Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Xcite! X-Men Destiny's out!

Yup so the latest X-game finally released yesterday but not before some more goodies appeared online to get the fans out clamoring for the game. Some new screenshots & vids for you guys in this post...

Serving you up with some MAJOR kickassery via the screens below! New shots of Aimi & Adrian in action below!

Now get a good look at the alternate costumes inspired by Wolverine, Juggernaut, Surge & Toad respectively!

And lastly here's the vids...

All the above images & videos are courtesy HeroHQ.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Xasperate! A longer wait for The Wolverine...And Deadpool.

Quite a few tidbits coming out about the Wolverine movie, & none of them are good in my opinion...

First it was revealed that despite Hugh Jackman stating that the production is gonna commence in October, it will most probably be postponed to a spring 2012 start after Jackman finishes his stint on Les Miserables. So expect a 2013 release :'( At the time the only reason stated was that the conditions in Japan were preventing them from shooting there sooner. SO now they are apparently scouting for locations in Canada.

^With delays like this, you're damn right Wolverine would be pissed! :P

Soon after that the 2nd reason for the delay was announced- Mark Bomback (Unstoppable, Live Free or Die Hard), has been called in for rewrites to the Christopher McQuarrie script.

Then about the Naturi Naughton casting rumor...Apparently it ain't just a rumor! She's said that she just needs the paperwork & the official word from Fox that she's in!

And then came this- (CAUTION: Take the following with a BUCKET of salt :P ) Israeli singer, model, actress Sarai Givaty auditioned for a role in The Wolverine as a sexy huntress! And it's claimed that she's already passed two auditions & her next audition will be with The Wolverine director James Mangold himself.

Finally, a soundbyte from Logan himself...Yup, Hugh Jackman said a few words on the status of the movie while he was at the UK premiere for his latest movie Real Steel...

Watch this space for any other updates on the movie just in case Jackman decides to open up a bit more during his Real Steel promotion run.

UPDATE (04/10): Hugh Jackman once again provides a (very promising) update about The Wolverine's status! Mark Bomback has made the necessary tweaks to the original Christopher McQuarrie script (the one that 1st director attached to the project, Darren Aronofsky, would've used). Note that I've said "tweaks" cos Jackman assures that the current script is 85% of the McQuarrie one (trust me- a VERY good thing)! Bottomline: The script is done! According to Hugh, it keeps the main essence of the Aronofsky/McQuarrie version & is as strong if not stronger than it. However there's still a long wait before the production begins as Hugh is gonna next work on Les Miserables & only then will commence filming for The Wolverine in spring 2012... *sigh*

Another new sorta related tidbit- Hugh admitted in an interview with Cover Media that he's "a little bit Wolverine-y. I haven’t got a temper but if you hit me in the face anywhere, I can go into a blind rage. Just a warning!" So now we know the secret to Mr. Jackman's success at playing Wolverine lol!
< Hugh at the Toronto premiere of Real Steel

With all his Real Steel promotions you may still get some more updates (some casting news please?? :P ) in the days to come- right here, same place.

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When X-movies producer Lauren Shuler Donner was asked about whether the Deadpool movie is happening or not, she confirmed that it can still happen as they are trying to move it forward. Director Tim Miller is currently working on the film’s aesthetic & in the next few months they'll be presenting some of their concepts to Fox. Lauren's keen for the movie to be R-rated, which is how it should be actually! Heck, even the next Wolverine movie should be R-rated too!

On whether she has any reservations about Ryan Reynolds continuing to play Deadpool after his stint on the Box Office flop Green Lantern she replied that it didn't bother her & she couldn't see anyone else fill Wade Wilson's shoes...Here's another nice interview Lauren did at the time...

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Xcite! X-Men Destiny releases in 7 days!

Just a week left till the September 27 release of the X-Men Destiny game! So I've got loads of visual gaming goodness to gawk at in this post: new screenshots! New wallpapers!! AND 2 behind the scenes trailers for the game!!! Enjoy!

Get a load of the new screens below! Some new looks at Juggernaut, Cyclops & a Sentinel in action!

And now behold the character wallpapers! :D (All in a 1280x960 resolution)

Lastly, the BTS trailers released for X-Men Destiny. The 2nd one is BTS with Stan Lee.


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Friday, 16 September 2011

Xstatic! X-Men First Class debuts at #1 on home video sales charts!

Yup! X-Men First Class is working it's mutant magic via DVD & Bluray sales as well!

First off the latest update on the XFC BO figures from last time is:
*Total Domestic Gross= $146,369,110 (as of 14/9)
*Total Foreign Gross = $206,208,385 (as of 29/8) -This is STILL not an accurate estimate cos India, Hungary, Kuwait, Poland, Slovakia & Ethiopia have their estimates for only upto June at BoxOfficeMojo.

Now onto the home video sales! The X-Men First Class DVD & Bluray was released in the US on Sept 9 & debuted on the charts at numero uno! HollywoodReporter reported that XFC outdid their closest competitor, Hanna by a margin of more than 4 to 1 DVDs & 5 to 1 Blurays sold! You can check out the current state of DVD affairs via Nielsen.
^Fox releases X-Men: The Ultimate Collection later this month in Brazil containing Blurays of the 5 X-films, 4 more blurays & a DVD extra!

As for rentals, apparently all Fox, Universal & WB titles have been held back from Netflix & Redbox for 28 days, so none of their movies have hit the rental charts yet. You can scan HomeMediaMagazine's DVD, Bluray & Rental charts...

Check out another extended scene from the DVD/Bluray that has been officially released:


Lastly, get a load of this cool 3D projection that was created on a Los Angeles building as part of the promotions for the XFC DVD & Bluray!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Xstatic! X-Men First Class movie gets it's own comic book!

LOADS of First Class hype rising just at the point of the movie's DVD/Bluray release today!

First all the updates I posted about in my last post & now this! Just saw a new cover for a X-Men First Class movie-tie in comic! Check out the cover for the first issue on the right.

Yup! I said "first" issue!! From the cover it seems that this isn't gonna be a one-shot. Also it doesn't appear to simply be an adaptation of the movie (like was released for X1 & X2, I'm not sure about X3 & X-Men Origins:Wolverine) but rather another chapter in the whole First Class saga.

In X-Men First Class: The High Hand #1, you'll learn "more about the Hellfire Club from "X-Men: First Class." So this first issue will be more like a prequel to the prequel movie :P When you buy the X-Men First Class Bluray you'll also be getting cool X-Men comics via Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, including X-Men First Class: The High Hand #1 along with 9 other comics including Uncanny X-Men #389.
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Now let's go onto X-Men First Class sequel news! X-movies producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been giving loads of sound bytes lately, because of the DD/Bluray release, about the status on the X-movies. This is what she had to say on the XFC sequels:
  • Since the making of First Class was just as tiring a process as it was rewarding to the entire team, they took some time off, but have now regrouped & are in serious talks for a sequel.
  • She doesn't feel pigeon-holed due to the previous X-films or feel pressure in ending the prequel films to where the original trilogy started. Their main aim is to come up with a great story. If it does tie in nicely with where 2000's X-Men began then that's great, but the story is going to be of prime importance to them.
  • Confirmed that the next sequel would most probably be set in the 70s.

With regards to an X4 & X5, which she herself has teased us about before, she's now stated that there could be an X4, but they "don’t want to saturate the market". Since First Class was such a roaring success they will most probably go ahead with a First Class sequel. She's also candidly stated that she "wasn’t too pleased with those movies (X3 & X-Men Origins:Wolverine). We just wanted to make something that was a fan-pleaser. There are many elements that go into making a movie, and not all of them came together. Two thumbs up to her for going ahead with First Class for sure rather than an X4 too & for fessing up! :)

Now wotchya waitin for?!? Order your X-Men First Class DVD or Bluray today right here!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Xstatic! The X-Men First Class DVD/Bluray Jumbo Post!

Similar to how there was LOADS of content exploding all over the Net before the film's release, A LOT of stuff has been popping up everywhere in time for the September 9 release of the X-Men First Class DVD & Bluray! From Behind the Scenes pictures to deleted/extended videos AND a "Making of" video showing the strenuous process that Jennifer Lawrence had to go through for the Mystique makeup! And yes, this IS a jumbo post cos I'm gonna pack ALL THAT in this! :D

Behind the Scenes Images
Check out all the gallery below for all the BTS action! Thanks to SupereroHype Forums for these!

Deleted/Extended Scenes


^ Plan Sebastian Shaw (extended scene)


^ Charles & Eric recruiting Angel (extended scene) (I always wondered how come only Erik shows off his powers while Charles doesn't. It all makes sense now :P)

Check out the remaining vids at StarkIndustries while they are still up & running! The other vids are:
  • Eric in the Argentine airport
  • Sebastian Shaw with Cuban generals
  • Meeting Moira & Charles, Pts 1 & 2
  • Russian truck (extended scene)
  • Eric against Soviet soldiers (extended scene) -Part of which was seen in the movie trailers but missing from the movie itself :'(
  • Training Havoc, Pts 1 & 2 (extended scenes)
  • Training Banshee, Pts 1 & 2 (extended scenes)
  • Hank & Raven in the lab (Advanced Stage)

Making of: Mystique's makeup!


3D X-Men First Class photos
Now this isn't part of the DVD/Bluray but check out these rad 3D photos of X-Men First Class! And the trailer after them is an experimental 3D video. All have been created by XMF3D! Of course, the standard cyan & red 3D glasses are imperative to truly enjoy these...


UPDATE (08/09):
So the DVD & Bluray releases tomorrow & there's still some last-minute sneak peeks popping up over the Net. First up, the DVD/Bluray covers for the Brazil release via LivrariaSaraiva & for the International release via ComicBookMovie:

We do know about that slew of Behind the Scenes videos that were being released before the movie's release, but apparently the DVD/Bluray contain new BTS footage with new insights from the whole crew. Below is the VFX segment of the BTS footage, head onto Youtube & watch the remaining 7 videos.


Then a snippet from the Bluray BTS has also been released by Marvel. It's about the conception of the movie's end credits sequence:


Some other good X-Men First Class news, it's leading the Scream Awards nominations with whopping 13 nominations with only Harry Potter 8 surpassing it with 14! The following are the categories for which X-Men First Class has been nominated:
  • The Ultimate Scream
  • Best Fantasy Movie
  • Best Director
  • Best Scream-play (screenplay)
  • Best Fantasy Actress (Jennifer Lawrence, Mystique)
  • Best Fantasy Actor (Michael Fassbender, Erik Lensherr aka Magneto AND James Mcavoy, Professor X) My vote undoubtedly went to the Fass!
  • Best Villain (Kevin Bacon, Sebastian Shaw)
  • Best Superhero (James Mcavoy, Professor X)
  • Breakout Performance- Female (Zoe Kravitz, Angel)
  • Breakout Performance- Male (Michael Fassbender, Erik Lensherr aka Magneto)
  • Best Cameo (Hugh Jackman, Wolverine)
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Comic Book Movie
Fly over to the Scream Awards & get voting...I voted all in favor of XFC except for the Best Villain (had to be Red Skull), Best Superhero (compared to Thor, Professor X is mehh :P) & Breakout Performance- Female (Sif FTW!)...

And lastly I end with a cool video that IGN has created about the screwd up timeline in the X-movies. Enjoy!


Excited?? Pre-order your X-Men First Class DVD or Bluray today right here!
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