At Comic-Con in San Diego, fans got their first look at X-Men: Apocalypse with an early trailer put together just for fans who waited in line to get into Hall H. But the footage leaked online (which producer Hutch Parker says is not a marketing scheme), and millions have now seen the footage showing off Oscar Isaac as the film’s titular villain.
Since then, some official first look photos have surfaced online, and sadly the look of the aforementioned villain has been frustratingly compared to that of Ivan Ooze, the villain from the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie. Once you see it, it cannot be unseen.
But we’re doing our best to march forward and hope for the best from the sequel. Thankfully, director Bryan Singer keeps teasing us with photos from behind the scenes, and his latest is a shot from the set of a destroyed Cairo, Egypt, which just so happens to be where the weather-controlling mutant Storm is from in the comics. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Cairo set photo after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
What would Stephen Colbert look like as Galactus? Will Green Lantern come to Arrow this season? Is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally getting a fix? Does Mark Hamill want to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke? Are there new behind-the-scenes photos from The Flash? Could Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. ever cross over? Who’s the latest superhero headed to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Bryan Singer premiered X-Men: Apocalypse footage at Comic Con this year, and the footage immediately leaked online. The film is still shooting (they’re just a bit past the halfway point now) and barely features any finished effects; the footage debut was almost entirely character stuff that isn’t likely to go online in an official way any time soon.
So the low-quality bootleg leak was how some people first saw Apocalypse, just as with footage from other high-profile projects such as Deadpool and Suicide Squad. In the wake of those leaks, I’ve seen conversations that assume such leaks are built in to the Comic Con plan as part of the marketing scheme for these movies.
I was on the X-Men: Apocalypse set this week, where I spoke to producer Hutch Parker. He was a Fox studio exec when the first X-Men films were made, and has worked as a producer on The Wolverine, Days of Future Past, and now Apocalypse. I asked him about the leak, and about how it fits into any overall marketing plan. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Does Deadpool want a Cable movie? What are the new origins of the Fantastic Four? Is William Stryker back for X-Men: Apocalypse? What does Grant Morrison think of Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman? Who’s coming to Arrow next season? Will Gotham Season 2 give Bruce a new love interest? What would a Peyton Reed-directed Fantastic Four have been like? Can Paul Rudd take Conan seriously for Ant-Man‘s sake? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
The end is pretty much always nigh in the X-Men universe, but next year our superheroes will truly face the Apocalypse — that is, a 5,000-year-old mutant who goes by the name Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. Today we finally get a peek at this fearsome villain, plus Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and many more. Get your X-Men Apocalypse first look after the jump.
Update: Even more images have been revealed, this time of the “new” characters including Cyclops and Jean Grey. See them all after the jump! Read More »
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One of the staples of pretty much every single Marvel film, whether they’re from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures or Sony Pictures, is a cameo from Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
The man responsible for creating Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men and more has played a variety of characters in comic book films (though there’s a theory that they’re all the same character), and as long as he’s alive, you can bet he’ll appear in every future Marvel film at various studios as well.
In fact, Lee just confirmed a cameo for X-Men: Apocalypse, but it sounds like it’ll be something a little different than what we’re used to seeing the comic creator do on the big screen. Find out more about the Stan Lee X-Men Apocalypse cameo after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Will Avengers: Age of Ultron get a director’s cut? How much does Ryan Reynolds love his Deadpool costume? Did Batman v Superman‘s Jesse Eisenberg have a good time at Comic-Con? What will the new X-Men uniforms look like? Could Jennifer Lawrence play Mystique again? Who’ll be the big bad in The Flash Season 2? How is Marvel Comics paying homage to hip-hop? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fox’s Marvel universe is a damn big place, and the studio didn’t mind reminding fans of that fact at Comic-Con. At the end of the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel on Saturday, Fox brought out every mutant, supersoldier, and interdimensional traveler it could find for one truly epic superhero selfie.
The final photo consists of over two dozen characters from Fox’s Marvel mega-franchise, including the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, plus the grandfather of them all, Stan Lee. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
And we’re back from Comic-Con with a super-sized Superhero Bits! Want a new look at Batman’s costume in Batman v Superman? Or Arrow‘s new outfit for Season 4? Will Lady Sif be in Thor: Ragnarok? How could Agent Carter tie into Doctor Strange? What are people saying about the Lucifer pilot? Will Fantastic Four be in 3D? Were those Bryan Cranston Lex Luthor rumors ever true? How’s Jon Bernthal looking on the set of Daredevil? Who’s playing Jay Garrick in The Flash? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »