As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
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The last time we were presented with an X-Men: Apocalypse clip, we were given a scene where Rose Bryne dumps exposition all over James McAvoy‘s not-yet-bald head. This new clip (while seemingly cut down from the full version of the scene) is significantly more action packed, showcasing a fight sequence between Ben Hardy‘s Angel and Kodi Smit-McPhee‘s Nightcrawler.
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Last week saw the release of the first official X-Men: Apocalypse photos. Now we’ve got those pics in high resolution, allowing you to check out more details than before. But there’s one notable omission in this release of pics, which you can see for yourself below. Read More »
When Eastenders actor Ben Hardy was cast in X-Men Apocalypse, everyone thought he was playing Angel. Bryan Singer even posted concept art of Angel in the movie, but there was no mention of Hardy. Reports denied the actor was playing the winged X-Man, creating some confusion. Now, the director has confirmed Hardy is Angel, and he’s even revealed some new concept art to illustrate the character. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Angel concept art below. Read More »
Bryan Singer is building out his cast for X-Men: Apocalypse, and he’s just pulled an Eastender into the fold. Ben Hardy, known for a role on the long-running BBC show Eastenders, for which he has done nearly 200 episodes, has just landed in the cast. At this point, his role is a mystery. Read More »
Bryan Singer once again has the unenviable task of casting two of Marvel’s most iconic X-Men. Back in 2000, the director brought in Famke Janssen and James Marsden to play Jean Grey and Cyclops, rolls that extended through and including this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. But now that the series is continuing on with the X-Men: First Class versions of the characters in X-Men Apocalypse, he has to cast those two crucial roles again.
One report says three actors and three actresses are on Singer’s short list for each role. Among them? Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld. Read more about the X-Men Apocalypse Cyclops and Jean Grey casting below. Read More »