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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 03:31 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.

Mel Gibson as Wolverine? 'X-Men' Concept Art Reveals the Casting That Almost Was

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by Jacob Hall May 09, 2014 10:38 AM
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Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine in the 'X-Men' movies for so long that it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role at this point. Heck, it's hard to believe that he wasn't even the first choice for the role and only nabbed it after Dougray Scott had to pull out at the last second. But before they ultimately cast a (at the time) relatively unknown Australian actor, the first 'X-Men' movie pursued one of the most famous Australian-born actors in Hollywood for the role.
Yep, Mel Gibson could have played Wolverine and concept art exists to prove it.

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

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by Nick Romano May 05, 2014 12:41 PM
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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.

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

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by Damon Houx May 01, 2014 06:30 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 01, 2014 02:28 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.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Clip: Mystique Still Has All the Right Moves

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by Jacob Hall April 30, 2014 12:43 PM
Most of of the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' clips and trailers have so far focused on the film's large ensemble of new and returning mutant superheroes, while the main villain, Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask, remains out of the spotlight. Though our latest look doesn't exactly give us a clear indication of what kind of character he is, it does give us a chance to see him come fact to face with Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique in a pretty cool action scene.

Mondo's Marvel Gallery: See All 50 Posters, Plus an Interview With Artist Mike Mitchell!

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by Jacob Hall April 25, 2014 09:00 PM
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Superheroes are all about action. They're defined by their superpowers, colorful costumes and catchphrases. Whether they're battling a dozen henchman or their arch-nemesis, these characters battle evil with gadgets, magic or just their fists.
So what happens when you take away that action and ask the heroes (and villains) of the Marvel universe to stand still for a portrait? That's the idea behind artist Mike Mitchell's new Mondo Gallery show, which takes the denizens of the massively popular comic book universe and asks them to "catch their breath."

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Writer Simon Kinberg Talks Possible Marvel TV Spinoffs

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 25, 2014 03:10 PM
20th Century Fox
Whether or not 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has lived up to the hype of its cinematic brethren, there can be no arguing that 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men' franchise and Sony's 'Amazing Spider-Man' have looked to emulate the broad-spectrum success of 'The Avengers.' Might that mean that the 'X-Men' could spill into their own ongoing TV series after the events of 'Days of Future Past'? Writer-producer Simon Kinberg weighs in.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals the Making of the Villains

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by Nick Romano April 16, 2014 09:09 AM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/iuEoA2YNFN0
Tuesday night saw the release of the final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer, which toted Sentinels and action and one speedy Quicksilver, but how's about we take a step behind the camera? Two new featurettes emerged online, and there's a ton of behind-the-scenes shenanigans to be seen from Mystique and Magneto.