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The X-Men may be mutants, but they do have a number of human allies, and their biggest one is Moira MacTaggert. Moira has appeared in two of the X-Men movies so far, played by Olivia Williams in X-Men: The Last Stand, and then played by Rose Byrne in X-Men: First Class. Moira had to sit out Days of Future Past, but it’s been revealed that she’ll be back for more mutant adventures in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. In other news, Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirmed that this coming X-Men movie would be the final chapter of the storyline started in First Class, which makes the presence of Moira all the more important, and insightful, as we look towards the next film. (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)