How to Drive Away Comic Book Fans

Want to actually encourage comic book fans to be excited about your comic book movie?  Hint: Don’t compare it to Twilight.

With the new Spider-Man coming up, and tales of a possible new Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we’ve been hearing a lot lately about the relative merits of reboots. But I can’t help but think that Matthew Vaughn, the director of the upcoming X-Men: First Class, might have shot himself in the foot in saying that his film will appeal to fans of a certain vampire franchise.

In a recent interview, he told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it.”

On the bright side, at least they didn’t cast Taylor Lautner as Beast, though there is one vampire in residence.

The release date for First Class is June 3, 2011.

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10 Responses to How to Drive Away Comic Book Fans

  1. There’s tons of teen angst in the early stories of the X-Men. At some point everyone thought they were in love with Jean Grey and she dated several different guys within the group at various points, so Vaughn isn’t too far off with his description. Not to mention Rouge always pinning for someone to touch the whole Shadowcat-Colossus story. That said… I don’t think many of those characters are in this film. I’m still not going to judge a film based on a few pictures. It may work, or it could be a turd like the third Spider-Man movie and the Wolverine film.

    Which is much better than the terminology us guys would use: Trying to score the hot chick.

  2. There's tons of teen angst in the early stories of the X-Men. At some point everyone thought they were in love with Jean Grey and she dated several different guys within the group at various points, so Vaughn isn't too far off with his description. Not to mention Rouge always pinning for someone to touch the whole Shadowcat-Colossus story. That said… I don't think many of those characters are in this film. I'm still not going to judge a film based on a few pictures. It may work, or it could be a turd like the third Spider-Man movie and the Wolverine film.

    Which is much better than the terminology us guys would use: Trying to score the hot chick.

  3. Yup, I’m done with this garbage! Comic-based movies have largely become mindless CGI-fests and offer no story or plausibility whatsoever. For every “Dark Knight,” there seems to be two dozen crappy comic-book inspired movies churned out.

    And for the record, any time the words “reboot” or “franchise” are used to describe a movie, it stands a 99% chance of blowing huge chunks.

  4. Yup, I’m done with this garbage! Comic-based movies have largely become mindless CGI-fests and offer no story or plausibility whatsoever. For every “Dark Knight,” there seems to be two dozen crappy comic-book inspired movies churned out.

    And for the record, any time the words “reboot” or “franchise” are used to describe a movie, it stands a 99% chance of blowing huge chunks.

  5. Yup, I'm done with this garbage! Comic-based movies have largely become mindless CGI-fests and offer no story or plausibility whatsoever. For every "Dark Knight," there seems to be two dozen crappy comic-book inspired movies churned out.

    And for the record, any time the words "reboot" or "franchise" are used to describe a movie, it stands a 99% chance of blowing huge chunks.