Amph X-Men Movies (Now: Days of Future Past, Next: Apocalypse)

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  1. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    Until I see Singer tweet that principle production has begun on the movie, I'm going to presume casting annoucement tweets will still be made. So you know, Nightcrawler could still be in it, it just hasn't been annouced yet.
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    FWIW, Alan Cummings wants to return as Nightcrawler.
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  4. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Really? I'd be down for more Nightcrawler, but I thought he hated the make-up.
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    Getting really excited for this! AAAAAAAAAAA
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    Yep.
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    If most of the roles will be as brief as I think they will be he wouldn't have to be in make up long. Though if he does have more screen time they could always utilize the imaging device Kurt used to look human when venturing into the real world.
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    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' -- Sentinels Confirmed to Play a Big Part
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    This keeps getting better and better.
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  12. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    I am more excited about his statements concerning Kitty. Certainly they are vague but they sound hopeful at least.
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    I may have to break down and save up more money than I thought in my movie budget next year, because, Oh Man, I've wanted to see the Sentinels on the Big Screen since the original X-Men and to finally have them on screen? Well it'd be worth saving a little more to see that.
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    As iconic as they are for the X-Men franchise and while I like the implications of sentinels (government sponsored weapons used to hunt and cull the mutant populace) I find they are often more ridiculous than not. They should be frightening, they are often rather easily defeated and over-used.

    Kinda like Daleks or the Borg.
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    Honestly the whole Sentinel concept seemed kinda far fetched to me. I mean we live in a country where a lot of people are upset we use robots to kill terrorists. I can't imagine an American populace that would accept giant robots walking around hunting citizens down without due process. Then again comic citizens elected Lex Luthor to be president so maybe they're just a bunch of idiots.
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  16. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    It's not unheard of for the US Government to hunt down people without due process. Paranoia and hysteria can do funny things to people when they feel threatened.
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  17. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Yeah but they do that secretly and with restraint. Giant robots are neither.
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    Guantanamo was supposed to be a secret?!
  19. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    No, and look at all the people that are against it. Giant Robots hunting citizens inside the country is 1000 times for noticeable than a prison in Cuba. I just can't see any president enacting a Sentinel style plan, nor any congressman voting for it, and not get voted out. The left would hate the disregard for law and civil rights, the right would hate it for giving the government too much power, moderates would hate it for being over the top ridiculous.
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  20. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    I agree that giant robots are a terrible weapon and entirely unrealistic (another beef of mine), but I don't think it's all that far fetched for paranoia and hysteria to drive people to permit the sacrifice of liberty (due process) for security.
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  21. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    I don't know, I mean look at the world now. People are against TSA measures at the airport, people are against drone strikes against known terrorists, etc... I can't see any mutant terrorism leading to a worse outcome that what we already had. And any reaction lasting more than a few years before a backlash against all the new measures occurred in full.

    Not to mention I doubt our weapon of choice would be giant metal robots when going after a man with magnet powers. I mean magnets mess up computers and a robot is metal + computer.
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    If terrorists had superpowers and were leveling cities and causing devastation far greater than that of 911 I am sure you would see anti-mutant hysteria cause people to do all kinds of crazy things. Especially when you start to add charismatic politicians making a name for themselves playing up that hysteria.

    Again I agree that the robots themselves are ridiculous, but the thought process to get to the point of hysteria and taking militant action is entirely realistic.

    Don't make me Godwin this discussion.
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  23. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Nazi Sentinels!?
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    It's easy for us in the real world to say we wouldn't put up with Sentinels. However the X-Men universe is one where there are many beings running around with powers that I would imagine terrify most of the 'normal' human populous. Especially when some like Magneto have displayed that they have no problem with killing non - mutant humans. So it wouldn't be completely out of the question for non - mutant humans to overlook giant robots programmed to kill these other beings with god - like powers whereas here in the real world, it's unlikely we'll ever encounter a being like Professor X, or Magneto and ergo would never feel the need for Sentinels.
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    Eh. It's Mark Millar. Take his words with half the world's production of salt.