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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Our favorite mutant superheroes are out in full force in the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, but Apocalypse, as his name suggests, is a pretty formidable foe. The X-Men are going to need all the help they can get, and if said help comes in the form of a certain fan-favorite Canadian with adamantium claws, all the better. Check out the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, featuring the first little peek at Wolverine, below.
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The origin story of En Sabah Nur, otherwise known as Apocalypse, was teased after the end credits of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Although that film took place in ’70s and a dystopian future (with a brief stopover in the present day), the post-credits stinger took us back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, where a mysterious figure was using his telekinetic powers to singlehandedly construct the pyramids. It was a head-scratcher for the normal folks in the audience, but for comic book aficionados, it was a very clear promise of where things were going in the sequel.
The latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse featured scenes of Oscar Isaac in an Egyptian temple of some kind, so the new film will clearly touch on the title villain’s origin story. However, 2oth Century Fox is getting the ball rolling early on this particular plot thread with a new viral video that dips its toe into the early history of the first mutant.
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Now that Batman v Superman has come and gone, X-Men: Apocalypse is going to spend the next two months leading up to its release doing everything in its power to grab and keep your attention. That means new trailers (and trailer breakdowns), featurettes, photos, and even hell freezing over. Seriously, the marketing for this movie is going to a blitz. You’re going to see James McAvoy‘s freshly shaven scalp everywhere you go.
A new batch of ten character posters advertising the film have arrived, offering close-ups on the film’s main characters. And yes, everyone is looking straight into your puny, human soul.
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Almost exactly one year ago, Jennifer Lawrence said that X-Men: Apocalypse was going to be her last time playing Mystique in the comic book franchise. At the time we thought this could just as easily been a negotiating tactic for more money to reprise the character down the road, and a new statement from Lawrence seems to indicate that was the case all along.
In a recent interview, Jennifer Lawrence said, “I am dying to come back.” That’s a complete 180 from what the actress was thinking before, so either she has a new deal for future X-Men movies, or she’s just saying that for publicity’s sake. Find out more about the possibility of Jennifer Lawrence leaving X-Men behind after the jump. Read More »