More sequel news: 2011will be your all-Marvel Movie summer - Thor! Captain America! Irving Forbush! And now X-Men IV: Backstory. It was green-lighted - a Hollywood term for “we’ve rounded up enough of other people’s money” and it’ll shoot soon for a release next year.
Plot? Well, following on the heels of George Lucas telling us what happened before Episode IV, and Ridley Scott making an Alien prequel that tells us what happened before the Nostromo crew showed up, we have a prequel that tells us how Professor X and Magneto had a falling out, possibly over who had borrowed a pair of shoes and ruined them totally and didn’t admit it, but blamed it on the cat.
Fine. The first two X-men movies did a nice job of alluding to their past history without telling you the details. But everyone who sees this summer’s Ironing Man 2 will wonder how this all came about. Lucky for them, the prequel’s almost done. Here’s the trailer.