X-Men: Apocalypse Bringing Back Another Villain From The Previous Films

17 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘X-Men: Apocalypse': 5 EW exclusive photos.

Marvel Studios sat out Comic-Con 2015, but Marvel Comics characters still made a show of force by way of 20th Century Fox, which is beginning to create its own superhero galaxy.First footage of the much-awaited film “X-Men: Apocalypse” has been released, showing a glimpse of Oscar Issac as villain and ending with James McAvoy as the bald-headed Professor X.Bless Comic-Con for all it brings us — glorious cosplay, celebrity-filled panels, superhero selfies, and of course, exclusive trailers that always find their way onto the Internet.

Bryan Singer has been no stranger to revealing tidbits about his upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse release, especially with Comic-Con recently passing, and now a bunch of new images have been unveiled that give us a closer look at the central villain and younger versions of those heroes we all know so well. X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Gambit, and the still-untitled third Wolverine stand-alone film are all licensed by the studio, and although they haven’t all mingled on-screen yet in the style of interlocked movies that are currently all the rage, they are beginning to team-up occasionally in real life – as in this exclusive portrait. The first look of the film was unveiled at Comic-Con, which saw the presence of its large cast including McAvoy, Issac, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult to Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sophie Turner, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The latest clip to leak is the trailer for next summer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The three-minute video, which was shown during the Fox panel on Saturday, is full of material we’ve yet to see. Apocalypse, set to be portrayed by Oscar Isaac, certainly looks rather faithful to his comic book origins, sporting the hefty outfit of a truly hefty opponent, while looks at the new and younger mutants certainly promise new beginnings. Not only is the venerable 91-year-old known as one of the creative minds behind several well-known superheroes like Spider-Man, X-Men or Ant-Man, but he’s also appeared in several of those films. It can get a little confusing, especially to the casual moviegoer who hasn’t been following the ins-and-outs of Hollywood intellectual property contracts, but here’s a quick primer on what Fox is up to: First, a note.

A reel showcased the history of the X-Men franchise with a heavy dose of Jackman as Wolverine and also featured rare Jackman audition footage and being offered the job. “Up until two days ago I had no idea that footage existed,” Jackman said before going on what felt very much like a Wolverine farewell tour. Much like director Alfred Hitchcock used to walk in front of his camera for a signature cameo, so has Stan Lee taken up the practice in several Marvel movies over the years. The Marvel Studios movies – which include Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers films (not to mention this week’s Ant-Man) – are all held by the comic book company’s movie studio, so they’ve shared the screen in each other’s stories in truly unprecedented ways. (And they’re not pictured here. He talked of how his new Wolverine movie will be “my last time putting on the claws.” Director Bryan Singer then joined the man whose career he helped shape and explained, “I never gave anyone a job on the spot before. Then there’s the familiar sight of James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender returning; another reason for us to smile.

In Marvel’s latest movie “Ant-Man,” Paul Rudd plays burglar Scott Lang, who is trying to redeem himself by doing the right thing and save the world from a potential army of tiny super-suits. While X-Men and the Fantastic Four (called Marvel’s first family because of their particular dynamic and comic book staying power) are teams of superpowered individuals that often work together and sometimes against one another in Marvel comics, they have yet to pair up on the big screen like they have for the photo session. Characters like Deadpool and Gambit made appearances in a Wolverine film, but with new incarnations on the way, the characters audiences saw before essentially don’t exist in the new world Fox is building. Although Rudd doesn’t directly share a scene with Stan Lee like some of his Marvel predecessors, it’s during Luis’ (Michael Peña) convoluted second story towards the end of the movie that audiences will be able to spot the famous mustached mug as a cheeky bartender.

Moments later, and out of the blue, Tatum, who is joining the X-Men cinematic universe with his solo film Gambit, slated to release in October 2016, hopped from backstage and joined in on the fun. X-Men is seeing something of a relaunch with Famke Janssen, James Marsden, and Halle Berry out and newcomers Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp (not pictured in the cast photo) taking up the mutant reigns as the films go back more than 20 years in their timeline.

Movies has a supercut of all the Stan Lee cameos through the years up to Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” From 1989’s “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk” and on, Stan Lee has had a cameo in almost every Marvel movie. James McAvoy stars as the title role, but what’s most interesting is Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Igor–Victor’s sidekick who is his “intellectual equal.” The panel showed us a trailer and new footage, but the real delight was the funny innuendo that McAvoy and Radcliffe kept sputtering throughout the discussion.

Deadpool is likely the outlier simply because his upcoming movie is R-rated, and how do you squeeze his particular brand of humor into the usually family friendly films Bryan Singer has made with the X-Men for Fox so far? Hopefully this clarifies the new family dynamic, and as you can see from this photo, there does seem to be a kind of harmony setting in – provided there are no more false steps. Whatever Fox decides to do, it’s clear that they are holding on to the X-Men very tightly as the one Marvel franchise they have that’s worked well for them. They don’t have to create a shared universe in the way that Marvel Studios has with the Avengers, but cameos and a few crossovers will be fun for longtime fans watching the reboot unfold.

We’ll let the hilarious panel video speak for itself, but we are seriously dying for Fox to officially release the Deadpool trailer online soon so we can watch it over and over again. The final panel was the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which brought almost its entire cast to the Comic Con stage to talk about the film and show off some new raw footage.

Since there were so many cast members and a short time slot, each actor briefly explained who they were playing and their favorite thing about their character.

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