I have to disagree. Personally I feel that the first film we were able to unravel how Erik Lehnsherr created and became the persona ‘Magneto’ while we have yet to see Charles Xavier journey as he transitions into the figure ‘Professor X’ as seen in the X-men trilogy.
I was honestly hoping they wouldn’t concentrate on just one of these characters actually, but found a way to convey their stories equally.
See, I don’t get this confession because if you love Charles, you should know that he is a BADASSMOTHERFUCKER. Legs or not, he kicked ass all over the place. He was always in the thick of things even when he was in the wheelchair.
That’s what I want. I want The Brotherhood to be in some serious shit, turn down help from the X-Men out of pride and have Charles ride roughshod over Erik’s decision and save his ass. Because he can, and he DID, many many times…
IDK. I feel like that might be a better plot for a third movie. I don’t think we’re there thematically yet.
Actually I was rewatching the originals over break, and it struck me that the way the main action of both those movies began (I say both because there were only two movies, because The Last Stand was, as well all know, a fever dream induced by Scarlet Witch, and at any rate if it had happened he’d have died in the first twenty minutes) is with Charles getting taken out. In the first one, Mystique takes him down by jacking up Cerebro (I have so many problems with that sequence but that’s neither here nor there) and the second time Stryker’s got him in the neural inhibitor for the whole thing.
So my real hope is that they’ll get into a fight where Charles actually gets to fight, instead of sitting there with his thumb up his ass.
And is it so much to ask for a rocket chair? Come the fuck on.
I, too, want angry-rugby-bamf!Charles, and I agree with almost everything stated in the above text posts.
But X-Men: Second Class would be an excellent time to have Charles & co rescue the Brotherhood. It’s not easy, but underneath the veneer of optimism Charles has a bitter streak and he’s going to show up his ex-boyfriend if it’s the last thing he does. End the second movie with the two teams as uneasy allies.
X-Men: Third Class starts with Charles and Erik both teaching at the school and working together on various projects. But their differences have been taking a slow toll, and Erik still secretly resents Charles’s high-handed decisions in XM2C. When they face the new crisis (I’m sure the third movie will have to have some plot other than Charles and Erik’s relationship, but whatever), all the suppressed conflicts come boiling out. Ultimately, it ends in another tragic divorce, setting things up to lead into the original X-Men movie.
And then maybe they can do the post-original-trilogy movie in which it becomes canon that the Scarlet Witch was responsible for the events of The Last Stand.