The final instalment in the latest X-Men trilogy, Apocalypse carries a lot of clumsy baggage from previous movies. But by the end it pays off in a big way. Read more after the jump.
The next mutant movie for Fox could be a 1990s X-Men sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse. But will it focus on the same band of mutants? Read more after the jump.
I don’t want you to panic, but we could very well be winding down on one of the most successful comic movie franchises of all time. There has been considerable evidence to suggest that Hugh Jackman will only be making one more Wolverine movie. Aaaaaaand panic now!
It goes without saying that there are seriously mixed reviews of the spin-off Wolverine movies that came out of the original trilogy of X-Men movies that began in 2000. But how ever you rate them, they haven’t done Marvel, X-Men or Mr Jackman himself any harm at all. 2013’s The Wolverine alone grossed nearly $415 million worldwide! That’s a lot of claw polish. But The Wrap is reporting that Jackman will only be donning the leather jacket one more time. This comes from a mysterious tweet the actor posted last week:
While there was a suggestion that this could mean a final curtain on any potential future appearances of Logan, it has been explained by an insider that this is purely a reference to one final Wolverine standalone. There is no reason to believe that this news would have any impact on Jackman’s involvement with the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse or a potential foot in Deadpool’s door (hey, it could happen, you don’t know).
When talking about possible developments for a Wolverine sequel with The Wrap, Jackman had this to say:
“I’d probably move it to a different visual palette…We are looking at a lot of different storylines. No one has jumped out. You can tell from my answer that we’re still working it out.”
It would certainly be a crime to see the X-Men take on Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse without the help to the adamantium-clad quasi-leader of the gang. Please don’t tell Cyclops I said that.
If you happened to catch the first trailer for Neil Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi endeavour Chappie, you might have thought that the story of an innocent artificial intelligence learning to grow and live in a world turned against it is a heart-warming one. But it turns out that’s only one side of the coin. Entertainment Weekly has revealed a second trailer for the project that definitely has more bite to it. While the first trailer focussed more on Dev Patel’s role as the scientist who is nurturing the robot’s chldish, inquisitive nature, this second trailer has a tone that’s more akin to the Robocop reboot: footage of robot police squads, the people opposed to them and the scientists who see the potential. But as it plays out, we see a sensibility that goes beyond a not-especially-memorable reboot. Check it out, courtesy of Sony:
Quite a transformation right? This movie is definitely going to be a strong combination of action and character development, which is a tough line to walk especially in the sci-fi world. There’s a lot of District 9, a previous Blomkamp project (which also took place in South Africa), in the way this film’s put together, which is a very good sign. Along with Patel, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Sigoruney Weaver, rappers Die Antwoord and Blomkamp favourite Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie. The film will hit theatres March 6th and I’m more buzzed for it than ever.
Are you digging Chappie?