Due to circumstances out of my control, I am always tardy to the party. Having only recently viewed X-Men: Days of Future Past, I have to say that I am very impressed with the way they re-wrote that Claremont/Bryne classic X-Men tale. Some things still didn’t make sense but over all it was a great story and good action. I really can’t wait until X-Men: Apocalypse. After Singer’s first X-Men movie I’ve learned to have an open mind about how comic book favorites are translated to the big screen. Are there things that I would like to see differently? Sure, of course, but I choose my battles more carefully now and try to avoid knee-jerk reactions to such trivial things now. As long as it is entertaining then sign me up. So bring it Mr. Signer… even though I don’t like your vision of Superman, you have a great idea of how the X-Men should be portrayed and have capture that essence of the mutant struggle.
EXCLUSIVE: Fox has just closed a deal with Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of its billion-dollar Marvel mutants franchise. This will be Singer’s fourth installment as director; he hatched the franchise with the first two films for Fox, and came back to direct this year’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. That latter film, which meshed the original trilogy cast with the one from X-Men: First Class, grossed $746 million worldwide, the most of any of the films. Singer’s participation in the new film had been rumored, but his deal is now done.
The new film is being scripted by Simon Kinberg from a story written by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing with Kinberg and Hutch Parker. Production begins early next year, and the film will be released May 27, 2016.
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Tonight is the big night. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiers tonight on ABC at 8 PM. I can’t wait to see what Marvel does after a prime-time absence of a few decades. The last Marvel show was probably The Incredible Hulk. They’ve produced a few made for TV movies since then but nothing that great. Back in the early 2000’s there was a show called Mutant X that was produced by FOX but had NOTHING to do with any Marvel property other than Mutants. Now the time for apologies for comic book geekery is at an end. Superheroes and comic book plots are very mainstream now and that is awesome. Tune in tonight to show your support 🙂