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We know exactly where Spidey's web-slinging powers came from, and how Wolverine got his gargantuan adamantium-laced claws... But what about the protagonists of 's Chronicle? Exactly how did Andrew (), Matt (), and Steve () get their powers?

Well, although their power origin stories have never previously been made explicit, Chronicle screenwriter has been talking candidly to Buzzfeed, and finally explained the Chronicle MOGO - an acronym which refers to the weird thing inside the cave that gives the characters their special abilities:

One minor disappointment was his removal from the Chronicle sequel, a result of Fox balking at a very dark script that presented two embittered souls as antiheroes trying to catch the survivor of the first film. Landis had a whole trilogy mapped out in his mind, including the revelation of the mysterious source of the heroes’ powers, Massive Organic Geoelectric Objects, which he says are "a race of crystalline organisms that communicate and propel themselves through radio waves, and turn higher life forms into telekinetic drones.

That's not very nice of them!

Landis also let on that he had Chronicle 2 and Chronicle 3 mapped out, which followed the plot mentioned above, centering on the "two embittered souls as antiheroes trying to catch the survivor of the first film", but now that he's no longer set to write the movie, it remains to be seen whether any of this will come to fruition!

Do you find Landis' explanation satisfying? Are you annoyed that we won't get to see more of these organisms? Would you have kept Landis on for Chronicle 2?



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