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.

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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.

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Thoughts on the after credits scene of Thor: The Dark World. (SPOILERS)

Recently i got to see Thor: The Dark World in cinemas, i will post my review later, but first here are my thoughts on the after credits sequence.

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(SPOILERS AHEAD) For those who haven’t heard, the scene involves The Collector from the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy. The scene depicts Sif and Heimdall giving him a certain object.

I thought the scene was bizarre, and you could definitely feel the tone change from Thor: The Dark World. Benicio Del Toro has a very weird character on his hands. The bleached blonde hair and strange attitude towards his visitors make him a weird thing to behold.

From what i can tell, Guardians of the Galaxy will have a very different tone from the previous Marvel movies. I’m apprehensively looking forward to it.

It has a great cast, and with an interesting choice for a director, I think Marvel will have another hit on their hands.

With Sif and Heimdall being in the scene, i wonder whether in Guardians of the Galaxy, we will see more Asguardians in Guardians of the Galaxy?