It’s easy to forget that the current series of X-Men movies started with Matthew Vaughn. Six years ago, the Kick-Ass and Kingsman director made the reboot X-Men: First Class, and was getting ready to make its sequel before semi-mysteriously dropping out. And while Vaughn and others have previously dropped a few hints…
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman’s version of the classic Universal monster: the Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we’re used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The box office trends of the last few years have made abundantly clear that would-be summer blockbusters are reliant on China for their profits. And one way these movies try to get the upper hand in that market is by putting a famous Chinese face in the movie, usually or about two seconds. China has noticed.
For almost seven years, 20th Century Fox sat on the script for Deadpool, scared that it wouldn’t make any money. Now, two weekends after the film’s release, it’s already the highest grossing X-Men movie ever, in terms of domestic, non-adjusted box office—which is the metric everybody uses when they’re talking about…
I guess if you’re making a time travel movie, you may as well get some advice from James Cameron. And if you seek his advice, you should probably take it. Which is exactly what Bryan Singer did with the end to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
In less than two weeks, the eyes of the world will turn to the Gaslamp District of San Diego, California where over 100,000 fans will cram into the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. Over the course of four days, it’s geek nirvana for attendees, as well as people following at home.
Although X-Men: Days of Future Past managed to incorporate almost every movie X-Man past, there was very little of Anna Paquin's Rogue in it. And yet apparently director Bryan Singer shot a great deal of Rogue footage — footage that will be included in a new edition of the movie which Fox will release on Blu-ray later…
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
How do you make a car fit for everyone's favourite surly Canadian Mutant? Claws. Claws EVERYWHERE.
What's the word for a crossover between two versions of the same character? Is it a multiverse-over? A sameover?
It takes a lot of computers to turn actors into a naked, blue Jennifer Lawrence, as this absolutely stunning VFX breakdown for Digital Domain, who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past proves. Seriously, if you watch just one of these VFX reels we love posting so much, make it this one.
One of the coolest special effects in X-Men: Days of Future Past was the Quicksilver "frozen time" effect where the character is moving so quickly that everything around him seems to move in super slow-motion. In this video, director Bryan Singer explains how they achieved the effect.
Having done such a great job with the viral marketing leading up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, it appears Fox is continuing the job in advance of DoFP's DVD and Blu-ray release with this mysterious video. But why are they bothering?
While Logan and Storm don't actually kiss in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman do share a peck in costume in this slightly goofy outtake from the film.
Jonny McCoy is a concept artist who just released a slew of work done for three of this year's huge releases: Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Edge of Tomorrow (big internationally). The art straddles a wide range of work, all of it awesome.
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, we don't spend a lot of time in the dystopic future that the plot revolves around preventing. And when we do, it's brutal. So this concept art of the future X-Jet from Henry Fong is great, because it gives us the chance to appreciate the things we missed.
The love of pop culture is tumutulous and unpredictable, full of sudden letdowns and unepected thrills. And sometimes, it's easy to get pessimistic. But just when you think you're burning out on TV, movies and comics, they can surprise you. And this summer has done quite a bit to restore my faith in pop culture.
Mutant sparkler Jubilee didn't ultimately appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but she was apparently considered as part of the superpowered line-up. These concept images show her proposed dystopian duds.
Watching Michael Fassbender And James McAvoy do impressions of their future selves in the X-Men movies right in front of the magnificent actors who play said future selves, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, is WONDERFUL.