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It looks like the X-Men camp is rockin’ the boat. After confirmation that Joss Whedon is plugging in Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into The Avengers 2, it was announced via Twitter today by Bryan Singer that he has cast American Horror Story breakout star, Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff AKA Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of the Future Past. It was already noted that Quicksilver and his sister can both exist in Marvel Studios‘ Marvel Cinematic Universe and 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise. It is quite interesting that while Days of the Future Past is deep into preproduction, Bryan Singer has decided to plug the speedster into the film. Does it have anything to do with Whedon’s confirmation of Quicksilver’s part in Avengers 2? Who knows? Maybe Fox is making an attempt into riding the Avengers tidal wave of money. So, here’s what we know:

  • Marvel Studio can use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in their films as members of the Avengers BUT with no reference to their mutant origins or the X-Men
  • 20th Century Fox can use Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch in the X-Men films BUT with no reference to their affiliation with The Avengers.

It’s all pretty silly, isn’t it? It’s even funnier that Bryan Singer already made the mistake of associating his Quicksilver with The Avengers on Twitter (which he deleted).

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Geez. 20th Century Fox just can’t seem to get it right can they? First, Fox released a set of INSANELY terrible poster where it’s the silouhette of Xavier and Magneto with their heads floating around their crotch, and now Fox released a poster in the United Kingdom featuring the cast of First Class that looks like an amateur graphic artist did while drunk on a liter of tequila. The poster features the cast randomly placed around the poster which look innocent enough, but if you look closer, it seems like each character is lit from different light source from each other. Sure, they have the same reflection, but whats up with the brightness and contrast between Xavier and Magnetos versus Emma Frost and Dr. Moira MacTaggart? It’s obvious that the poster was created from multiple different pictures and the artist didn’t take the time to make sure each picture looked similar to each other. Come on Fox. Even I could do that and I suck on Photoshop. Please create a poster that is fitting to the amazing trailer you released before. You’re doing it wrong. If I ever see a graphic designer’s resume or portfolio and see that they worked on the ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster, I’m going to kick them in the shin and laugh at them.

Hit the jump and check out the hideous ‘X-Men: First Class’ UK version poster

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xmenopening

For couple weeks now, SuperPunch held a contest that asks their readers to create a new “stylish and sexy” ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster that the movie deserves. Well, one of the best of the group was indeed not a poster or illustration, but a fantastic fan-made title opening sequence by Joe D! Joe D!’s awesome retro-style opening features beautiful illustrations and visuals similar to mix between a ‘James Bong’ opening and the art of Saul Bass.

Inspired by classic Sixties movie titles and prompted by John Struan of Super Punch fame, I’ve built a 1960s style title sequence for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film.
Set during the midst of the Cuba Missile Crisis, X-Men: First Class tells the story of the first team coming together, before they would become the heroes and villains we know from the original X-Men Trilogy.
This sequence was designed to give a very brief primer on the time period, the setting, as well as show the relationships of the characters in this film, as they are very different from the previous movies and audiences shouldn’t be confused as to why Professor X and Magneto, enemies in the original trilogy, are the best of friend in this prequel.
Super Punch held a contest redesigning the posters for the film, which played it safe by sticking very close to the correlation to the original trilogy, and winding up rather mundane compared to the slick trailer rife with espionage, red fear, and 60s hair. Several people were quick to make posters in the Mod, Saul Bass, and James Bond style that I had in mind, so it was decided that I’d make a title sequence instead.
And yes, that music is a very melancholic rendition of the 90s cartoon theme song.

I have to admit that pretty much every single fan-made poster/illustration for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’ is far more superior than what 20th Century Fox released which was a pile of crap. This is a perfect example of the fans knowing more about the subject matter and what looks good than the Hollywood honchos that are racking in seven figure salaries. Shame on you Hollywood.

Hit the jump and check out Joe D! awesome ‘X-Men: First Class’ opening sequence

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daredevilslade

I guess today is a great day for Daredevil fans everywhere. Coming off the directorial duties for ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ (which made over $700 million worldwide), director David Slade (@david_a_slade) (30 Days and Nights) has been signed by 20th Century Fox to direct a reboot for ‘Daredevil’. Slade who was rumored to be attached to ‘Wolverine’ got the bump from director Darren Aronofsky, and out of the blue is now with Daredevil. It was pretty quiet on the Hollywood front regarding a reboot for the Daredevil series and the last we heard (early last years), was that writer David Scarpa (The Last Castle) was hired on to write a script. We haven’t seen any news since than and now with the signing of Slade, it looks like 20th Century Fox is fast tracking the project. However, fans do not have to worry as it was announced that while the Daredevil movie will be a continuation and not an origin story, Ben Affleck is not attached to the project (SCORE!). Fans will have to wait for a while as Daredevil is only in development stages and Slade’s new project is Phoenix Picture’s period horror film, ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ starring Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace.

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