The Classic Cast Won’t Be Coming Back For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

- 04-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Looks like it’s the end of the road for some of the X-Men.

We all expect some major things to happen in next month’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Choices will be made, actions will be taken and lives will be lost. With that, we will probably be saying goodbye to some of our favorite characters and the actors who play them. In fact, we might be saying goodbye to a lot of them.

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Business as Usual: Why We’ll Never Get A Full Marvel Movie Universe

- 04-18-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by JT Stevens

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We both know that a man can’t swing from building to building with the power of spider-webs and his acquired radioactive spider skills, but the wizardry at play on the big screen can trick the mind for a few moments and suddenly we are 10 and anything is possible. Sadly, those moments pass quickly. The lights come up and our feet are stuck to the floor of a theater that time forgot and you’re waiting to merge into a sea of people that are trudging up a slight incline toward their sub-compact cars and the next item on their To-Do list.

If you strip the thing down to its barest truths, you just completed a financial transaction. Movies are magical but that magic is either fleeting or hollow, depending on your view. One thing is for sure, though, they sure are big business.

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The Final ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ Trailer is Here – Did It Reveal Too Much?

- 04-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Tonight on Conan (guy with red hair, hosts a late night talk show) the 3rd and final trailer of X-Men: Days of Future Past was aired. If you’re a fan of director Bryan Singers X-Men universe then no doubt this will astonish you. He and FOX defiantly pulled out the big guns, that’s for sure.  If you’re a comic book reader, however, you may take umbrage with it.  (more…)

Channing Tatum Won’t Stop Talking About Talking About Gambit Role

- 04-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Whenever Channing Tatum‘s name comes up around the Internet there’s sure to be some sparks flying. People either love him or hate him, both with equal passion. So there’s sure to be a lot of heated opinions out there when the rest of the Internet finds out that Channing Tatum has been having talks about the role of Gambit with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner. (more…)

New Details Re: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’–Gambit and Nightcrawler Scheduled to Appear

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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As the release of the newest entry in the X-Men film franchise draws nigh (X-Men: Days of Future Past), DOFP director Bryan Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg took a moment to reveal details of the next chapter in the series: X-Men: Apocalypse to Entertainment Weekly. (more…)

Jackman Chooses His Wolverine Successor With Surprising Results

- 04-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s a conundrum that a lot of big franchises face and continue to face, what happens when your star gets too long in the tooth (read: old) to play the main character in your movie series? To wit, one actor looking at the idea of being recast in the face is Hugh Jackman. He’s played the X-Men’s Wolverine in seven films over 14 years, including this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but as the man said, nothing lasts forever. So we ask the actor himself, who would you like to see take over as Wolverine when you walk away from the mutant movie series? And Jackman has a surprising answer… (more…)

Six New ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Featurettes For Your Consideration

- 04-02-14Comics, Film, Internet Posted by James Daniels

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With the newest and, so it seems, most ambitious entry in the X-Men film franchise less than two months away, six new featurettes have been released in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s imminent arrival. These featurettes are a combination of set tours, interviews, and explanations of plot details–with snippets of actual film footage sprinkled here and there.

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Jackman Says a New Actor as Wolverine is “Inevitable”

- 02-28-14Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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As you may or may not be aware, Hugh Jackman holds the record for the most times portraying a single comic book superhero (seven at present–soon to be eight). He’s the best at what he does–and what he does is play a goddamn pitch-perfect James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine.

But even Jackman knows all good things must come to an end and whatnot. We’ve talked about his future as the animalistic Canadian antihero once or twice before, and a few months ago IGN‘s Scott Collura sat down with the (apparently super nice) actor and discussed, among other things, the likelihood that he’ll be passing the adamantium claws to a successor anytime soon:  (more…)

‘X-Men: DOFP’ Star Comes Out of the Closet at Vegas Conference

- 02-15-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Actress Ellen Page, best known for her breakout starring role in Juno, and as Kitty Pryde AKA “Shadowcat” in the X-Men film franchise, gave a speech at the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas yesterday in which she publicly declared her homosexuality.  (more…)

Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Gets an International TV Spot

- 02-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past has its first international television spot making the Internet rounds. Can you spot anything we haven’t seen yet? (more…)