Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been an up-and-down year for Fox’s X-Men franchise so far. Deadpool got 2016 off to a strong start with its record-breaking run, while X-Men: Apocalypse has proven to be a disappointment both critically and commercially. But here’s another spot of good news for all you mutant lovers: FX has just given a series order to Legion, an X-Men TV spinoff from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens, of Downton Abbey and The Guest fame, plays David Haller, “a troubled young man who may be more than human.” (Fans of the X-Men comics might know the character as the son of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X.) Along with the announcement comes the first photo of Stevens in character, which you can see below. Read More »
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The end of last month brought news that production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure had been postponed indefinitely to allow franchise star Dylan O’Brien more time to recover. The actor was injured when a stunt went wrong back in March. Details on how the accident occurred haven’t been confirmed, but O’Brien was said to have several broken bones, either fracturing his cheek bone or orbital socket.
At this time, it’s unclear just how much longer O’Brien needs to recover before production can resume on the third film in the franchise based on author James Dashner‘s book series. But the good news is 20th Century Fox has plans to get the movie back on track, and that begins by setting a new release date for early in 2018. Plus, the studio has also shifted some release dates for a couple upcoming Marvel movies and the reboot of Predator. Find out more below Read More »
Did X-Men: Apocalypse beat the Thursday box office total Days of Future Past had in 2014? Who are the 100 greatest X-Men of all time? Did you know Deadpool reused some footage from X-Men: The Last Stand? What’s so great about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 special Batman edition phone? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
If you’re heading off to see X-Men: Apocalypse at your local multiplex this weekend, be sure to stick around until all the credits have rolled by because there’s a special scene at the end of the movie that hints at what’s next for the X-Men franchise. However, unless you’re a fan of the comics, there’s a chance you might not know what the scene means at all. After the jump, we explain the meaning of the X-Men Apocalypse credits scene and what it might mean for future X-Men movies.
Beware of spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse from here on out. Read More »
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Bryan Singer will next make 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which begins filming this fall, but the director isn’t done with the X-Men franchise yet. His newest addition to the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens in theaters this Friday, but he’s already expressed interest in continuing with the franchise, although whether he’ll direct another sequel is unconfirmed. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg revealed the next installment will take place in the ’90s, presumably following the latest recruits, and possibly the X-Men: First Class castmates if they decide to return.
But what about the original cast, the one Bryan Singer helped put together for the first X-Men film? Most of them appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but did that conclude their involvement with the franchise? Below, Singer says he’s interested in bringing back the original X-Men cast members, but only under the right circumstances.
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Which relaunched title from DC Comics Rebirth does Geoff Johns like the most? Would you believe that Fantastic Four got a Teen Choice Award nomination? How much of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse ended up on the cutting room floor? Is Wesley Snipes still hoping to return as Blade? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
For many children of the 90s, their first experience with X-Men came in the form of the animated series that aired Saturday mornings on FOX. Plenty of those kids still view that adaptation of the comic as the definitive version of the X-Men, even moreso than the big screen franchise that has been playing out over the past 16 years.
So with X-Men: Apocalypse hitting theaters this weekend, there’s no better time to take aim at X-Men: The Animated Series with an Honest Trailer. But this particular installment pays plenty of compliments where they’re due. Watch the video after the jump. Read More »