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 the cover for the upcoming Entertainment Weekly cover featuring X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Psylocke (Olivia Munn),Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) hit the Internet. Now the first official look at Storm, Alexandra Shipp, has also been released. (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…)
One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about the X-Men film series has been the casting. On the one hand they nailed it by recruiting actors like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to play Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto respectively, but then fall flat bringing on Halle Berry to play Storm. I will submit that it may not be entirely Berry’s fault, and suggest that Storm never had much of a beefy role in the franchise (did she say more than three lines in Days of Future Past?), but through the glories of time travel, the X-Men franchise is looking to correct past mistakes (or missteps). Bryan Singer has announced the latest additions of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the new and younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. (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…)
Bryan Singer, director of First Class follow-up, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, has revealed Halle Berry’s new Storm costume today on Twitter.
Berry has played the weather-controlling African mutant, Ororo Munroe in 3 X-Men films so far. Singer‘s new film has given her shorter hair and a pretty badass new outfit…we’ll see if her fourth performance as Storm brings anything equally novel to the movie.
Halle Berry joins an ensemble cast which includes Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart.
It’s due to open on July 18th, 2014.
Shooting on the First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, begins is only three days and as of now most of the cast has been finalized. Of the original X-Men cast we’re expecting Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. Halle Berry has also been confirmed to return as Storm, but with the even more recent announcement she’s carrying her second child her involvement was put in question.
Talking with BBC, Berry assures us she will still appear in Days of Future Past, but her role will have to be altered to allow for the bun in her oven,
One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way mama cannot take time off.
Storm probably won’t be as badass as she was going to be because we won’t be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie.
I’m little sad we won’t see Storm in any serious action, but with the cast already on the verge of bloated, I don’t think we’ll miss it. Plus, with her weather altering powers I think she can still be plenty involved without overexerting herself. And she’ll still be playing an “integral part,” whatever that means.
Are you bummed Storm will be sitting on the sidelines for most of Days of Future Past‘s? Just happy she’s in the movie at all? Or would you rather Berry sat this one out all together?
With so many original X-Men cast members returning it shouldn’t be too surprising not all of First Class‘ roster will be back. January Jones and Caleb Landry Jones have confirmed they will not be appearing in Days of Future Past, and we might have to add Lucas Till to that list as well. He played Havok in First Class and with filming starting so very soon it appears he’s not involved. When asked by ShockTillYouDrop, Till replied,
You know what? I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately I still can’t give you an answer.
Which, yeah, means absolutely nothing. Maybe Bryan Singer will bring him in later, but I doubt it.
Okay, so Berry’s definitely in, baby or not, and Till is likely out. What do you think about how the cast of Days of Future Past seems to shaping up?
There’s been a lot of speculation around X-Men: Days of Future Past in regards to the the future sequence in where actors and mutants from the first series of X-Men films are expected to collide with those of First Class. Director Bryan Singer is returning, having left the director’s chair to produce the series after X2, and with him comes Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, and possibly others. While out promoting his latest feature, Jack the Giant Slayer, Singer has been fielding questions about who else fans can expect to see make a return appearance as well as what his plans are for the use of CGI in the film.
On the possibility of Halle Berry‘s Storm returning, Singer said to MTV,
I can’t say [whether Storm will be in the film]. I don’t know yet. And it’s not necessarily a deal making aspect at all. I want to make sure it’ll make sense. But I love working with her.
He also mentioned to the Huffington Post it was the same situation in regards to Alan Cumming returning as Nightcrawler, which I’m completely okay with. Look, I’d love to see as many of the original mutants and their actors return as possible, but only if it serves the story. Often the X-Men films suffer under the burden of too many mutants, I don’t want to see them stuff everyone they can into Days of Future Past just to please fans.
Since Singer’s making the press rounds for Jack the Giant Slayer, a very CG-heavy film, he’s being asked about how he’d like to incorporate CGI into Days of Future Past. Obviously, X-Men films have utilized CGI in the past but with today’s ever improving technology more options are open. Here’s what Singer had to say,
A CG Nick Hoult or a CG Ewan McGregor, maybe 20 years from now might be perfect, but it’s a little tough on the eyes when it’s not real. I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in X-Men. I don’t want to say how, yet, but I’m definitely using some of this technology on X-Men, which I never used in any of the other X-Men films.
I think we can all agree we’ll see CG Sentinels, there’s no way it’d be cost effective to try and build those things for real. But could we see a fully CGI mutant? Perhaps with an actor using a motion capture suit? That’s a real possibility and it would allow them to include almost any mutant they fancy. But again, I stress that I don’t want Days of Future Past to suffer from the pitfall of too many mutants.
What do you guys think about actors and mutants from the previous films appearing in Days of Future Past? Who could be an option for an entirely CG mutant?
… Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel and Psylocke. Notice anything particular awesome about the lineup? It’s all women! And shockingly, Marvel has avoided calling the new book, from Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel, any thing silly like X-Women or Lady Mutants or Xavier’s Girls. It’s simply titled X-Men.
Colors will come from Laura Martin, and if this cover is anything to judge by, I think this new X-Men is going to be a beautiful book.
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I’m a little behind on what’s been happening in the X-books lately, and by a little I mean completely, but I do love Storm sporting the mohawk again. And since I’m basically a Marvel Comics neophyte, can someone tell who’s Rachel? It seems a rather nondescript superhero name. Otherwise, this lineup features a lot of my favorites, and while Jubilee will star I’m excited to see all these ladies working together.
What do you think of this new X-Men team?
Source: Bleeding Cool
A topic that comes up in comic book circles a lot these days and always seems to spark debate is the usage of the female form. Yes, you’re average superheroine rather endowed. Stacked in the baszoomba’s department. The healthy owner of some sweater puppies, sweater puppies for justice I might add.
Now? They are also gazongas working for an even nobler cause. Artists Maisa Chaves has created this awesome ad campaign for the Associação da Luta Contra o Cancer (ALCC) in Mozambique promoting breast cancer awareness. I’m guessing the lack of Marvel and DC logos mixed with not seeing the full face of the heroes is to circumvent any legal problems and for the record I hope neither of the companies make a stink about it.
No, I am not just perving over superhero boobs, ok… maybe I am a little, but I am also saying its for a great cause. I can do that and perv at the same time. Damn it. I’ve got all four after the jump, and say what you will they certainly are eye catching.