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Author: Scott Davis
Easily one the year’s most anticipated films, 20th Century Fox have unleashed the first trailer for their upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which you can view below.
Released in 2014, the first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise mega-hit and grossed over $414million at the worldwide box office. Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Sir Michael Caine and the film’s break-out star Taron Egerton, the film was loved by critics and audiences and introduced us the Kingsman, an international intelligence agency who were trying to keep the globe safe.
Original director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and co-writer Jane Goldman return for the sequel along with Egerton, Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson but it says something of the success of the first film as to how they have managed to assemble an outstanding supporting cast for the follow-up: Academy Award Winners Julianne Moore »
- Scott Davis
Eggsy is back! After giving us one of the more clever trailer teases in recent memory, 20th Century Fox has released the first full-length trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The trailer tease packed a whole bunch of sped up footage into a narrow, 10-second window, but now we can see the actual trailer for Kingsman 2 in all of its glory. Manners maketh man, and those well-mannered men (and women) also make for a great trailer for what is hopefully an equally great sequel.
20th Century Fox finally decided to release this first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle online after a string of other promotion for the highly-anticipated sequel. Some footage was shown recently to those in attendance at CinemaCon and the reaction to what was shown was largely positive. That got some buzz going and then Fox released some new photos of Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and »
Simon Brew Apr 20, 2017
Logan and Deadpool may have opened up the door to successful R-rated comic book movies. Marvel ain't walking through it...
With X-Men: Apocalypse stuttering a little at the box office last year, 20th Century Fox has found that its PG-13-rated main line of X-Men films let the side down just a little last year. Conversely, its two gambles on R-rated X-Men spin-offs have paid off handsomely. Deadpool grossed nearly $800m last year, whilst this year’s Logan has just crossed the $600m mark. The PG-13-rated X-Men: Apocalypse, meanwhile, brought home $543m, a sizeable drop from X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Fox, therefore, is already pressing ahead with an R-rated Deadpool 2, and Sony is believed to be considering an R-rating for its Spider-Man spin-off, Venom. But it seems that the reigning champions of comic book movies, Marvel, are not going to follow suit. Every Marvel »
Who he is: Warpath, a.k.a. James Proudstar
His power: Warpath lucked out in the superpowers lottery, with enhanced strength, speed, agility, senses, and resistance to injury.
His story: Warpath joined the X-Men at some point following X-Men: The Last Stand, and is one of the last mutants standing in a future where giant robotic Sentinels hunt his kind and use them as disposable experiment subjects. Like many of the new faces in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Warpath is killed off twice: once when the Sentinels attack the X-Men in Moscow and again when the timeline is changed and the future X-Men end up in China. Warpath fights to protect the monastery where Professor X, Magneto, and Kitty Pryde are trying to change the timeline again by sending Wolverine to the past, and although Warpath gives his life during this second Sentinel assault, everything ends up fine because »
Who he is: Sunspot, a.k.a. Roberto Da Costa
His power: Sunspot thrives on solar energy, using it to give himself superhuman strength and turn into a being of pure plasma that looks a lot like the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch.
His story: He can get really hot. Sunspot is one of the new X-recruits used as cannon fodder in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and he doesn’t do much except show off his powers and die twice. A Sentinel with Iceman’s powers kills Sunspot in Moscow, and then a Sentinel with Lady Deathstrike’s killer nails impales Sunspot in China, revealing that his plasma form doesn’t protect his internal organs. Wolverine’s successful rewriting of the past saves Roberto from his future death, but it’s uncertain what his place is in the X-Men in this new timeline.
Played by: Adan Canto
Currently, Sunspot »
Who she is: Blink, a.k.a. Clarice Ferguson
Her power: Blink opens portals that teleport things to different places, which can be used both defensively as an escape route and offensively to redirect attacks and trap opponents behind closed portals.
Her story: Nightcrawler’s absence from the X-Men leaves the team in need of a teleporter, and that’s Blink’s entire role in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Her portals play a key role in the X-Men’s fights against the Sentinels in the future (and look really cool), but she still dies twice, just like the rest of the mutants tasked with protecting Kitty Pryde while she sends people back in time. The movie undoes both of Blink’s deaths, and while it doesn’t show what happens to her after the big timeline change, at least she isn’t getting killed by giant robots in »
Who is he: Quicksilver, a.k.a. Peter Maximoff
His power: Quicksilver can move at supersonic speeds. The world slows down around him when he taps into his mutant ability, allowing him to maintain his perception and reflexes even though he’s going really fast.
His story: Quicksilver is the son of Magneto, but Magneto doesn’t know that yet. The young speedster debuts in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, where Wolverine, Charles Xavier, and Hank McCoy approach him to help break his father out of federal prison. Wolverine and Peter’s older self have an undisclosed past relationship, and Logan is confident that the hyperactive thief is just who they need to achieve success. Quicksilver frees his father from his glass cell underneath the Pentagon, and in the most imaginative, exciting sequence of the entire X-franchise, Quicksilver takes out a squad of armed guards at superspeed while listening to »
Who he is: Bishop
His power: Much like Sebastian Shaw, Bishop can absorb different types of energy and redirect it in destructive blasts, which can also be shot out of his large gun.
His story: While X-Men: Days Of Future Past doesn’t spend much time explaining who he is, Bishop is the savior of the X-Men. Every time Sentinels attack the X-Men, Bishop is sent back in time to warn the team before its members are massacred. This happens over and over again until the X-Men decide to take a different strategy and send Wolverine back in time, giving Bishop the opportunity to fight and die alongside his mutant brethren before one last timeline refresh. Little else is known about Bishop, but the “M” scar over his eye suggests that he was a prisoner in one of the Sentinels’ mutant camps. With the timeline changes at the end of »
Who he is: Apocalypse, a.k.a. En Sabah Nur
His power: He can do pretty much anything. He can transfer his consciousness to new bodies, which basically makes him immortal, and has a healing factor, superstrength, teleportation, telekinesis, telepathy, and the ability to enhance the powers of other mutants (and give them killer makeovers in the process).
His story: The post-credits scene of X-Men: Days Of Future Past revealed that this ancient Egyptian mutant was responsible for building the pyramids, and while En Sabah Nur was worshiped as a god, his followers eventually turned on him in the opening flashback of X-Men: Apocalypse. What happens between those two movies isn’t revealed, but Moira MacTaggert believes that Apocalypse is responsible for the rise and fall of most ancient civilizations. He’s not so much a character as he is an apocalyptic force of nature, and when he’s revived »
Who he is: Bolivar Trask
His power: None, but he has a brilliant scientific mind.
His story: Living in a world intensely divided by political ideology, Bolivar Trask wants to save humanity by uniting all nations of the world against a common threat: extinction. Trask’s understanding of evolution has him concerned about what the rise of mutants means for the human race, and while he says that he has a deep respect for mutants, that doesn’t stop him from having them killed and dissected. Trask is responsible for the creation of the Sentinels in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and his mutant-hunting machines send the world plunging into dystopia within 50 years. In the original timeline, the U.S. government keeps the Sentinel program alive, because Mystique kills Trask in 1973, but when the X-Men of the future send Wolverine into the past, Trask’s death and the ...
What they are: Sentinels
Their power: These giant robots can detect the mutant X-gene and are armed with weaponry that can be used to subdue or kill mutants. Later models of Sentinels were given the ability to adapt to and replicate other mutant powers.
Their story: Created by Bolivar Trask, these mutant-hunting machines are the major threat of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. In the year 2023, Sentinels are sleek, terrifyingly efficient mutant-hunting machines, rounding up both mutants and their human allies into camps. Sentinels also do plenty of killing, and the X-Men are their victims over and over again, only saved by last-minute time travel. Wolverine is sent back to 1973 to prevent Mystique from killing Trask, an event that inspires the U.S. government to continue developing Sentinels and gives them a significant upgrade thanks to Mystique’s DNA and her highly adaptable mutation. The Rogue Cut of ...
Juliette Harrisson Mar 27, 2017
There are various ways to tackle the X-Men movies. Here are our suggestions...
It happens so often in Sff fandoms. You have a series, it starts out releasing an original story, then some sequels, then... it all goes a bit wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey, whether through the release of prequels, through introducing a time-travel element to the story that confuses the order of the narrative, or other various narrative shenanigans.
The viewing order of the X-Men film series is especially complicated. The series includes prequels, at least two different timelines, and more internal inconsistencies than you can shake an adamantium-or-bone claw at. So, with the Hugh Jackman/Patrick Stewart era coming to a close with Logan, we thought we’d suggest a few different options for approaches to an X-Men movie marathon. None of these suggested viewing orders are intended to be definitive and, thanks to the determined lack of internal consistency in the series, »
While Logan only had a brief one-time run atop the box office a few weeks ago, Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie is still going strong, passing another box office milestone over the weekend. While it dropped to third place with $17.8 million, that domestic take and its international tally were enough to push it over the $500 million worldwide box office plateau. The movie currently stands at $183.4 million domestic and $339.3 million from international markets, for a worldwide tally of $523.6 million, from a $97 million budget.
Box Office Mojo also has an interesting breakdown of the Wolverine franchise, comparing Logan to Hugh Jackman's other two stand-alone Wolverine movies, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine, neither of which achieved the kind of critical and commercial success that Logan has already achieved. After just three weeks in theaters, Logan has already surpassed the domestic, foreign and worldwide totals for both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. »
It may have found itself slipping down the charts these past couple of weeks thanks to Beauty and the Beast and Kong: Skull Island, but 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men offering Logan continues to pull in the cash at the box office, having crossed the half billion dollar mark this weekend.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine swansong is now sitting on $524 million globally, having grossed $184 million domestically and a further $340 million from international markets.
Logan is now the highest-grossing Wolverine movie (with The Wolverine on $414.8 million and X-Men Origins: Wolverine on $373.1 million), and the fourth-highest grossing chapter of the entire X-Men franchise behind X-Men: Apocalypse on $543.9 million.
Deadpool remains the biggest earner in the franchise, having pulled in $783.1 million last year, while X-Men: Days of Future Past sits in second place with $747.9 million.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. »
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of its UK home-entertainment release this coming Monday, March 20th, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Operation Avalanche, which shows the faking of the Apollo 11 Moon landing; check it out here…
1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of Nasa, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers, there to capture Nasa’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies… Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.
- Gary Collinson
Related: X-men TV Show: Name And Cast Revealed Including Some Mutant Names
We just learned a few days ago the names of a majority of the cast of the X-Men TV show Gifted, including some mutant personas; Polaris, Thunderbird, Blink, and an unknown mutant named Eclipse. Today a casting call was put out which could reveal some in depth information into the show itself, from MyCastingFile.com. While this website covers a number of roles for various projects, the ones related to "Untitled Marvel project" stand out quite well.
It calls for High school students at dance, Seedy types at bar, Native Americans at outpost, 4 a.m. diner patrons, Law office background, Hotel maid, 14-17 year old high school students, Barfly woman(5'6" 115lbs), Actor Photo Double, and sentinel service techs.
What stands out most to me is "Native Americans at Outpost," which as we reported Blair Redford will be playing Thunderbird, »
- Drew Carlton
17 years after the original X-Men made its debut, and the franchise is still going strong. There may have been more than a few bumps in the road, but after the well-deserved success of Logan this past week, the series appears to be set for many years to come.
Logan, the spectacular third solo outing for the character, marks Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the Wolverine. After 17 years, 9 appearances, and enough protein consumption to last a lifetime, Jackman is finally hanging up the claws. His departure marks a bittersweet conclusion for this era of the franchise, and leaves the long-running series with a fresh and uncharted future.
There are currently quite a few X-related projects in the works, including Deadpool 2, X-Force, New Mutants, Gambit and X-Men: Supernova. But, before we’re quite ready to move into the next wave of films, check out 10 extremely interesting facts you didn’t know about the X-Men franchise! »
- Ben Read
Lionsgate UK proudly presents Operation Avalanche, an entertaining sci-fi thriller investigating the greatest conspiracy theory of them all, from writer, director, producer and star Matt Johnson (The Dirties). The film is set for release on DVD on March 20th, and to celebrate we have a DVD bundle to give away featuring Daybreakers, Machete Kills, Criminal, Cabin in the Woods and Sicario.
1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of Nasa, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers, there to capture Nasa’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies… Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will »
- Gary Collinson
Luke Owen praises the news of the Matrix reboot…
Back in 2014 I wrote an article titled Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is everything wrong with reboots. In it I argued that the idea behind rebooting the classic 1980s comedy was good in principle (it’s an easy enough premise to adapt and update) but the execution was horrible. Rather than take it in a new direction with original ideas, Feig and his team simply made the same movie again but with their brand of humour. They made constant references to the original movie, they boasted cameos from the original cast and even used the same theme song. It was an utterly pointless exercise and a wasted opportunity.
- Luke Owen
Trying to figure out the timeline of the X-Men Universe requires a genius level Iq and a lot of patience, and where Logan fits into things is hard to say. It seems to reference X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a movie wiped out of continuity by X-Men: Days of Future Past, while also loosely tying into both that and The Wolverine.
Confused, yet? Well, one thing which fans have been questioning for a while now is how and why Stephen Merchant could be Caliban after Tómas Lemarquis played the same character – a good 50 or so years earlier in history terms – during the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. Thankfully, Logan director James Mangold has now offered an explanation, but those of you hoping for one which will make sense of this muddled timeline will probably be disappointed by what he has to say.
“It’s a funny, messy story of how so often these »
- Josh Wilding
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