James Franco has been a part of so many projects, it may seem like he’s got a clone. And now, that could actually happen—in a movie at least.
As we’ve watched the Mutant Underground and Sentinel Services try to outsmart one another this season, The Gifted’s given both sides a chance to flex their muscles and use their respective power against one another. This week’s episode “eXtreme measures” smartly switches things up by having both sides turn their focus…
Hours after news broke earlier this week that Marvel and Fox had been in talks for weeks about Marvel potentially buying back the rights to a number of properties, including the X-Men and Fantastic Four, follow-up stories stated that the deal had stopped. According to a new report, though, the deal’s not dead yet.
Much like an iconic drag queen who melodramatically announces that she’s finally ready to retire and leave the business behind, the adult Jean Grey is actually coming back from the dead. That alone isn’t all that surprising, but the fact that she and the Phoenix Force will be leading the X-Men definitely is.
While one of The Gifted’s major strengths is that it’s never seemed all that interested in trying to be a weekly X-Men show, last night’s episode was an excellent reminder that while those heroes may be missing, the influence they’ve had on the Mutant Underground is profound. More importantly, it shines through to…
CNBC is reporting that Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox, an entertainment arm within the larger Fox company that is reportedly looking to focus its efforts more on news and sports. If the deal were to go through, it could have potentially huge ramifications for a number of Marvel characters.
Say what you will about Fox’s original X-Men film kicking off he modern superhero movie wave, but know that that film wouldn’t have existed were it not for the incredible success of the X-Men animated series that came before it.
The last time Scott Summers saw his ex-wife Jean Grey alive, she’d managed to fulfill her destiny of becoming the White Phoenix of the Crown, a nearly perfect version of the normally destructive cosmic firebird. This latest version of the Phoenix retained its sanity and had the potential to become one of the greatest…
Logan brought a definitive end to Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine earlier this year, but like the comics before it, laid the groundwork for a successor to the mantle in the form of Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23. Now, it seems like that changeover is already in the works, according to Logan’s director.
Even though there have been brief moments of brightness scattered throughout The Gifted’s first few episodes, there’s been a distinct sense of hopelessness that feels central to the show. Despite its title, last night’s episode “eXodus” made it clear that the Mutant Underground’s running out of options for escape.
X-Men and Inhumans. X-Men and Avengers. Crossovers are an obvious fit for the ragtag band of mutants. But I can’t say I’ve ever seen this one before.
Good news if you had Channing Tatum’s long-gestating Gambit movie in your “Hollywood project in limbo most likely to actually happen” office pool: the thing’s got a release date at last, and Tatum’s card-flinging X-Men dreams are about to come true.
In nearly every other X-Men film and television show, mutants are presented as a relatively new global phenomenon that mainstream humanity is still struggling to make sense of. It’s that “newness” that sometimes makes the concept of mutants having some sense of collective community and shared identity a little…
A new director may be close to bringing everyone’s favorite card-throwing Cajun mutant to the big screen. Deadline is reporting that Gore Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, is making a deal to direct Channing Tatum in Gambit.
Today’s scifi and fantasy television is chock full of fiery vengeance demons, terrifying ice dragons, and massive hordes of the undead—all beautifully rendered by visual effects artists. But then there are other, more cringeworthy VFX like the handful of moments we see Medusa’s hair in action on ABC’s Inhumans. Fox’s …
For the past few months, X-Men: Gold and X-Men: Blue have been trying to recenter Marvel’s mutant super teams by getting them back into the sorts of wild adventures that made the X-Men famous.
One of the more curious things about The Gifted was how little about the show Fox revealed in the months leading up to last night’s premiere. We knew it would feature a family on the run from the mutant-hating government and a handful of classic X-Men characters, but not much else aside from that.
Tonight, Fox and Marvel begin a new saga set in a TV-friendly offshoot of the X-Men universe with The Gifted, a show about a young family on the run from a government seeking to capture and control America’s Mutant population. Not sure what’s happening, who’s who, and why no one’s running around in Spandex yelling “To…
The Gifted, Fox’s upcoming X-Men TV spinoff, is more spiritually related to the mutant movie franchise than it is narratively. This world isn’t meant to explicitly connect to any of the X-Men movies, but when it comes to Polaris, there’s going to be at least one major similarity to her comic-book self.
Marvel’s Mutants are used to having a shitty time in the comics, and even at their most beloved there’s still a ton of prejudice and bigotry at play from the world around them. In The Gifted, things start out bad for our Mutant heroes—and then they quickly get worse.