THE FINAL JUDGMENT
The title means the X-Men finally being judged by others (viewers and readers) as becoming the full fledged team they are well known for.