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.

Thoughts on X-Men: Apocalypse.

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Recently it was announced via Bryan Singer’s twitter account that the next instalment in the X-Men franchise was to be titled X-Men: Apocalypse. This was a big surprise to everyone because while the general public expected another X-Men sequel to be announced eventually, no one expected it to be done this soon with a title and a director already attached.

For me, this is a good sign. If 20th Century Fox weren’t satisfied with what they have seen of X-Men: Days Of Future Past from Bryan Singer, then they would not greenlight a direct sequel so quickly and especially not with him as director. This says to me that they believe that they have a great movie on their hands that they think will be successful and that they think the man in the directors chair is good enough and capable to bring in the next instalment.

From what I’ve heard rumour wise, it will take place solely in the First Class universe with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s Professor X and Magneto returning. This is a good sign. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s characters, while good have had their arcs and stories told and it is time for the younger versions to shine.

Apocalypse could be a fantastic villain because he brings a new threat other than anti-mutant personas like Stryker and Bolivar Trask, manages to be a compelling character and his name works well as a title. Hopefully Fox takes this opportunity to bring Gambit into the universe once and for all.

What do you think of this news? What do you want to see in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse? Let me know in the comments.

– Logan.

Bryan Singer announces X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016!

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Bryan Singer announced from his twitter account that there is another X-Men movie planned for 2016. No official announcement has come from Fox but expect one in the coming months.

I think that this shows that Days Of Future Past is going well since Fox is giving Singer the reins to another X-Men.

What so you think of this exciting news?

– Logan.

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

A cut scene in The Wolverine would have introduced the yellow suit.

A cut scene in The Wolverine would have introduced the famous comic book yellow Wolverine suit.

Apparently the scene involved Wolverine getting a package and in it… the iconic yellow suit. Whether this pops up in X-Men: Days Of Future Past or not is unclear as of yet.

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Apparently the scene has leaked online on ScreenRant but I’m not going to post it here. What do you think of this cut scene?

– Logan.

Fox developing another ‘Wolverine’ movie?

Deadline is reporting that Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold are looking to re-team for a sequel to this years ‘The Wolverine’.

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After the horrid disaster of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘The Wolverine’ was a big step up. More serious in tone and focused on Logan, rather than a torrent of mutants. It proved to be a moderate success at the box office, raking in over $400 million worldwide.

It’s brilliantly stages action sequences and it’s heart wrenching moral tale made me realise that i care about Logan the person, and not just the metal clawed, beserker mutant.

If Fox are developing the sequel, will it be set after Days Of Future Past? Or another prequel? My guess is the former.

Do you want to see more of Hugh Jackman as the Adamantium framed mutant? Or have you had enough.

Let me know!

– Logan.