X-Men: Apocalypse

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New Apocalypse X-Men Concept Art

Check out new pieces of X-Men: Apocalypse concept art of the film’s villain.

Artist Jared Krichevsky is responsible for the art.

“During the filming of X-Men Days of Future Past, I got to take a shot a designing Apocalypse. I loved the 90’s cartoon, and Age of Apocalypse stands out as one of my favorite [X-Men] comic series. So this was a lot of fun to do,” Krichevsky said.

More Apocalypse concept art can be found here.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

 

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X-Men “Tomb of Apocalypse X-perience” Coming To Comic-Con

While Fox Studios won’t be presenting anything in Hall H, the X-Men will still be present at Comic-Con.

Fox has announced the X-Men: Apocalypse “Tomb Of Apocalypse X-perience” for the SDCC.

The X-perience invites fans to complete a series of challenges to defeat Apocalypse, which will see custom X-Men: Apocalypse t-shirts and souvenir photos given away.

The original X-Men: Apocalypse costumes will be on display from the movie, including Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm. 

Fans will also be able to preorder the X-Men: Apocalypse home video release (Fox Booth #3529) where a limited-edition Dazzler vinyl record cover (see below) will be given away at Comic-Con.

The X-Men: Apocalypse Blu-Ray will be available on Digital HD on September 9th and on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD on October 4th. Special features include deleted and extended scenes (with optional introductions by Singer), a gag reel, a wrap party video, audio commentary by Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and a photo gallery.

Comic-Con runs July 20-24.

(via EW.com)

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Watch: Deadpool Post-Credit Scene For X-Men: Apocalypse Japanese Trailer

Leave it up to Deadpool to be featured in a post-credit scene for a trailer.

Check out the Japanese X-Men: Apocalypse trailer featuring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (2:28 mark).

Deadpool offers five fun facts about the movie.

It’s also recently been learned that Deadpool 2 films early next year.

X-Men: Apocalypse is currently in theaters and has brought in over $500 million worldwide.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Concept Art Revealed

Check out concept art below for the villain of X-Men: Apocalypse.

I thought Oscar Isaac’s makeup as Apocalypse looked pretty bad, but this concept art by Jerad S. Marantz is at least a step in the right direction.

“Early costume concept art for Apocalypse for X Men Apocalypse for costume designer Louise Mingenbac,” Marantz posted. “This guy was on my bucket list. He’s one of my all time favorite Marvel villains.”

A different special effects artist that worked on the film revealed they unfortunately passed on his version, which was spot on with the comic book look. What could have been.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Hugh Jackman Wolverine X-Men: Apocalypse BTS Images & Video

Prior to Hugh Jackman’s last time as Wolverine, fans got a taste of that berserker rage in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Director Bryan Singer has now posted a behind-the-scenes look at the scene.

“A little behind the scenes. The hardest working and kindest actor in all of Hollywood,” Singer posted on Instagram with the haghtags: #HughJackman #Wolverine #XMen #XMenApocalypse.

Hugh Jackman is currently filming his third and final untitled Wolverine movie.

Also check out behind-the-scenes images of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from the movie below.

Video:

 

Me and this cool dude. Taken at the end of February 2016 on set in Montreal when Mr. Jackman filmed his epic cameo for Xmen Apocalypse as Wolverine/Weapon X. Anyone who has not seen it yet better go this weekend or soon. Hugh is a truly awesome guy and incredibly genuine. A gentle giant who is gracious and funny. My creative and talented friend Bryan (@bryanjaysinger) picked him 17 years ago for this now incredibly iconic role. Hugh is very accessible though and so engaging and natural. An incredibly gifted actor and good man. Photo credit to: @bryanjaysinger #bryansinger #xmen #xmenmovies #xmendaysoffuturepast #xmenapocalypse #cerebro #marvel #marvelcomics #michaelfassbender #jamesmcavoy #jenlawrence #mystique #raven #magneto #professorx #xmenmovie #montreal #moviestudio #jeniferlawrence #awesomemovie #wolverine #weaponx #jackman #hughjackman #mutants #xmencomics #stanlee #instaamazing #mutant #xmenmovies #marvelcinematicuniverse

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Watch: X-Men: Apocalypse Easter Eggs

Watch a video below from the Mr. Sunday Movies YouTube channel featuring some of the X-Men: Apocalypse Easter Eggs and references.

You can find a list of 22 Easter Eggs here as well.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Watch: X-Men: Apocalypse Deleted Scenes Recap

Watch video below from the Mr. Sunday YouTube Channel going over some of the X-Men: Apocalypse deleted scenes and rejected concepts.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Bryan Singer Suggests Mystique X-Men Spinoff Movie

Anybody up for a Mystique X-Men spinoff movie?

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer recently appeared on an Empire Online podcast and suggested he thinks it’s a good idea.

“I think [Mystique’s] right for [a solo movie], whether it’s Jennifer or not,” Singer said. “[Mystique] as this different view of the world. Xavier can get into Cerebro and look at the world but he’d rather just teach classes and see the beauty of mutants and humans co-existing in his mansion in Westchester. Along comes Raven with a reality check on the state of the world. It opens up a lot of avenues.”

Mystique has appeared in six X-Men movies to date, with Rebecca Romijn first playing the character. Though Lawrence happens to be a more popular actor, I would have to say a majority of fans prefer the Rebecca Romijn version, which is more of a villain, similar to the comics.

The Jennifer Lawrence Mystique has become too much of a hero, at least in my opinion, and was a pretty weak character overall in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Honestly, I would much rather prefer a Psylocke spinoff movie or even Quicksilver.

(via THR)

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Watch: X-Men: Apocalypse “Quicksilver Rescue” Scene

Watch a new spot below for X-Men: Apocalypse with the Quicksilver rescue scene.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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X-Men: Apocalypse: The Good and the Bad

X-Men: Apocalypse officially kicks off tonight, but yesterday saw advanced screenings take place, which I was privy to.

Currently at Rotten Tomatoes, X-Men: Apocalypse is considered “rotten” with only 47% of the ratings positive. 

Audiences listed are giving it a 74% positive rating, so there is a pretty wide gap.

Speaking of the gap, I’ve been traversing the internet checking out fan reaction (reddit is blowing up here), and I think reactions are based on expectations: For example, I went in with low expectations (wasn’t a fan of Days of Future Past or The Wolverine), so I pretty much enjoyed X-Men: Apocalypse; however, if you happen to be a die-hard X-Men fan, this movie probably comes off as disappointing.

So let’s take a look at the good and the bad of X-Men: Apocalypse (Spoilers follow):

The Good:

Opening scene: First Four Horseman: I loved the opening scene set in the past with Apocalypse and his original Four Horseman — those guys were bad ass! The scene got pretty graphic, too, which took me by surprise. The music was pretty epic adding to Apocalypse’s “godlike” presence. Hey, Fox! Can you release the names of the characters and actors! Off to a good start!

Quicksilver: We all recall that first look image of Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past — we all hated it! However, once we saw Quicksilver on screen, the character quickly (no pun intended!) became a fan-favorite and stole the show. Quicksilver steals the show once again in X-Men: Apocalypse. He has by far the best scenes and best written dialogue. How about a spinoff movie? 

Psylocke: Olivia Munn was bad ass as well! The look and feel of the character was pretty much straight out of the comics, something which Munn wanted to remain true to. Definitely worked! Another character deserving of a spinoff movie.


Yes. Fox spoiled the ending to the movie the day before its release.
 

Jean Grey: I’m a fan of Sophie Turner. I dig her in Game of Thrones and felt she played a good enough Jean Grey. What was pretty awesome was when they revealed the Phoenix at the end! Now that was cool to see and might lead into the next X-Men, movie, which may be set in space.

Stan Lee: Always good to see Stan Lee on screen, and this cameo happened to be very special to him because it also featured his wife. Very nice! 

Wolverine: I loved the Wolverine scene, it was straight out of the Weapon X comics. We know Hugh Jackman’s time is counting down, so including him with the Berseker Rage was pretty awesome. Thank you!

 

The Bad:

Visual effects were pretty much crap (guessing this movie is a disaster in 3D).

In my opinion, there is absolutely no excuse for Oscar Isaac to look as bad as he did as Apocalypse. NONE. Especially when they already had a costume designer working on the movie who came up with the exact look out of the comics! But they didn’t use it! This just screams that Fox is too cheap to do the character justice, and it came out as so. The special effects for the rest of the movie were sub bar, IMO, as well. 

We could have had this:

But got:

Apocalypse: In addition to the crappy visual effects, his power base was pretty disappointing. The guy acquired thousands of mutant powers, but uses less than a half dozen? Laughable.

New Four Horseman: Storm and Apocalypse show up to Caliban and ask him to find the most powerful mutants. Psylocke steps in and says she knows them, etc. Off to Angel we go. Angel? Huh? He’s one of the most powerful? Again, missed opportunity to create “Archangel.” Angel was probably the most disappointing character in the movie. I felt they needed to transform Angel, like in the comics, to Archangel, which I felt they didn’t come close to. I also felt Magneto becoming a Four Horseman was a waste: We knew he was going to become a good guy. Again. I felt Kinberg and Singer played it too safe with these characters (probably because they’re all basically “good” guys). They didn’t even compare to the original Four Horsemen listed above. Meh.


Lamest character in the movie? 

Jubilee: The mall scene was cut from the movie for whatever reason, but hey, instead we probably got a bunch more of the Michael Bay-esque explosions, right? The mall scene featured the Dazzler Easter Egg and Jubilee using her powers. Bryan Singer said in an interview he wanted more of Jubilee — well, dude, you’re the director, give her some more screen time, then! Hello! The good news is that the scene will be in the Blu-Ray.

Psylocke: She goes on both lists because the bad is that she didn’t get enough screen time!

Danger Room scene: Another big time missed opportunity!! Mystique is the new team leader (or whatever) and we see the Danger Room unfold. Then we see — Sentinels?! The crappy Sentinels from Days of Future Past! Ughhh!! LOL! How epic would it have been if they showed the Sentinels from the comics! Instead, Singer uses his crappy version that is cousins with the Dyson vacuum cleaner. More piss-poor special effects from these guys! Inexcusable!

We hate this:

Love this:

Post-Credit scene: Haven’t these guys learned anything from Marvel Studios? You go out with a BANG! not a whimper. The post-credit scene revealed the involvement of Essex Corp, which we are to presume is Mr. Sinister; however, I felt like the reason they revealed so little is because they aren’t sure what’s next. I thought it was rather lackluster and lame.

 

On the Fence:

Havok’s death: Is he really dead? With Mr. Sinister teased, it’s possible Havok may have somehow survived. 

Mystique: Hey, it’s Jennifer Lawrence, so she has to be the leader of the movie, right?

 

Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments below.

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New X-Men: Apocalypse Clips, Spots & Images

Check out a batch of new images, clip and spots below for X-Men: Apocalypse.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has a May 27, 2016 release directed by Bryan Singer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor & Ben Hardy.

Synopsis:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.