Bryan Singer‘s X-Men “inbetweenquel”, Days of Future Past, promises to be the epitome of X-Men films, bridging the various generations of X-Men and spring boarding the franchise into the future. That is, if it doesn’t fall prey to the problems that have plagued many an X-Men movie (too many mutants, confusing plot lines, little to no character development, TOO MANY MUTANTS). Much will have to wait for the film’s release, but if you’re looking to get judgmental then by all means give us your opinion on Evan Peter‘s Quicksilver, recently revealed in this new photo, (more…)
Last week Bryan Singer caused quite the stir when he announced via Twitter the next X-Men film would be X-Men: Apocalypse, expected in 2016. Since then a few more details have been released, like Singer confirming the First Class cast would return for Apocalypse. And it turns out James McAvoy learned of this no sooner than we did. (more…)
So I guess there’s an awful lot riding on X-Men: Days of Future Past. The nerd ‘net went nuts last week when it was announced that a follow-up to Days would be quick in coming with 2016′s X-Men: Apocalypse, which suggests that either Fox likes what they’re seeing coming out of the X-Men editing room or they’re inflating the hype in an exaggerated and artificially way. One hopes it’s the former, but adding substance to that hope is a pair of news items concerning X-Men: Apocalypse released today. (more…)
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! The trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is upon us… and it is has EPIC written all over it. Seriously, I was not expecting it to be THAT good. (more…)
Back at Comic Con, when all the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past surprised the audience by taking the stage it finally began to sink in how BIG this movie was going to be. On that stage in Hall H stood basically every mutant ever! From Mystique to Rogue to Wolverine, and don’t forget the pairs of Magnetos and Xaviers! DOFP is going to be monstrous, and hopefully not a monstrous disaster as is a possibility with any X-Men movie boasting an incredibly large cast. (Looking at you, X3.)
Yet, DOFP has a few things working in its favor. For one, Bryan Singer is returning to the director’s chair for the first time since X2. Then there’s the amazing talent of the cast collected for DOFP. They aren’t simply shoehorning mutants in for the sake of more mutants, but are combining two teams of mutants, past and present. Teams that have both scored solidly at the box office and with fans.
To reiterate the points I’m making, here’s Charles Xavier (the younger, James McAvoy) in an interview with IGN,
With the current earnings for Hugh Jackman‘s latest movie The Wolverine grossing $361,437,539 world-wide, triple its production budget of $115,000, producers of Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past must be snug in their beds with big-office-box-numbers dancing in their heads.
Just thinking about the combination of the cast of the original X-Men movies including Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan with the next generation (or should that be younger generation) James McAovy and Michael Fassbender is mind-blowing in its awesomeness. Throw in Hugh Jackman as a bridge between the two casts, the incredible Peter Dinklage as the villain, and you have yourself a blockbuster movie.
Hugh Jackman recently sat down with Access Hollywood and literally gushed with praise for Singer, the past X-Men movies, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
I know, having sat at Comic-Con on that panel with that extraordinary cast, I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but with the size of it it’s really three in one. It really is going to blow people away because of the story. Bryan Singer, I think, is going to become the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise, I’m not sure if there’s anyone else that’s done it.”
Check out the interview below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Yes, Hugh does admit to lifting 460 pounds. Holy crap, that is incredible.
X-Men:Days of Future Past hits theater screens on May 23rd, 2014, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
For the last several months Bryan Singer has been directing X-Men: Days of Future Past, and well, principle photography has finally completed. The fun part is over. Now all that’s left is to edit the movie.
What better for Singer way to kick off the magical world of post-production at 20th Century Fox than releasing a photo of himself and star Hugh Jackman, writer/producer Simon Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker. It doesn’t look like much happened, probably just some pick up shots of Jackman whipping out his claws and growling, but at least it looks like he had fun.
And while post-production begins, promotion continues for Days of Future Past with this first official still from the movie,
Still riding the high from Saturday’s basically-every-mutant-ever-reunion at FOX‘s Hall H panel (Watch it here!) it only pleases me more to learn Charles Xavier, the younger, James McAvoy will play Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein in – surprise! – FOX’s Frankenstein. I wonder how they came upon such a hot, rising young star?
McAvoy will be joining Daniel Radcliffe, already cast as Igor, for the Paul McGuigan directed adaptation. The nature of this adaptation is still unknown. Will it be farcical, trying to recapture the humor of Young Frankenstein? (Blasphemy!) Or will it try and put an edgier spin on the classic, gothic tale like the unfortunate Van Helsing? Either way, I’m intrigued, if only to see McAvoy and Radcliffe together. And McGuigan is a sublime director, working on pictures like Gangster No. 1 and Lucky Number Slevin as well as several episodes of Sherlock (“A Study in Pink”, “The Great Game”, “A Scandal in Belgravia”, “The Hounds of Baskerville”).
What do you think of McAvoy as Frankenstein? Excited at all about this project? Are we about the inundated with Frankenstein films, what with the upcoming I, Frankenstein and the long rumored Guillermo del Toro adaptation?
Entertainment Weekly brings us these magnificent X-Men: Days Of Future Past teaser posters just released by FOX.
Above is Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lenscherr AKA “Magneto” in a composite with Michael Fassbender (in the red “X”) as the younger version of the mutant supervillain.
And here is the same concept with Sir Patrick Stewart as the aged Professor Charles Xavier and James McAvoy as the “X-Mentor’s” youthful iteration.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due for theatrical release in the summer of 2014.