X-Men: Days of Future Past was one of the most enjoyable superhero movies this year and in a landscape that pits pretty much any superhero movie against Marvel Studios, that’s saying something. Right before the release of the movie, the superhero franchise was tarnished a bit by allegations that the man behind the lens, Bryan Singer, had abused a minor years ago. Now that the suit has been dropped, 20th Century Fox is ready to get moving on their next entry in the rejuvenated X-Men franchise, and it looks like filming will begin in April of 2015. (more…)
Plenty of fans were ecstatic to witness their favorite X-Men on screen again in this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and rightly so! The movie was a perfect way to reunite the cast of Bryan Singer’s original X-Men series while also maintaining the wonderful cast of the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. Unfortunately, the release of the blockbuster was soiled a bit by accusations of sexual abuse by Singer, the victim being a minor at the time of the alleged abuse. After a lawsuit was filed against the filmmaker, the future of the X-Men franchise seemed a bit uncertain. However, it appears that we may see Singer back in that director’s chair for the next X-Men entry, as the lawsuit has been dropped. (more…)
There’s a child like belief built into the Internet that if you want something bad enough, make enough noise about wanting it, and get enough other people to do the same, that someone somewhere with the power to make it happen will cave in and give you what you want. Any parent can tell you how that usually works out, but this time around I am totally down with holding my breath until Deadpool gets his own movie. That didn’t work out so well. I passed out after about 3 minutes and hit my head on the edge of the coffee table. So instead, I’m going to retweet Rhett Reese‘s Deadpool Movie plea. What will that do? Let’s find out! (more…)
The critical and commercial success of X-Men: Days of Future Past proved that there’s still a lot of life in the X-Men as a film franchise. But while we’ve heard a lot about Sony Pictures specific plans to franchise random Spider-Man characters, even in spite of the lackluster returns of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s been mostly quiet over at Twentieth Century Fox aside from one announcement that the next X-Men film, Apocalypse, was in development. Although there’s occasionally talk of another spin-off film aside from the next Wolverine solo adventure, such as Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force project, there’s mostly been long periods of silence between small bits of news about process.
And then something weird happened. Either by accident or on purpose, test footage for a Deadpool film hit the internet last weekend as San Diego Comic Con, and its drought of genuine movie news, came to a close. Although fans were uncertain of the degree of legitimacy the nearly two-minute clip actually had, it was soon revealed by the production company that made it, the Culver City-based Blur Studios, that this was indeed commissioned by 20th Century Fox to do a proof of concept for an ultra-violent, hard-R-rated Deadpool movie. Now the question for the many Deadpool fans around the world is, would such a movie be allowed to come to fruition from a major Hollywood studio? And the answer, despite Blur’s instantaneous success in capturing the character on film, is no. (more…)
It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)
This time on the show, the guys return for episode 101 with special guest Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia) who stops by to shill his eBay auctions and talk with our illustrious hosts about the week’s nerdy news, the splendor that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide, our right to read whatever we like and the death of Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic.
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Anyone who has ever read the X-Men comics or kept up with the many spin-offs and side projects in that Marvel world knows that the title has more than its fair share of characters. This bodes well for Fox since they’re trying to capitalize off of the amazing success of X-Men: Days of Future Past by building their franchise into new and exciting directions. One of the new characters they’ll be introducing is the fan-favorite Gambit. But if the actor (almost) slotted to play Gambit, Channing Tatum, has his way, the loveable Cajun will be getting his own solo flick before he pokes his head into the main X-Men storyline. Read on for all the info. (more…)
Yesterday X-Force creator Rob Liefeld responded to a fan’s twitter question about the status of the X-Force movie. Liefeld’s response sparked a lot of articles, much like this one and several very interesting follow-up Twitter questions. (more…)
Those that have seen and enjoyed the newest installation of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, are probably wondering just how Fox and company plan to top this amazing flick. One piece of good luck is that both director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg plan on returning for X-Men: Apocalypse, so we can count on the same team bringing us back to the X-Men universe for another round. Now, Kinberg has stepped up to let the fans know a bit more about the 2016 film, particularly the tone of the movie and the work they’re putting into making sure Apocalypse isn’t just a two-dimensional powerhouse that the X-team will wail on for 2 ½ hours. Read on for the details. (more…)
The time has finally come and the latest X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past is being viewed by audiences worldwide. Early reviews from critics have painted a very positive picture of the new movie and, now that I have at last had the chance to see it, I can say that the critics are spot-on. In my opinion, X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only the best X-Men film thus far, it is one of the most skillfully constructed super hero films made to date. Read on for a general, spoiler-free review. (more…)