Winter has arrived, dragons are in Westeros, and a sword is on fire in the newest ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 trailer Continue reading
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After waiting for almost 15 minutes for ice to melt, the premiere date for the seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones’ was unveiled. Continue reading
The final chapter of the X-Men: First Class saga is coming to a close with the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. As it has been foretold by writer/producer Simon Kinberg, this will supposedly be the last time we may see the recent portrayals of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Professor X (James McAvoy) in action. But fear not, because this teaser is packed full of classic mutants that could potentially take over the franchise.
It may be hard to believe a mutant world without Charles Xavier, but the X-Men franchise has survived without the professor before – in the comics and the ’90s animated series. With how unstable the franchise had become after X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, First Class and Days of Future Past have done an incredible job bringing the franchise back into the forefront of superhero films.
X-Men: Apocalypse hosts a slew of new faces playing familiar characters, including Scott Summers aka Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Ororo Munro aka Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Warren Worthington III aka Angel (Ben Hardy), and Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee); all of whom could take on the mantle of the next group of mutants to hold down the franchise. There are also two new additions Marvel fans will be pleased to see join the X-Men Cinematic Universe such as Jubilation Lee aka Jubilee (Lana Condor) and Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock aka Psylocke (Olivia Munn). Evan Peters will also be returning as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver.
As for the trailer itself, Apocalypse has always been one of the greatest threats to the X-Men and I am mostly excited by everything I have seen here. I’m curious to see how his world domination plans will affect our graduating First Class heroes and how their chapter will come to a close. Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Llewyn Davis) is one of the best, working actors right now, but something has me worried about his role as Apocalypse. The makeup and outfit looks goofy as hell and super villain portrayals in film have never been that well regarded. I am keeping an open mind and I trust Bryan Singer with his direction.
- I’m concerned Sophie Turner’s American accent will be awkward since we know her best from Game of Thrones.
- Tye Sheridan looks like the perfect Scott Summers.
- Speaking of which, I wonder how they’ll address his relationship to his brother, Alex Summers aka Havok (Lucas Till).
- The new X-Men uniforms look pretty neat. It’s kind of funny how they’re more of an upgrade and sleeker than Singer’s first X-Men movie.
- Magneto looks like a wandering lumberjack. So angsty.
- Nightcrawler looks far better than his first look reveal in Entertainment Weekly.
- It will be interesting to see how they bring Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) back after Xavier wiped her mind.
- What are the odds that Wolverine appears?
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Here’s the motion poster that was released yesterday to tease the trailer:
Here’s the official plot synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse, courtesy of 20th Century Fox:
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is set to release on May 27, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox
When not deep throating hot dogs, Olivia Munn likes to share her other skills on Instagram. One of the most active cast members behind the scenes of the X-Men: Apocalypse production, aside from director Bryan Singer, Munn can be see training hard to ensure the mutant Psylocke is not to be taken lightly. The results are pretty badass, like this video showcasing her swordplay talents:
Her fiancé, Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, Aaron Rogers isn’t quite as skilled, but I’m sure he has mastered a different kind of sword to handle the actress if need and when need be. However, if Rogers ever falls out of line, Munn demonstrates that she’s more than capable if she is disarmed as well.
I’ve never seen The Newsroom, but I can say that Olivia Munn’s roles in film have never really impressed me. Regardless, seeing her behind the scenes shows how committed to this role she is and deserves a lot of kudos. It takes a lot of discipline and training to be able to perform the stunts she is required, and it’s awesome that she’s learning to do it herself rather than opt-in for a stunt double.
And for hardcore fans worried whether or not Psylocke will have her psi-blade, there should be nothing to fear. In a recent Instagram post by her sister, Sara Potts, Munn was recorded doing some wire stunts with a stand in psi-blade.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse stars Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme aka Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy aka Beast, Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers aka Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munro aka Storm, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III aka Angel, and Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee aka Jubilee. The film is set to release on May 27, 2016.
As production ramps up for the highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, Bryan Singer took to Instagram, as he does, to announce that Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) has been cast for the role of Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock aka Psylocke. Munn is among the many new faces joining the X-Men world for this film, alongside Kodi-Smit McPhee, Lana Condor, and Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner. See Singer’s announcement and learn more about Psylocke after the break. Continue reading
Game of Thrones fans who attended the IMAX premiere of two remastered episodes from Season 4 were treated to a special teaser trailer for Season 5. But luckily for the age of the Internet, the video was released thereafter, giving the world a special preview of what’s to come this spring. Could Westeros finally gain the hero it deserves? Check out the full trailer and screenshots after the break. Continue reading
With the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones on the horizon, HBO has announced that they will be the first television network to feature programming in IMAX theatres. The final two episodes from season four will be digital remastered and formatted for 150 IMAX screens across the U.S. of A. Following the episodes, fans will be greeted with a first look at the highly anticipated new season. Learn more about when this will all take place after the jump. Continue reading
Just when you thought Frozen was almost out of your memory and “Let it Go” finally had its last leg, a new maashup has appeared with all new Game of Thrones lyrics sung by Gail Folsom. With season 4 of GoT underway, it only makes sense based on the timeliness of the content. Check out “Let it Go(T)” after the break, but be warned there are massive spoilers throughout the video. Continue reading
The fine folks of Westeros may be seeing the end of days come the seventh or eighth season of Game of Thrones, according to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Benioff and Weiss reveal their idea of when the show should take its last bow and where the series is currently headed. If this decision is to be official, that means come April 6, we are at the halfway point of the series my friends. Continue reading