X-men

Hugh Jackman Stepping Down As Wolverine

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“All right, Bub…” It seems that Hugh Jackman is officially hanging up the Adamantium skeleton. For fifteen years, Jackman has portrayed the mutant with a complex, hidden past, and he will only portray the character once more before retiring it. Can the franchise afford to lose one of its power players? (more…)

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Twitter has become the preferred source to release big movie news for a lot of actors and directors. There are pros and cons in using this particular media; on the one hand it’s direct and immediate, but on the other hand social platforms can turn into wretched hives of scum and villainy so quickly that you regret the day you ever heard the word tweet (even in a bird context). But the following looks like news that will definitely get fans of a certain persuasion excited. To put it this way, if you’re one of those people that was pissed that the Deadpool you saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine bore no physical resemblance to the Deadpool you know and love from the comics, prepare to flip your lid. (more…)

33 Marvel Titles to Be Casualties of ‘Secret Wars’

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This spring, Marvel is clearing house. Figuratively and literally. Of course the Marvel we’re specifically referring to here is the comic book version of the superhero universe. As previously reported, an event called Secret Wars is about to get underway, effectively ending the Marvel Universes as we know them and creating something new in a New 52-style re-start. Naturally, that means some of the books, including some of the ones you may collect monthly, are about to be cancelled, and in a new interview Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Marketing listed nearly three dozen titles that will be coming to end at the start of Secret Wars. (more…)

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Production on Wham! will begin soon, and by Wham! we mean Deadpool. (If you don’t understand the reference, we refer you to this article.) While the leading man of the film has been confirmed for some time, Ryan Ryenolds, the rest of the cast, not to mention the parts that they’re going to play, remains a question mark. Well, sort of. A new casting call reveals, if not the actual identities of the characters then what types of actors they are looking to play them. So who will be joining Deadpool in what’s sure to be a bloody and violent (rating pending) big screen adventure full of meta-commentary and other laughs? (more…)

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Even though X-Men Origins: Wolverine royally bombed with everyone except maybe Hugh Jackman‘s mom, Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role of the Merc with the Mouth for the upcoming Deadpool solo feature. That part of casting the upcoming X-Men spin-off film was more or less a forgone conclusion, but who might play Deadpool’s leading lady in the film, that is a more complicated question. Sources say that the production has it narrowed down to six potentials, including a couple of choice names that should be very familiar to genre fans. The role the winning actress might play, is unknown, but what is known is the code name for the Deadpool production, so if you’re in the Vancouver area in the next couple of months and want to stalk the cast and crew, the watch word you’ll need to know is… (more…)

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The X-Men may be mutants, but they do have a number of human allies, and their biggest one is Moira MacTaggert. Moira has appeared in two of the X-Men movies so far, played by Olivia Williams in X-Men: The Last Stand, and then played by Rose Byrne in X-Men: First Class. Moira had to sit out Days of Future Past, but it’s been revealed that she’ll be back for more mutant adventures in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. In other news, Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirmed that this coming X-Men movie would be the final chapter of the storyline started in First Class, which makes the presence of Moira all the more important, and insightful, as we look towards the next film. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast

This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

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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…)

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Channing Tatum broke the hearts of all the X-Men fangirls (and fanboys too) tonight with a single tweet. The world was just settling down from the first 40 or so times he went out into the world of Hollywood telling us how he wanted to play Gambit. Most fans baulked and laughed it off as celebrity self fan casting; not taking serious for a moment that the Magic Mike star would honestly play everyone’s favorite ragin’ Cajun,  But, in a stroke of glorious fandom, this happened :  (more…)