The Uncanny X-Men
March 4, 2015 7:13 AM   Subscribe

...And chose upper Manhattan for all his locations.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:28 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Needs a Bill Murray cameo.
posted by tempestuoso at 7:30 AM on March 4, 2015 [6 favorites]

That was perfect!

Marvel's been great lately about giving series starring B-tier heroes to writers and artists with very individualized, indie sensibilities. It'd be really cool if they did that with their films as well. (Edgar Wright's hiring suggested they were going in that direction, but... well....)
posted by painquale at 7:35 AM on March 4, 2015

Hey! I'm in that Wes Anderson X-Men tumblr!

Cause really, Xaiver Academy has the potential to be the most Wes Anderson setting ever.
posted by The Whelk at 7:38 AM on March 4, 2015 [2 favorites]

Cyclops seems a very natural fit as a Wes Anderson hero.
posted by Artw at 7:42 AM on March 4, 2015 [4 favorites]

Right now, I'm imagining a remake of Rushmore with Quentin Quire (from Grant Morrison's New X-Men run) in the Jason Schwartzman role.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:43 AM on March 4, 2015 [5 favorites]

Strange the way instead of credits it plows directly into the guy who made it talking about how it's done and he's made it and he's glad to be done and to have made it. I think sticking yourself talking at the end of thing-you-hope-will-go-viral is getting common and I understand why they do it, but it has a way of subtracting from the effect of what you just saw.
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:45 AM on March 4, 2015 [6 favorites]

Brian De Palma's Mystique
William Friedkin's The Punisher
Rian Johnson's X-Statix
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:02 AM on March 4, 2015 [2 favorites]

Really well done, and I wish the Tommy Wiseau's Batman was real.

I think the pitch at the end is the equivalent of a busker passing the hat. It subtracts from the experience for me too, but I've just been entertained and people gotta eat.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:10 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

William Friedkin's The Punisher

I would pay to see that.
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 8:17 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Needs a Bill Murray cameo.


"Charles is renting me part of the school grounds as a timeshare."
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:41 AM on March 4, 2015 [5 favorites]

"we were all surprised when Jean Grey died. Well, the students were. Doctor Xavier just rolled his eyes... and then rolled away."
(cue Sovay by Andrew Bird)
posted by boo_radley at 8:43 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Wes Anderson for the X-Men? Maybe. Wes Anderson for Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol?

Oh yes.
posted by eclectist at 8:43 AM on March 4, 2015

If there is ever going to be a Wes Anderson Marvel movie, it should be West Coast Avengers.

'nuff said.
posted by truex at 8:45 AM on March 4, 2015

Well my opening-day ticket is purchased.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 8:52 AM on March 4, 2015

Possibly the first Marvel superhero film I'd actually be excited to see. And I'd be VERY excited.
posted by kariebookish at 9:56 AM on March 4, 2015

I thought all the Wes Anderson Directs X parodies had been done already, but apparently I was wrong.
posted by alby at 10:13 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

No one ever remembers Bottle Rocket when they reference Wes Anderson, and it's one of his absolute best!
posted by tittergrrl at 10:35 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Well, it is about another boy-man with quirky father issues thrown into unusual circumstances where there is exactly one woman with a speaking role- so pretty on point.
posted by cheap paper at 10:48 AM on March 4, 2015 [4 favorites]

With a cameo by Owen Wilson as Wolverine.
posted by tracicle at 12:34 PM on March 4, 2015

It needs to be Jeff Goldblum as Alistair Hennessey as Magneto.
posted by jason_steakums at 12:44 PM on March 4, 2015

I'm just here to say I'm kinda sick of Wes Anderson and Wes Anderson make-overs. And now I will leave.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 1:47 PM on March 4, 2015

More generally there's such relentless competition for even a moment's mindshare these days that anything that's even a little distinctive is going to get parodied. Wes Anderson's cultural tone and visual language are as distinctive as anything in popular culture right now, so yeah, it's kind of a sitting duck.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:09 PM on March 4, 2015

At first I was like, "At last! A movie about the real X-Men, the way The King intended!" But then that jerk Logan had to stick his claws in and ruin it, the way he does everything.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:41 PM on March 4, 2015

I appreciate the way that all these damningly easy Wes Anderson parodies started happening, and he just Wes Andersoned even harder and Grand Budapest Hotel was great.
posted by newton at 6:13 PM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

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