With Summer 2014 approaching its conclusion, its time to look back and inventory the blockbuster season. For the last few years, the Summer movie season has been filled with a lot of disappointment. This year, however, a lot of great films hit theaters. My top twelve best movies of Summer 2014 list is comprised of a mix of big Hollywood blockbusters and some smaller independent films which played Sundance and other film festivals earlier in the year. Some of these may have flown under your radar. Which films made my top ten movies of Summer 2014? Hit the jump and find out.
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Before Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was released and became one of the biggest films of the summer, there was lots of talk about what we wouldn’t see. Scenes with Anna Paquin as Rogue, in particular, were famously cut. But if the film’s $750 million worldwide gross has anything to say, maybe that was the right decision. Still, fans enjoy seeing more from films they love and it seems like 20th Century Fox is happy to oblige.
A few weeks ago, producer Lauren Shuler Donner hinted on Twitter about an extended edition of the movie. Now one of Fox’s executives has suggested it’ll be out next year. Check out Days of Future Past extended edition tweets below. Read More »
Want to see a better image of the Superman costume in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Which material is the new Batsuit made out of? Has a former Superman actor joined the CW show, Arrow? Did Guy Pearce almost turn down Iron Man 3? Was Andrew Garfield actually on the Avengers: Age of Ultron set? How can you see some new images and footage from Guardians of the Galaxy? Which Oscar nominee is now on Gotham? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Did Marvel screen footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron somewhere? Want to see a scoring session from X-Men: Days of Future Past? What’s up with the relationships in The Flash TV show? Was another Fantastic Four comic book cancelled? Is there a new animated Batman TV show coming on air? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
It may have felt like every mutant ever conceived had a cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but in fact there were a few that didn’t quite make the cut. One of those was Jubilee, a fan-favorite comic book character who’s never been a major player in the movies.
Thanks to some revealing concept art, though, we now have an idea of what she could have looked like. Hit the jump to get a peek at her dystopian style — along with some discarded designs for characters we did see, like Iceman, Blink, and Bishop.
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The Sentinels, those mutant-hunting robots, are a staple of X-Men stories going all the way back to 1965. They have evolved dramatically over the years as artists and writers refine and re-evaluate their conception of the ‘bots, and how they relate to other characters. They take a pretty huge leap forward in X-Men: Days of Future Past, both visually, and in terms of their capabilities. There’s a certain visual relationship to the old X-Men character Nimrod, and also to another character, with the reasons for that latter one made explicit in the film. Below, we have a collection of Sentinel concept art develop from Days of Future Past, showing some of the page to screen evolution. Read More »
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It is standard procedure for a comic book movie to end with a post-credits scene that points toward the next film to come. Once the full credits roll has gone by at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, there’s a big one. But the scene doesn’t feature anyone that casual audiences are likely to recognize, and it isn’t set in a location that is familiar to the X-Men films. So what’s it all about? We’ve got the Days of Future Past post-credits scene explained below. (Consequently, full spoilers for Days of Future Past are after the break.)
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