While I loved watching this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I felt like I had been, in part, been robbed. The aggressive marketing campaign would lead viewers to believe that all of the characters featured in the posters, on the magazine covers, and even the dollar store toys and novelty cups would have at least some bit of screen time. Most of us knew going into the film that the reality was that with a film with so many X-folks, the bigger guns—Xavier, Magneto, that clawed fellar—would capture more screen time than the little fish like Blink and Bishop. However, with the release date of Days on Blu-ray and DVD just next month, it looks like Rogue and the other X-Men who got the short shrift will get their due in an extended version of the film next summer. (more…)
Though the version of X-Men: Days of Future Past we got in theaters was, according to most, a damned fine movie, the truth of the matter is that there were still plenty of scenes cut from the film in order to get it down to the 2 hour and 11 minute run time that audiences were witness to. Rather than toss all that footage into the void, producer Lauren Shuler Donner made the announcement via Twitter that they’ll be releasing a director’s cut once the movie hits DVD and Blu-ray. And while we don’t yet have a complete list of everything they’ll be including with the release, we do know that one important scene will be returning – another epic battle staged in the future version of the X-Men universe. (more…)
Even though he had already been talking about it, and already working on it, there wasn’t 100 per cent certainty that Bryan Singer would be back in the director’s chair for the next X-Men film, Apocalypse. Perhaps the sense that Singer was a question mark was compounded by the filmmaker’s recent legal trouble, but that $100 million long opening weekend haul has got to have sealed the deal, at least on a corporate end, to make a place for Singer’s return. And according to a source close the production, Singer will indeed by back for more mutant mayhem. (more…)
The time has finally come and the latest X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past is being viewed by audiences worldwide. Early reviews from critics have painted a very positive picture of the new movie and, now that I have at last had the chance to see it, I can say that the critics are spot-on. In my opinion, X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only the best X-Men film thus far, it is one of the most skillfully constructed super hero films made to date. Read on for a general, spoiler-free review. (more…)
The long, arduous wait through a film’s insanely lengthy credits for a small tease of what’s coming in a franchise’s next installment has become synonymous with the big summer blockbuster. Almost every movie offers something after or in between their credits nowadays, either a teaser or a last laugh, and when they don’t? Well, you better believe there’s usually at least a dozen disappointed movie-goers grumbling about sitting around for nothing.
After watching X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s end credit scene, however, I’m betting more than a few in the audience were saying, “What the eff was that about!?” [SPOILERS, duh.] (more…)
There’s been a lot of skepticism over whether director Bryan Singer could really pull off the massively multi-hero epic, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Super hero movies are often defined by their ability to juggle the right amount of heroes and villains without going overboard and turning into a hot mess. And while the movie still has yet to reach the majority of its audience, those that have seen it so far seem to be singing its praises. In fact, Days of Future Past is (at this time) the highest-rated X-flick ever made. (more…)
Two studios, one comic book company. The first studio owns the rights to anything X-Men or related to the M-word (“mutant”), and the second owns the rights to… Well, everything else except Spider-Man. Which one wins? According to one director, nobody, because the never-ending battle of who’s better than who at making comic book movies is “not healthy” for fans of the industry. The man in question is Bryan Singer, director of three X-Men movies, including the upcoming Days of Future Past, and in a recent interview we gave his thoughts on the navel gazing nerdery’s doing about who trumps who in comic book movies, and why he thinks its silly, and perhaps a bit invalid. (more…)
It is an inevitable consequence of the copyright laws that some of our favorite super heroes are owned by one company and can’t legally appear in other companies’ universes. The chances of competitors cooperating for a cross-over are almost zero, so it’s just something we have to live with. One character that’s managed to transcend these mystical boundaries, however, is Quicksilver. As part of both Fox’s X-Men world and Disney’s Avengers world, he holds a unique place on the big screen. Of course, with two incarnations of Quicksilver showing up in the next couple of years, some folks have begun to get irritated. Now, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer, Simon Kinberg is stepping up to comment on this issue. (more…)
A while back, the folks at Fox organized a promotion to hype the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. This promotion involved Empire Magazine and 25 bloody different covers, each one depicting one of the DoFP characters. And while nobody in their right mind went out and bought all 25 covers (at least I would hope not…), I’m sure Empire was happily enjoying an increase in their magazine sales. Now, 23 of those covers have made the transition from magazine to something that people might actually save to their computer screen. Hit the jump to see them all. (more…)
If you were like me and couldn’t exit the theater fast enough when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 credits rolled, you missed the X-Men: Days of Future Past easter egg that ran half way through said credits.
Don’t fret though — IGN has posted the film’s teaser and it gives a very brief look at Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique rounding up some mutant help and declaring herself (at least temporarily) working without Magneto.