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…)
The Hunger Games lit a spark, but its sequel Catching Fire is what will set the world ablaze. Performing better than any sequel in recent memory, Catching Fire gives audiences exactly what they want: bigger, better, and more. Director Francis Lawrence isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel with this movie, but it’s obvious special attention was paid to resolve the gripes made about The Hunger Games. The cast, Jennifer Lawrence in particular, all give exceptionally strong performances, clearly having grown more comfortable in their roles. Sequels are meant to satisfy our burning need for more of what we loved the first time around, and sometimes setup forthcoming sequels; Catching Fire does this all, and then some. (more…)
During one of my countless re-watches of the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer I caught myself wondering what the deal would be with Mystique. At the end of First Class she chose to leave with Magneto, leaving Charles crippled on the beach. And when we meet her again in the first trilogy of X-films she’s quite evidently working for the Brotherhood. Jennifer Lawrence, recently gave a hint at how she gets from point A to point B. (more…)
As the November 22nd premiere of director Francis Lawrence‘s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire keeps creeping closer, the marketing powers that be are about to burst open the dam and flood the Internet, television, and print media with all kinds of new teasers. All in an effort to put just one more butt in a theater seat on opening weekend. Are you ready for your close-up, Miss Lawrence? (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…)
The first television spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has hit the Internet and it’s got all the bells and whistles you’d expect, action, angst, and Atlas (Coldplay’s new song). (more…)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Japanese trailer is making the Internet rounds today. We can expect the marketing to ramp up as the November 22nd premiere date creeps closer and closer. There’s plenty of new bits to check out. (more…)
Do you hunger for more Hunger Games? Of course you do! Any excuse to see more Jennifer Lawrence, amirite? This week is chocked full of Hunger Game: Catching Fire loot. There’s a new (and final) poster for the film, Entertainment Weekly covers and an IMAX featurette. And, oh yeah, tickets went on sale today, too!
The final poster for the film (above) is all super serious, but all I can notice is Lawrence’s inverted elbow… and now you see it too. Ewww!
Mystique is one of the few characters who’s appeared in every one of FOX‘s X-Men movies, not including those solely-Wolverine flicks. Each time she’s been a little different, in both look, attitude, and in some cases, actress. In the next X-feature, X-Men: Days of Future Past, she will again be portrayed by First Class‘ Jennifer Lawrence but has evolved since her last appearance.
Speaking with Sci-Fi Now, Lawrence explains,
I’m naked, but when I do get to wear clothes, I love the ’70s outfits. Some of the Mystique look is a little different, but we’re still using the same paint. But she’s different in this film, too. She was struggling – like a lot of normal humans – with the way she looked, and she was covered up a lot in the first movie, but this time she is Mutant and proud.
Clearly, in DOFP we’ll be getting a Mystique who is edging closer and closer to how Rebecca Romijn played her in the first three X-Men movies. This time Lawrence didn’t have to put up with being painted head to toe, either, instead they opted for a body suit which does make her skin appear a darker shade of blue than it did in First Class. Which again, will make her look more like the original Mystique. And judging from some of those shots director Bryan Singer shared on Twitter, she’s indeed getting to take part in more of the action,
Another convention is in the books for San Diego. One of the highlights was the X-Men: Days of Future Past panel. Missed it did you? Don’t feel bad. Recordings have finally begun making their way online and we have one!
Featuring the entire cast of Bryan Singer‘s 2014 sequel, with introductions to the cast by Bryan, the packed hall was treated to just how excited the actors themselves are for the fans and the film. Oh, and when we say entire cast, we mean the whole bloody cast. From the knight glory of both Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen to the Hollywood star power of James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Dinklage, everyone was on hand to promote the Days of Future Past.
The video begins with a presentation of The Wolverine and fellow DOFP star Hugh Jackman and from 16 minutes in goes right into the Future Past panel. Check it out below.