Up until last year, Alpha was being billed as a gritty, survivalist tale about a young, lost hunter who befriends an injured wolf. And from the looks of the first trailer, that’s all it would be — with a heartwarming tale of the first boy and his dog embedded within, of course. But after the prehistoric drama starring Kodi Smit-McPhee got pushed back to the summer, it seems like Sony has flipped the marketing entirely in the latest trailer.
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Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for a new survival thriller period piece called Alpha (formerly known as The Solutrean) from The Book of Eli co-director Albert Hughes. Set in prehistoric Europe, the film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Apocalypse) as a young man who’s left for dead after a fall and who endures harsh conditions by teaming up with an injured wolf. Nope, you’re not the only one having flashbacks to 10,000 B.C. Watch the Alpha trailer below.
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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.
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The last time we were presented with an X-Men: Apocalypse clip, we were given a scene where Rose Bryne dumps exposition all over James McAvoy‘s not-yet-bald head. This new clip (while seemingly cut down from the full version of the scene) is significantly more action packed, showcasing a fight sequence between Ben Hardy‘s Angel and Kodi Smit-McPhee‘s Nightcrawler.
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X-Men: Apocalypse has a huge cast of characters, some of whom are returning to roles from previous films, and quite a few of whom are inheriting younger versions of characters that appeared in the first three films. There are even a few new additions, such as Psylocke. While on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse last year we talked to many of the cast members about what is new and different for their roles in this film.
Below, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender explain where their characters are in life as the new film opens. Read More »
Last week saw the release of the first official X-Men: Apocalypse photos. Now we’ve got those pics in high resolution, allowing you to check out more details than before. But there’s one notable omission in this release of pics, which you can see for yourself below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
The end is pretty much always nigh in the X-Men universe, but next year our superheroes will truly face the Apocalypse — that is, a 5,000-year-old mutant who goes by the name Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. Today we finally get a peek at this fearsome villain, plus Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and many more. Get your X-Men Apocalypse first look after the jump.
Update: Even more images have been revealed, this time of the “new” characters including Cyclops and Jean Grey. See them all after the jump! Read More »
Want to see some great new photos from the sets of Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad? Which X-Men mutant did Kodi Smit-McPhee almost play? How much has Avengers: Age of Ultron made so far at the box office? Want to see an amazing new collectible from Batman Returns? Is there an update on the TNT pilot Titans? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
X-Men: Apocalypse promises to bring us whole new versions of some classic characters. And as shooting begins today, we have our first look at one of them. Director Bryan Singer has unveiled an image of Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, the teleporting blue mutant who was played by Alan Cumming in 2003’s X2. Take a peek at the X-Men Apocalypse Nightcrawler after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you were following our dispatches from Sundance this year, you might already know to be excited for Slow West. Directed by John Maclean, the Western stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young man who journeys from Scotland to the American West to find his lost love (Caren Pisorious). Along the way he’s joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious gunslinger who guides and protects him.
As much as we love grim, gritty Westerns, part of what makes Slow West so intriguing is that it looks like so much more than that. It’s dark and violent, sure, but it’s also laced through with black humor, Biblical allegory, and even a slight a fairy tale feel. Watch the Slow West trailer after the jump. Read More »