XMen The New Age 17
by Eric Christopher Jackson
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EXT. JAPAN – FORREST - EVENING
Wolverine is grouped with Japanese Special Forces. The convoy is moving towards the frontlines.
We have to stop those battleships from getting too close to the shore! Our cannons should be firing at "them"!
The General knows if one of those missiles gets through, it may take out the whole system…
Get ready! We're almost…!
At that moment silver metal stars fly at the vehicle.
(picks up the radio)
We're being attacked…!
More stars fly, the tires are blown out on their vehicle.
Where's it coming from?!
Oh no…it's Harada…
(to the driver)
get this convoy to the frontline now!
The soldiers jump out of the vehicle, some being grazed by silver stars, Wolverine blocks some of them. The soldiers hop aboard different convoy vehicles as they hurry passed the downed vehicle.
Wolverine is running straight for Samurai, who is leaping from the trees to the ground and back. Wolverine takes out one of his weapons and fires. Samurai dodges and blocks some of the bullets, then throws a star, slicing the top of the gun off as Wolverine closes in.
But some of the soldiers in the last armored vehicles open the rear door and fire at Samurai. Again, he dodges and blocks the bullets, but Wolverine has a chance to jump at him, claws extended.
Samurai is quick, however, blocking his claws with his sword. Sparks fly as the two swipe back and forth at each other. Samurai kicks Wolverine back and juts forward to pierce him with his sword, but Wolverine spins aside and slashes the edge of Samurai's armor with his own sword.
More sparks fly and Wolverine's years of training has kicked in.
Samurai spins away throwing stars towards Wolverine, but he blocks some while other stars are implanted into trees.
Samurai is on the move, running as fast as he can after the convoy. Wolverine takes off after him, pulling out another weapon. As he fires, Silver Samurai's hand lights up, he turns to throw a huge blazing silver star.
Wolverine dashes towards the trees and ducks as the silver star buries itself above his head into a tree. Another blazing star flies his way, he rolls and leaps out of the way only to see another large star coming straight from him.
With no time to move, his pushes his claws against the star…as it spins the blades break off, some slicing Wolverine's skin, sparks flying in his face. He falls back in pain, but hears another blazing stars coming. He kicks his legs up so his momentum can pull him off the ground and forward. The star misses him.
He runs for Silver Samurai who lights up his hand again to throw another star.
Wolverine jumps over the star, towards Silver Samurai. Samurai brings his sword up to block Wolverine claws, but Wolverine brings his claws together then swipes them apart with such force that Silver Samurai's blade breaks and the front of his armor is gashed.
Stunned, he falls back, but Wolverine is on him immediately. He dodges Samurai's punches and slashing his armor more and more with every swipe.
Finally, Samurai's hand lights up while he's on his back, punches Wolverine in the air, and throws the star directly at him. But Wolverine is under control, raising both claws, slicing the star in half and digging them into Silver Samurai's chest.
There's a sudden moment of silence, Wolverine's wounds began to heal up. He runs off towards the frontlines when he hears a louder explosion than normal.
But he knows…a missile got passed the defense system damaging a huge section and the battleships are closing in to finish it off.
INT. OUTER SPACE – SPACE SHUTTLE
We move away from Japan looking down ascending high into the air. Finally, we turn to see a look at the sky. Inside a space shuttle, a few astronauts are looking down at the Earth.
Hey, look! Over there!
You can't be serious…
It's Avalon, where he's been living since he disappeared…
I didn't believe the story…until now…
Is he in there right now…with the war going on…?
I haven't heard any reports mentioning him…maybe he's actually tired of fighting…
I find that hard to believe! He was the main guy causing all of the problems!
You think he's changed?
What do "you" think?!
He can…everybody has a choice…
Oh my gosh…!
Time will tell…he could be waiting for the dust to settle before he makes his move…
Magneto is looking out of a window on Avalon at the Earth below. He sees flashes of light, glares from explosions. It looks like the world has fallen into chaos. His head drops down, hands on the small table, the room is dark. He turns and walks away.
INT. X-MANSION SUBBASEMENT – DAY
Bishop and Cable are in the hanger bay awaiting Xavier's orders.
I'm tired of all this waitin' around!
I'm taking off!
Cable engages the boosters and the plane rockets out of the hanger bay.
Xavier gets their attention through a psychic link…
Here are the coordinates…
This can't be right…!
Use extreme caution..! Hurry!
The jet takes off, going as fast as Cable can push it.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY - DAY
Juggernaut has left a trail of destruction in his path.
The army is working to get the helmet off of his head so Jean Grey can attack his mind. But the helmet seems to be reinforced to stay on his body.
F/16s fly by firing everything they've got. Juggernaut responds by throwing light poles at them. The ground forces continue to fall back, dodging whatever projectiles he throws.
Suddenly, three FREEDOM aircrafts show up, firing at the soldiers. Everyone runs for cover. One aircraft lands, the bay doors open…
We got another job for you!
It's about time…!
He boards the aircraft, the bay door closes. The military tries to fire back, but the other two aircraft in the area fire on them, making them duck for cover again. The three aircraft leave the area.
They're going to Washington?!
…My fighters are on their tale…No…they're going "west"…
Whew…we're catching a break…
They pause and look at each other.
(to the Captain)
Captain…patch me into the War Room…
A few moments later.
Sir there's no response!
(On his speaker)
Mobile, can you get a response from Command!
(He moves quickly to his armored vehicle, as he's jumping in…)
No response sir…!
The General slams his speaker box on the dashboard.
(on his radio)
Murray! Fields! Your teams stay behind with the National Guard! Everybody else move out! Now!
The vehicles speed away.
EXT. RUSSIA/MONGOLIAN BORDER - EVENING
We move through the battlefield on the Russia/Mongolia border. More ground troops have setup, firing…moving into closer positions behind barricades of tanks.
They may be running out missiles sir!
The General looks up…the skies are clearing up.
Maybe! But all it takes is one! So we have to take the ground forces out before they come to us!
He looks at Colossus.
(to the soldiers)
Colossus takes off, bullets bouncing off of him, Nightcrawler teleports strategically to avoid enemy detection.
EXT. LONDON, ENGLAND – LOW LIGHT EVENING
Buildings are on fire and buckling. Along with the enemy forces, Pyro and Avalanche have been demolishing the place.
Archangel is too busy in the air, avoiding more enemy fighters, to consistently help the ground troops.
Psylocke is stuck, along with the rest of the group, trying to avoid Pyro's fire, Avalanche's earthquake, and the enemy military's firepower.
You're running outta places to hide! I'll bring this city to the ground!
He raises his hand to send another rip on the Earth right into the building Psylocke and the soldiers are hiding! But then, he's grabbed from behind and falls "into" the ground.
Shadowcat surfaces, running across the battlefield, bullets flying through her, a huge explosion breaks the ground apart beneath her, she falls. Soldiers run out to rescue her.
(spots Psylocke in the building)
There you are…
Streams of fire rush towards the building, but it's intercepted by blasts of ice.
The ground breaks open as Avalanche emerges.
Where is she?!
He rocks the ground in front of the enemy army backing him up. Psychic knives fly by, striking him in the shoulder. Led by the Captain and Psylocke, they rush Avalanche as he grimaces to get the knife out of his shoulder. He sends a rip through the ground, but Psylocke leaps at him kicking him off his feet.
In the meantime, Iceman ice-slides off the roof of the building using an ice blast to hold back Pyro's flames.
The gunfire between the two military forces intensifies. Shadowcat fires her own powerful blasters rocking back the enemy line.
Avalanche swings and kicks at Psylocke, but in hand-to-hand combat, she has the advantage, hitting him enough to keep him off balance and away from using his powers. She takes out her blade slicing his armored vest. He screams in pain.
He begins to rock the ground violently, Psylocke's hand lights up, extends a psychic knife, pierces his chest. The ground stops shaking…Psylocke turns around to notice the group of soldiers she was with surrounding her, firing in all directions, making sure she wasn't hit while engaged with Avalanche.
Iceman rolls forward to avoid a bird made of fire. A flamethrower stream comes at him, but Iceman avoids it. The army moves in the give him cover fire.
Just you and me!
He fires an ice blast almost striking Pyro's arm, but Pyro shoots out flames so hot the ice melts on impact.
You'll have to do better than that…!
Iceman leaps at him, flames going passed his ear, crushing into Pyro, who lights up his hands with fire. They clashed, struggling hand-in-hand. Bullets whirl passed them, but they are only focused on each other. Pyro begins to smile and turns up the heat. But Iceman holds on, firing his ice blast…he lets out a loud scream and gives it all he has.
Pyro screams. The tubes from the flame-throwing device begin to freeze. His backpack holding his fuel begins to turn blue, cold vapor rising from it.
Pyro screams still, his flames stop. Iceman rears back and punches him as hard as he can. Pyro flies, landing on his backpack which cracks being frozen as ice.
Suddenly, ShadowCat grabs Iceman, startling him. At that moment a tank shell flew through his body and hit a building on the side of him.
We have to get outta here!
Then…dark clouds formed, it begins to rain heavily and lightning flashes across the sky. It strikes enemy aircraft left and right…the England Air Force scrambles to avoid the explosions.
Archangel gave a smile and pump of his fist. He launched a few more razor-sharp projectiles from his wings destroying enemy planes before he caught a glimpse of Storm. He looked down to see Psylocke, ShadowCat, and Iceman running to a huge plane hovering nearby.
We have to get you back to the States aSAP! We have more trouble than we expected!
They began boarding the aircraft.
Where'd you get weapons like that Ms. Pride?!
Looks like Forge's work to me…
Here she comes…!
Storm lands to the embrace of Psylocke.
Am I glad to see you!
(runs up to Psylocke)
The enemy's moving back, we're gonna drive 'em outta the city! Get moving!
Thank you Captain!
This is my country too…thank you.
(they shake hands briefly)
The bay door begins to close, the aircraft lifts up into the air, takes off.
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