Even though there are plenty of worrisome outcomes from the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, there is some good that comes from the business deal, especially for fans of X-Men. Not only are fans excited to see the mutants enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, but now the X-Men franchise can finally see some proper modern merchandise inspired by the original movies. You can start your new collection with the first wave of X-Men movie Funko POPs.
20th Anniversary X-Men Movie Funko POPs
Even though the X-Men movie Funko POPs are being launched in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original movie, there are figures from the first trilogy in the franchise.
As you can see, you’ll find two versions of Wolverine, one with Logan in his traditional white tanktop, jeans and boots, and the other in the black leather suit from the first movie. There’s also a crouching Mystique, Rogue removing her glove to touch someone and steal their powers, and Cyclops with his swishing black coat and optic blast eyewear.
Meanwhile, from the sequels, we’ve got Nightcrawler from X2: X-Men United, complete with detailed face markings, as well as Beast in his suit X-Men: The Last Stand, and the all-powerful Phoenix version of Jean Grey.
There are also alternate versions of both Mystique and Magneto, the former with a more shiny metallic paint job, and the latter modeled after the younger version of villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
For my money though, the best two characters in this first wave are Charles Xavier and Magneto, as played by Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Hopefully this is just the beginning for the X-Men movie Funko POPs line. There are some other variations of characters that would be cool to see, something like Cyclops with his eyes blasting, or a metallic Colossus, maybe even a fiery Pyro. Plus,
Now that Logan has been in theaters for a couple of weeks, we figured it’s a good time to take stock of all the films in the X-Men universe. Outside of the core X-Men series and the Wolverine spin-off films, the Marvel Comics universe at 20th Century Fox has expanded to include Deadpool, giving us 10 total films that all exist in the same world, and we collaboratively ranked them all.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
Though it’s based on a Marvel Comics story, X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t a Marvel Studios movie. But that doesn’t mean the president of Marvel Studios can’t enjoy it all the same. Kevin Feige, who helped produce the original X-Men trilogy, praised the latest installment as a “very good” way to kickstart the franchise.
Hit the jump to read the Kevin Feige X-Men: Days of Future Past comments.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past opens this weekend and with it, all the previous X-Men movies have been blended together. Bryan Singer‘s groundbreaking first two movies, Brett Ratner’s terrible third, the good and bad Wolverine movies, and Matthew Vaughn’s First Class all come together in an ambitious story involving time travel and a massive, star-studded cast.
Which is basically to say, if you don’t have a least a working knowledge of those films, some of what happens in Days of Future Past is likely to result in copious head scratching. No matter. The team at Vulture has created a quick, 3-minute Days of Future Past primer that includes all the important pieces of information you need to know about the X-Men movies before heading to the theater this weekend. Check it out below. Read More »
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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Are there things wrong with X-Men: The Last Stand? When does X-Men: Days of Future Past take place? Will Hawkeye and Black Widow have bigger roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Does Hugh Jackman like to scream as The Wolverine? Does Batman vs. Superman screw with plans on Arrow? Does Marc Webb have answers about some Amazing Spider-Man 2 mysteries? How far in advance does Marvel plan their Comic-Con presentations? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »