Uh-oh, Blackbird go boom. io9 has posted these shots of what appears to be the X-Men’s super high-tech ultrajet, The Blackbird after a fiery wreck. There is also a large green structure which could be colored that way to enhance with digital effects later on. X-Men: First Class is supposed to take place in the 1960’s and follow a young Charles Xavier and Magneto around as they develop their infamous rivalry, which means there’s no X-Men yet and therfore no Blackbird.

So what in the name of Phoenix’s flaming bush is going on here, exactly? A sequence in the present that ignites a flashback? A scene that tells the story of the team of X-Men that Xavier sent to the island of Krakoa on a doomed mission from Giant-Size X-Men #1? A crash in the Savage Land or Genosha? Matthew Vaughn re-creating the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 with mutants instead of a fat guy and a doctor with severe Daddy issues? We’ll  have to wait til Summer 2012 to find out…


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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