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What do people think? I'm pretty unsure about whether this will work or not. For one i can't see James McAvoy as Xavier, its just a terrible idea for me, an american Xavier for one just doesn't sound good (no offence to the yanks among us, i would think a britsh Wolvering or Cyclops would sound daft aswell) Infact in general i just don't like the majority of the casting or the teenage/newbie xmen angle. The choice of characters aren't the best either. But yeah, i'm not looking forward to it really
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I've been keeping track of the progress of this film and, TBH, the more I've found out about it the less enthusiastic I've become. Though I honestly don't think it can be worse than X-men Origins: Wolverine was.

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After the travesty of X-men 3 how can it possibly be worse. I am going to agree with you Angel that Professor X should definitely not be American, no offense taken. It just sounds like a horrible casting job in general. It isn't even out yet and I am going to put it in the "that's a rental" category.

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Well... having worked on the film I can quite honestly say it'll be decent.

The cast is good, Fassbender is fucking awesome, bit iffy on James but he seemed to know his shit. (he's Scottish btw not American) He also lacked the strength of character to beat me in a staring contest. Eyes met, he looked away first... pussy.

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Just looked up MacAvoy's bio and learned that he was Scottish, just doesn't sound it in his accent. I just keep getting the scene from Wanted where he gets the shit beat out of him by the Repairman stuck in my brain. Just doesn't translate to Professor X in my head. We will see. I was soooooo disappointed by the last two X-men movies that I am not going to go into without a bit of trepadation.

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The cast is good, Fassbender is fucking awesome, bit iffy on James but he seemed to know his shit. (he's Scottish btw not American) He also lacked the strength of character to beat me in a staring contest. Eyes met, he looked away first... pussy.

I think most people would lose in a staring contest with with you, Jez.

I knew McAvoy was Scottish and actually don't really have a problem with him, as I liked him in The Last King of Scotland. I had more of a problem with some of the other castings. For example, I'm sorry but I'll have to see Hoult to believe it. I still picture him as that little shit from About A Boy, and that's even after I watched a few episodes of Skins.

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Admitedly Fassbender is quality and so is Bacon. But the rest are shit, no matter how McAvoy may sound he just doesn't have the presence or feel to play Xavier, it just won't work at all for me. The rest of the casting is still meh. And like i said before the whole concept and choice of characters from the fiction are pretty dire. I'll see anything in the cinema, but it will definetly be watched weeks after its come out and on Orange wednesdays. Just looks blah
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He also lacked the strength of character to beat me in a staring contest. Eyes met, he looked away first... pussy.
Damn... That made me laugh!

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Shit, I'd just like to say Jezlad is awesome.

Oh, the movie? Yeah. Not really looking forward to it, was never a big fan of X-Men honestly. I'm more interested in some of the other upcoming superhero movies, all leading up to The Avengers.


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