Just a few short weeks ago, critics and moviegoers alike went bonkers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, making it the highest-grossing installment of extremely popular comic movie franchise. So far the film has grossed $613.4 million worldwide, and it’s got a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
So why on earth would 20th Century Fox even consider replacing the director of this film for the next installment, due out in 2016? Because the director is Byan Singer, who is currently embroiled in a pretty huge underage sex scandal. And according to RadarOnline.com, Fox is very worried that this controversy could screw up X-Men: Apocalypse.
The issue is not whether Singer is guilty of having sex with minors at his famous gay Hollywood sex parties. No, no, no. According to a supersecret source who spoke with RadarOnline, Singer has provided Fox with “proof” that the allegations against him are false, and they don’t care. Fox is just worried that Singer will have to spend copious amounts of time in court over the next 12 months instead of making their $300 million movie, which they really want to open in the spring of 2016. Thus, they want Singer to step back and be executive producer, handpicking a new director himself.
Singer doesn’t want to give up Apocalypse, though. According to that same source, his lawyers are “going nuts because the deal was closed months ago.”
So what’s going to happen? It’s anybody’s guess. I can tell you this, though: die-hard X-Men fans would probably rather wait until 2020 and have Singer direct X-Men: Apolcalypse than risk having if ruined by some director in over his head.
Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Roberts were their usual hot selves at the New York City premiere of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Jennifer, who plays everyone’s favorite nekkid blue chick Mystique, wore a body clinging fuzzy dress. The outfit shows off her lovely shoulders and back and accentuates those legendary curves. Emma Roberts was there to support her lucky fiance Evan Peters who plays Quicksilver in the movie. Emma had on a low cut pink dress that showed off some of that famous cleavage. They should cast Emma in the next X-Men movie. Her mutant power can be turning any man who sees her into a quivering bowl of Jell-O. She and Jennifer could square off in the climactic scene in which they battle to see who is the hottest in a giant kiddie pool full of KY Jelly.
I’m available to write the screenplay for this epic. We can call it X-Men: Days Of Future Stiffies or something like that. We can work on the title.
If for no other reason, you ought be jazzed about X Men: Days of Future Past for the sight once more of Jennifer Lawrence in her blue bodypaint as Mystique. Now, despite all the screaming headlines, no, you can’t see Jennifer’s fun bits, the precise parts that were I a shapeshifter myself, I’d morph into hourly. But Jennifer remains just about the most fantasy inducing vision in deep blue you may ever see, sneaked peek and all in the latest edition of Empire magazine.
I’m not suggesting that you’d go to a movie just to see Jennifer Lawrence in some tight or revealing outfit. Though I have sat through Two Hunger games and that Bradley Cooper movie just for that reason. But, since we’re all nerds, we’re kind of bound to this X-Men thing regardless. And I’m not going to be having dreams of Wolverine while I’m waiting. Bring on Mystique! Enjoy.
You don’t often see a sequel get a sequel before it has even been released in theaters. However, that’s what we got yesterday from Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox.
With X-Men: Days of Future Past not scheduled to hit theaters until May 23, 2014, yesterday Fox officially put the cart before the horse by confirming that X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.
Of course, the news was first announced on social media, as per Hollywood’s new standard operating procedure:
And of course, nobody is saying anything about X-Men: Apocalypse yet. Sure, we can all speculate that the film will center around 1990s comic supervillain Apocalypse—or even that Apocalypse factor into Days of Future Past—but for now Fox is just going to let our imaginations run wild. Then they’ll probably string us along with little morsels of info here and there to build up the hype.
Interestingly, this X-Men announcement came rather suddenly on the same day that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was garnering attention with the release of its first full-length trailer. Coincidence, or was 20th Century Fox a little jealous of Sony?
Really, 20th Century Fox? This is how we’re doing it now? A six-second teaser of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Instagram just to promote the upcoming release of…a trailer? It’s ridiculous. What do you think we are—idiots?
Okay, fine. We are. We’re idiots who can’t wait for this movie and will salivate over six seconds of nonstop flashing images.
Anyway, fellow idiots, you read that correctly: 20th Century Fox has released a six-second teaser to get us all pumped up for the release of the first official X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer, which will be released on October 29. What do we see in the teaser? Well, there’s Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and there’s Beast (Nicholas Hoult). Then there’s young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and old Magneto (Ian McKellen), plus young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and old Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). And of course, there’s also Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Storm (Halle Berry)—because hey, why the hell not?
So what are they all doing? You know…stuff. There’s some yelling, some talking, some exploding. So, pretty much enough to get you excited for the full trailer.
Take a look:
Bryan Singer has been tweeting the crap out of sets and people during his X-Men: Days of Future Past shooting. Like, hard core.
But, also not, like, hard core and more like your normal non-Hollywood friends, however, some of those tweets have just been plain dumb. Look we were all stoked and whatnot when he sent out those Jennifer Lawrence kinda nekkid as Mystique photos. That was nice. We’re even more than not-stoked to actually eventually see the finished product.
But, seriously? Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult‘s young Beast…just standing there? Yeah, that’s about it. There’s nothing that advances our knowledge of the plot, nothing that shows JLaw without her clothes on…nothing.
Mr. Singer can you please start tweeting some stuff we care about? Even your craft-services dinner would preferable to wide-shots of crew fanny packs surrounding the film’s heroes. Many thanks.
Bryan Singer tweeted a totally boner-inducing picture of Jennifer Lawrence in blue body paint yesterday from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Lawrence is reprising her X-Men: First Class role as the young Mystique and she somehow looks that much better than before. While there’s nothing technically visible, it sure does, uh, stoke the imagination.
As we stare at Singer’s tweeted photo, we begin to wonder, who is sexiest in blue? Jennifer Lawrence? Zoe Saldana? Rebecca Romijn? Smurfette? It’s probably too soon to tell.
X-Men: Days of Future Past comes theaters too far into the future, July 18, 2014.