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Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse

In total, there have been seven X-Men movies. Bryan Singer has directed three and written/produced another. Now, it has been confirmed that he will direct another X-Men flick coming out sometime in the future. The thing I find funny about this is that of all the superheros available, Sony and 20th Century Fox WILL NOT return the rights for Spiderman and X-Men. No matter how bad the flick (Spiderman 3 or X-Men Origins: Wolverine), these two companies will hold onto the characters with an iron grip for as long as possible.

And why shouldn’t they? Marvel was silly enough to sell a bunch of their characters years ago, and now they are missing out on a bunch of money. It’s like Nintendo giving Sony the boot during development of a disc-based console. We all know how that turned out.

My point is this; X-Men: Days of Future Past is coming out next year, and they’re already setting up for another one. This is good because it keeps Fox in the running to hold onto the X-Men characters for longer, but it’s also good because we get to see what else they have up their sleeves. The group of mutants have stumbled along the way and have even taken a face-plant (again, X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes to mind), but I think the X-Men movies hit their stride with First Class. It was a good beginning that paved the way for The Wolverine and now Days of Future Past, which looks like it could be good.

Let’s hope that they introduce Apocalypse with a bang! I’ll keep my eyes open, but I think this could be very good.

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Notes About The Amazing Spiderman 2 Trailer

As many of you know, I’m a big superhero fan. From Antman to the Zatana, I love the legions of drawn heroes that have been created over time and I grew up loving them. I spotted the trailer for The Amazing Spiderman 2, and I have to say that I was floored. This post will contains nerd-bits galore. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Firstly, I love the new threads that Spiderman is touting this time around. The costume in the first movie worked, but I was hoping for the more traditional Spidey look. The sequel is where I get that look, and I completely geeked out when I saw the teaser picture for it. The costume for this movie looked very familiar and I couldn’t figure out why. Then, I realized that it was inspired by the Earth 1610 comics, or that of the Ultimate Universe! If you know me, you know that I love the Ultimate Universe and splooged at the nod to those comics when it came to the costume. Don’t worry, I’ll get into detail about that universe in detail down the road.

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The first movie was alright, but the creation of the Lizard was handled very poorly and I didn’t care about said villain to save my life. His story is very tragic and I wanted to feel that when watching The Amazing Spiderman, but it didn’t work for me.

This movie seems to be delving deeper into Peter Parker’s secrets, or should I say the secrets of his father, Richard Parker? Initially, Peter loses his parents in a strange ‘accident’, but it’s obvious that something else is going on. I’m hoping that this movie dives more into the mystery that was set up in the previous movie, AND makes sure not to get muddled in setting up the three villains displayed in this poster.

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It seems as though Spiderman will have to face the Rhino, Electro, and some other character. I’m assuming it’s Harry Osborn as the Hobgoblin, but I’d have to slow down the video to get a closer look. At any rate, we get a glimpse of a lab that holds the mechanical arm apparatus for Doctor Octopus, as well as the mechanical wings for the Vulture. Between those two, Rhino and Electro, I’m wondering if the writers are setting up a gigantic battle for the third movie that will include the Sinister Six. This group of villains consists of Doc Oc, Electro, Vulture, Green Goblin, Rhino, and Mysterio. However, the group has changed over time and I doubt they would go through all this trouble to set up these villains and show that lab in the trailer if that wasn’t what they were going for.

Keep in mind that I’m speaking as something who watched the Spiderman Animated Series on Fox Kids in the 90s, read comics, and played Spiderman video games. I could very well be wrong. Perhaps they are just throwing as many villains into it as possible to fill seats at the theater, but one thing is certain. There is more to this story than meets the eye. I’m excited to learn what went on with the secret Richard Parker kept, why he and his wife died, and what Norman Osborn has in store for Peter Parker/Spiderman. I’ll continue to keep track of this and other things as time goes on, but I enjoyed this trailer as a taste for what is to come. Did you see the trailer for The Amazing Spiderman 2? What did you think?