First Class Will Let You See Another Young CyclopsS

Hope you all like the appearance of the young Cyclops in next month's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, because plans are for you to see much more of him... and some other younger familar faces, too.

X-Men movie franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner told Fox Movie Channel that the much-discussed X-Men: First Class movie will, in fact, be a flashback to the early days of Cyclops, Jean Grey and the other students of Xavier's School for Gifted Children just like the First Class comic:

It is the first class of Xavier's school, way back when, so it's young Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that'll be really fun... I think (the plan) is to follow some of the characters into their own stories, and weave them back into the X-Men world. And hopefully First Class will become its own franchise and we can follow them as they grow up.

While I'm kind of excited about the idea of Josh Schwartz writing teenage Cyclops and teenage Beast, what's with all of the X-Men spin-offs being flashbacks? Is this a subtle admission than X-Men: The Last Stand ruined the franchise?

Lauren Shuler Donner Talks X-Men First Class [Comics Continuum]