apocalypse origin

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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x-men apocalypse posters

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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Jennifer Lawrence Leaving X-Men

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 »

x-men apocalypse trailer breakdown

A new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived yesterday and you know what that means. Yep, it’s time to do another frame-by-frame breakdown where we sift through every shot like proper nerds. You know, people who don’t have anything better to do with their time.

Okay. Let’s dive into this thing.

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X-Men Apocalypse

20th Century Fox has dropped the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, the first time we’ll see the core X-Men team since X-Men: Days of Future Past wiped the slate clean and rebooted the timeline. Not that turning time off and on again seems to have helped much: the X-Men, as usual, find themselves faced with chaos and devastation and possibly the end of the world as we know it, this time thanks to an ancient, godlike mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).

Professor X (James McAvoy) continues fighting the good fight with his team of fledgling superheroes, including the young Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), while Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is enlisted as one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen. Watch the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer after the jump. Read More »

Red Sonja Television Series

Another Red Sonja adaptation has been stuck in development hell for years. Plenty of talent has boarded and fallen off the project. Years ago a version starring Rose McGowan and produced by Robert Rodriguez came very close to happening, but it never came to fruition. After years of waiting, director Bryan Singer might be the one to bring this character back to life.

Learn more about the rumored Red Sonja television series below.

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Bryan Singer isn’t done with the X-Men franchise just yet, but he already has his next project lined up. Following this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the director will tackle an adaptation of Jules Verne‘s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The project will begin principal photography this fall.

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X-Men: Apocalypse - Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer has shepherded the X-Men franchise from its origin through to this year’s latest installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. Well, there was that little break in there for X-Men: The Last Stand, but with that exception Singer has been intimately involved with the core series films in a major capacity, typically as director.

This latest film gives Singer the chance to do a few things he never go to do the first time around, such as detail the early years of Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). It also features what could be the series’ biggest and weirdest villain to date: the body-hopping, power-amplifying, centuries-old Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).

Oh, you didn’t know about the body-hopping part? That’s one of the details Singer explained in a very long interview when we and a few other sites visited the set of the film in Montreal last year. Below, read the first half of this giant talk, in which Singer goes deep and gets candid about the history and future of the X-Men. Read More »

Olivia Munn as Psylocke

Now that it’s officially 2016, we’re just a little bit closer to X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of the Marvel comics franchise from 20th Century Fox. Before 2015 was over we got the first teaser trailer, showing off some of the new/old mutants and the destruction that will be coming from the iconic villain Apocalypse, played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac. However, beyond one quick shot in the trailer and a couple first look photos, we haven’t seen much of Olivia Munn as Psylocke. But today, we get one more look at the character thanks to a behind the scenes photo. Read More »