With Marvel building towards future 'Avengers' films, Warner Bros. building 'Batman vs. Superman' towards a 'Justice League' movie and Sony expanding 'The Amazing Spider-Man' universe, you knew it was only a matter of time before Fox announced some big plans for their superhero films. With 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' melding the two 'X-Men' franchises, now it looks like they're going to also combine the 'X-Men' films with the new 'Fantastic Four' reboot into one big universe.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Director Bryan Singer announced Thursday that the next film to follow 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will bear the name of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and hit on May 27, 2016. With no other information to go on, the film is merely presumed to take its name from the Apocalypse character in the comics and perhaps even the storyline 'Age of Apocalypse.' However, more details have shed some light on this title that through the Internet into a frenzy.
This past week saw the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that has left many still pondering what really happened at Dealey Plaza, and if Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. The latest conspiracy theory is completely fictional, but believable in its way: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' character Magneto (Michael Fassbender) caused the bullets to behave as they did.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' recently returned to Montreal for a few weeks of reshoots. This, in and of itself, is not really news as virtually every big-budget Hollywood movie actually sets aside time for reshoots in their original schedule. But, as Fox announced the reshoots, a more interesting note came along with it: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is now the second most expensive movie in the 78 years of 20th Century Fox, behind only James Cameron's 'Avatar.'
When 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opens in theaters next summer, Hugh Jackman will have starred as Wolverine in seven different movies. It's a feat few actors have done before (see: Leonard Nimoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Desmond Llewelyn) and impressive that an actor of Jackman's caliber would stick with one character for so long. But, as Jackman enters talks with 20th Century Fox for yet another movie (a follow-up to this summer's successful 'The Wolverine'), we have to ask, is it time for Jackman and Logan to part ways?
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X-Men fans finally got a look at the long-awaited 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer, and while no footage of the famous mutant-hunting Sentinel robots was present, we did get a rundown of all the returning (and some new) faces in this 'X-Men: First Class' sequel. We know there was a lot to take in in the short amount of time, so director Bryan Singer has offered up his own commentary on the trailer, taking a deep dive into some bits that may have passed you by.
It was only Thursday that Fox announced the first 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer will drop online this coming Tuesday, October 29, and now we have more of a preview than just a six-second-long teaser. Get a load of the new photos, featuring the ultimate mutant team-up.
UPDATE: Now with even more photos below!
Keep October 29 bookmarked in your calendars, because that's when the first 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer will hit the web. However, you don't have to wait till then to get a look at the first footage! Fox has released (as is the current trend) a teaser reel of footage for the trailer, just after the first 'Captain America 2' trailer debuted. Perfect timing!