‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Mutants of a Different Age

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Turner, Sheridan and Shipp are the new mutants on the block.

Director Bryan Singer has revealed the newest members of the cast of the newest X-Men movie, next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Sophie Turner (Sansa, GAME OF THRONES) will portray Jean Grey/Marvel Girl/Phoenix;  Tye Sheridan will play Scott Summers/ Cyclops; and Alexandra Shipp will be Ororo Munroe/Storm.

On Jan. 22, Singer (@BryanSinger) tweeted:

Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse

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The X-Men. All of Them.

The good folks over at gaming site IGN apparently had a little free time on their hands, so they decided to make a video covering every X-Man in the Marvel Comics universe — ever. That’s a pretty daunting task on its own, but the editors also decided to try to explain X-Men continuity! They do a pretty good job for such an expansive subject.

It all goes by too quickly to be sure IGN got everyone, but it looks to be pretty inclusive.

Director Teases Next X-Men Movie: ‘Apocalypse’

wolvieDirector Bryan Singer is already looking past this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which will once again “somewhat” adapt a popular storyline from the comic books.

“[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe [as in the comics], but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with,” Singer told Entertainment Weekly.

Screenwriter Simon Kinberg added: “From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster-movie imagery, like the title would imply.”
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Are You Ready for Mystique: the Movie?

MystiqueAccording to Lauren Shuler Donner, who has been producing X-Men movies since the beginning, the time could soon be right for Jennifer Lawrence’s shapeshifting Mystique to get a spin-off solo movie.

Donner told Entertainment Weekly:

“I love what Jen Lawrence has done with [Mystique], and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.”

In fact, Donner envisions a number of solo X-Men titles:

“There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it. I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”

A solo Mystique movie would be great, but only if they let her be bad — and I don’t really see that happening. Blue-skinned mutants must be proper role models, doncha know…

Personally, I’ve never really liked Gambit in the comics — not his power, not his costume, not his staff, not his patois and not his personality. And on film — in X-Men: Origins — Wolverine — he came across as even shallower. And don’t get me started about Deadpool, a joke character that ended up taking on a life of its own.