“Evolution Leaps Forward”: Matt Revisits X2

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[With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening on Friday, I'm taking a look back at the X-Men movie franchise.  These reviews contain spoilers.]

If X-Men (and to a lesser extent Blade) had reopened the door for superhero movies, Spider-Man blew the door off its hinges.  It became the first movie to ever make over $100 million over a single weekend, and the movie was unabashedly colorful and comic book in its origins.  Sam Raimi‘s movie may not be perfect, but it knew exactly what it wanted to be, and audiences embraced it.  As for Bryan Singer, X-Men was a hit.  It was the ninth-highest grossing film of 2000 and received positive reviews.  Keep in mind that he did this after losing six months of production time.

Now with X2 the director had found the characters, established the world, and had the financial and creative freedom to let loose.

Nicholas Hoult talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

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Nicholas Hoult, one of the most in-demand young actors of the moment (most recognizable as a young Beast/Hank McCoy in X:Men First Class), has a bevy of projects coming out.  The former About A Boy child star spoke at the press junket for his most recent film Warm Bodies about a number of these upcoming films.  On Jack The Giant Slayer, Hoult revealed his thoughts on the select clips he’s seen and talked of the pressures of being the lead in a big budget studio tent-pole picture.  On the just-wrapped Mad Max: Fury Road, Hoult discussed working with the great George Miller and what character he plays in the the reboot/sequel.  And finally Hoult spoke about what he’s heard about the X-Men sequel (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and how far along the sequel is to production.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

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