Those who’ve read the original issues that make up the Days of Future Past storyline know that, among the many apparent differences between the comic and film tellings of the tale, there’s one huge change that fundamentally changes the story.
In the comic version, it is the young Kitty Pryde who goes back in time in an attempt to prevent the development of a dystopian future in which mutants are savagely hunted. In the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it is Wolverine who acts as the time-jumping lynchpin. Why the change?
There’s an obvious answer to the question (“duh, Wolverine is the star of these movies”) but there’s also a narrative explanation. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg explains below. Read More »
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Early in the development of the film that became X-Men: Days of Future Past, there was talk that the movie could deal with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. That talk went by the wayside as the film’s reliance on the comic storyline ‘Days of Future Past’ was revealed. But now we know that there was something to that talk after all.
In a move timed to hit just days after the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, we’ve got a “documentary” video explaining just what a mutant may have had to do with the event. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Big superhero franchises don’t come cheap, but just how not-cheap they are can vary quite a bit. The first X-Men had a budget of just $75 million in 2000, according to Box Office Mojo, while 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand cost more than twice as much at $210 million. And now, the newest entry in the series could be the costliest of all.
According to a new report, X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be one of the most expensive superhero movies of all time. It’ll be 20th Century Fox’s second priciest project ever, coming in after 2009′s Avatar. Hit the jump to find out why that might be.
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What is Mystique up to in X-Men: Days of Future Past? When will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. link with Thor: The Dark World? Is there a Captain America: The Winter Soldier spoiler on a new toy package? What are the major questions regarding the Marvel/Netflix shows? Who is “Batman Bin Suparman?” Want to see some Thor: The Dark World concept art? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
After a few days away, Superhero Bits is back. And it’s big.
What are the latest casting rumors for Batman vs. Superman? Which colors will the Batsuit be? Want to see a few new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How does Kevin Feige describe Quicksilver and Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is there a Man of Steel video about the Metropolis destruction? Did Alan Taylor apologize to James Gunn about his comments about Thor: The Dark World credits scenes? Is there a video explaining the end of Thor: The Dark World? Has a leaked casting sheet offered up some details on Ant-Man? Want to see a bust from Superman: Flyby? Read about all that and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Fox Home Video will release X-Men: The Adamantium Collection on December 3rd 2013. The collector’s edition box set includes all fl=our X-Men films and both Wolverine movies on Blu-ray (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine). The set is packaged in exclusive Wolverine claw packaging. And don’t worry, they also left an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.
The set also comes with a Legacy X: Wolverine and the X-Men Bonus Disc exclusive to the set, which features a one-hour documentary on the making of the X-men and Wolverine movie universe thus far. The set has a list price of $199.99, but Amazon is doing pre-orders at a 35% discount, only $129.99!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
There was a lot to absorb in that first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Original trilogy X-Men were bumping up against First Class X-Men, new characters were showing up left and right, and the emotional arc was cresting just as action and mayhem broke out in both timelines.
Fortunately, director Bryan Singer is happy to guide fans through that jam-packed promo. “It really is what we wanted from the first look at the movie,” he said. Hit the jump for his commentary on some key moments.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Two years after X-Men: First Class and seven years after X-Men: The Last Stand, we have our first peek at what happens when those two worlds collide. The full-length trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has just arrived, bearing two Magnetos, two Professor Xaviers, and a whole lot of action. Check it out after the jump.
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