Superhero fans determined to see the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have to wait a little longer for that moment.
Just before today's WonderCon panel, featuring the filmmakers and cast of Dark Phoenix (the latest X-Men film from Fox), a message over the public address system informed the crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center that no time would be allotted for audience questions. There was an amused murmur from the crowd that seemed to say: That figures. Dark Phoenix won't hit theaters until June 7, but the film's reputation has taken a beating for months with some of the harshest…
Now that the houses of Fox and Disney have joined, superhero fans are now chomping at the bit to see the Marvel characters previously owned by Fox join their compadres owned by Disney.
The first trailer for the next chapter in the X-Men series has been unveiled, revealing that fans are going to have to deal with the loss of a major character.
James McAvoy has serious concerns about the X-Men joining the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (£39bn) bringing hit franchises such as X-Men, Avatar, and The Simpsons into the House of Mouse.
2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
Spoilers! Major, huge spoilers for ‘Logan’ follow, so be warned and turned back if you’re yet to see the critically acclaimed superhero drama. ‘Logan’ director James Mangold has confirmed that he sowed the seeds for the new film’s heart-rending ending four years in his first X-Men spin-off ‘The Wolverine’.
When you think of films with empowering female characters you might focus on the likes of ‘Erin Brockovich’, ‘Wild’ or ‘The Blind Side’ but in reality the role of women on screen was revolutionised, far before any of these pictures existed, with what started on the pages of a comic book. Despite being portrayed as a man in the comic books for over 50 years, Hollywood broke gender stereotypes casting the brilliant Tilda Swinton as a female version of the character.
It took just one trailer for Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine in ‘Logan’ to go from being a film many struggled to get excited about, to one they couldn’t wait to see. The film is unlike any superhero movie before it. Essentially a western, it’s grisly, astoundingly mature and director James Mangold can’t believe he got to make it.
The first reviews for ‘Logan’ are in – and if this is indeed Hugh Jackman’s swansong as the iconic superhero Wolverine, it looks he’s really going out with a bang. With 57 reviews taken into account thus far at Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Logan’ currently has a magnificent 96% fresh rating – the highest score yet for an entry in the ‘X-Men’ series.
‘Logan’ may (or, possibly may not?) mark Hugh Jackman’s retirement from his signature role, but it seems director James Mangold isn’t necessarily done with the ‘X-Men’ universe. Speaking to We Got This Covered, Mangold expressed hopes that he may revisit the key new character that will be introduced in ‘Logan’ – young Wolverine clone X-23, played by child actress Dafne Keen.
It looks as though ‘Logan’ is definitely going it alone. During an interview with We Got This Covered, director James Mangold revealed that an early draft included some awesome-sounding mutant cameos… but they didn’t make the cut. “There were times early on in the story where I played with the idea of Hugh coming along, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I played with there being an underground railroad where there were a couple of other mutants that he met on the journey,” he explained.
Hugh Jackman just can’t bring himself to admit that ‘Logan’ will be the last time he’ll ever portray Wolverine. During a recent interview with the New York Times, Hugh Jackman was asked once again whether he fully believes that ‘Logan’ will mark his final outing as the beloved mutant. “When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes’,” Jackman explained in response to the question.