What does Tom Hardy have to say about all The Dark Knight Rises set photos that have been released? Want to watch a deleted scene from X-Men First Class featuring Michael Fassbender in drag? How does the female villain in Man of Steel look and does Superman wear underwear? And which villain is terrorizing the public in The Avengers? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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LOL: “Born This Way” X-Men Parody

I’ve been listening to Henry Jackman‘s X-Men: First Class soundtrack on repeat ever since I saw the movie last week, so it’s safe to say I’m a fan. Before that, I loved John Ottman‘s score from X2, and before that, I was humming along to the theme song from the ’90s cartoon. Yet as wonderful as all of this X-Men-related music has been, there’s always been something missing — and that something is words. You can hum along to these melodies, but you can’t quite belt them out in the shower.

Thankfully, Ryan at TheWarpZone has taken it upon himself to rectify that. Inspired by the “epic win” of First Class, he’s penned a new, much more shower-friendly song that pays tribute to the mutant superheroes. Even better, I don’t have to learn a whole new tune, as the hilarious lyrics are set to Lady Gaga‘s inescapable “Born This Way.” Watch him perform the whole thing on an acoustic guitar — while wearing a Magneto costume — after the jump. Oh, and don’t worry if you haven’t gotten around to seeing First Class just yet — the song contains no spoilers whatsoever.

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Previously, while talking to Matthew Vaughn, we cut our interview off just as we were about to talk about a juicy spoiler that pops up in his new film, X-Men First Class, now in theaters. Well, assuming that you’ve seen the movie, you now know what we mean and you probably want the story behind it. The answers you seek are after the jump.

If you haven’t seen X-Men First Class yet, what are you waiting for? Check it out, read our original – spoiler free – interview, then come back and read its exciting conclusion. Read More »

The X-Men series hasn’t seen a genuinely great film in over eight years. It was way back in 2003 when Bryan Singer’s X2: X-Men United was released, a skillful blend of superhero action, social commentary, and strong performances. While the last two films, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine performed extremely well at the box office, both were almost universally reviled by critics and fans.

Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, which hits theaters today, has a hugely challenging task before it. Not only does this prequel seek to revitalize a moribund franchise, it must also tell an interesting story while not betraying the most beloved elements of the original series of films. On top of all that, it seeks to be an origin story. Can the film thrill the audience with a story they already know the ending to?

Let us know what you think in the comments below. Assume that SPOILERS lie after the jump.
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Matthew Vaughn is sick. Literally. On a Tuesday morning in late May, the director of the upcoming X-Men First Class called us from London with a case of tonsillitis. The timing couldn’t be worse. Vaughn is about to release the biggest movie of his career, 20th Century Fox’s summer superhero tentpole, X-Men First Class, a film that serves as both a prequel and reboot to a popular series of films that began in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s X-Men. Starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as younger versions of Charles and Erik, who will grow up to be Professor X and Magneto respectively, the Sixties-set film tells the origin story of the X-Men infused with the exciting action and fantastic social conceits that make the X-Men great.

On top of that, the film is solid; an entertaining love letter to the X-Men franchise that’s both a treat for fans but totally accessible to non-fans. Most of that is thanks to magnetic lead performances and a well-thought out screenplay that Vaughn co-wrote along with writing partner Jane Goldman and Thor writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. X-Men First Class is up there with the best of the Singer X-Men movies and does its job so well that the franchise can go anywhere from here.

In our short 10-minute interview Vaughn talked about that, how he regretted not making X-Men: The Last Stand, how the insane profitability of Kick Ass (you read that right) could lead to Kick Ass 2 and much more. Check it out after the break. Read More »

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