X-Men Apocalypse Quicksilver Featurette

X-Men: Apocalypse took the top spot at the box office this holiday weekend, pulling down just over $65 according to Box Office Mojo, blowing away Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is doing nowhere near the big business of the first film. Critics haven’t been too kind to the X-Men sequel (though I found it to be as entertaining as it was flawed), but plenty of comic book movie fans still venture to the theater to see it for themselves.

Even if some of you fans didn’t like the movie, I think we can all agree that Quicksilver’s scene was the best moment in the entire flick. If you want to see how they pulled it off, which actually features more practical effects and wire work than you might imagine, check out an X-Men Apocalypse Quicksilver featurette after the jump. Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Review

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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Original X-Men Cast

Bryan Singer will next make 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which begins filming this fall, but the director isn’t done with the X-Men franchise yet. His newest addition to the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens in theaters this Friday, but he’s already expressed interest in continuing with the franchise, although whether he’ll direct another sequel is unconfirmed. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg revealed the next installment will take place in the ’90s, presumably following the latest recruits, and possibly the X-Men: First Class castmates if they decide to return.

But what about the original cast, the one Bryan Singer helped put together for the first X-Men film? Most of them appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but did that conclude their involvement with the franchise? Below, Singer says he’s interested in bringing back the original X-Men cast members, but only under the right circumstances.

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x-force movie

The on-again, off-again development process for Fox’s X-Force movie seems to be back on again. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has revealed that the X-Men spinoff is still in the works, with Simon Kinberg already hard at work on the script. And what’s more, that it may feature the fan-favorite comic book character X-23, essentially a female clone of Wolverine.  Read More »

X-Men Sequel in Space

We’re still a couple weeks away from the debut of X-Men: Apocalypse hitting theaters, but reviews have already started to pour in following the premiere, and they’re not all that complimentary. Surely X-Men fans are still hoping for the best, but if the sequel doesn’t work out, the next X-Men sequel may help heal those wounds.

Director Bryan Singer is making the rounds to promote X-Men: Apocalypse and he’s already talking about what will be happening in the next X-Men movie. Just recently we learned it will be set in the 90s, continuing the trend of having each sequel since X-Men: First Class set in a different decade. Now Singer is teasing what’s next for the X-Men, and it may involve the unexplored cosmic side of the mutant universe. Find out more about the potential of an X-Men sequel in space after the jump. Read More »

james mcavoy shaves head

The most recent X-Men movies have somehow managed to dance around the fact that James McAvoy is playing Professor Charles Xavier, a comic book character known for his bald head and wheelchair. X-Men: First Class put McAvoy’s Professor X in that wheelchair, but X-Men: Days of Future Past inexplicably took him out of it for most of the movie before putting him back in it. Now, X-Men: Apocalypse looks to finish the job by finally stripping McAvoy of his shaggy locks.

The trailers for the film have already shown us the young Professor X sitting in his wheelchair, shiny head gleaming, but footage exists of James McAvoy actually shaving his head and it’s far more entertaining than you’d expect.

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Deadpool New Mutants

The early reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse aren’t so hot, but earlier this year we got another film set in the X-Men universe that fared much, much better. Deadpool somersaulted above all expectations, earning critical raves and smashing box office records. So what are the odds that the mutant heroes might hook up with the franchise’s newest superstar? Director Bryan Singer isn’t ruling it out — but cautions that a Deadpool X-Men crossover would have to be done “carefully” and “delicately.”  Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Voice

When the first teaser trailer arrived for X-Men: Apocalypse, some fans weren’t happy with the way the title villain, played by Oscar Isaac, actually sounded. Apocalypse is essentially a god, and his voice is not supposed to sound like any other person. It’s meant to be booming, inhuman and threatening.

Thankfully, Apocalypse’s voice has been modified in the most recent trailer, and it’s something that director Bryan Singer has been perfecting in post-production. In fact, Singer specifically addressed the evolution of Apocalypse’s voice in a recent edit bay visit that some members of the press attended, and he explained why the villain sounded so normal in early marketing materials and what fans can expect in the final cut of the movie.

Find out what Bryan Singer had to say about the X-Men: Apocalypse voice evolution after the jump. Read More »

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea setting

For the past few years, director Bryan Singer has been preoccupied with the X-Men franchise. Singer’s fourth installment in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens in theaters this summer, and we saw another trailer for the film just this week. But following the comic book movie’s release, Singer will turn his full attention to 20,000 Leagues Under a Sea, which will start shooting this fall.

The director has now revealed that 20,000 Leagues will be set around 1865, following the aftermath of the Civil War. Although we should expect a “sci-fi twist” from the adaptation, Singer is intent on actually reflecting what a post-Civil War America was like.

Learn more about the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea setting below.

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Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse

Just yesterday, the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived, and along with all the destruction that comes from the film’s title villain played by Oscar Isaac was a little tease of the return of Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. When we last left Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he was being rescued from drowning by Mystique in disguise as William Stryker, and many fans have been wondering where we’ll find him in this sequel.

The X-Men: Apoclaypse trailer offered a little hint of the clawed, healing mutant helping out the young versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey take down some bad guys. Now director Bryan Singer talks a little more about what we can expect from his place in the movie, which he says features “the birth of a new direction.” Find out more about Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse after the jump. Read More »