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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ set in the ’80s and features ‘mass destruction’

- March 14th, 2014

Bryan Singer’s time-travelling X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t out for another two months, but he’s stoking anticipation for the already-planned sequel which is already inked in for a 2016 release.

In an extensive interview with Total Film (via Comicbookmovie.com), the director revealed X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in the 1980s, involve ancient mutants and “more mass destruction” than any of the existing X-Men films.

“It’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that… Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

We’ll be seeing familiar characters the director promises adding, “I call these movies in-between-quels.”

Singer also revealed there are other X-Men stories he wants to tell. “Yeah, there actually are … These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres May 26, 2016.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which stars Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theatres May 23, 2014.

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Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and James McAvoy (Professor X) are pictured in a scene from X-Men Days of Future Past.

 

Revealing glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence on Empire’s ‘X-Men’ covers

- January 27th, 2014

Attention X-Men fans, Empire is releasing an unprecedented 25 variant covers for its latest issue which will be bringing readers all things related to Bryan Singer’s upcoming Days of Future Past.

The covers were revealed in a flurry of tweets courtesy of Singer and film’s official Twitter account. Among the new images we’re getting a look at: Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad, the Sentinels, Havoc, Quicksilver, Warpath and a younger version of returning villain, William Stryker.

Of course, there’s a the always-beautiful Jennifer Lawrence looking perfectly nude and blue, as well has Hugh Jackman’s shredded Wolverine (on two covers) and Michael Fassbender’s young Magneto and James McAvoy’s young Charles Xavier. Even Anna Paquin, who was cut from the film, appears on one of the promotional covers.

You can check out some of the covers below. For the full 25, head over to Empire. You can also read all of our Days of Future Past coverage here.

 

 

 

The reaction to Quicksilver, who will also appear in a different form in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, was far from enthusiastic, with fans comparing the design to Burger King’s Kid Vid and actor Corey Feldman.

For info on how you can purchase all 25 covers, visit Empire.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres May 23, 2014.

Watch new ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ teaser

- January 24th, 2014

When it comes to self promotion, we could learn a thing or two from the upcoming X-Men sequel.

Director Bryan Singer has been hawking Days of Future Past relentlessly on Twitter, even dropping hints about the 2016 sequel, Apocalypse.

Well he’s at it again, tweeting news promising “something BIG” for Monday. And to help stoke the flames of fan anticipation, the X-Men Instagram account has released a brief teaser video.

In the brief nine-second clip we see: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sinking, Michael Fassbender’s meditating Magneto, new X-Men members getting ready to fight, Jennifer Lawrence’s ’70s look and much more.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theatres May 23, 2014.

We’ll have the new trailer for you here on Monday.

Anna Paquin axed from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

- December 21st, 2013

If you thought Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was trying to pack too many stars into the upcoming mutant mashup, you were right.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Anna Paquin’s Rogue has been cut from the final edit of the film.

According to the website, the one scene in which Rogue appeared was a rescue sequence involving Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore).

“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer tells EW. “It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”

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Paquin has been told that her role was cut.

“She completely understood,” explains Singer. “It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve.”

Singer is still editing the film, but he’s also prepping work on X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016 with X2 writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. Just an FYI, Apocalypse is from Egypt.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released May 23, 2014.

New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ teaser on Instagram

- October 25th, 2013

Following Marvel’s release of the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fox has debuted a short teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past on Instagram.

An earlier trailer that leaked online in August featured Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Ian McKellen’s Magneto.

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“I’ve had a glimpse into the past,” Professor X says to Wolverine, before adding, “You have to do for me what I once did for you.”

“So, I wake up in my younger body and then what?” Wolverine asks.

“Find me… lead me, guide me, be patient with me,” X says as images of his younger self, played by James McAvoy flash on the screen.

“Patience isn’t my strongest suit,” came Wolverine’s reply as images of Michael Fassbender’s younger Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast flashed across the screen.

The Instagram teaser features brief glimpses Wolverine, Halle Berry’s Storm, Fassbender’s Magneto, and other mutants.

Directed by Bryan Singer, Days of Future Past is an X-Men mash-up that will find cast members from the original trilogy and First Class joining forces. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put in internment camps.

Fox is a pioneer on the short trailer front. Earlier this year they released the first ad for The Wolverine on Vine.

The full trailer will be released October 29.