If you have a name like En Sabah Nur, you better believe that your decorating theme will be Egyptian. In the case of X-Men: Apocalypse though it also helps that the titular main villain is from Ancient Egypt. Despite the fact that he survived multiple millennia of history, Apocalypse still likes a little piece of home, even in the 1980s. A new photo from the set of Apocalypse reveals a look at En Sabah Nur’s lair, and from the look of it, it’s no X-Mansion. Of course, the first look at Apocalypse himself was less that seriously received by fans, but all things considered, you’re probably going to like his homebase. (more…)
He’s an advance-planner, that Bryan Singer is. In addition to currently cultivating the “greater” X-Men universe by directing the last few X-Films, he’s also leading the charge on the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s been recently rumored that he would also direct Fantastic Four 2, and now comes word that there is a long-term strategy starting to take shape that would allow him to direct an X-Men/FF crossover film.
Way back in 2000, when Bryan Singer‘s first X-Men movie was released, it was a much darker time for comic book movies. No one had faith in the material, and as a result, the super-team looked less like superheroes in the film and more like recruits from The Matrix. The actual comic book X-Men followed suit, ditching their brightly colored costumes for basic black, and only years later did they dress like superheroes again. On film, only X-Men: First Class had the audacity to let the mutants suit up in the traditional yellow and blue uniform, meanwhile, other comic book movies now seem more than happy to embrace those old-fashioned threads from the printed page (Vision from Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to mind). So what’s it going to be, will the characters of X-Men: Apocalypse look like superheroes again, or are they going back to black? (more…)
Chaos! Mayhem! DESTRUCTION! 3 of my favorite movie going words. Sure, it’s nice to see some great character drama too, but nothing beats some good old-fashioned wanton destruction when I want to go shut my mind off at the movies. If this latest teaser from director Bryan Singer is to be believed, X-Men Apocalypse will be serving up a delicious platter of epic destruction when it hits theaters in May of 2016. Enough reading, check this thing out! (more…)
When we say “first image from Deadpool,” we of course mean the first movie still from the actual film. There have been a lot of Deadpool images released to far, social media leaks for example, not to mention all those jokey shots of Ryan Reynolds‘ Merc with the Mouth lounging on a bear skin rug, taking it easy on the toilet, and, of course, delivering a baby. With San Diego Comic Con coming up though, it’s time that things got official, and along with the above new image, the star and creators of the film are opening up about the experience in a preview of SDCC, and in the process deliver a confirmation that yes, this is a Hard-R superhero flick. (more…)
Everyone knows that old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Still, after Hugh Jackman, the one actor who has shown up in every single movie set in the X-Men world, claimed that Wolverine 3 would be his next and last appearance as that awesome Canadian mutant Wolverine, everyone seemed to take this as gospel. Somehow, everyone managed to forget that Jackman has claimed this same thing in the past, before showing up in X-Men: Days of Future Past, then quickly contradicted himself by claiming that he would play the character until he died, if Fox let him. If the latest rumors are correct, it appears that Jackman has fooled us all again, as it seems that Wolverine will in fact show up in X-Men: Apocalypse. Shame on us. (more…)
It was with great regret that Hugh Jackman told fans a little while ago that Wolverine 3 would be his last turn at the mutant hero who’s the best at what he does. The news was understandable just the same though because by the time that Wolverine 3 will be release, Jackman will have played the part for nearly 20 years. Wolverine maybe ageless, but Jackman is not, and since he’s a talented actor, he’s probably interested in doing more with his time, career and clout than playing an angry berserker with metal claws every couple of years. So with all that in mind, what could Wolverine 3 possibly be about? What would make a satisfying endgame for Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine? Your comic collection may have the answer and it’s called Old Man Logan. (more…)
Channing Tatum is one of the world’s most beloved male actors, though it is pretty easy to assume that his legions of fans may not necessarily be chasing him so that he can throw down a line from “Macbeth”. Still, after his award winning turn in Foxcatcher, audiences are a bit more excited to see his take on everyone’s favorite Cajun X-Man, Gambit. With X-Men: Apocalypse quickly approaching, many were hoping that audiences would be treated to a scene with the Ragin’ Cajun when the mutants return to the big screen on May 26, 2016. Unfortunately, Tatum has officially killed those hopes. According to a recent Reddit AMA, Tatum has confirmed, in no uncertain terms, that Gambit will not be appearing with his X-Men brethren any time soon. (more…)
That Bryan Singer fella sure does love social media. Continuing the path that he has taken to connect directly with fans for quite some time now – and ramped up even further during the production of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the director of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse has been giving his followers a fairly steady stream of cool photos and surprisingly-informative behind-the-scenes content. Today we received another tidbit from him – check this crazy photo of the whole world going sideways!