Hugh Jackman Wolverine ending

Hugh Jackman may be taking his claws off for good. A new Instagram from the X-Men franchise actor on Saturday says that he will be playing Wolverine for “one last time.” Details after the jump.

UPDATE: Director James Mangold has confirmed that Jackman’s “one last time” as the character will be in the upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. Fox has that film slated for March 3, 2017.

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Wes Anderson X-Men

Wes Anderson parodies are like the cat videos of movie parodies. There are so many. The reason being that Anderson has such a distinct style in every facet of filmmaking – from shot composition, to tone, performance, music, production and costume design – his aesthetic is fairly easy to duplicate, at least on a superficial level.

That is, it’s easy to duplicate, but not easy to make entertaining. That takes more nuance and a very good idea, both of which filmmaker Patrick H Willems has. He’s made a video that asked a question no one else has addressed: What if Wes Anderson directed X-Men? The result is very clever and entertaining. Check out the Wes Anderson X-Men video below. Read More »

‘X-Men’ Live-Action TV Series Brewing at Fox

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Everyone’s favorite mutant superhero team could be coming to the small screen. Fox is looking to develop an X-Men live-action series, with a team that includes 24 producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz and Star Trek 3 scribes Patrick McKay and JD Payne. More on the X Men live action series after the jump.  Read More »

X-Men timeline

The X-Men of Marvel Comics are famous for being so numerous, and so interconnected in plot and history, that unraveling the connections between all of them is a herculean task. For example, take this fairly comprehensive X-Men timeline video, which runs eleven minutes and has to sprint in order to fit every team member into that running time. Along with the basic character bios, you’ll get a detailed breakdown of decades of X-Men history, including many of the later revisions made to allow older stories to make sense in context with later tales. Read More »

5 Movie Crossovers That Could Be Ridiculous Fun

godzilla pacific rim“Legendary Battle” by Sean Sumagaysay

Yesterday we learned that Sony was discussing a possible crossover movie between their successful 21 Jump Street franchise and their evergreen Men in Black series. This is obviously the next evolution of the Marvel-style universe trend that all of Hollywood is chasing. I know we’re supposed to hate this sort of thing but I couldn’t stop thinking about which modern movie properties could be combined into mega crossover movie events that (however ridiculous) I’d actually want to see. After the jump I list the best opportunities for big screen movie crossovers.

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x-men TV show rumor

There’s no mystery about the fact that superhero films have become one of the dominant forms of the movie business in the US, but the success of Marvel’s universe-building approach is still resounding as other studios race to catch up. Two rumors today are directly concerned with the ways in which other companies are trying to get a piece of Marvel’s success. One says that Fox is developing an X-Men TV series, while another report claims that Sony and Marvel are knocking together a way in which Spider-Man could end up in a Marvel film. Read More »

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The 20 Best Saturday Morning Cartoons of All Time

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons

It’s the end of an era, and the Saturday Morning Cartoon is officially dead. So I thought now would be the perfect time to take a look back at the best Saturday Morning Cartoons. Hit the jump to find out the 20 best Saturday morning cartoons of all time, according to me. I have even included the opening credits song (whenever available) so that you can take a trip back in time to revisit the pop culture that owned the saturday mornings of our childhoods.

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avengers / guardians of the galaxy crossover

Guardians of the Galaxy takes place literally worlds away from The Avengers, and yet both superhero teams occupy the same universe at the same time and even know some of the same people. It wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for them to cross paths at some point, and recent comments from Kevin Feige suggest they may do just that.

If you’re holding out hope for the either group to join forces with the X-Men, however, you’re probably out of luck. In the same interview, Feige downplayed the possibility of an Avengers / X-Men crossover. Sorry, Hugh Jackman. Hit the jump to see what Feige had to say.

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x-men-days

Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is my favorite film of the summer so far. (See Russ’s review here.) Singer’s return to the X-Men universe deftly combines two disparate timelines and delivers spectacular action set pieces, plus it has the emotional heft to make that action mean something. It’s an achievement on par with Whedon accomplished with The Avengers, and it breathes new life back into a franchise that seemed to be on the wane.

One of the appeals of a film like this is that it can pay off at least some of the character development and plot work from the films that have come before. But when I tried to connect the dots between past X-Men films and this one, a few of the plot details really left me scratching my head. I try to break down five of these after the jump. The following contains spoilers for all X-Men-related films prior to Days of Future Past, and some very basic plot details for Days of Future Past. Read More »