Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets an unexpected X-Men: Days of Future Past post credits scene! Find out why!

Fans overseas who went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 today were caught off guard by a new unexpected post credits scene. To their surprise there is a new sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past at the end of the film. The scene features a fight sequence with Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique.

At first thought fans may get excited about a possible crossover featuring Spider-Man and the X-Men. Unfortunately, this is not the case at all. So then why is Sony promoting a film from 20th Century Fox?
"“Spider-Man” director Marc Webb had an existing contract with Fox Searchlight to helm another film following 2009′s “500 (Days) of Summer.” After “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012, Webb’s negotiations briefly stalled with Sony as he was caught in a tug-of-war with Fox. Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct Sony’s “Spider-Man” sequel, but only if Sony would promote its “X-Men” film for free."
So unfortunately we will not be getting an awesome Spider-Man / X-Men crossover but it'll still be cool to get a sneak peek at a scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past.

If you can team up Spider-Man with any Marvel character(s) that currently have their own film (or one in production) who would you want to see him with? Let me know in the comments! 

Source: Variety

Game of Thrones crosses over with Uncanny X-Men #141's iconic Days of Future Past cover!

Take a look at this fun piece of art that brings together the hit HBO show Game of Thrones and the iconic cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 (original comic cover created by John Byrne). The creators of the piece, Comfort Love and Adam Withers, took the look of the classic comic cover (which happens to be the comic that starts the "Days of Future Past" storyline) and added the characters Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones to it.
"So, this was an idea that Adam was shocked - SHOCKED - had not been done yet. When it occurred to him, he scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here he is, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn’t getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 - the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you’ll probably be seeing this cover more often.
Adam selected Dany, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest “Plot Armor.” Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we’ll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions."
Check out the Game of Thrones / Uncanny X-Men - Days of Future Past mash-up comic cover below and be sure to let me know what you think.
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Source: Comfort and Adam

Disney Halloween - Part 2 - Disney characters pose as pop culture icons!

Artist Isaiah Stephens has a great drawing style and has created some amazing Disney mash-ups. In his first set for his "Disney Halloween" series he combines some of Disney's biggest princesses with pop culture icons. If you have not seen it yet be sure to take a look at Part 1 of this amazing set.

Now you can take a look at Part 2 to this set that features an all new set of Disney characters posing as pop culture icons. Stephens does such a great job with these mash-ups and he definitely deserves recognition. 
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Sally Skellington as Raven

Giselle as Daphne Blake

See all 10 Disney characters in the full article!

Anna Paquin's Rogue will appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past after all!

X-Men fans were disappointed last December when director Bryan Singer revealed that Anna Paquin's Rogue was unfortunately cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, fans with a good eye may have noticed in the final trailer that Anna Paquin is credited at the end.

A 20th Century Fox representative told BuzzFeed that Paquin is back in the film but that, "Essentially, [it’s] a cameo." A cameo may not be what fans were hoping for when it comes to the character of Rogue but at least she is now in the film.

Are you excited to hear that Anna Paquin's Rogue will be in X-Men: Days of Future Past?Are you still upset that it'll only be a cameo?

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: Buzzfeed

Star Wars art piece features three badass Sith Lords!

Artist Florent Belmonte has created a wonderful portrait that shows off some badass Sith Lords of the Star Wars franchise. The art piece is titled "Sith Lords" and features Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Galen Marek (from The Force Unleashed video games). It's a great piece with three fantastic characters and the art style has an edge to it that stands out nicely.
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Source: Florent Belmonte

A Brony Tale - A documentary that follows the male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. [video]

With the return of the show My Little Pony in October of 2010, now titled My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, a new fandom was created called "Bronies". A "Brony" is a hardcore male fan of the show. The fandom grew at a rate that nobody had expected and continues to thrive.

Taking an in depth look at the fandom known as Bronies, there is a new documentary coming out titled "A Brony Tale". The documentary will follow My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic voice actress Ashleigh Ball (Rainbow Dash and Applejack) as she travels to BronyCon in New York City. BronyCon is currently the largest My Little Pony fan convention in the world. Ashleigh Ball is also the narrator for the documentary. You can check out the trailer for "A Brony Tale" below.

Are you a Brony? Have you made the trip to BronyCon? (I already spotted a few people that I know in this trailer!) Let me know what you love about the fandom and what you think about this documentary in the comments! 

Source: YouTube - Deadline Hollywood

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

All new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past will truly amaze you! [video]

An all new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has just been released and it will truly make your jaw drop. This new trailer is filled with all new footage and gives fans the best look at the film that we have seen to date. With a good mix of footage from both the future and the past, watch Wolverine travel back and attempt to gather the team that he needs in order to save the future.
"Bonded by war. United by hope. See the X-Men face their greatest challenge together in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future."
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: YouTube - X-Men Movies

Doctor Who Season 8 filming photos reveal a new character from the Middle Ages!

The eighth season of Doctor Who has been well underway and filming just started for a new episode that may excite a lot of fans. The new episode is being written by Mark Gatiss and will be directed by Paul Murphy and will star a classic folk lore character who made a living running through the forests of England.

*Potential spoilers ahead*

The episode currently being filmed is using the working title "Robots of Sherwood" and will star the famous Robin Hood. Photographs from the set reveal actor Tom Riley in costume as Robin Hood as well as actress Jenna Coleman in a long red dress looking fit for the Middle Ages and looking quite pretty. This will be a fun episode and I am really looking forward to it. 
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Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald

Look inside the full article to see photographs of actor Tom Riley as Robin Hood.

Tom Riley as Robin Hood

Tom Riley as Robin Hood

Source: Doctor Who TV

The many masks of Marvel's Spider-Man!

Printster has created a truly amazing infographic titled "The Mighty Masks of Spider-Man" that shows off all of the different masks that Spider-Man has worn from 1962 through to 2014! Take a look at the visual history of our favorite wall crawler and see if you knew about all the different masks that he wore throughout history. As a bonus, Printster has also included some classic masks of some of Spider-Man's most iconic villains.
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Source: Printster

The Indestructibles - Funny art shows off a Marvel preschool with Wolverine, Hulk, and Sue Storm!

Artist Luigi Monaldi has created a rather fun piece of art that was inspired by the works of Skottie Young that features several iconic Marvel characters as babies. The piece is titled "The Indestructible" and features Wolverine, Hulk, and Sue Storm from the Fantastic Four. I can only imagine the crazy mischief that these three might get up to if they were really in a preschool class together.
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Source: CG Society