The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a new version of the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer fixed with an infinitely better version of the titular hero. Plus, get a recap of the entire X-Men film franchise before Dark Phoenix comes out this weekend, and go on a Lyft undercover with Jason Sudeikis driving around Los Angeles with directions from his significant other and Booksmart director Olivia Wilde. Read More »
Hey, did you forget that there’s still a new X-Men movie coming out this summer? You probably did since Dark Phoenix is on track to lose its opening weekend to The Secret Life of Pets 2. Well, what’s left of 20th Century Fox is here to remind you that the movie is still coming, regardless of whatever those secretive critters are up to. That’s why they’ve released two new Dark Phoenix clips, as well as a music video that has even more footage, including the debut of a mutant fans have wanted to see in movies for some time. Read More »
It’s the same-old routine in every X-Men story: Magneto and Professor X argue over how mutants should live in the world in a debate that turns violent, with their mutual teams facing off in an epic battle. But this time, it’s personal. The new Dark Phoenix clip depicts the familiar scene of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) butting heads over how to handle Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), who has wreaked untold destruction following her encounter with the Phoenix Force. Watch the new Dark Phoenix clip below.
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Superheroes can’t stop the super franchise that is The Secret Life of Pets. The Secret Life of Pets 2 box office tracking shows that Universal’s animated sequel is head toward $65 million during the June 7-9 weekend, soaring past its main competitor, Dark Phoenix, which is only tracking for $50 million.
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Today has been arbitrarily declared X-Men day as 20th Century Fox (or what’s left of it) continues to market Dark Phoenix, the last film in the X-Men film franchise as we know it. In honor of the makeshift publicity holiday, a trio of new featurettes have been released focusing on both the legacy of the X-Men on the big screen that spans all the way back to 2000 and the original Marvel Comics storyline that inspired the new movie. Watch the new Dark Phoenix featurettes below. Read More »
I have some good news and bad news. The good news: next week is X-Men Day! The bad news: it’s not a federal holiday, so you all still have to go to work. Sorry. X-Men Day kicks-off the advance ticket sales for Dark Phoenix, which is likely to be the final installment in the X-Men film series as we know it. More on X-Men Day, plus a neat new poster, below.
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You know what’s exciting? Space! The final frontier! Vast and mysterious! But who needs space when you can have…a train. At least, that was the thinking behind the Dark Phoenix reshoots. A new piece about the production reveals that the filmmakers behind the latest X-Men movie changed the film’s big climactic action setting from being in outer space to being on board a train, which is probably just as thrilling. Maybe.
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Even though summer doesn’t officially begin until late in June, Marvel Studios has officially proclaimed the beginning of the summer blockbuster movie season with Avengers: Endgame. Even though it will be one of the biggest movies of the year, there are still plenty more blockbuster hits coming to theaters this summer, and a new 2019 summer movies montage has arrived to get you hyped for the rest of the films coming this season. Watch it below. Read More »
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Now that 20th Century Fox has been bought by Disney, the Marvel Comics mutants known as the X-Men are back home at Marvel Studios. But before that, the studio will finish the initial series nearly 20 years later with the final installment of the franchise: Dark Phoenix. The only problem is that it’s retelling a story that we’ve already heard before, and much like the recent reboot of Hellboy, it doesn’t seem to be doing much to improve it in any way. Watch the new Dark Phoenix trailer below. Read More »
How did Avengers: Endgame leak online two weeks before release? Is Tom Welling making an appearance on Arrow? When does Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 come to Nintendo Switch? Will Sean Gunn have a role in The Suicide Squad? Who is Tyrese Gibson playing in Morbius the Living Vampire? Who do fans want to play Marvel’s Shang-Chi? Who else did David F. Sandberg play in Shazam!? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »