When an Entertainment Weekly cover revealed our first look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, most fans were not impressed, drawing comparisons to cheesy Power Rangers villain Ivan Ooze. But, director Bryan Singer is back to defend the costume, saying it’s actually “very similar” to the comic book design, and has shared some new hi-res X-Men: Apocalypse photos at the same time.
This isn’t exactly surprising news, since it’s been speculated for some time now that Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy might be making X-Men: Apocalypse their last outing with the franchise. Lawrence and Fassbender in particular are in increasingly high demand (and they aren’t particularly cheap, either), so it makes sense that either or both of them wouldn’t want to remain tied to the franchise for much longer. Lawrence has confirmed as much in a new interview, putting the speculation to rest once and for all.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer revealed that the movie, as one might assume, will at least partially be based on the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline from the mid-1990s, though " won’t necessarily create an alternate universe."
After months of magazine covers, viral marketing campaigns, and loving portraits of Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, X-Men fans are finally getting another chance to see X-Men: Days of Future Past's massive cast of characters in action via a brand new trailer.
Check out two-and-a-half minutes of Patrick Stewart narrating and Ian McKellen expositioning after the jump!
In our latest series of super-hero movie reviews, Chris Sims and Matt Wilson take on the films chosen by you, the readers: X-Men!
Chris Sims: Hello, everyone, and welcome to the final installment of our in-depth review of the X-Men franchise, as we take on last year's X-Men: First Class!
Matt Wilson: When we left off, Kevin Bacon was planning to Kill All Humans with nukes and leave the mutants alone to be ruled, except for those mutants he chooses to kill.Chris: We can agree that this plan is pretty dubious, right? Shaw seems to be under the impression that every single mu