X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer Thinks Mystique Should Get Her Own ‘X-Men’ Spinoff, With or Without Jennifer Lawrence

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by Britt Hayes June 2, 2016 @ 6:38 PM
20th Century Fox
Despite the diminishing returns of the X-Men series, they have accomplished at least one inarguably impressive feat: taking a supporting antagonist like Mystique and transforming her into a great, complex leading character, worthy of her place in Apocalypse as a mutant role model to Xavier’s gifted youngsters. But is she worthy of her own standalone movie? Bryan Singer certainly thinks so, though he seems to be taking Jennifer Lawrence’s contributions to the character for granted.

Wolverine Almost Had a Much Bigger Role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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by Britt Hayes May 31, 2016 @ 5:48 PM
20th Century Fox
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was teased in the second trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, but given that his part was more of a glorified cameo, that little teaser may have felt like a spoiler to some — even though Wolverine appearing in a new X-Men movie is hardly surprising. Hardly. As it turns out, Jackman almost had a bigger role to play in the new sequel, but it was ultimately reduced to avoid detracting from Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Lands On Top and ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Bombs

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by Jacob Hall May 29, 2016 @ 12:32 PM
Despite the arrival of two major films, this Memorial Day weekend was ultimately a disappointing affair, as X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass both underperformed. The former should ultimately emerge untarnished in the long run, likely making enough money to keep the X-Men franchise breathing. However, the second Alice adventure only confirms what everyone outside of Disney already knew. People don’t like the first Alice in Wonderland and they had no interest in a sequel.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Video Shows You How Quicksilver’s Crazy Scene Came Together

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by Britt Hayes May 27, 2016 @ 7:51 PM
20th Century Fox
The most pleasant surprise of X-Men: Days of Future Past was Quicksilver, the speedy Marvel mutant played by Evan Peters. Although early promo photos made the character look, well, kind of lame, his big action sequence proved to be the best part of the previous X-sequel. It’s no surprise, then, that Peters has one of the best scenes in X-Men: Apocalypse, and a new video goes behind the scenes to show you how director Bryan Singer and his crew pulled it off.

No, It’s Not Just You, the ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Timeline Makes No Sense

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by Matt Singer May 27, 2016 @ 8:57 AM
20th Century Fox
The X-Men. It’s a simple premise. A genetic fluke gifts (or curses) a select few with special abilities. These people are known as “mutants.” Some of those mutants band together as the X-Men, sworn to protect the society that hates and fears them.

This ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Deleted Scene Sounds Like It Would Have Been Great

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by Britt Hayes May 26, 2016 @ 5:49 PM
20th Century Fox
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters tomorrow (technically tonight for you early birds), and you already have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to see in Bryan Singer’s latest X-sequel: bald James McAvoy, young versions of familiar mutants, an unrecognizable Oscar Isaac as the titular villain, etc. You’ve seen the trailers, you get it. But there’s at least one scene that we won’t get to see — at least not in the theater — and the way Bryan Singer describes it, it sounds like it could have been pretty fun.

Relive Jean Grey’s X-Gasms in the ‘X-Men’ Animated Series Honest Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 24, 2016 @ 4:37 PM
FOX
Early reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse haven’t been particularly welcoming, even as the nine-film franchise seemingly skews closer and closer to the colorful weirdness of its comic heyday. Many a fan jump right back to the ‘90s X-Men: The Animated Series (and its inimitable theme) as a pinnacle of X-nostalgia, now appropriately given the “Honest Trailer” treatment just in time for the movie!

The Top Five Worst X-Men Movie Moments

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by Matt Singer May 24, 2016 @ 10:11 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

Cinemautopsy: What Went Wrong With ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’?

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by Matt Singer May 23, 2016 @ 9:27 AM
Fox
In Cinemautopsy, we look back at a recent, high-profile failure and asks a simple question: What the hell happened? In this installment... the most popular member of a massive franchise. A hugely talented supporting cast full of up-and-coming actors. A promising indie director. The mysterious origin of a legendary comic book superhero. What could possibly go wrong?