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XMen The New Age 15
by Eric Christopher Jackson
04/23/10
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EXT. GERMAN/POLAND BORDER - EVENING

Toad and Blob stand near the front of the battle. No one can stop the Blob. Toad grabs men with his tongue, crushing their bodies and tossing them out of the way.

On the battlefields, it was clear. The countries of Russia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, India, China, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan had joined their military forces across the globe. Their missiles and gunfire streak across the sky. Anti-Missile guns fire back…more explosions, more deafening noise.

The German army tries to hold their ground, but the Blob is taking whatever ammunition they threw at him. The enemy army slowly, but surely breaks through the frontline.

Toad leaps forward to grab another soldier when a flash goes by him, knocking him to the ground. He leaps up, looking around, but sees nothing unusual. Another flash, then another goes by knocking him back and forth into a daze. Then, he is kicked to the ground. Toad looked up to see QuickSilver standing there for a brief moment. Gunfire came and QuickSilver quickly moved out of the way.

The Blob stumbled over knocking men aside holding a barrel of a tank.

Red light surrounded him, he looked at his hands to see what was going on. He was lifting into the air slightly and pushed back about 20 yards. The Scarlet Witch was holding onto an armored vehicle riding to the scene. QuickSilver suddenly stood at her side as she dropped down…

QUICKSILVER
Be careful…

SCARLET WITCH
You too…

After a quick hug, QuickSilver is gone. Back at the frontline, dodging gunfire, shrapnel, Toad, and the Blob…who had a hard time keeping up.

The enemy began firing concussion blasts, which stunned QuickSilver, knocking him off his feet. Toad leaped over to him quickly, wrapping his tongue around his neck. QuickSilver leaped up, pulled Toad to him with his tongue, knocking him in the face with his elbow. Toad slung him to the ground twice with his tongue. Then QuickSilver threw a rapid succession of punches and kicks.

A bomb exploding near them made Toad let go of QuickSilver's neck. While QuickSilver was dazed on the ground an enemy came up to shoot him, Scarlet Witch made the weapon fall apart in his hands. She ran up to him, punched, two kicks, lifted him up in the air and threw him back as hard as she could into a tank advancing forward. The tank shot at her, but QuickSilver was on his feet, picked her up, and ran away from the area before the explosion…which knocked him off his feet.

The army gave them cover fire as the enemy line was advancing. Another explosion…a wave hitting the defense system. They knew if they fell back even more, the enemy would destroy the system from long range, and overtake them all.

EXT. THE X-MANSION DRIVEWAY - DAY

At the driveway of the X-Mansion, BISHOP is out of his vehicle beginning to walk towards the door, when CABLE drives up recklessly stopping by the front of the door. Jubilee opens the door.

JUBILEE
Hey guys…!

BISHOP
Why are we here?!

CABLE
This better be good!

JUBILEE
Nice to see you too!

CABLE/BISHOP
Oh…/I'm…

JUBILEE
(she dismissed them, as she walks off)
He's in there…

XAVIER
(comes around the corner)
Thank you both for coming…!

CABLE
Short notice!

BISHOP
We're in the middle of World War III!

XAVIER
I know, Lucas…that's why I called. I need your help.

CABLE
With what?!

XAVIER
Come with me!
They head down to the sub-basement, enter the War Room.

XAVIER
Different fronts of the war are being covered on television of course. But I've found something very interesting. Look here…

BISHOP
The frontlines?

XAVIER
Yes. The same heavy security…

CABLE
Professor, it's the frontline.

XAVIER
Look at the missiles being shot down by the ground-to-air defense system…

CABLE
Xavier..!

XAVIER
Look! Nathan…

CABLE
(pause)
The special technology is in the warheads…I know…

BISHOP
All long range...you think their hiding the missile launchers?

XAVIER
Most of the normal missiles may only have a small amount of this destructive material. Not enough to win a non-nuclear war…these large warheads are the real threat! They don't want to make them vulnerable on a battlefield…

CABLE
They may have a large supply, but they don't want to waste it…

BISHOP
If the facility they're launching them from gets hit, the explosion will ignite the entire area and they're precious material will be gone up in smoke.

XAVIER
Exactly. However, the mid-air explosions from these warheads have been so massive, no one can consistently get close to the launching sites.

CABLE
Great…

XAVIER
But that's not all, Nathan…I've been looking over this as well…

CABLE
The day we voted…

XAVIER
The investigators found this blue wiring in the buildings on the west coast, but they did not explode like those on the east coast. No one's been able to figure out why.

BISHOP
You have…?

XAVIER
This energy came from somewhere…or someone.

BISHOP
I heard the U.N. technicians cooked it up…

XAVIER
They invented the material to contain the energy, but not the energy itself. It's beyond anything we've seen before.

BEAST
(enters the War Room)
I've come closer to discovering the origin of this "energy!"

CABLE/BISHOP
Hank!

BEAST
My apologies for interrupting gentlemen…

XAVIER
What have you found out Hank?!

Beast plugs a sample into the War Room computer, a projection appears in the middle of the room.

BEAST
This is fascinating, but a deadly energy as well. Highly unstable when it's not contained properly.

XAVIER
Is this from a mutant Hank?

BEAST
Unfortunately, it is. However, this mutant is stronger, more powerful than most others. I cannot find a match for this in my database.

CABLE
Wait a minute…look familiar Lucas?

BISHOP
Check it.

BEAST
Yes…perhaps this energy was recorded by your system's database.

Cable takes the sample, plugs it into the computer on his arm, the database runs…

COMPUTER
Searching. Searching. Searching. Found.

CABLE
Where did you get this sample from Hank?!

BEAST
The U.S. military was kind enough to share information with me. They came in contact with this substance. One of Jim Slade's staff was killed by a weapon using this energy.

CABLE
Rosenburg.

BISHOP
So that's how they did it!

XAVIER
What did you find?

CABLE
This substance is from a new mutation.

BISHOP
Mutants made of this solid energy…

CABLE
Hard to kill or even knock off their feet…

BISHOP
They would've taken over if their kind didn't fall into a civil war. No one else could stop them once their power reached its full potential.

BEAST
What are you thinking Professor?

XAVIER
That is exactly what must've happened on the west coast. Another mutant with this energy stopped those explosions.

CABLE
Their race may be on the rise…

BISHOP
But they're conserving energy…it must not be many of them around yet! The mutant probably until he reached full power.

XAVIER
I'm going to need you and Nathan to be ready at a moment's notice to track down the mutant who stands in opposition to the source. This person is the only one who can help the world survive these attacks!

BEAST
How can I help?

XAVIER
Continue to study this sample. Perhaps there's a weakness we don't know of.

BISHOP
(to Cable)
Let's go, I'm ready to shut this guy down!

CABLE
Wait!
(to Professor Xavier)
Professor, we'll be taking some extra gear. I feel like we're going to need it.

XAVIER
Very well…and thank you…

They wave that off and walk out of the room. Professor Xavier grabs his helmet to Cerebro to search for the source of the energy when Jubilee walks in with a platter…

JUBILEE
Hey, I made you some lunch…when you're ready to take a break. You do "eat" right?

XAVIER
Of course…thank you…

JUBILEE
Yeah well…I still feel bad…

XAVIER
I know…

JUBILEE
You've always been there for me and…

XAVIER
Jubilee…the "X" on your uniform didn't make you an X-Man. It was the way you stood for what was right. As long as you continue to do this, you will never let me down.

A huge smile comes on her face. She hugs Xavier.

JUBILEE
I'll let you get back to work.
(begins to walk out of the room)
I'm in the living room if you need me!

Xavier gives a smile at her light-hearted attitude, then put on the helmet to Cerebro to continue his search.

INT. NEW YORK CITY – MILITARY TRANSPORT - DAY

All the regular traffic is blocked off. People are told to continue to stay indoors. A military convoy is still on the move, we go inside one of the armored vehicles…

SOLDIER
Why are we moving her through New York City?

SOLDIER #2
We have orders…

SOLDIER
It doesn't make sense!

SOLDIER #2
Our forces are spread out along the coast. We had to get her outta Washington, D.C. and link up to the closest military squad possible. The most equipped was already here in New York, a short trip away. We didn't want an air transfer…too easy to get shot down.

SOLDIER
This is taking a long time though…

SOLDIER #2
We did make it up here…

SOLDIER
What are we going to do with her?

SOLDIER #2
Keep her contained until further orders…she can't trick anyone while she's locked up.

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