Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
That X-Men: Days of Future Past is getting a sequel isn’t much of a surprise, but Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalpyse announcement coming months before Days of Future Past even opened did. We’re not complaining, though — that just gives us more time to brush up on the source material.
While Apocalypse is one of the X-Men’s better known adversaries, he’s racked up so much story and backstory since his introduction in 1986 that even savvy comic book readers may need a refresher. Fortunately, we’ve found a five-minute video that offers just that. Sure, you could get most of the same info by wading through Apocalypse’s 7,000-word page on Wikipedia, but… I’ve tried, and trust me, this way is a lot more fun. Watch it after the jump.
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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 Friday, September 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
The superhero role is practically a rite of passage at this point for hot young stars, from Andrew Garfield to Chris Hemsworth. Channing Tatum gets his turn next year, voicing Lego Superman in The Lego Movie. In truth, however, there’s another classic comics character that Tatum would like to play.
Speaking at a press event for White House Down, Tatum revealed his affection for fan-favorite X-Man Gambit. “He was punk rock. He kind of rode the line,” Tatum said admiringly. Hit the jump to find out why Tatum believes he’d be perfect for the part.
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In the era of The Avengers, Batman vs. Superman and X-Men: Days of Future Past, comic book movies have begun to look more like comic books. Multiple movies featuring multiple characters all take place in the same universe, making crossovers possible. There are, unfortunately, some crossovers that are currently impossible because various studios own the rights to major characters. Spider-Man, for example, is at Sony, while the X-Men and Fantastic Four are at 20th Century Fox. That makes crossover with the Marvel Studios characters legally difficult.
According to Hugh Jackman, those barriers almost broke down in 2002. A few short years after Bryan Singer’s original X-Men, then lower level Marvel producer Kevin Feige suggested Wolverine cameo in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Jackman even traveled to the city, but something stopped it from happening. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Fox’s X-Men universe is a rich one filled with beloved characters of all kinds. But by far the most recognizable figure in it is Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman in a record seven films: X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Which means Jackman’s been brandishing those adamantium claws for well over a decade. At this point, it’d be understandable if he felt the urge to move in. But Fox, not surprisingly, is hoping he’ll stick around, and rumor has it they’re willing to pay him very handsomely to do so. Like, $100 million for four movies handsomely. Hit the jump to get the dirt.
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Posted on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Of all the exciting things to come to Hall H on Saturday, one of the biggest highlights was the X-Men: Days of Future Past panel. Director Bryan Singer assembled much of his massive cast, including Omar Sy, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, and Evan Peters and showed the first footage from the comic book sequel (look for our play-by-play soon).
Among other things, the group discussed the possibility of a Deadpool movie, Peters’ depiction of Quicksilver, and more. Hit the jump to find out what we heard.
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Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Thirteen years after the first X-Men, the film series is still going strong with a fifth installment (X-Men: Days of Future Past) due out next year. But Fox hasn’t had much luck expanding that world outward. The only spinoff released so far, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, made OK money but earned dreadful reviews. James Mangold’s The Wolverine looks more promising, thankfully, but we won’t know how things shake out for another few weeks.
With Mark Millar now on board to oversee Fox’s X-Men universe, though, the studio seems to be getting more ambitious. Comic book creator Rob Liefeld has now confirmed that an X-Force movie is in development at the studio. “In development” is still several steps away from “in production,” let alone “in theaters,” but it’s a start. Hit the jump for all the details.
Update: Info came fast on this one. Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has been announced as the screenwriter and possible director.
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