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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ final trailer lays it all out

- April 16th, 2014

The final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer is exactly what everyone’s been anxiously waiting for.

Unlike the first two trailers, the last international look at the film before its released in a couple of weeks gives fans their first real view into the actual story line.

Better yet, it actually shows off some of the bantering and witty comebacks used by the extraordinarily large cast…and it’s funny! It’s actually pretty funny, so wipe that dripping, concerned sweat off of your forehead.

In the final trailer, the backdrop is set for the gigantic war the X-Men are gearing up to fight in.

“In the beginning, the sentinels were just targeting mutants. Then they began targeting everyone. I’ve come a long way to guide us, to bring us together. The X-Men. We need your help,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine tells a bewildered looking, young Charles Xavier.

Although we already knew the sentinels were going to be the biggest nemesis the X-Men would have to take down, this was the first time we’ve received more than just a quick glimpse of the destructive path they’ve left behind in their wake.

In this trailer, the sentinels actually feel like a tangible enemy for the genetically enhanced mutant army instead of a projection of darkness the two previous trailers portrayed the robot class as.

More interesting, however, was the glimpse into the trek Wolverine embarks on to bring the rowdy group of miscreant misfits together in order to stop the sentinels.

“It’s going to take all of us to end this war,” Ian McKellan’s Magneto tells the modern day Xavier, and that’s exactly what the trailer shows off.

Wolverine goes from house to house, state to state to collect the different mutants he needs. From his old pal Beast, the wickedly tough Mystique, and the criminally insane mastermind Magento, the trailer finally gives some insight into how director Bryan Singer is going to mesh the two worlds together.

Singer and his crew also provided fans with a little more footage of Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, one of the characters people were most concerned about after seeing his cyberpunk costume they decided to go with. When he’s got his goggles off, he doesn’t look nearly as terrible, and he’s retained his razor sharp wit. An aspect fans of the franchise will appreciate.

The history, woven together with some incredible action sequences and mutant power close ups, makes this trailer the most exciting one to date. Let’s see if Singer can bring the magic back to one of comics’ most beloved groups.

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

Marvel drops new clip for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

- April 8th, 2014

Marvel has released a new 60-second clip from this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy (via MTV). The new ad recycles some of the footage we’ve already seen in the trailer in which Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord attempts to steal a mysterious floating orb. Speculation is that it is one of the infinity stones from Thor: The Dark World.

Things don’t go smoothly, and when he finds himself held up by Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Star-Lord looks a little non-plussed after the rival gang hasn’t heard of him.

Then we get into the new stuff. Star-Lord drops to the ground and then rockets out of there with a pair of high-powered boots, giving us the first glimpse of his space helmet, as well as some of his intergalactic toys. And as a series of explosions go off around him, Star-Lord is seen running in leaps and bounds across the terrain of an unknown extra-terrestrial planet.

Pretty cool getaway.

It looks more and more likely that Guardians will tie in with Thor (a post-credits Dark World scene ties in with the new film).

If you’ve seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you’ll know that it hints at… Wait, I’m not going to spoil that for you.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens Aug. 1.

‘Captain America 3′ confirmed for May 6, 2016

- April 7th, 2014

Turns out that big superhero battle between Marvel and DC is going to happen after all.

Marvel has confirmed that it plans to release a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier on May 6, 2016, pitting it against Warner Bros.’ untitled Batman-Superman film.

This follows The Winter Soldier’s record-breaking weekend at the box office in the U.S. and Canada.

Marvel staked its claim to the date last summer by earmarking it for an untitled superhero feature. Conventional thinking at the time seemed to be that it was either going to be Thor 3, Captain America 3 or the long-rumoured Doctor Strange. When DC moved its Batman vs. Superman film from July 2015 to May 6, 2016, fanboys and girls were thinking that Marvel would have to back off. Marvel studio boss Kevin Feige was steadfast that his company wasn’t going to back off the date, though, during interviews for The Winter Soldier.

Marvel announced the news on its website.

Following the record-breaking premiere of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past weekend, the First Avenger will jump into his next big screen solo adventure in just a little more than two years on May 6, 2016!

Before the untitled Captain America 3 hits theaters, though, fans can next see Cap when he joins the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once more in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015!

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Having watched The Winter Soldier, I can say that it is easily one of Marvel’s top three films. It also does a fine job setting up future Marvel films, including Doctor Strange and Avengers: Age of Ultron. So I’m confident that it will be able to hold its own against Batman-Superman. All I know right now is: May 6, 2016, will be a busy movie weekend for me.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theatres now.

Matt Gerald cast as ‘Ant-Man’ villain

- April 4th, 2014

This weekend is shaping up to be a big one for Marvel fans, and I’m not just talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally being released.

Matt Gerald, best known as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet in James Cameron’s Avatar, has become the most recent name attached to Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, Deadline reported.

At the time of the announcement, there was no speculation surrounding who Gerald would be playing, but this writer is taking a shot in the dark and naming Gerald as a possible Egghead.

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Egghead, or Elihas Starr, is the classic Ant-Man villain from the original comics. He’s the Joker to Batman, the Green Goblin to Spiderman, and he’s one of the best ways to introduce a mainstream audience to the idea of Ant-Man, a rather obsolete, largely unknown Marvel superhero.

In the original comics, Starr was an atomic scientist for the American government who later becomes fired after his position as a spy is unveiled. Angered over his uncovering, he decides to use his superior intellect to take over the world, and in the process, become one of the biggest evil masterminds the world had ever seen.

While Egghead isn’t the most interesting villain in the saga, he is the oddest looking and one of the few Ant-Man villains who would translate well from comic book to film, a daunting task for any superhero tale.

Gerald will star opposite Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, and Michael Pena, although considering it’s an Edgar Wright movie, fans shouldn’t be too surprised if Nick Frost and Simon Pegg make an appearance.

Ant-Man is currently in production and is set to be released on July 17, 2015.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ latest trailer reveals post-apocalyptic world

- March 24th, 2014

The latest, gloomiest trailer for Fox’s upcoming superhero movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has arrived.

While Fox has certainly left an abundant of teasers, posters, and stills from Days of Future Past for eager fans to bide their time with, the official UK trailer is the first time since the original trailer launched in November that fans will be treated to new footage from the film.

The most impressive, of course, being the scenes of utter devastation surmised from a war between the mutant collective and the large faction of humans who detest their very existence.

“So many battles waged over the years, and yet, none of them like this,” Patrick Stewart, who is reprising his role as Professor Xavier, says at the beginning of the clip. “Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change who we are and unite?”

Fans of previous X-Men films, specifically Bryan Singer’s original X-Men installments, won’t be shocked by the high intense, action packed battle scenes, but in Days of Future Past, the waging war looks like it’ll take place in a post-apocalyptic world, complete with powerful technological surveillance and a gritty monochromatic atmosphere.

Maybe the dystopian genre isn’t quite dead.

The latest trailer also delves a little more into the past friendship between a young Xavier (James McAvoy) and a young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they come to terms with the eternal consequences of their personal war.

Of course, there’s new footage of the powerful -and celebrity studded- X-Men team that wasn’t available in the first trailer that may appease the devoted X-Men followers.

All of this wrapped tightly together with a brand new poster for the film, highlighting the devastation that will undoubtedly follow the genetically enhanced, troubled misfit clan.

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Remember, there will be another installment of the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, so it may be wise not heading into the film with dreams of a grandeur victory. At least, not yet.

Due to be released world wide on May 23, Days of Future Past is the direct sequel to 2011′s reinvention of the series, First Class.