Even novelist Michael Chabon pitched a six-page film treatment to Fox in 1996. So instead of looking forward, let's look back at the X-Men movie we never got, but probably should have. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Disney+ finally organises Marvel movies properly, New Mutants deleted scenes on home release, X-Men star addresses reprising his role in the MCU, Halle Berry talks 'heartbreaking' Oscar win, Halle Berry reveals "fights" with X-Men director, Kingsman star calls Wolverine rumours "flattering", New Mutants was never going to be part of the MCU, New Mutants co-creator calls out "white-washing", The New Mutants called "worst X-Men movie ever", New Mutants once featured Storm as sadistic jailer, DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The original X-Men movie was well received in its time, but was still the recipient of some bad reviews. Login . Complete biography of Andrew Kevin Walker », https://www.scripts.com/writer/andrew_kevin_walker/79. What strikes me is how ridiculously overlong it is, and that's only partly because of my self-indulgent over-describing.
Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. Of course, the X-Men eventually defeat the sentinels and head to Manhattan. What the script also does is establish the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl as Magneto's fault, and the aforementioned Danger Room which was integral to the comics. There was ANOTHER lost X-Men movie in the '80s, Adam Lambert's original 'Original High' is so chill. On the Bryan Singer movie's Wolverine-centred approach film critic Peter Travers said: "Since it's Wolverine's movie, any X-Men or Women who don't hinge directly on his story get short shrift. "Andrew Kevin Walker" Scripts.com. It broadened the scope of the story beyond Wolverine. As Storm, Halle Berry can do neat tricks with weather, but her role is gone with the wind. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox. Ugh. Had Walker's script gone ahead, it may have set a different course for the future of X-Men, one with a little more nuance and character strength for those not named Logan. There is an out-of-print book -- incorrectly credited solely to me -- containing a vastly rewritten script, but here is the script … Directly after this, we move to the Brooklyn shoreline, where army troops are stationed. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? But the future beyond that remains uncertain. The personal squabbles are put on hold because Magneto and his crew are waging a literal war on New York City and non-mutants. And I  have not read the script in a long time myself, but will try to someday soon and may add a few comments. It also would have required a lot of practical and visual effects in order to really sell the destruction of Manhattan. The series was short-lived. It's out there somewhere, on YouTube.

I used to double space between the groups of related scenes, but nowadays insert a "CUT TO:" in the far right instead, which would be three spaces between, not just two, which would make it EVEN LONGER! The script Walker envisioned began with Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants (which included Toad, Blob and Sabretooth) destroying the Citicorp building in New York City. The X-Men go up in an epic battle against Magneto. Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web! You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Embarrassingly "warts and all," as I have described it in the past, this is pretty much exactly what went out as a spec. All my sad AMATEURISHNESS  on display. Rewrites by Laeta Kalogridis, John Logan, James Schamus, and Joss Whedon followed. Walker's second draft was delivered to Fox in June of that year, and thanks to the Internet we know what was in it. Click to the left... one of my proudest achievements. The X-Men may have failed to recruit Wolverine, but they get Jubilee instead when they literally run into her as she flees some mall cops. Walker also worked in more nuanced emotional moments for the characters, in particular Cyclops and Beast. The very FIRST DRAFT I sent out as a spec script. Five years later, in 1994, 20th Century Fox's producer Lauren Shuler Donner purchased the film rights for the X-Men and signed on Andrew Kevin Walker to write the script. CLICK the floppy to the left if you want to peep the very FIRST DRAFT of 8MM. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. The encounter causes Logan to rethink Xavier's offer, but Cyclops now has a bad feeling about him, particularly his tendency to lash out unpredictably to disastrously violent ends. (Amazing illustration to the right is from the book by ARTHUR RACKHAM.) This content is imported from {embed-name}. The X-Men, whose line up consists of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast and Iceman, fail miserably. Perhaps because of their failure, Cyclops approaches professor Xavier (who is concerned about the Senate's fear-mongering over the 'mutant-problem') and says he wants to recruit a new mutant to their team. It sucks that Stewart and McKellen, two superb actors, are underused.". Web. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.

Written for a science fiction version of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, basically. Love + miss him. On his mission, Wolverine runs into his former spy partner Sabretooth and the two engage in nearly-fatal fisticuffs. Complete biography of Andrew Kevin Walker ». But he refuses to join their ranks, and instead leaves the Canadian Department H for his own mission: to figure out a past he can only remember in snatches.

The New Mutants is released in the US on April 3 and in the UK on April 8. Update this biography » I laugh every time I watch it. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga [Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011)], X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut [streaming], This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The company I wrote it for went out of business, and to my surprise the movie was released a few years later. Magneto, sensing the opportunity, tasks Gyrich (who is both anti-mutant and also a liaison to the mutants, which just seems like a bad idea) with turning Xavier over to him so they might capture Beast. Unlike many other 'movies that were never made' this one actually has a script, and so we have a good idea what it would have been about.

Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Metacritic collected an average score of 64/100 from 33 reviews indicating "generally favourable reviews" which isn't exactly a rousing endorsement.