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Over two years ago, some brief talk from Simon Kinberg discussed some details about the X-Men: First Class sequel that hadn't yet been revealed to be using the X-Men: Days of Future Past storyline. At the time, he mentioned that the film would open with a revelation about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago last Friday. Kinberg said they would reveal that "the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned." Now that little detail has been made more prominent by way of a viral website that makes the fictional plot point seem real. Look!
Considering the outlandish nature of the comic book series, it's very likely that fans will never see a big screen version of the Marvel Zombies limited series. The five-issue run is set in an alternate universe where the world's superhero population has been infected with a virus which turned them into zombies. Therefore, it's even less likely that we'll see that other five-issue comic book series that followed: Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness. That comic book series brings Bruce Campbell's Ash character from the third film in Sam Raimi's horror series into the Marvel zombie world, and makes for some epic horror mash-up goodness. Now someone has taken the time and passion to craft a fan film bringing the series to life. Watch!
We already know that a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive in theaters with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13th, but the first trailer for the comic book sequel will hit the web (no pun intended) before that. Sony Pictures has announced that the first trailer will arrive on December 5th, a full week before it debuts on the big screen. Be sure to come back to see that trailer when it's available. In addition, some cool alternate designs for Spidey's suit from the first film have made their way online. A couple of them are clearly too sci-fi to work, but one has a feature that fans would love to see.
Audiences won't have a chance to take The Wolverine home until December 3rd when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD, but someone in Russia got ahold of the four-disc unrated Blu-Ray edition, and one particular alternate ending has something that fans will love. When X-Men first hit the big screen, there was some dissension amongst fans about the costume choices for the mutant superhero team since the black leather outfits were a bit bland and gave off an S&M vibe. Since then, the films haven't gone with any of the suit designs from the original comic books, and the one character fans seem most eager to see in their iconic comic book suit is Wolverine. And that's why fans are going to love this alternate ending that has leaked online. More below!
If you were a bit confused about what happened in the mid-credits scene in this weekend's inevitable box office champion Thor: The Dark World (there's also an amusing scene at the end of the credits), you're not the only one. There are plenty of non-comic book readers out there who didn't know what the odd scene in the middle of the credits was all about. We'll explain the scene below (so beware of spoilers), and talk about how it will affect the rest of Phase Two in Marvel's cinematic universe, and how it even hints at what might be coming up in Phase Three. So without further adieu, let's dive into some nerdy comic book stuff.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I gave you my word, that I would return." Now showing everywhere is the latest Marvel Studios movie, Thor: The Dark World, following up Thor from 2011 after The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder, along with the rest of the cast: Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård & Rene Russo. "Game of Thrones" veteran Alan Taylor directs this epic sequel. So how is it? Better than the first movie or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Thor: The Dark World.
We only have to wait a little over a month before the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in December. So far, we've only seen footage from the Electro-themed teaser that hyped the panel at Comic-Con earlier this summer. We've seen some cool photos from the film, and now three more photos have surfaced from The Times of India. For some reason, this outlet has an exclusive on these photos that feature Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone) sharing a tender moments, Spider-Man firefighting, and a super pissed off Electro (Jamie Foxx).
Despite being overshadowed by The Avengers, the first Thor is still considered a bit of a misstep in Marvel's universe. Lame humor, a lack of scope, and odd pacing kept the beautiful images and interesting characters at bay from our interests. It's as if the filmmakers behind Thor: The Dark World had a list of items they were determined to get right this time around, because the sequel is everything the first Thor was not and more. It's appropriately funny, has an incredible sense of scope, and a nice pace that goes a long way this time, especially when the imagery and characters are just as strong as before. In fact, they're even stronger.
When it comes to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's a guarantee that the superhero ensemble will return to action. However, when it comes to supporting characters like certain agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we're not as sure. It's pretty much a guarantee that Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Nick Fury since he confirmed Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch (along with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her brother Quicksilver), but since Clark Gregg is situated as one of the leads on ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," we're not sure if he'll be back. However, one agent definitely returning is Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
There was certainly a lot to soak in from that first teaser trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. From new X-Men like Bishop and Warpath, to the desolate future that the original X-Men cast inhabit. And in the past, there were lots of interesting threads to follow, including a seemingly frightening confrontation Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) has with Magneto (Michael Fassbender). But one thing that we didn't catch a glimpse of was this bad-ass new suit that the magnetic villain will don at some point in the sequel/prequel mash-up. It looks pretty awesome, and clearly has some armor functionality as well. Look!
When the release of Kevin Tong's cool Gravity poster for the collectible arthouse Mondo came along, there were rumblings that another piece would be coming this week since Thor: The Dark World hits theaters with evening showings tomorrow night, and they have been confirmed. Ken Taylor has crafted a stellar poster for the Marvel sequel showing some pretty serious destruction in Asgard, as Thor looks on, seemingly helpless, but not defeated as his cape blows tattered in the wind, Mjolnir firmly in his hand. It's a gorgeous piece of work, but the color scheme just isn't my cup of tea. But if you want it, tomorrow is your day. Look!
Tomorrow, Thor: The Dark World arrives in theaters everywhere with some early evening showings. For fans eager to catch a glimpse of the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, stick around during the credits because there are two bumpers, one that adds to the movie you just saw, and another that teases the cosmic superhero ensemble. Some people have said the tease for Guardians of the Galaxy feels odd because of the tone, mainly because it follows quite an epic and serious ending in the film. Anyway, James Gunn directed the bumper, and that's just a little bit of what he talked about at the premiere of the Marvel sequel.
Over the weekend, highlighted a commercial for the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts (in stores today) that was directed by James Mangold, fresh of his turn behind the camera with the X-Men spin-off The Wolverine. Now Deadline reports the director is already getting back together with Hugh Jackman to get another film following the adamantium-clad mutant on his own, but it's still early in development. Apparently, Mangold is making a deal to write a treatment at the moment (the story is under lock and key, obviously), and the X-Men franchise shepherd Lauren Shuler Donner is already on board to produce.
Earlier this year, there were cool revelations explaining that a potential Deadpool movie would mock X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds had done motion-capture and voice work for a test reel that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick shot with the attached director, VFX wizard Tim Miller. But of course, Fox still isn't sure about releasing an R-rated movie about a character who the general audience isn't very familiar with. However, Miller recently spoke to Clevver Movies (via ComingSoon) and said the adaptation is "closer to getting a greenlight." At least it's closer than it was two months ago. So that's good?