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X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only one of the most successful blockbusters of 2014, but it was able to correct the path of the X-Men film franchise and set it in an exciting new direction. However, even with those accomplishments, it’s still not safe from the critical analysis of an Honest Movie Trailer.
Keanu Reeves has gotten to play a variety of roles over the years, but one type of character he’s never been able to sink his teeth into is a superhero. Unfortunately for him, the two superheroes he’s expressed interest in playing also happen to be the ones who won’t be free anytime soon.
While the X-Men film franchise moves forward with projects like X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and a rumored live-action TV show, one aspect of the series have been relatively quiet recently. Back in May, reports indicated that Channing Tatum would play Gambit in a standalone movie, the actor repeatedly expressing his interest in playing the Ragin’ Cajun. But it many be years before we actually get to see his take on the character.
In addition to reintroducing younger versions of the mutants known as Beast and Mystique, X-Men: First Class also did its part to establish a new dynamic between the two characters. Bonding over the fact that they couldn't show their true faces in public, the two of them sparked a romantic relationship that wound up getting kind of interrupted by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Although 20th Century Fox currently owns the live-action rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel Entertainment continues to include these characters in their everyday goings-on in the comics. We may never see the X-Men or Fantastic Four team up with The Avengers on the big screen, but they can still hang out with each other on the printed page. However, now Marvel has decided to stick in to Fox by taking drastic action within their comic books, specifically towards mutants.
Another deleted scene from X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been released just a few days before its DVD and Blu-Ray hits the shelves. And this one is a belter too, because it sees two of the mutant posse’s most beloved characters, Storm and Wolverine, share a kiss before Logan travels to the past to try and stop the Sentinels from ever being created. For devoted readers of the comic it’s a real tearjerker, because hoards of fans have always longed to the see the duo get together.
Within the X-Men universe, some truly terrible atrocities have been committed against mutant kind. Because of fear of the unknown, governments and scientists have ignored the fact that the members of Homo superior are still conscious creatures with emotion, personality and awareness.
As demonstrated in X-Men: Days of Future Past, super-speed can be a pretty fun and useful power. When not being used to help prisoners escape from the depths below the Pentagon, it can be used to travel far distances instantly and just screw around with friends. There are all kinds of possibilities, and a few of them have been getting explored recently on the Quicksilver Instagram account.
When writer/producer Simon Kinberg signed a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox last year to oversee the future of X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, he acknowledged a pretty straightforward goal: “Be like Marvel.” Referring to the constantly growing cinematic universe at Marvel Studios, Kinberg revealed that he wants to do something massive with his comic book movies – and Deadpool is very much a part of that.
Hugh Jackman has talked extensively before about how playing Wolverine in both the X-Men and the solo movies has cost him a lot of delicious, unhealthy meals, but apparently, on the set of Days Of Future Past it almost cost him a whole lot more. Specifically, it almost cost him his penis.
Anna Paquin’s Rogue scenes that were cruelly cut out of X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be edited back in for a special Rogue Cut of the film, which will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray next summer.
Moving the action to the 1980s allows X-Men: Apocalypse the chance to create fresh X-heroes and villains, and maybe to also breathe new life into beloved X-characters who got a shot at silver-screen stardom but felt a little shortchanged in the long run.
Now that director Bryan Singer is locked in for the duration of X-Men: Apocalypse, it looks like 20th Century Fox is starting up the promotional engines as early as today. Two new viral sites have appeared, and you should probably bookmark them for any updates as their initial content is pretty big.
Simon Kinberg recognizes that using those fan-favorite characters in X-Men: Apocalypse would require recasting. "If we are to use them," he elaborates. It was even suggested a few days ago that recasting is exactly what might take place.
Wade Winston Wilson often plays in the same sandboxes as the X-Men characters, and that trend could continue when the anti-hero makes his way to the big screen in 2016.