Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 42 min
Chris Claremont came to Marvel as a young man, and was assigned a book that no one else wanted, a book on the brink of cancellation: X-Men. Over the next 17 years, his work on the title turned it into the biggest franchise in comic book history. read more

Chris Claremont came to Marvel as a young man, and was assigned a book that no one else wanted, a book on the brink of cancellation: X-Men. Over the next 17 years, his work on the title turned it into the biggest franchise in comic book history. Forty years later, his work has been adapted into ten films, three TV series, countless video games and has become a part of our cultural mythology. But, it all started with one writer and his commitment to emotionally honest storytelling and real character building. This extended version of the documentary provides an expanded story with more background on Claremont and his two original collaborators, Ann Nocenti and Louise Simonson, revealing secrets into what made them a great team. Viewers will also gain insight into Claremont’s childhood and see what helped make the connection between him and the series outsider heroes. There is also a look at the franchises’ films and TV shows, including Claremont’s key role in launching X-Men and his thoughts on seeing his creations come to life, from the first X-Men film to the recent “Legions” TV series and the upcoming NEW MUTANTS film.

Original Release

10/14/2013

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Cast

Hallie Cooper-Novack Narrator
Chris Claremont Himself
Jason Aaron Himself
Jim Shooter Himself
Len Wein Himself
Lon Brown Wolverine
Alicia Marie Storm
Art Adams Himself
Sean Howe Himself
Lauren Matesic Emma Frost (as Lauren Bregman)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Patrick Meaney

Cast

Producers

Jordan Rennert Executive Producer
Julian Darius Executive Producer
Mike Phillips Executive Producer
Patrick Meaney Producer
Jordan Rennert Producer
Stack Exchange Producer
Michael Hoskin Producer
Greg Matiasevich Producer
Josh Maurer Producer
Andy Schmidt Producer

Editors

Patrick Meaney

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