EXCLUSIVE: First Look At Josh Schwartz’s Script For X-Men: First Class
Interesting news about the next X-Men movie, you guys. From Variety:
Twentieth Century Fox is gearing up to continue its “X-Men” franchise with a younger set of mutants.
Studio has tapped “Gossip Girl” creator Josh Schwartz to write “X-Men: First Class.”
Schwartz, the creator and exec producer of CW’s teen sudser hit as well as Fox’s youth-centric “The OC” and NBC’s “Chuck,” is expected to inject a next-gen sensibility into the superhero series, which has earned $1.2 billion worldwide.
Weird. I will admit that at no point during the first three movies did I think “You know what this needs? A tween sensibility.” But that is why they gave the studio head job to Dana Gordon and not to me. (Yet!)
Anyway, the new movie definitely isn’t going to be your dad’s X-Men. An exclusive look at Schwartz’s script after the jump:
INT. XAVIER’S SCHOOL FOR GIFTED YOUNGSTERS – DAY
CYCLOPS uses his optic blasts to cook some BAGEL BITES. Through the kitchen window we can see STORM laying out by the pool on a chaise lounge, despite the heavy rain that’s been falling all day. She uses her weather powers to create a beam of sunlight through the clouds to work on her golden tan.
Has anyone seen my Dolce and Gabanna jeans?
Ew, D&G is so 1998.
WOLVERINE’S adamantium claws instinctually come out.
What did you say about my jeans, bitch?
PROFESSOR X rolls into the kitchen.
My band is getting back together for a reunion tour. Do you guys think you’ll be alright on your own for the summer?
THE MUTANT BAIT SHOP – NIGHT
The hot bisexual bartender asks PYRO, who works in the evenings as a busboy, to go into the back and get some more Red Bull. SANTOGOLD plays on-stage. ROGUE is dancing in the front row. She’s having fun, but she also misses her mom. Just then, ROGUE’S mom walks in.
Rogue remembers that her mom has a drinking problem.