Last week, Fox announced it was making a Deadpool movie, news which you either greeted with loud cheers because THEY’RE FINALLY MAKING A DEADPOOL MOVIE!!!!!!! or a confused shrug because WHO THE HELL IS DEADPOOL???? While he has a lower profile in the mainstream, Deadpool is a beloved figure in comic book circles. The best way to understand him is to know that he’s sort of a meta-character: An anti-superhero psychopath who frequently breaks the fourth wall and just-as-frequently kills people/things in the bloodiest way possible. READ FULL STORY
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Oh God, let's talk about that ending (SPOILERS!) (ANALYSIS!) (FUTURE!) (PAST!)
Let’s get two things out of the way here: I really liked X-Men: Days of Future Past. And I have complicated feelings about the X-Men movies, but one thing that doesn’t bother me is their screwy internal chronology. I am not a a continuity pedant; the fact that X-Men: First Class directly overrules several parts of X-Men 1 doesn’t lessen my enjoyment of either of them.
So what follows is not meant to nitpick the plot of Future Past. Rather, this is an inquisition, an attempt to seriously understand what the space-time continuum really looks like after it has been twisted into fifty pretzel-spirals of insanity. SPOILERS FROM HERE. READ FULL STORY
The X-Men movies are important. They make a lot of money and they helped create Superhero-Era Hollywood and they incepted a certain kind of lucrative career arc in the heads of a generation of young actors. (Do the franchise, take the money, spend a year on greenscreens and the press circuit pretending you understand anything that’s happening, try for the Oscar, repeat.)
And the X-Men movies are important to me. I grew up loving superhero comic books and I grew up loving movies. These two fascinations were not mutually exclusive; but now, more and more, they feel diametrically opposed. There is a school of thought that says that superheroes have been bad for movies — or at least bad for Hollywood movies, leading the American film business into digital excess and brand retreads and assembly-line sagas. And there is another school of thought, smaller but more vocal, that says that movies have been bad for superheroes: Simplifying decades of history into easily-digestible chunks, transforming epic tales of high adventure into advertisements for future sequels. READ FULL STORY
The X-Men have been around for more than 50 years. They multiply: rapidly, frequently, endlessly. They aren’t really a superteam like the Justice League or the Avengers, those all-star crews built out of solo-series stars (Superman, Captain America) mixed together with B-list glue characters (Martian Manhunter, Wonder Man). With one very obvious exception and a few other arguable exceptions, the X-Men aren’t Solo-Star people. They are a team.
Or rather, teams. Chris Claremont’s iconic decade-and-a-half run on Uncanny X-Men cemented the idea that the X-lineup was eternally fluid: Characters died, left on sabbatical, joined the Avengers, got replaced by their time-traveling alternate universe daughters. And then there were so many X-Men teams (Blue, Gold, Xtreme) and X-Men teams who weren’t technically X-Men, even though they were entirely composed of past and future X-Men (X-Factor, X-Force, Generation X.) READ FULL STORY
In a world full of Avengers and Spider-Man, it seems mutants just don’t get any respect.
With another X-Men prequel/sequel/spin-off opening this weekend (it’s getting really hard to keep track at this point), Screen Junkies presents an honest take on the original “triquel” that started it all. With two awesome movies directed by Bryan Singer and one awful one directed by Brett Ratner, the trilogy proved that comic book movies can be good and bad at the same time, like many of the misunderstood mutants in the film, including Mystique who, yes, is absolutely naked. Though not every mutant from the comic books was featured in the films, one thing does seem pretty clear: They are all very dangerous and very attractive.
Watch below, but make sure not to stare too long or something might explode: READ FULL STORY
In the wake of a recent sexual assault allegation, director Bryan Singer has been out of the public spotlight, declining to do any press or interviews for his upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
However, before the accusations, he opened up in an interview with Out magazine about his complicated sexuality, homophobia in his films, and his reaction to Ellen Page’s powerful coming out. An editor’s note on the Out website states that “Singer declined additional comment to Out beyond this public statement released last month.” READ FULL STORY
Days of Future Past promises to fit more X-Men into an X-Men movie than any X-Men movie ever before. Naturally, the curious moviegoer is led to ask: Could the next X-Men movie possibly feature even more X-Men, as we evolve towards the ultimate singularity moment when life will be measured not in time but in unconfirmed X-Men casting rumors?
Current franchise steersman Bryan Singer has told French magazine Cine Premiere that he’d like to fit Gambit and Nightcrawler into 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Now series producer Lauren Shuler Donner has kinda-sorta-completely confirmed that Gambit will be joining the franchise…and that he’ll be played by Channing Tatum. READ FULL STORY
'X-Men' stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy dance to 'Blurred Lines,' read fan fiction -- VIDEO
As Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy ramp up their interview schedule for the sure-to-be-blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s going to be hard to beat their recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Norton got all three actors to fully let their guard down when talking about:
1. The only song that would get Fassbender out of his trailer, “Blurred Lines.” A (very sexy) dance party ensues:
It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher.
This September, that’s going to end. READ FULL STORY
It won’t be long now until the X-Men franchise sets a new record for onscreen mutants with Days of Future Past, a movie about future X-Men and past X-Men and perhaps even some present-day X-Men. Beyond lies Apocalypse and another Wolverine and a mysterious spin-off movie that might be X-Force, with the implicit promise that they’ll keep making X-Men movies until X-Men 2099 is considered a period piece. (Remember X-Men 2099? Skullfire!) But a new dark horse has entered the X-Men Spin-Off Showcase sweepstakes: Channing Tatum told MTV’s Josh Horowitz that he has spoken to X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner about essaying the role of Gambit, the card-tossin’, lady-killin’, New Orleans-bein’-from superhero beloved by children of the ’90s and generally loathed by the older siblings of the children of the ’90s. (Speaking as the former: He’s our Dazzler.) READ FULL STORY
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