Right now X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters, but this weekend it’ll have to do battle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their cartoonish sequel. It’s likely that the X-Men won’t be able to top the box office again, but 20th Century Fox is already focused on the future of the X-Men franchise anyway.
The next X-Men sequel has been said to take place in the ’90s and may also head to space for a more loyal take on the Dark Phoenix saga. Plus there’s the delayed Gambit sequel, a Deadpool sequel, and the New Mutants coming as well. But director Bryan Singer thinks another longtime franchise character deserves their own movie: Mystique. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Blockbuster franchises can do great things for a filmmaker’s career, but most of them don’t want to remain stuck churning out sequels for the rest of their careers. Case in point: After four X-Men movies, Bryan Singer is ready to step away from the X-universe for a little while. “I’d like to do something different,” he said, while adding that he could still return in the future.
Meanwhile, Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and Spectre, says he’s done with Bond for good, for real this time. Read their comments below. Read More »
Here’s a sentence I never thought I would write: X-Men: Apocalypse may be a worse movie than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that I haven’t been shy about disliking in a public setting. And yet, the latest film in the increasingly convoluted X-Men series forced me to consider a big question – do I prefer the awful movie that shoots for big ideas and belly flops on the pavement or the awful movie that tries nothing, risks nothing, and is content to just exist without even trying to try something special? I have an answer.
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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 »
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.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
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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Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
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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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Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »