The first X-Men is a part of 3 films that convinced the studios that the super-hero could really hit the cinema without be a Superman or a Batman. With Blade and Spider-Man, he has paved the way for the wonderful world in which we live today.
Because the youngest of our readers, those who grew up with the MCU, Spider-Man and the X-Men, does not and can not know at what point it was stretched to make a film of super-heroes in the 90’s. The studios refused to put a lot of money and did anyway not the base material seriously. It should also be said that the failure on all the plans of Batman & Robin had calmed down everyone.
And then, here’s the Fox launches into the production ofX-Men, with Bryan Singer at the controls. And right then and there, things happen differently. For the first time, the adaptation betrays its source material, and for good reason : to make credible the mutants to the general public. Goodbye, colourful dress, their, hello playsuits in black leather. A treatment of the most serious who does not take his audience for a remained and who pays : the movie is a cardboard box, opening the way to a future that we know too well today.
But now, Hugh Jackman, lord Wolverine, comes to reveal to the mic to MTV News that this research credibility was a price unexpected. Indeed, on the set, Bryan Singer had forbidden that there is any comic-book X-Men for not the team to be influenced by the source material and does deviate from the guideline formula.
“And you, true, you’re super sexy in a latex suit green and yellow.”
“Bryan Singer really wanted to take his characters seriously, they are as real as the characters in three dimensions. He was afraid that those who do not understand think that they were two-dimensional. Because comics were seen as children’s literature.”
And it is not wrong even if it leads to a slight problem : by banning the comic, Singer was cutting also the actors of the entire background of their iconic characters. Fortunately, a parallel network of underground resistance had set up on the shooting :
“Since I told you true, one would not dress like that…”
“It was like smuggling. I had never read any comic books X-Men in my life, so someone slid under my door. I read it and I found it brilliant. So I went to the office of Kevin Feige and he had the walls covered with comics, and 600 figurines of the different characters. I asked him what I needed to read and therefore I was of the stuff smooth. And we have remained friends ever since.”
It is sure that the experience of resistance, the actions, the secrets and the fear of being discovered, it creates links. Even when it is only comics.
“I promise you that I do not know what it is. It is not up to me, I keep it for a friend…”