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With the newest and, so it seems, most ambitious entry in the X-Men film franchise less than two months away, six new featurettes have been released in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s imminent arrival. These featurettes are a combination of set tours, interviews, and explanations of plot details–with snippets of actual film footage sprinkled here and there.

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Empire Magazine have declared this week all about X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kicking things off with their reveal of 25 character covers, including our first look at the newest Sentinel, Mark X, Empire is slowing sharing more and more tantalizing bits from the most epic X-Men movie ever. Today they’ve released four new photos, like the one of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) above. (more…)

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Obviously when you adapt a story from one medium to another changes are foreseeable and necessary, and in the case of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is based on the seminal Uncanny X-Men storyline of the same name, there is one pretty big change right up front. As I’m sure you know being a regular reader of this site, or simply by seeing the recent DOFP trailer, it’s Wolverine, not Kitty Pryde, that goes back in time from the Sentinel dominated future in order to warn the X-Men of the past that some bad $#!% is going to come to pass unless they change the future. But why Wolverine, you may ask, what prompted director Bryan Singer and the film’s writers to choose Hugh Jackman‘s character to go time trippin’? One of the film’s screenwriters offers an explanation. (more…)

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Movie studios the world over are balls-deep in making super hero flicks and it doesn’t look like the trend will end anytime soon.  With that popularity, many actors have chimed into to announce what characters they would like to play and what movies they’d like to see made.  Some of these are just annoying, but Ellen Page has what is in my opinion the best idea ever.  If Page had her way, she would grab up Joss Whedon and make a Kitty Pryde solo flick.

It’s already well-known that she’s back for X-Men: Days of Future Past, so the character still has life and, best of all, Page is still wearing the costume.  And apparently Whedon has expressed in the past his desire to make a Pryde solo flick and admits his love of the character in general.  Further, Page had this to say in a recent interview:

Well, I’m available! [Laughs.] I love that. Kitty Pryde’s awesome. I’m super grateful to be the actress who’s gotten to be her, and you only desperately hope that the true fans who have a right to demand what they want and who have been passionate about these stories for a really long time, that you can pull it off for them. I would be so thrilled to play Kitty Pryde again. I really would.

Of course, the idea of Whedon crossing the Marvel/Disney border and jumping in bed with Fox and their X-Men franchise is highly unlikely, so there’s pretty much zero chance we’ll see the almighty Whedon put this kind of project together.  But maybe we’ll get lucky and someone else with talent will jump on it?

I’ve got one better for you Fox, if you happen to be listening – Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler tag-team movie.  Yes, that would be my ultimate fanboy dream come true.

 

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

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My understanding is what we’ve got here is the same footage as what was screened in Hall H for FOX’s panel at SDCC, at least part of it. This very short clip, which appeared on YouTube earlier today only to be promptly pulled by FOX’s lawyers, then later uploaded to a more dubious video hosting site, is the very beginning of the footage screened at Comic Con.

Give the blurry, bald head of Charles Xavier a click in order to view the footage. Do it now! Before it’s taken down again! [Note: only click play, don’t bother installing whatever crap they try and trick you into.]

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