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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Review: A Time Travel Movie That Somehow Makes Sense

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by Mike Ryan May 20, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
20th Century Fox
Even though the story behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has been around for 33 years now, the idea of a superhero movie meshed with a movie about time travel seems, let’s say … daunting. Especially for a superhero franchise like X-Men, which is known for having a lot of superheroes.
It’s just that it’s hard enough to make a big-budget superhero movie make sense (as the so very recent ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ taught us) -- and adding the cinematic equivalent of pai gow (at least, nothing confuses me more than pai gow) to this whole equation seemed like kind of a bad idea. I mean, how many time travel movies make sense in the first place, beyond the ‘Back to the Futures’ and the ‘Loopers’ and the ‘Primers’ of the word? And none of those movies have dozens and dozens of mutants to keep track of their whereabouts.

Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg on 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' and Tearing Down 'The Last Stand'

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by Mike Ryan May 19, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
It's surprising to listen to a writer almost gleefully explain how he negated his past work, and such is the case with Simon Kinberg, who wrote and produced the time travel storyline of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' In 'Days of Future Past,' Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness is sent back to his younger, 1973 self, in an effort to prevent the mutant-killing Sentinels from ever being created. And, as time travel movies are wont to do, they can change what has come before. And one of those movies that came before, 'X-Men': The Last Stand,' was co-written by Kinberg.
There are some minor, non-specific spoilers in the below exchange with Kinberg (some much more specific ones will publish after the film's release), but he does dive into the psyche of a screenwriter who just may be undoing some of his own work.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' -- Everything You Need to Know in 60 Seconds!

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 15, 2014 @ 3:31 PM
http://youtu.be/1FT7qv_Zt3s
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has a lot of moving parts -- it's based on a comic book, it combines both casts of the original 'X-Men' movie trilogy and that of 'First Class,' and there's some pretty unique time traveling going on -- so it's understandable if those unfamiliar with the franchise or the story get a bit lost. That's where we come in! We give you everything you need to know about 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in just 60 seconds.

'Star Wars Rebels' Creator Simon Kinberg Talks Classic Characters and Capturing the Tone of the Original Trilogy

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by Mike Ryan May 14, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
Not only did Simon Kinberg write and produce the upcoming superhero spectacular, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and its sequel 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and 2015's 'Fantastic Four' reboot -- he's also the creator and executive producer of 'Star Wars Rebels,' a new animated series that takes place between the events of 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope.' (Kinberg is also involved in the development of the yet-to-be-announced 'Star Wars' live action movies.)
Kinberg is currently promoting the aforementioned 'Days of Future Past,' but the subject of 'Rebels' did come up (okay, yes, because I asked about it) and Kinberg explains what it's like to write for characters who appeared in the original trilogy (it's rumored Lando Calrissian plays at least a small role) and threading the needle between the people who love the Original Trilogy and the people who love the prequels.

Channing Tatum Confirmed to Star as Gambit in Upcoming 'X-Men' Spinoff

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by Mike Sampson May 13, 2014 @ 9:32 AM
Sony Pictures/Marvel
We've been talking about Channing Tatum starring as Gambit, the popular X-Men character, for years and years now. Tatum even auditioned for the part in 'X-Men: The Last Stand' before the character was eventually cut from the film. But, after all that talk, it's finally confirmed: Channing Tatum will star as Gambit in an upcoming 'X-Men' spinoff movie.

'Fantastic Four' Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg on Shared Universes and the Challenges of an Origin Story

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by Mike Ryan May 12, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
Marvel
Now that screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg's (a name you will be hearing a lot more of in the future) duties are complete with the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' his attention now drifts to yet another group of superheroes, and this time it's the 'Fantastic Four.'

Watch the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Post-Credits Scene of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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by Nick Romano May 5, 2014 @ 12:41 PM
Fox
http://youtu.be/LumZrhi3HDY
In lieu of a traditional 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' post-credits scene, Sony inserted a sneak peek of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' probably the closest thing we'll ever get to a cinematic feature film team-up between the web slinger and mutant supergroup. For those of you who went to see Spidey's latest adventure but didn't want to wait to see that 'X-Men' clip, today's your lucky day -- you can watch the sneak peek right here.

Comic Strip: 'Sinister Six' Teases, Marvel Heads to Infinity, and Wolverine Finally Bailing?

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by Jacob Hall May 5, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Sony/Disney/Fox
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'The Sinister Six' makes a confusing announcement, DC preps nine new movies, and the X-Men kick butt in a trio of new clips.

'X-Men Days of Future Past' Clip: Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Meets Nicholas Hoult's Beast

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by Damon Houx May 1, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/dXvKjpHQyNI
With 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' opening tomorrow, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is following the superhero movie formula by releasing a ton of clips. The latest features Hugh Jackman's Wolverine looking for Professor X and instead bumping into Nicholas Hoult's Beast.

So, How Is Professor X Able to Walk Again in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'? New Clip Explains

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by Jacob Hall May 1, 2014 @ 2:28 PM
20th Century Fox
Those of you who saw 'X-Men: First Class' will know that James McAvoy's Professor X loses the use of his at the end of the film, setting him on the path to becoming the Patrick Stewart-in-a-wheelchair edition. However, the latest 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailers and clips show the telepath walking again, despite taking place after the events of the first film. So, how is Professor X able to walk? A new clip from the sequel explains it all.