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    The X-Men are a superhero team of mutants founded by Professor Charles Xavier. They are dedicated to helping fellow mutants and sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them.

    Riptide Gets Cast for X-Men: First Class

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    Edited By No_name_here
     Both will hurt, but I think I'd prefer shuriken over
     Both will hurt, but I think I'd prefer shuriken over "calcified masses" any day.

    And you thought X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ casting craziness could’ve have concluded!  The movie’s already started shooting, but the crew’s added another name to the staggering list of mutants who will appear - - Riptide. Slash Film’s saying he’s going to be played by Alex Gonzalez, a Spanish actor who’s only English language role so far was in that Harvey Milk biopic that Sean Penn won an Oscar for. As for Riptide? If you haven’t been keeping on your henchmen, Riptide was a founding member of Mr. Sinister’s first gang of cronies, the Marauders. He’s got top-spinning powers similar to the Cyclone with the added threat of shuriken and gross-sounding “calcified masses” he flings at high velocities while mid-flight.

    I don’t think that Riptide’s appearance in the movie is a sign that Sinister will show up, per se - - there’s really no reason for the third and fourth stringer mutants to appear with any strict links to their comics counterparts outside of their powers. Remember how Spike and Phat showed up in THE LAST STAND? == TEASER == 

    Then again, they still haven’t specified who Oliver Platt’s mysterious “Man in Black” is going to be. While I’m stone cold certain that you’re never going to see the guy in white make-up, black lipstick and a showy black outfit… I could easily envision him being a heavily-modified version of Nathaniel Essex. Considering how this is about the mutants’ formative years and that’s Sinister’s prime area of concern, it’d certainly make sense for him to be involved.

    Anyway, I’ve never heard of Gonzalez before this. I don’t think even the most die hard fans have a lot invested in a character like Riptide, either, so I’m sure his portrayal won’t conflict with too many people's expectations. I’d almost wish that they’d pulled from the Nasty Boys’ roster instead of the Marauders, as they’re a bit more colorful when it comes to Sinister’s goons. Gorgeous George, anyone?

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    WTF :L (Shakes head)
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    #2  Edited By BuddyBulson

    at least he is a villain from back in the day, he is very interesting too, i wonder what he will look like

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    #3  Edited By alicemalice

    Again, I think they just put a bunch of characters on a dart board and thats how these decisions get made. yeesh. 

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    #4  Edited By Shadowdoggy
    @alicemalice said:
    "Again, I think they just put a bunch of characters on a dart board and thats how these decisions get made. yeesh.  "

    hey, do you work for FOX? 
    because you're letting all of their secrets out of the bag!
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    #5  Edited By Jordanstine

    Wait... a couple weeks ago there was some news and even footage of January Jones (Emma Frost) already on location and in "costume" filming some X-Men First Class scenes...  
     
    So... why are they still in the process of casting, when the film has already begun shooting? 
     
    Shouldn't the cast list be FINISH, before you even start filming? 
     
    Is FOX that way behind schedule that they have to start filming the movie even before the cast has been set? 
     
    Can you spell "fail" with the words "epic"? 
     
    P.S. 
    I think I can live with the fact this film won't have Cyclops and even Jean Grey, now that Reptile has been cast!  Oh wait... huh?  Rip what!?  Who's Riptide?  Oh well at least we get another mutant!  A woot - woot!  Thank you FOX!

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    #6  Edited By Magian
    Riptide? Really? And yet no Cyclops and Jean Grey.
     
     
    @alicemalice said:
    " Again, I think they just put a bunch of characters on a dart board and thats how these decisions get made. yeesh.  "
    It is funny how true it sounds.
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    #7  Edited By Chane
    @alicemalice said:
    " Again, I think they just put a bunch of characters on a dart board and thats how these decisions get made. yeesh.  "
    This.
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    #8  Edited By Bandito
    @Jordanstine said:
    " Wait... a couple weeks ago there was some news and even footage of January Jones (Emma Frost) already on location and in "costume" filming some X-Men First Class scenes...  
     
    So... why are they still in the process of casting, when the film has already begun shooting? 
     
    Shouldn't the cast list be FINISH, before you even start filming?  "
    Not if the role is small and irrelevant, which, from the sounds of it, includes most of this cast.  More than likely, Riptide's part will be a cameo or background character with little to no dialogue, something that could be filmed in a under a week.  At that point, it's not like they need an actor for table readings or rehearsals.  Pretty much, they just need a warm body.
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    #9  Edited By Doctor!!!!!

    WHO THE FREAK IS RIPTIDE!  
     
    Oh wait, I looked in my Marvel manual, hes a dead morlock.
     
     
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    #10  Edited By dondasch

    As I've said repeatedly, this has fail written, and cast, all over it.  However, seeing Riptide made me think of one thing, via Colossus:
     
    Riptide:  Hurricane force winds, you see, can punch a straw through solid oak, and I can spin way faster than that.  So I figure that I should be able to take you down.  (paraphrased that, I know)
     
    Colossus:  We are not friends, Riptide.  And you are wrong ! (krak)  Colossus snaps his neck at this point, then the panel shows him looking toward the reader and saying, "Harpoon, make peace with your gods, little man.  You are next."
     
    classic

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    #11  Edited By The Impersonator

    THIS MOVIE IS GONNA SUCK! BIG TIME! DAMN YOU FOX!  

     
     

    FOOOOOOOX!

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    #12  Edited By THEBlaqueBasterd

    Worst X Movie... EVER
     
    EPIC FAILNESS

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    #13  Edited By Crackdown

    Ahem
     
     
     
    THIS MOVIE
     
     
     
    Will be
     
     
     
     
    AWESOME

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    #14  Edited By Crymsun

    Is it way to much to ask that the movie actually have the same characters as the book?  This seems nothing like first class.
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    #15  Edited By Grouchy224
     
    People still care about this movie? 
    @Crymsun:
    Obviously yes.
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    Wasn't he in the Wolverine movie?
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    #17  Edited By DarkSyde79

    I'm done!!! I don't need to hear about anymore of these appearances...

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    #18  Edited By theiconic
    @The Impersonator: u said it    not seeing this one hope it flops
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    #19  Edited By ironshadow

    Never heard of the guy but this movie will be a major fail if it doesn't have Cyke, Jean and Storm 

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    #20  Edited By Sobe Cin
    @Doctor!!!!!:
    no, Riptide is not a Morlock. Opposite of man. Riptide is a Marauder, he is part of the group that exterminated the Marauders in the Mutant Massacre storyline (you know the one where Angel lost his feathered wings). 
     
    Riptide's actually one of my favorite x-villains. He is so classically underused I love him.
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    #21  Edited By Chaos Burn

    you know Scary Movie, and Date Movie and that lot.... this looks like XMen Movie coz they're just taking the sh*t now

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    #22  Edited By geraldthesloth

    Gonna laugh if this is good.

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    #23  Edited By Walker696

    My worse fears have to come true, they are purposely making these movies bad to piss off old school fans of the comics. Seems like Marvel is having more fun pimping out any character they can rather than actually make a movie that makes sense, well that's what happens when you get bought out by a company who had characters working with Nazi's(I'm not joking, Donald Duck was in a Nazi cartoon). Hopefully they won't do the same to the Avengers franchise, hopefully (fingers cross)
     
    o by the way, who's idea was it to make a villain who throws calcified masses at you when he spins...........I hate to say this but after hearing about mutants like that, I'm happy Scarlet Witch got rid of most of em lol

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    #24  Edited By Bruce Vain

    Wow really ? You'll have Riptide in this but not Cyclops & Jean ? Screw this movie & the terrible casting of Emma Frost.
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    #25  Edited By Thunderscream

    how is it that the marauders get more respect in casting than core characters? arclight had a bigger role than rogue AND colossus in X3 and now we have riptide? i want to have faith, i WANT to, but it just sounds like a complete scattershot, hodge-podge clusterfudge :(

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    #26  Edited By Shadowdoggy

    I like the Marauders, don't get me wrong 
    and actually, I think they'd be AWESOME characters for an X-Men movie 
    Harpoon and Vertigo and Riptide would look amazingf on screen 
    the thing that kills me is...........this is supposed to take place in the 60's 
    when Proffessor X is young 
    pre-pre-pre X-Men 
    so, why are they fighting X-Men villains? 
    what the hell is this movie trying to do?
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    #27  Edited By Bestostero

    what a surprise, just when you think they couldnt cast anymore, they...cast more lol
     
    Marauders and Hellfire Club, and none of the original First Class X-Men...in the First Class Movie...interesting

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    #28  Edited By Shadowdoggy
    @xhavoc86:
    it's like they want people to call this movie "A First Class failure" or something to that effect
    fail!!!
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    #29  Edited By Meteorite

    Riptide is actually a pretty cool villain in my opinion.

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    #30  Edited By Shadowdoggy
    @Meteorite:
    agreed 
     he just shouldnt' be in a movie about Charles and Eric in the 60's
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    #31  Edited By ComicCrazy

    I don't even know who that is.
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    #32  Edited By Shadowdoggy
    @ComicCrazy:

     
     

    This guy                                                                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the one at the bottom
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    #33  Edited By roadbuster

    I totally forgot this character existed and I think I've only ever read him in Mutant Massacre.  I'm really wonder what the context of all this casting will be given how all over the map it is. 

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    #34  Edited By Grouchy224
    @Walker696:  Actually..Disney and Warner Bros. both pumped out ALOT of movies that were considered some of the best examples of Allied propaganda during the war.
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    #35  Edited By LightBright
    @alicemalice said:
    " Again, I think they just put a bunch of characters on a dart board and thats how these decisions get made. yeesh.  "
    First the manatees pick an "idea ball"...
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    #36  Edited By miguel_yanke
    @Shadowdoggy: kicking some fan's asses
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    #37  Edited By Walker696
    @Grouchy224: yea u right my point is in the end the fans are being betrayed for someone to make a quick buck
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    #38  Edited By FoxxFireArt

    Its when stuff such as this comes out that I start to wonder if they are purposely trying to kill the movie.
     
    Though, I don't plan on seeing this anyways.

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    #39  Edited By Korg

    I feel like this whole movie is just a huge prank being pulled on us by Marvel.

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    #40  Edited By LightBright
    @Korg said:
    " I feel like this whole movie is just a huge prank being pulled on us by Marvel. "
    I think they just figure if it doesn't work out they can go and make a deal with Mephisto. 
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    #41  Edited By leokearon

    At the rate they are going it should be a matter of time before Ugly John turns up
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    #42  Edited By Shadow_Thief
    @Bandito:  I'm beginning to think this entire film will wind up being small and irrelevant, unfortunately.
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    #43  Edited By xerox_kitty

    Why is everyone having fits over this...?  At least they're attempting some sort of continuity!

     

    Who do you think was the human whirlwind escaping from the Island with Cyclops & 'Emma' in Wolverine Origins??

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    #44  Edited By Luke Danes

    Who is Riptide? Isn´t that a female Liefeld-Hero?

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    #45  Edited By Magian
    @Luke Danes said:
    " Who is Riptide? Isn´t that a female Liefeld-Hero? "
    Not that Riptide. He means this Riptide:
     

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    @xerox-kitty: 
    you know why. because it sounds like the " in-thing " to say.
    conditioned response. i say the first two were damn good films,
    third failed me a bit but seemed to go over with the non-comic reading 
    audiences. i can't make a call on this without seeing it.
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    #47  Edited By DH69

    can they just scrap this movie, and avoid the ridicule?

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    #48  Edited By Bossjugg

    wouldn't be surprised if lockheed was in this

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    #49  Edited By Shadowdoggy
    @miguel_yanke:
    indeed
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    #50  Edited By Cthulhudrew

    Sounds like they may be doing X-character overload on this one, just like the Last Stand (and, arguably, X2). They really should try to stop cramming every last mutant into these movies in an attempt to pander to the entirety of the X-fanbase ("But I'm sure someone out there loves Tommy Paper! That'll be $10 more for the box office take!"). They should focus on a smaller cast, and a solid story.

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