Category Archives: X-Men

REVIEW – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Oh, my Lord, this movie. I’m so happy.

 

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Always with the yelling.

Let me tell you why.

(Obviously there are spoilers after the jump.)

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Channing Tatum is confirmed to play Gambit

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The rumor going around a few months ago was that Channing Tatum had expressed interest in playing Gambit in the X-Men franchise.  He even went as far as to meet with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the role.  It has officially been confirmed that he will be playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie. Donner has this to say on a red carpet interview:

“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”

As we all know Tatum has a love for the Cajun mutant:

“Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from down South; my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. I don’t know, I just related to him … I would die to play him.”

Tatum had mentioned months ago that he was working on his Cajun accent.

No word yet if he will be playing in a solo film or if he will be a character in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.  Singer had already expressed interest in possibly putting Gambit in Age of Apocalyspse.  We might see a solo movie for Gambit after X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.

What do you think about Channing Tatum taking on the role of Gambit?  I like his enthusiasm for the role, that makes me think he will take the role seriously.  Based on that I am willing to reserve opinion until I see him in action.

Wolverine and the X-Men #3 Review

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Last issue we found out why the Phoenix Corp was sending out the Phoenix symbol onto all electronic devices. Mainly it was to get Quentin to come by the Phoenix Corp. Apparently, they might also be planning on killing Evan, life is hard being an Apocalypse clone.

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Amazing X-Men #6 Review

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I know this review is late, but life was crazy – C2E2 and finishing Camp NaNo. In last, issue Nightcrawler managed to beat his father and trap him on Earth. Nightcrawler is also back from the dead but in order for him to come back it cost he had to give up his soul.

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Channing Tatum might be Gambit

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Channing Tatum might be in talks to play Gambit. Apparently, Channing Tatum met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner about playing Gambit.

Tatum is apparently dying to play Gambit:

“Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from being down South – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know, I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave … He’s the most un-X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even, like, a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of gray. … He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff, so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a good moral center …”

Tatum would love for the movie to happen, he is even working on his accent.

What do you think of Tatum being Gambit? I think he might be able to do it, he has the build. I would have to hear the accent to be sure, but he seems to really want the role. He is already practicing his accent for a movie he has not even been cast to yet. His enthusiasm makes me think that he would actually do a really good job.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” final trailer

The final trailer before X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23rd has been released.

The trailer looks good, it gives us more insight into the movie, but I do have a question about Xavier walking.  In some scenes he is walking around and in others he is in the wheelchair.  The speculation is that he is using mechanical leg braces which he has used in the comics.  That would make sense especially with Beast hanging around/living with him.  I am curious as to what happened between First Class and Days of Future Past.  Magento is captured and Mystique seems to be just chilling and not trying to get Magneto out.  Did they have a lovers quarrel, with those two I wouldn’t be shocked.  It might have had something to do with her sleeping with Azazel, obviously Nightcrawler must become a thing.  Please let Quicksilver know that Magneto is his father or find out during the movie.  I really don’t want another Mystique – Nightcrawler thing from X2, it made me so mad that they never brought up he was her son.

Who is planning on checking out the movie on May 23rd?

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Opening Clip

Anyone who watched the MTV Movie Awards last night got a first look at the opening battle clip from X-Men: Days of the Future Past.  If you did not see like myself because you were watching Game of Thrones, well we have the clip right here:

I like the clip, it gives you some insight into the powers of the new characters such as Blink, Bishop, and Sunspot.  You still get to see some returning characters such as Kitty Pryde and Iceman.  I have to say I like the clip, it really show how well the group works as a team.  I did love finally seeing Iceman use his ice gliding ability that he is known for.  I am not sure how I feel about the look of the sentinels, they almost look like aliens.  They look different from sentinels as I know them and also different from the sentinels that are first introduced in the movie.  I guess they are doing a Terminator where the machines are alway evolving and becoming more advanced.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23rd.

Amazing X-Men #5 Review

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I got this issue on time; I learned my lesson from the last time.  Let’s recap last issue, Nightcrawler rounded up all the remaining X-Men on the ship where they are awaiting to battle Nightcrawler’s father Azazel.  In addition, Nightcraweler made some kind of deal with the red Bamf’s to turn them blue but we don’t know what it is yet.

The issue starts back at the Jean Grey School, which has not been seen since the first issue, where Warbird, Angel, and Rachel Grey (aka Rachel Summers) are all helping the blue Bamf’s fight the red Bamfs.

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Well it’s nice to see that some of the teachers were left at the school just in case.  It also answers my time question, apparently Storm, Wolverine, Northstar, Iceman, Beast, and Firstar have not been trapped in Hell for a very long time.  Rachel cannot get a telepathic lock on any of the X-Men that went through the portal.

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The red Bamf’s are trying to destroy the portal while everyone else is trying to keep it open because it seem to be the only way to get the rest of the X-Men back.

Back in Hell or at least on the pirate ship the Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Firestar, Beast and Northstar are getting ready to battle Azazel and his demon pirates.

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While the rest of the X-Men, battle Azazel demon pirate army, Azazel and Nightcrawler faceoff.

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I have begun to find their interactions interesting because of how much Nightcrawler hates his father.  Nightcrawler will do anything to prove that he is different and not his father’s son.  Nightcrawler and Azazel continue to bamf around the ship fighting each other.

Picture 5Azazel decides to be a bigger ass then normal and bamfs down to Wolverine and stabs him through the back.  Now this normally wouldn’t be a problem but Wolverine lost his healing factor becasue of a virue and Azazel knows this – ass.

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Nightcrawler bamfs down to Wolverine who tells Nightcrawler to on keep fighting.  A voice begins to talk to Nightcrawler in his head, I wonder who it could be, why Professor X.

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Professor X, tells Nightcrawler that Archangels are on their way, that Nightcrawler should let them finish the fight.   Nightcrawler should come back to Heaven because what Nightcrawler is thinking of doing can’t be undone.  What is Nightcrawler thinking of doing?  Nightcrawler tells Professor X that he knows that no jail but one can hold Azazel, since Azazel is Nightcrawler’s father, Nightcrawler must be the one to do it.  Nightcrawler then tells the one Bamf that he is ready to pay what he owes so tell the others that it is time.  What kind of deal did Nightcrawler make?

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Back at the school the portal begins to glow and Rachel reads the Bamfs minds and all they are saying is “It’s time.” Then the Bamfs begin to merge together well that’s what is looks like anyway.  Why are the Bamf’s merging together?

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Nightcrawler then tells Wolverine to hold on, Wolverine just wants to be propped up to he can stab some people before he dies.

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Seriously, they can’t kill Wolverine that would cause an uproar.  Nightcrawler goes back to fighting with his father but Azazel is planning to leave because the Archangels are coming.  Nightcrawler commands his Bamfs so come and attack his father.

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Nightcrawler tells us that his father had sired children so they could be used as pawns to transport his army to Earth.  Nightcrawler has decided to make his father proud.

Azazel is bamfed through the portal and Nightcrawler is standing on the other side – naked.  I am guessing the Bamf’s merged together to form Nightcrawler?  Then Nightcrawler cuts his hand and lets the blood drip down.  Azazel tried to taunt Nightcrawler saying the people will die because of this, but Nightcrawler just punches him.

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Thank goodness, because I was really getting tired of hear Azazel’s cray.  The reason that Nightcrawler cut his hand was to use Azazel’s blood to trap him on Earth. Storm tells everyone to grab a Bamf because it is time to go.  Nightcrawler closes the door of the portal once everyone is through while Professor X waves good-bye.  Nightcrawler has come back to life.

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Wolverine finds Nightcrawler on the roof of the school, Wolverine talks to Nightcrawler about how hard this has to be for him. Wolverine and Northstar were the only X-Men to have actually been transported to Heaven.  Nightcrawler says how while he was there all he wanted was another adventure but now he doesn’t know if he can ever go back. Wolverine knows that Nightcrawler did something to get that body but Nightcrawler says he did nothing.

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Then Nightcrawler thinks to himself how he saved billions of souls at the cost of his own.

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Let me be the first to say – yay Nightcrawler is back, I have always liked his character.  I finally have my answer as to what kind of deal Nightcrawler made. I don’t know how I feel about Nightcrawler giving away his soul on order to defeat his father. I agree that something needed to be done to stop Azazel but did Nightcrawler really have to give up his soul. I guess we will see the effect of that when Nightcrawler gets his own series.  Also I am going to miss the Bamfs they were adorable, well at least I think they are gone.  In the next issue, we will see Nightcrawler come face to face with his mother (I guess she had to see for herself that he was alive) and Cyclops.  Nightcrawler obviously does not know about the change in Cyclops that should be an interesting meeting.

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Until next month.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer #2

The second trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been released.

I have to say this trailer makes me excited for the movie.  I know there will be lore issues, but I am liking the dynamic between Professor X and Magneto.  I have always liked their bromance, so I am interested to see how it is portrayed in this movie.

What do you think of the new trailer?

Could Nightcrawler and Gambit be joining X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse will be the third film in this X-Men prequel series. X-Men: Apocalypse will be a sequel to First Class, not a follow-up to Days of Future Past.   The movie will take place in the 80’s and will obviously be taking cues from the comic series Age of Apocalypse.

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Singer is saying that we might be seeing Gambit and a young Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse. I wonder if that means if we will see Taylor Kitsch reprise his role as Gambit. I will admit, I liked his Gambit; he could bring more life to the character.

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Would you want to see Gambit and a young Nightcrawler in the next X-Men movie?