Stewart & McKellen Won’t Be Back For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

- 01-19-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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All indications are pointing toward X-Men: Days of Future Past being the last time we’ll get the thrill of seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen‘s Professor Xavier and Magneto. If the story line from the last movie wiping their existence in favor of the younger versions then perhaps Patrick Stewart’s own words are the final nail in their character’s coffins. (more…)

‘X-Men: Age of Apocalypse’ Will Be The End For Professor X’s Hair

- 09-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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When X-Men: First Class, which set out to tell the tale of how Marvel’s Merry Mutants came together, premiered a few years back, fans of the X-films and the comic books were generally pleased with the  result, with most people pointing to the relationship with Professor Xavier and Magneto carrying the  movie. However, as comic book fans are sometimes wont to do, they became nit-picky about seemingly  random changes in continuity with the previous films and comic books. Why was Cyclops’ brother Havok  one of the first X-recruits and not Cyclops? Why was there no mention of Mystique growing up with  Charles Xavier in the other X-Men movies? However, the biggest concern that viewers had was why  wasn’t Charles Xavier bald? (You know, important, hard hitting stuff.) James McAvoy, who portrayed  a younger Charles Xavier in both First Class and this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, spoke out recently about Professor X’s coiffure and sought to put fans’ follicle fears to rest. (more…)

James McAvoy Talks Wolverine Departure, Suggests Mystique Should be Fox’s New Darling

- 05-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Bloody Wolverine and bloody Hugh Jackman. Being Fox’s most marketable super hero, they’ve managed to cram him into pretty much every comic book movie that they’ve made. But even Wolverine can’t last forever. Eventually, Jackman will move on to other things. And while that doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t see our favorite angry scrapper in the future, it does mean that Fox might need to shift their focus and put another super hero into the forefront. According to actor James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence (aka Mystique) should be the one to take the torch once Jackman passes it on. (more…)

Meetings and Answers in 2 New ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Clips

- 05-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s May 2, and summer has begun! Not actually, but in box office terms, yes, the summer movie season has officially kicked off with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But since the fan community has likely already rendered judgment on that effort, let’s flash forward a couple of weeks to the release of the next big comic book movie – X-Men: Days of Future Past. And since the good people at Fox, and Norton Anti-Virus for some reason, seem to have read our minds we have two new X-Men clips to unfurl before your disbelieving eyes. (more…)

Get Your First Look at Evan Peter’s Quicksilver From ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Right Here

- 01-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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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…)

James McAvoy Talks Xavier in ‘X-Men: DOFP’, Confirms He’ll Play the Role Again, Possibly in ‘Apocalypse’?

- 12-11-13Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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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…)

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Feature ‘First Class’ Cast Says Singer

- 12-09-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Gets the Bryan Singer Commentary Treatment

- 10-30-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The first trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit the Internet yesterday, and there was a lot to take in. What better way to explore what the trailer has to offer than having the film’s director talk us through it? (more…)

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer is Here to Rock Your Face Off!

- 10-29-13Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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…)

‘Days of Future Past’ the “Most Epic X-Men” Movie Ever? Potentially, Says James McAvoy

- 10-02-13Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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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,

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