Why I’m a little concerened about 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe.

20th Century Fox has been hit and miss with their X-Men universe, they need the next movie to be a hit.


For most audiences the track record of the X-Men movie goes like this:

The Good: X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: First Class.

The Watchable: The Wolverine.

The Bad: X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

With a patchy track record and usually a moderate success at the box office, everything is riding on the next instalment’s success.

Enter Bryan Singer. Having directed the first two critically and commercially successful X-Men films, Fox has decided to hand the reigns back over to the man that won them that acclaim first. Constructing a massive cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few, this new film is guaranteed to turn heads, whether in a good way or bad.

The reason I am concerned for this movie is because of one major reason: marketing.

We got a trailer a few months back that everyone enjoyed and appreciated, but that trailer had no money shot or legitimate action depicted. For the studios to draw in large, blockbuster audiences, they need this footage out for the world to see.

And since that trailer, practically nothing has been seen of the film apart from a few stills and a few magazine covers. Competitors such as Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have released many trailers and tv spots already for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 alike. All current attention is focused on these films due to fantastic marketing, and if Fox don’t act fast, their new X-Men picture is going to be forgotten about.

If this happens, the movie might flop or make considerably less. This could lead to the whole franchise being in jeopardy and 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse being on thin ice.

I hope none of this happens, I believe it will be a fantastic movie, but I wish the marketing department would step up their game. Get the trailer out and save the future of their franchise.

What do you think of the marketing of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

– Logan.


What DC Cinematic Universe movie do you think they will announce yet?

Why I believe Jaimie Alexander has been cast as Wonder Woman.

Over the past couple of days, we have heard many rumors about the role of Wonder Woman in Batman Vs Superman.


Recently, Variety reported that Jaimie Alexander was out of the running for a role in the movie because of her Marvel contract and that Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot and Elodie Yung were screentesting for the unnamed position in the superhero lineup.

Judging from significant evidence from reliable sources, i believe that within the next month or two, Jaimie Alexander will be named as Warner Bros and Dc’s new Wonder Woman.


  • On AMC movie talk’s panel, Alexander revealed she has had talks with Warner Bros. about their superhero properties, whilst seeming to be a big advocate of Ben Affleck’s Batman
  • When rumors flooded the internet, someone tweeted Alexander a photoshopped poster of her as Wonder Woman with the caption, ‘Hope the rumors are true..’ Alexander retweeted the image and captioned it ‘Wowza ;)’.
  • John Campea, of AMC’s YouTube channel said on his mailbag show that if people thought what Alexander said was cool on stage (talking to DC and Warner Bros.) then it is nothing compared to  what she told him off stage but he couldn’t say what.
  • Later in the show, someone sends in a question asking whether Jaimie Alexander will be Wonder Woman, Campea says he can’t say.
  • On the next AMC movie talk, the rumor of the actresses trying out for Wonder Woman came up. Campea got asked whether he thought they were Wonder Woman. He said “Nope”. Then later on he said he thinks they might announce something at the Man Of Steel fan event on Saturday about Wonder Woman.                                     

While it’s not confirmed, and it is essentially still rumors, i strongly believe Alexander will get the part because there is just too much evidence supporting that it is the case than not. Campea is a reliable source and what Alexander said to him offstage interests me. I guess we will just have to wait, but i know the Jaimie Alexander is my choice for Diana Prince.

Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bxjiFMNC9o , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ec7m7UGpE , https://twitter.com/BretlfcMartin/status/396426886731276288/photo/1 , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMBKfxGKTDE .       

Thor: The Dark World review (SPOILERS)

This is my review of the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor: The Dark World. (SPOILERS)


There is no Thor without Loki, and no Loki without Thor. Marvel have realized this now. Many people thought that Thor: The Dark World would mean the end of the fan favourite, yet perhaps slightly overused Loki. His beginning in the first Thor and his stellar turn as the villain in Thor: The Dark World captivated audiences worldwide and now Tom Hiddleston has become a household name.

In the latest entry Thor is battling a villain named Malekith, who of course is hellbent on the destruction of Asgard. Together with his lover Jane Foster and his treacherous brother Loki, Thor must stop Malekith in his tracks before his world becomes extinguished.

As a movie, it is extremely entertaining and holds your attention the whole way through with aplomb. It’s moments of humor is where it shines as the classic Thor and Loki banter goes into overdrive. The humor works best when it deals with Thor doing ordinary things on earth. It shows his bumbling side and this is a side which audiences really connect with.

It has its fair share of emotional moments, with Thor’s scenes with Odin being quite poignant and reflective. Also, when Loki is feared dead, Hemsworth shows an incredible emotional side as he mourns him.

Natalie Portman is radiant as Jane Foster, Jaimie Alexander shines as Sif and the rest of the cast is on top form.

The action is abundant and well executed, with some breathtaking exhilarating action sequences. Especially the last one which is quite unique, because the action switches settings as it goes.

One part of the movie i thought was lacking was the villain. The only really captivating villain in the MCU has been Loki, and Malekith is no exception to the rule. While he drives the plot along, he isn’t menacing or convincing as a serious threat to Asgard. That being said, I’ve seen worse and he isn’t as bad as people say.

While it isn’t as deep as The Dark Knight trilogy, it is an entertaining movie with great humor and fantastic action. Coupled with great performances, this is my favorite entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this far.