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Opening scene for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ released

- April 15th, 2014

If this one-minute sequence from the opening battle scene in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is any indication, this could be the comic book movie to beat this summer.

In the brief clip, we see futuristic Sentinel robots trying to kill Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Blink (Fan BingBing), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Bishop (Omar Sy), who are all hiding out in an underground bunker. It’s possibly one of the only action scene they appear in since shortly afterwards, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to stop the future destruction of mutants.

The final trailer for the sequel will debut on Conan O’Brien tonight.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Sir Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, hits theatres May 23rd.

‘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.

 

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.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ viral campaign hints Magneto killed JFK

- November 26th, 2013

Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be altering the timeline of Marvel’s mutant superheroes. A new viral video is making the rounds that hints Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender) may have been involved in JFK’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

“Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy,” the video description reads on its YouTube page. “The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.”

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Unlike other popular conspiracy theories, this one – dubbed The Bent Bullet theory – claims that Magneto used his mutant powers to alter the trajectory of Lee Harvey Oswald’s second bullet to kill the president.

Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr was convicted of murder in a secret trial. But the evidence, the video’s narrator tells us, remains circumstantial. Photos of Magneto on the grassy knoll, and the bent bullets were used to convict him.

The viral video points interested viewers back to an info-packed site – thebentbullet.com – that offers up more compelling evidence that Magneto – “The most dangerous man in the world” – killed Kennedy.

Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below.

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