At the time of its release, it was intended to be a franchise reboot  and contradicted the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine ; however, the follow-up film X-Men: Days of Future Past retconned First Class into a prequel to X-Men Producer Lauren Shuler Donner first thought of a prequel based on the young X-Men during the production of X2 ; producer Simon Kinberg later suggested to 20th Century Fox an adaptation of the comic series X-Men: First Class , although the film does not follow the comic closely. Singer, who had directed both X-Men and X2 , became involved with the project in , but he could only produce and co-write First Class due to his work on other projects. Vaughn, who was previously attached to both X-Men: The Last Stand and Thor , became the director, and also wrote the final script with his writing partner Jane Goldman. First Class replaced a Magneto prequel film that had been in development, but had entered development hell ; the Writers Guild of America arbitration gave a story credit to Magneto writer Sheldon Turner.
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Modern fashion has taught us that the line between the empowerment and the objectification of women is a difficult one for brands to tread. With PrettyLittleThing coming under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority for their overly sexualised advertising, consumers are more conscious than ever of companies who use sex appeal to sell to young women. Take the online retailer TechStyle Fashion Group, for example. The singer's clothing business has made waves in the fashion world by calling for inclusivity, diversity and taking fashion into the streaming age by striking a deal with Amazon Prime. And the key to its success has been the way it puts female desire at the forefront, says Olga Mitterfellner, fashion marketing and management lecturer at The London College of Fashion.
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Film Ahead is a weekly column designed to highlight special events and repertory programming for the discerning Camberville filmgoer. With the Covid outbreak and social distancing restrictions still in place, movie theaters have begun slowly to reopen. Richard Wright stars as the protagonist in this cinematic adaptation of his own envelope-pushing novel about a black man who accidentally kills a white woman and tries to cover it up.
By Will Stewart for MailOnline. A teenage lynch mob beat and knifed a suspected paedophile to death in Russia, say police. Three youths have been detained after a violent film of the year-old-man's beating - shot by a female friend of the alleged killers - was uploaded to the web. The man had arranged to meet a year-old girl after telling her he wanted sex with her during a social media chat, say police. The girl arrived for the 'date' with a gang of teenage friends, it was reported.