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Remember the ‘80s? Although they seem like so long ago, they were quite a fun, weird time. The 80’s was a time of big hair, faded jeans, high top fades, boom boxes, and many other styles unique to that time period. The 80s was also the birth of Atari and Nintendo. It was also where we fell in love with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Boy George, David Bowie and many other music icons. The next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse takes place during the 1980s and promises to include all the spandex, big hair, and loud music associated with that era. With the film premiering later this month, 20th Century Fox is ramping up their marketing efforts to further promote the film.

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Two weeks ago, it was announced that director Bryan Singer would be bringing us X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 (regardless of the fact that the next chapter in the X-Men franchise–Days Of Future Past–is still several months from release).

Now it appears Singer has recruited X2: X-Men United writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris to join him and DOFP scribe Simon Kinberg in working on the Apocalypse script.  (more…)

Mark Millar is set to make an even bigger name for himself by taking on the role of leading man in the 20th Century Fox attempt to mimic the glory of the Marvel Studio approach to universe building.  By taking the properties and characters of X-Men and Fantastic Four, he has plenty to work with.  This summer sees the release of The Wolverine, which is meant to fit into this new universal approach, although Millar wasn’t even around when the movie got put together.  But does this worry him?  Hellz no.

Check out what Millar has to say about The Wolverine and the new X-Men universe in this recent interview with Sci-Fi Now:

I’ve no worries about it at all. You know, I wrote the Wolverine comic twice – I did the Old Man Logan story and Wolverine: Enemy Of The State – and I don’t think it detracts having individual Wolverine adventures from the X-Men. He’s like a lone wolf character, he disappears and does his own thing sometimes and then he comes back and hangs out at the mansion, so it does feel quite natural to for him to be in these movies.

You don’t want to have him out there all the time, because I think if you’ve got him in X-Men and Wolverine movies and they’re all running at the same time, it’s a little bit too much but as long as you’re smart with it and there’s a lot of other characters to explore as well. The X-Men universe is about the same size as the Marvel universe in terms of the number of titles it sustains at any one time, so there’s a ton of stuff to play with there and a lot of characters I’d like to explore there too.

It isn’t much we haven’t heard from him before, but it’s still good to hear that Millar is taking his job seriously.  Hopefully the studio will listen to him instead of trying to “improve” on his vision and thus screwing the whole thing up as execs are all-too-prone to do.

Check out The Wolverine this summer, on July 26th and look out next year for the new X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18th of 2014.

Thanks to ScreenRant for the heads-up.

I’m All a Gaga About This X-Men – Gaga Parody!

Ryan from The Warp Zone went to see X-men: First Class last weekend and couldn’t sleep until he wrote this song parody based on Born This Way by Lady Gaga. Ryan promises to make a full story video if enough people demand it.

NerdBastards demands it!

Everybody needs to join in and get Ryan going on the full video. His magneto costume is pretty good and I’m betting he knows a couple of Cosplay ladies to spice up the video. Enjoy the video below and then let Ryan know what you think about a full video in the comments section below.