Empire Magazine Drops 25 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Covers

- 01-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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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?

- 11-26-13Comics, Film Posted by Brent Cook

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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…)

New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ on Set Clip: Magneto Fights in the Park

- 07-24-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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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.

Via: Comingsoon

Badass New Posters for ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Feature “Before and After” Magneto and Xavier

- 07-22-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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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.

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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.

Source: /Film

Jeff Wadlow Writing ‘X-Force’ Movie, Likely to Star Cable & Deadpool; Plus Magneto Movie Still in the Works

- 07-13-13Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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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,

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Liefeld’s got more to say, hit the jump to find out!

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Nicholas Hoult Gets Beastly, Fights Fassbender on Set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

- 06-06-13Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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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.

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Magneto Soars High as Bryan Singer Tweets Another BTS Shot from ‘Days of Future Past’

- 06-05-13Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Okay, so saying Magneto, or rather Michael Fassbender, “soars” in this latest behind-the-scenes image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past tweeted by director Bryan Singer may be a bit of a stretch. I just didn’t think “awkwardly raised on a platform” would fit in the headline, y’know? Plus, Singer already made the cool “the dark knight rises” comment and I didn’t want to steal from him.

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Damn, Fassbender is so fuckin’ stylish, it hurts. I don’t know how I’ll be able to handle him, and the rest of the cast for that matter, looking so good in their 70s outfits.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will release July 18th, 2014.

Ian McKellen Talks Reprising Magneto in ‘Days of Future Past’

- 11-30-12Comics, Film, Interviews Posted by Jason McAnelly

I may be one of a small crowd when it comes to my opinion on the X-Men: First Class sequel, but I am totally jazzed about the impending arrival of X-Men: Days of Future Past.  It is one of my favorite storylines and I’m very happy they’re making it into a film.  And I’m double-plus-mega-happy that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are coming back to reprise their roles as the old-fogey versions of Professor X and Magneto.

One other person is happy about returning to the sequel, and that is Sir Ian McKellen himself.  In a brief interview with The Huffington Post, he had a few things to say…

About wanting to reprise the role:

What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing “Waiting for Godot” throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we’ve stayed in touch. We can’t believe it [laughs]. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy’s parts, but — no, no — we’re back. We’ll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven’t read the script, so I don’t know how much we’ve got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it — with all the success he’s had in the meantime — it’s wonderful.

And about his opinions of Michael Fassbender as Magneto in First Class:

I thought he was better than me. But, we weren’t quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me.

And, unfortunately, that’s about all the Post got out of him.  But at least we are likely to hear a lot more in the future as X-Men: Days of Future Past draws nearer to its scheduled release date of July 18, 2014.

 

Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.

Michael Fassbender to Play Legendary Irish Hero. Will Most Likely Be Shirtless The Entire Time

- 02-18-12Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

Admittedly, I have a huge man-crush on actor Michael Fassbender. He charmed the shit out of me with his portrayal as Magneto in X-Men: First Class. He’s been consistently good in all his recent flicks too (The Dangerous Method, Shame). He’s a brilliant actor who’s got the “IT” factor, whatever “IT” is. So, now comes the question…would I like a shirtless Michael Fassbender? I’m comfortable enough with my sexuality to say that my eyes wouldn’t mind. What can I say, he’s a pretty man.

Where am I going with this? I don’t really know. I’m exercising poor homoerotic undertones as a set up for some super hero casting news. So let’s get on with it then, shall we? According to Screen Daily, Fassbender will be playing the character Sláine in a upcoming adaptation of the 200AD comic.

Sláine? 200AD?  What? Do you not not your Irish lore? *clears throat* The character of Sláine from the 2000AD comic was based in part on Conan The Barbarian, but drew his most direct influences from the Celtic hero of legend Cú Chulainn.

So, Fassbender will be playing him in a movie produced by his own McCool Films. Fassynating! Seriously, an Irish actor, playing an Irish character based on an Irish legend? Sounds good to me.

HIT THE JUMP for more background info on the character

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Will Focus Heavily on Magneto

- 02-16-12Film Posted by Sarah Moran

To which I say, “YES! Give me more Michael Fassbender!!” Really, that’s all I need to be happy. Fassbender moving metal shit with his mind and having many, many sexy, subtext-laden conversations with James McAvoy.

Hey, a girl can have her fantasies, too.

Anyway, MTV chatted with X-Men: First Class‘ screenwriter, Simon Kinberg about writing First Class and what we’ll be seeing in the sequel,

I’m a huge X-Men fan. I grew up loving the comic books and it was really exciting to be able to do the origin story of Xavier and Magneto, and getting those two actors, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender, were really amazing. So being able to explore those characters with actors of that quality will be exciting a second time around, and doing some things unexpected with those characters, which is the plan.

That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue. Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy.

More Erik and Charles! Thank you, Simon for reading my mind. Now please leave before things get dirty.

Seriously, screw the rest of those mutants, they’re boring. The most captivating storyline in First Class is Erik’s journey from victim to hero to villain. Hopefully we get more of this in the sequel.

I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything. He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says ‘Call me Magneto’ at the end of the first movie.

Oh, and please give him an awesome Magneto costume. The one at the end of First Class is laughable. It looks like something he pulled together that morning and only because you have Fassbender wearing it does it not look completely ridiculous. But guys, come on, you can give him a better outfit than that.

Check out a video of the interview from the premiere of Kinberg’s latest film, This Means War, below.

What do you want to see from First Class‘ sequel?