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Anna Paquin’s Rogue to appear in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

- April 17th, 2014

Last December, reports surfaced that Anna Paquin’s Rogue character had been cut from Bryan Singer’s time traveling X-Men mash-up, Days of Future Past.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the one scene in which Rogue was set to appear 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 told 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.”

That sequence may have been cut, but it turns out that Paquin’s Rogue will still appear in the new film. After a sharp-eyed editor at BuzzFeed noticed her name in the credits of the trailer, they reached out to Fox for comment. “Essentially, [it’s] a cameo,” a rep said.

Sounds like there isn’t much to her part, but I’m glad to see that she’s back in there.

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

Huge post-credits X-Men/ Spider-Man news

- April 16th, 2014

Huge spoiler alert! Okay, maybe that’s overdoing it. If you don’t want to know anything about the post-credits scene in Amazing Spider-Man 2, stop reading now. I’m going to insert the trailer just below this, so no one accuses me of ruining their day.

You’re back? Good. According to Empire, a clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past will run after the credits in Amazing Spider-Man 2. For the uninitiated, the Spidey and X-Men films are owned by Sony and Fox respectively, and there are no plans for a crossover (Fox is rumoured to be working on a team-up with its other Marvel franchise, The Fantastic Four). So placement of a scene from Days of Future Past seems weird, unless they are just trying to acknowledge a shared Marvel universe.

Disney obviously doesn’t feel the same way. It opted to use Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (the character appears in Days of Future Past, but is played by Evan Peters). Although, the Oscorp building almost appeared in the New York skyline of The Avengers, so maybe they just didn’t like Fox’ choice to play Magneto’s son.

According to Empire, the scene at the end of ASM2 shows Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Lucas Till’s Havok and Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad taking on William Stryker (Josh Helman) and his military men. “Without wishing to spoil anything,” they write, “let’s just say that Mystique once again demonstrates her formidable fighting skills in the brief segment.”

An update from Variety indicates that the X-Men clip was negotiated by Fox because Spider-Man director Marc Webb “owed” them another film following 2009′s 500 (Days) of Summer.

What do you think about this news? Would you like to see a grand Marvel crossover involving characters from all the films, or are you happy to keep the universes separate? Sound off in the comments.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd, while X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres on May 23rd.

‘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.

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: 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.