X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only the latest chapter in the cinematic life of the X-Men. It is an attempt to rectify some mistakes made in previous films, particularly X-Men: The Last Stand. It is a Charles Xavier origin story of sorts, and also a Wolverine movie; no matter how many mutants Fox splashes on the posters, this is the continuation of Wolverine’s evolution from animal to man. And for a film that ranges from 1973 to future decades hence, it is also a rather contained, character-oriented story.
As Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travels into the past to help Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) realize his potential, Wolverine also truly comes into his own. As a character piece, there’s a bit of a cheat, as Wolverine has the benefit of tremendous foresight. But while he knows where he has to go, he doesn’t know how to get there. Despite the myriad ways in which Days of Future Past is unlike the X-Men comics, it plays out as a solid special issue, a rip-roaring tale of power and old-fashioned good versus evil. It is an unusual summer “blockbuster,” and stands among the better X-Men movies. Read More »
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Fans are sure to have many questions after they see Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but one they have going in can now be answered. At the end of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) sends a bullet into the spine of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). We then see Charles in a wheelchair, and we know he stays there for pretty much the rest of his life.
Fast-forward to the first footage from the sequel, Days of Future Past, in which Charles Xavier is walking again. How could that be? Well, 20th Century Fox has just released a new clip that explains. The clip also has some fantastic screaming between Magneto and Charles, putting the acting of Fassbender and McAvoy on display. Find out how Xavier can walk below. Read More »
This week, a civil suit named director Bryan Singer as one of several defendants in allegations of sexual abuse that took place in 1999. Now details have emerged that the producers of a film about sex abuse in Hollywood have reached out to the plaintiff in that suit about participating in the film. Amy Berg, director of Catholic church sex abuse doc Deliver Us From Evil and the West Memphis Three movie West of Memphis, has been working on the Hollywood sex abuse film for two years, but details on the project are scarce.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
As of last year, it looked like Anna Paquin‘s Rogue was going to be one of the few mutants not returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Though she’d already shot some footage, director Bryan Singer ultimately didn’t have room for her one and only scene, and so Rogue ended up on the cutting room floor.
Or so we thought. Now it appears that Rogue was never out of the movie and, in fact, that Singer couldn’t have taken her out if he’d wanted to. Find out why after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
After some intense promos and clips (and a couple of truly WTF Carl’s Jr. commercials), Fox has released one final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer.
As usual, the video has mutant heroes battling mean humans, terrifying Sentinels, and their own inner angst across two different timelines. What’s different is that this particular trailer plays up Wolverine’s role in the whole thing. Though he doesn’t tend to be much of a team player, desperate times call for desperate measures, so this one has him running around the ’70s trying to get the gang together.
Watch the new X-Men Days of Future Past trailer, which includes tons of new footage, after the jump. Read More »
Channing Tatum has made no secret of the fact he’d love to play Gambit in the X-Men movies. The card-throwing, womanizing Cajun has long been a fan favorite, but so far has only been seen on screen once, briefly, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, with Bryan Singer teasing he’d love to bring Gambit into the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, Tatum has revealed the possibility has taken another step forward toward reality. He’s met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner about possibly playing the role and is already working on an accent. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t open for another few weeks, and its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, isn’t coming for another two years. Nevertheless, inquiring minds already want to know what Bryan Singer has planned for us in 2016, and the director is more than happy to deliver.
In a new interview, Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg revealed some new details about the film, including its relationship to the source material, its connection to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and which other mutants we might see. (Hint: Mystique won’t be the only blue one around these parts anymore). Hit the jump for more info.
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Up until now, the X-Men: Days of Future Past version of Quicksilver has been relegated to still images. Even without knowing how he’d look in motion, fans have had plenty to say about the punk metallic look of the character. Now, his movements have been revealed thanks to commercial for fast food burger chain Carl’s Jr. It shows Quicksilver in action, which seems like very odd place to reveal the movement of a character whose design has generated such polarized responses. Check out the Quicksilver Carls Jr commercial below. Read More »