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…)
The long, arduous wait through a film’s insanely lengthy credits for a small tease of what’s coming in a franchise’s next installment has become synonymous with the big summer blockbuster. Almost every movie offers something after or in between their credits nowadays, either a teaser or a last laugh, and when they don’t? Well, you better believe there’s usually at least a dozen disappointed movie-goers grumbling about sitting around for nothing.
There’s been a lot of skepticism over whether director Bryan Singer could really pull off the massively multi-hero epic, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Super hero movies are often defined by their ability to juggle the right amount of heroes and villains without going overboard and turning into a hot mess. And while the movie still has yet to reach the majority of its audience, those that have seen it so far seem to be singing its praises. In fact, Days of Future Past is (at this time) the highest-rated X-flick ever made. (more…)
Two studios, one comic book company. The first studio owns the rights to anything X-Men or related to the M-word (“mutant”), and the second owns the rights to… Well, everything else except Spider-Man. Which one wins? According to one director, nobody, because the never-ending battle of who’s better than who at making comic book movies is “not healthy” for fans of the industry. The man in question is Bryan Singer, director of three X-Men movies, including the upcoming Days of Future Past, and in a recent interview we gave his thoughts on the navel gazing nerdery’s doing about who trumps who in comic book movies, and why he thinks its silly, and perhaps a bit invalid. (more…)
It is an inevitable consequence of the copyright laws that some of our favorite super heroes are owned by one company and can’t legally appear in other companies’ universes. The chances of competitors cooperating for a cross-over are almost zero, so it’s just something we have to live with. One character that’s managed to transcend these mystical boundaries, however, is Quicksilver. As part of both Fox’s X-Men world and Disney’s Avengers world, he holds a unique place on the big screen. Of course, with two incarnations of Quicksilver showing up in the next couple of years, some folks have begun to get irritated. Now, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer, Simon Kinberg is stepping up to comment on this issue. (more…)