Now that Disney owns Fox, properties formerly outside the umbrella are finally back where they belong. Fantastic Four and X-Men, primarily. And it’s only a matter of time before the MCU welcome their lost children back to the big screen. And fans have already been throwing out their casting choice. One Redditor gave a suggestion that’s gotten over 20k upvotes or fake internet points. But will you approve? Every Nerd has an opinion on who would be the best Doctor Doom. And even if they don’t have a suggestion, they have an opinion on other’s casting of Marvel’s First Family. But this is a solid list of proven actors that could easily embody these characters and usher the MCU into a bright new phase.
By now, everyone should know what the X-Men are all about: they’re mutants born with remarkable and unusual abilities, sowrn to protect a world that fears and hates them. Next summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse will be the ninth X-Men film in the series, the third in the so-called First Class trilogy, so we must all surely be familiar with the world. Besides, the plot’s right there in the title, “Apocalypse,” the ancient bad guy who will be played by Oscar Isaac in the film. Suppose though that’s not good enough. Suppose that you want to know more, but not too much. Something with names, but maybe not too many names. Well good news for you then. (more…)
Earlier today Oliva Munn posted an Instagram of her new purple hair for her upcoming role as Psylocke in Brian Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse, (You can check it out after the jump). Shortly after, the upcoming cover of Entertainment Weekly hit the Internet showing us the first official looks at Psylocke, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in all their costumed glory. (more…)
We have information regarding the rumors about a live action X-Men TV series that Fox have been toying with. Initially, the problems with Marvel Studios owning the rights to some of the characters had us believing it was what it was: a rumor. As the pragmatics behind putting a show into production based on characters who are tied in a political ‘who-owns-what’ battle seemed like too steep a hill to climb for the network. However, talks have been had from both sides and it is looking slightly more probable now. (more…)
As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)
New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Viral Video and Site Releases: Magneto Linked to JFK Assassination?
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, and to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox has released this short teaser, along with a website, that cleverly links Magneto to a new theory about the revered president’s death. (more…)
There’s no rest for the weary or the wicked as production on director Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past resumes shooting this week after a weekend whirlwind of panels and appearances at SDCC 2013. Take a look at this behind the scenes look at what happens when the younger Magneto (Micheal Fassbender) takes a walk in a Montreal park.
The guys coming at Fassbender appear to be pointing guns and they may just be your every day security guards or policemen. I don’t see any of the tell-tale white CGI balls so I wouldn’t imagine these are Sentinels. I really hope their not human sized Sentinels, that would suck balls.
Take a look at the video below and find out what happens when Magneto tells you to: “Talk to the Hand!”
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theater screens May 23rd, 2014, and stars a whole slew of well-known and up and coming stars, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, 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.
Wow, that is a lot of star power.
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.
Jeff Wadlow Writing ‘X-Force’ Movie, Likely to Star Cable & Deadpool; Plus Magneto Movie Still in the Works
The news on FOX‘s X-Force movie is just steamrolling! Only this past Thursday night did we even learn FOX was interested in a feature film based on the 90s comic book series, and now the movie has been officially confirmed as in the works with Jeff Wadlow, writer/director of the soon to be released Kick-Ass 2, attached to write the screenplay.
Likely, this rapid release of this X-Force news is tied to San Diego Comic Con happening next weekend. FOX dragged their feet in releasing the details of their Saturday Hall H panel, and I’m going to guess it’s because they wanted to have as much of this X-Force stuff finalized before they officially, officially announce the flick in front of thousands of nerds.
So what do we know? Well, Wadlow is indeed writing the screenplay, as THR reported yesterday, and may be interested in directing as well. As for the line-up of characters who’ll comprise the team? X-Force creator Rob Liefeld is convinced you can’t have an X-Force movie without Cable or Deadpool, tweeting,
Liefeld’s got more to say, hit the jump to find out!
Another day, another collection of photos snapped on set for X-Men: Days of Future Past. These ones, surprisingly, were’t shared by director Bryan Singer, and maybe because this is the kind of shooting he’d like to keep under wraps. The gallery below gathers photos featuring a fight scene between Nicholas Hoult, in full-on Beast mode, and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto. Clearly, there’s still some bad blood between the two. Possibly due to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – she makes a brief appearance here – dumping potential-boyfriend Beast for a chance at something with Magneto? It would sure add a personal beef to their fisticuffs.