Archive for November, 2012

From CinemaBlend:

Bryan Singer, who has agreed to return to the X-Men franchise to helm Days after Matthew Vaughn walked away, took to Twitter to share that Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen would be in the planned film, reprising their roles as Prof. X and Magneto.

Of course, this doesn’t saw whether they will be cameos or have any real depth. Hugh Jackman had a cameo in First Class so a similar instance may occur in Days of Future Past, likely when whoever goes back in time goes back in time. (I still don’t think it will be Kitty, ages don’t fit).

Now, there is also the little issue of Xavier being dead, maybe, not really sure, depends on how you want to read the Easter Egg on Last Stand (plus it’s not like he hasn’t died and come back before, canon wise). But then of course Jean is also dead and apparently she’s making a cameo in The Wolverine (which since it hasn’t been categorically denied by now lends to the very likelihood that a cameo was shot).

This news is another piece that leaves me feeling neutral. Either this could make things that much better or that much worse… all depends on how it plays out.

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Marvel can’t seem to let things go for awhile… here is the next big thing:

X-Termination

X-Termination

At this point… looks like a crossover event with the Age of Apocolypse series… so… yeah, can’t be all that bad… one would hope…

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According to CinemaBlend who keeps track of these things way better than I do… Kevin Feige who directed Iron Man 3 says that the movie isn’t really all that serious.

“It’s not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony. The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you’ll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken.”

The smart guys at CinemaBlend point out the movie Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, Feige’s other work, which touched on a lot of serious subjects but was a comedy (I didn’t find it all that hilarious, it had its moments).

And do the marketing guys know about this because from the trailer it looked to be pretty darn dark and gritty. Since the only thing I really like gritty are my grits… I’m not sure if I should be pleased at this statement from Feige because while it means we’ll have some in Iron Man 3… his ideas of ‘unique directions’ could end up making me *headdesk* the seats in front of me.

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Wolverine and the X-Men #21

Wolverine and the X-Men #21

Review: Wolverine and the X-Men #21

From the cover of this issue I did have to wonder if some funny business was going on… was the school doing a fundraiser of some sort? Nope, the X-Men are simply under mind-control.

Awesome.

I do love how they made Storm an escape artist (she doesn’t do enough thieving if you ask me) and Logan as a clown that gets the crap beat out of him? Yeah, I’m with Kid Omega, this is freaking epic.

However, the Frankenstein sub-plot is kinda weak and definitely just a mechanism to get these characters were they are. There isn’t a lot of substance, so overall it falls kinda flat.

But like a typical Disney channel tv series (Disney, see what I did there?), it will be up to the kids to save the day.

Oh, and is just me, or is Storm wearing more clothes now that she’s in the circus? Isn’t that usually the other way around?

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Review: Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1
Deadpool #1 – aka Best Babies Variant Ever!

Review: Deadpool #1

Deadpool has moved on from Daniel Way to a new series by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. A lot of people (that I know) gave Way a lot of flack for what they call ‘turning Deadpool into a one-dimensional character’ but dunno if I really agree with that. Regardless, this is not about Way but about the new series!

It’s… wacked… wack-a-doodle.

Not only is the villain a completely insane idea (Necromancer bringing new meaning to the term ‘Dead Presidents’) but they really went out of their way to draw DP as manky as possible. So gross!

There were some grown worthy lines… as well as some very awesome scenes… so while this wasn’t a great Deadpool comic (the greatest being DP going back in time and pretending to be Spider-Man under Kelly’s run), it wasn’t a bad one either. Not sure what it’s setting up for but I’m not willing to cancel my subscription just yet.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

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CinemaBlend posted an article about what Chris Hemsworth had to say to MTV about the upcoming Thor: The Dark World movie.

The look of the film is a lot bigger than what we did even previously. The first one worked and people loved it, but this is with a different director and just has a totally different feel. There’s a definite “Game of Thrones” vibe thanks to [director] Alan [Taylor].

Now, I don’t watch Game of Thrones but I do know that it’s pretty gritty, lots of horrible deaths, etc. As a rule I generally don’t care for this style, I don’t mind realism and angst but “drama” (with the finger quotes) and gritty are a current fad I wish would go away.

That being said, this is a Marvel/Disney movie so I doubt he could have gone too terribly far off the reservation from the original story.

Besides, Loki, to me, was the best part of Thor so… yeah… Taylor can do whatever with Thor just so long as Loki gets to be… well… Loki…

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