20th Century Fox owns many of my favorite Marvel characters. Since Marvel has done such an amazing job combining their various characters across their movies, I was wondering when Fox might do something similar with the ones they own. During a group interview with writer-producer Simon Kinberg on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past last summer, he revealed the studio was finally thinking about it:
“Fox is a very different place than it was when I made X-Men 3 there. And it’s been evolving since X3 to First Class to this, and there’s no question that the Marvel model has influenced and inspired them. We approached this movie from the standpoint of what to do with the universe rather than what to do with the story. We talked about other Marvel properties at Fox and talked a lot about what the future stories would be, whether they followed the cast in the future or the cast in the past and they’re all about trying to do what Marvel’s done and create different platforms for different stories.”
During the rest of the great interview, Kinberg talked about the evolution of the script, time travel, changes from the comic storyline, the X-Men franchise, having both casts in the film, the challenges of scheduling the various actors, how he approached the Sentinels, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
Last week, we reported that the Fantasia International Film Festival was hosting “Rated X: An Evening with Bryan Singer” where the director would talk about his life and career. They were also showing footage from his upcoming movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it turns out they showed the same trailer from Comic-Con (you can read our recap of that footage here). During the conversation, Singer provided some details on Days of Future Past, but also gave his thoughts on his previous movies as well other pictures including X-Men: The Last Stand, Man of Steel, and Star Trek.
Hit the jump for more. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23, 2014.
Comic-Con 2013 is officially in full swing, and to celebrate the occasion Amazon has a pretty geek-friendly Blu-ray deal as today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day. The Marvel Blu-ray bundle (sadly no the Disney-owned Marvel) is now 70% off, which is only $59.99 down from $199.99. The set is a bit of a mixed bag, as it includes X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, Daredevil, Fantastic 4, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Elektra. Click here to buy.
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We’ve seen plenty of set photos from The Wolverine, and so far it looks like we were going to see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) across plenty of locations. One of the settings was a Japanese POW camp, so some of the movie has to take place in the past, right? While that may still be the case, it looks like the majority of the plot will take place in the modern day. We already knew that the movie was standalone in the sense that there wouldn’t be many mutants, and it wouldn’t pay attention to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But the question remains: does The Wolverine take place before X-Men or after X-Men: The Last Stand?
Hit the jump for more. The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.
As the only new release of June’s first frame, X-Men: First Class easily claimed the top spot with an estimated $56 million from 3,641 locations. While that is nowhere near what the last three X-films earned in their debuts, let’s face it, First Class was never playing in their league.
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Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters may be getting a lot more mutants. Well, actually just a lot of the same mutant. Comic Book Movie reports that the character Multiple Man (real name: Jamie Maddrox) will among the students in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. For those who can’t already guess, Maddrox’s power is that he can make copies of himself. He was a villain in X-Men: The Last Stand (played by Eric Dane), which leads me to wonder which “X-Men” movies are canon at this point and which are being ignored. It’s possible that Maddrox is a pupil who “went bad”, but I continue to advocate that The Last Stand should be forgotten.
Hit the jump for a list of the other mutants we can expect to see in the upcoming film. X-Men: First Class is set to open on June 3, 2011.