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Bryan Singer has taken to Twitter onces again, providing another tease from X-Men: Days of Future Past. His latest offering provides our first look at actor Nicholas Hoult in his new Beast makeup. Check out the image along with a Tweet from the director after below:

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Taking that image and placing it next to the First Class image, you can see this iteration of the character is similar, but different to past designs. It may only be a half or so of a face, but when comparing halves and remembering how it looked in First Class it does look like an improvement. More animalistic and what not.

Mutant and proud, right?

In other DOFP past news,

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January Jones, who played Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, has confirmed that she wasn’t asked to reprise her role for the sequel, due to the fact her character doesn’t appear in the Days of Future Past adaptation. Jones had already given indications in past interviews that Frost might not be returning, but gave a definitive answer in a recent interview with Collider:

“I haven’t been asked back.  It’s called Days of Future Past or something.  No, they’re going into another time period, or they’re going back and forth from different time period and Emma’s not in that.  Not in what they’re doing.”

I, for one, am happy about this. She’s a wonderful and intriguing character, but I would rather have no Emma Frost in the movies ever again if it meant that January Jones would reprise the role. As hot as she was, her performance was dry and extremely devoid of any emotion. She was probably the worst part of X-Men: First Class.

Sources: SlashFilm and Collider

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about which X-Men, past and present, will appear in the upcoming sequel, but who’s being left out of the loop? Well, it appears that everyone’s second favorite telepath may be one of the mutants who will sit out the next cinematic chapter of X-Men, at least that’s according to her portrayer, January Jones.

Talking to Collider while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jones let it slip that she doesn’t know much about X-Men: Days of Future Past, up to, and including, whether or not she’s in it.

“I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one,” she said. “Well they haven’t told me if I am.”

Weird, right? Considering that X-Men: First Class ended with Emma being recruited into the first iteration of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by Magneto (Michal Fassbender). But according to Jones, she didn’t even get a chance to read the script for First Class until she was on her way to the set, and besides, everything she’s heard about the film, she’s not even sure where Emma fits in.

“It’s called Days of Future Past I think, and I think it’s more about James [McAvoy] and Michael [Fassbender] and then Patrick [Stewart] and Ian [McKellan], and I think it’s gonna go back and forth with those so I don’t think Emma’s in those bits. I don’t know, I really don’t know,” Jones said.

Cast members already confirmed for the film include McAvoy, Fassbender, Stewart, and McKellan, along with Nicholas Hoult (Beast from First Class), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique from First Class) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine who’s appeared in all X-Men movies thus far).

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to be released on July 18, 2014. Expect production to begin sometime later this year, and expect more casting news anytime now.

Source: Cinema Blend

‘Mad Men’ Season 5 Teaser Trailers

AMC‘s critically acclaimed Med Men is not a show that we would typically feature here at Nerd Bastards. It’s a bit out of a nerdy wheelhouse. However,  it’s so fucking good that we can’t help but mention it.

Madmen takes us into a Manhattan advertising agency before and during the Vietnam war. The men wear snappy suits, smoke like chimneys, and drink like fish. The women, oh the women, they dress and have curves. The show deals with so many issues such as race, marriage and parenting. The brilliance is all in the subtext. Many lines have double or even triple meanings.

While I could go on and on praising the show, I’ll simply say the style, writing and acting is truly phenomenal. This is one of those must watch shows.

Anyway, AMC has released a bunch of promo trailers for Mad Men season 5 announcing that all of our favorite characters will be back to bring on the drama. The characters included in the teasers are for Joan (Christina Hendricks), Roger (John Slattery), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Betty (January Jones), Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), and of course, Don (Jon Hamm).

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Watch: The Making of ‘X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class was a disgrace to comic continuity. There’s no question about that. However, if you disregard comic cannon, you’ll find the prequel offers a good deal of fun. Action, thrills, tough moral questions. It’s all there. In every sense it’s genuinely First Class (ba dum dum tish).

Anyway, if you liked the flick you’ll probably want to immerse  yourself in the ‘making of’ experience. It’s all in the BluRay, but if you’re too cheap for that, we got you covered. Thanks to YouTube user jasminemaomao, we have the full behind the scenes ‘Making Of’ videos. It’s pretty interesting stuff, or so I’ve been told. To be honest, I didn’t listen to any of the 8 videos below. I only watched for the boobs. January Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Goldman (she penned the script). X-Men: FAP Class.

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Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Every Monday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: A Doctor Who/Friends theme mash-up, super realistic and creepy statues of Grand Moff Tarkin and Superman, 7 Insane Easter Eggs Hidden in Movies and TV Shows, Princess Leia headphones, cafe with Lego walls, Gameboy iPad cases, the ultimate Star Wars wedding, 10 of our Childhood’s Animated Films That Could Really Bear Closer Inspectation, comic book’s showing up in Barnes & Nobles, Jurassic Park jeep transporting a Companion Cube, authentic G-1 Unicron figure, new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 posters, incredible Steampunk Ash, Damon Lindelhof burns January Jones, Anne Hathaway gives stunman black eye, C-3PO and Rs-D2 take a sexy adventure, super swimsuits, actors with action figures.

 

With as much drama as there was in Tennant’s Tardis a sitcom parody couldn’t have been far behind. Rose loved him, Martha loved him, Jack, umm, just wanted to do him. And whose Donna, Phoebe? (TheMarySue)

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As the promotional machine for X-Men: First Class continues to chug along before it’s June 3rd release date one might think we’re going to see the whole flick in clip form before it opens. They’re referring to this new bit ‘o’ footage as a sneak peak, and why is beyond me. It should really read trailer, and while there’s not lots of new footage there are a few quick snippets of some of the lesser known mutants displaying their powers, particularly Darwin and Angel.

Why is she called Angel when she clearly has insect wings? Aren’t they afraid movie-goers will confuse this Angel with the more, well, “angelic” looking Angel from X3? Yeah, no one actually tries to remember X3 so probably not, nevermind. And does anyone else feel unimpressed by Emma Frost‘s outfit? Yeah, yeah I know she’s supposed to be scantily clad and all in white but this looks like something off a Victoria Secret’s runway model. It’s boring and unoriginal. I do really like her skin tight leather cat-suit; sexy with a suitable 1960s, Emma Peel style. But okay, I’m probably analyzing her fashion sense too much, you guys just want to stare at her boobies and  I’m sure they’ll be plenty of opportunities.

So you’re pumped for First Class? Good, ’cause director Matthew Vaughn is already thinking about a sequel. He was recently interviewed by Hitfix and talked about working with the cast again and how he’d open his sequel,

Yeah, definitely. I really loved working with them, and with Michael [Fassbender] and James [McAvoy], the chemistry was really lovely. I’ve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I’ve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don’t want to tempt fate, though. If the film’s a hit, of course I’d be interested. I really enjoyed making it.

While I’m intrigued by this premise it’s probably too much to expect a film set in the 60s to not touch on the Kennedy assassination. It’s ground we’ve seen covered dozens of times, but hell who knows, maybe Vaughn and the X-Men could shed new light on the conspiracy.

Were you also maybe wondering why Sebastion Shaw doesn’t look like his comic book counterpart? You know, besides the obvious fact that Kevin Bacon would look really fucking dumb with a ponytail. Oh, wait, that is the only possible answer, Vaughn explains,

He was the villain… no, the character, that I was most afraid of. I kept thinking, ‘Are we going to pull Shaw off?’ And the comic book version made me nervous, and I would argue with Lauren [Shuler-Donner] about it, and she’d say, ‘He must have the ponytail and the cravat.’ And I would argue, ‘He is going to look like an Austin Powers villain, Lauren. We cannot do that. I have to make the movie work, and Kevin Bacon with a ponytail and a cravat dressed as an 18th-century fop will look ridiculous.

Good call, Vaughn. This decision probably saved the whole film from being utterly ridiculous.

sources: GeekTyrant, ComicBookMovie

With Thor smashing the box office into tiny little pieces, it was only a matter of time before the next Marvel superhero movie comes out.

Up to bat, it X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, facing off against Emma Frost (January Jones) and Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. And the press machine is just getting warmed up for the film, which is set to open on June 3rd, 2011.

We have not one, but two new television spots for the movie (embedded below), as well as a boatload of pictures from the film to show to you.

For the full photo gallery of pictures, click below the jump!

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Well I at least thinks it’s safe to say this won’t be as bad a the Wolverine film but I’m still not compelled to see X-Men:First Class.  And oddly enough, my reasoning…the stupid fucking theme song they use. I don’t why but it really bugs me.  It just doesn’t get me excited and there isn’t enough of a payoff from the mellow song even when it picks up for the action scene. Ah, I digress.

So as far the film is concerned I hope it’s not fucking boring although it looks like it could have a tendency to be. Directed by Matthew Vaughn the film,

charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

Which in theory seems pretty cool.  I’m just not sure McAvoy and Fassbender have the chops to pull off being the leaders of this group of young mutants.  However, Jennifer Laurence looks as though she is going to give a pretty badass performance which is pretty exciting!

On another happy note the action scenes in this beast look pretty sweet!  We get to lots of stuff blow up above ground and below!  What will save this film in my opinion is it’s pacing.  If the there is a steady flow from start to finish without lots of long distracting scenes that pull us out of the story than it has a chance at being pretty damn good.  What do you guys think??  The newest installment of the X-Men series start James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones and Kevin Bacon and hit theaters June 3rd.

 

Source: SlashFilm

X-Men: First Class Spoilers!

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Oh X-Men: First Class, I have such high hopes for you.

The movie, which details the early days of Charles Xavier and the X-Men, could be an amazing movie. And, it has January Jones walking around in a bra (which is always a win in my book).

Be warned, as there are spoilers abound below the jump!

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Are you excited for X-Men: First Class? While I, like the rest of you, have no faith that FOX can produce a quality super hero movie. The studio fuckheads seem to make it a mission to squeeze a gooey shit all over our beloved comic book characters. However, First Class is helmed by Kick-Ass (pun intended) director Matthew Vaughn and is written by his Kick-Ass cohort Jane Goldman (I badly want to have sex with her). The duo can do no wrong. Well, they can, but lets assume they can’t. The recently released trailer certainly put a pause to most speculated negativity. The foreboding music score and quick cuts of mutants, mayhem and January Jones as Emma Frost personally tickled my nerd fancy. Regardless of the alternative telling of the formation of the X-men, the trailer made it seem the essence is well captured.

Anyway, to get the rest of you on the First Class bandwagon, Empire got their hands on this cool image (pictured above) of January Jones as Emma Frost and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw standing in the Hellfire Club’s “secret lair”. Hmm, I imagine Emma Frost must have said something along the lines of “Ice to see you”. Seriously, what are they in Superman’s fortress of solitude? Mr. Freeze wants his hideout back.  Jokes about the Hellfire pad aside, I think we’re all too enchanted my Emma Frost’s “Mom Pants”.

So aside from this snappy photo, Empire also had a few brief words from the actors themselves.

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“He’s not a mustache twirler. He’s a smooth talker and a manipulator. But he really believes that mutants are the master race and to get what he wants he will do whatever he has to do.

And what of his significantly different costume in this movie? The comics Shaw wears a faintly ridiculous 18th century get up..

“The movie’s grounded. We went through different sideburn lengths but to have him dressed as Benjamin Franklin would have been weird. I don’t have the legs for those tights anyway!”

January Jones plays Emma Frost, the infamously under dressed villain from the XMen comics. She tells Empire about being nervous when she heard about the character’s revealing outfits.

“Before I came here, I was frightened and curious. You can’t just paint on an outfit! I only do projects set in the ’60s with Men in the title! But I get to wear crazy outfits and fight and be telepathic. It’s a lovely change of pace.”

X-Men: First Class hits May 30th.