ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie 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. Today, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' teamed up with Empire magazine to bring bloggers the most annoying reveal of all time (plus a Burger King Kids Club-looking Quicksilver), both Marvel and DC beef up their TV spheres, and more!
Last week, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' promised fans of the superhero franchise an epic new look at director Bryan Singer's latest installment through Empire magazine. The day has finally arrived as the publication releases 25 magazine covers bedecked with new images from the massive mutant team-up.
Although the biggest hook for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is how the film will combine both the original X-Men team and the cast of 'X-Men: First Class,' it will have no shortage of new mutant heroes and villains. The most intriguing of them (for reasons beyond the movie's story itself) is Quicksilver, the Marvel Universe's answer to the Flash. A new still from the film gives us our first look at actor Evan Peters in the role.
Aside from the title, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' -- which already conjures a whole slew of presumptions -- little is known about the next installment of the 'X-Men' movie series following 'Days of Future Past.' But this could quickly change as Bryan Singer is hard at work on the script, and he's recruited the writers from 'X2' to hammer down the story.
20th Century Fox and director Bryan Singer are still keeping details on 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' the recently announced sequel to 'Days of Future Past,' under wraps, but potential details have been leaking out. The biggest question on many fans' minds is, how will the sequel build off of 'Days of Future Past'? As of now, it looks like that will happen via the post-credits scene, which has been revealed in its entirety.
Just when you thought franchise-connectivity news was at an all-time high this week -- with 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' its 'Fantastic Four' tie-ins, and every other big-budget property under the sun -- in comes a new 'Terminator' TV series in development with Paramount, said to connect to the upcoming rebooted film series! Hooray for things!
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director Bryan Singer recently announced that the sequel to his ultimate mutant team-up will be 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' coming on May 27, 2016. While no other information was revealed at the time, it is presumed to take its name from one of the most powerful beings in the X-Men universe and perhaps even one of his most famous comic-book arcs, 'Age of Apocalypse.'
But who is this end-of-times mutant? For those unfamiliar, here's a brief intro to this classic comic-book villain.