Comic Books

Fox is Taking a Mulligan on the Dark Phoenix

Like any good phoenix story, 20th Century Fox plans on raising another from the ashes of defeat.  The film studio recently rolled out some massive upcoming titles, one of which is a sequel to 2016’s cringeworthy X-Men: Apocalypse with the working title “Dark Phoenix”. With the behemoth Marvel Comics Universe  smashing box office records for going on nearly a decade now, every other comic book production company’s been trying to play catch-up despite how... Read More

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Batgirl Needs Wonder Woman and We Need Them Both

One of the most recent projects rumored to be in the works for the DC Extended Universe is a Batgirl stand alone film.  Any story from the Bat-Family tends to get lots of buzz, and this story is no different–especially since Joss Whedon’s  speculatively in talks to direct!  While this humble nerd journalist believes this could definitely be a big move for DC, we need to see how Warner Brothers handles Wonder Woman first before getting ourselves too excited; the success... Read More

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It’s The Final Countdown!

We’re down to the wire with X-Men: Apocalypse, with only a handful of weeks before it hits the big screen in the US.  As promised at CinemaCon, new footage was released to the public featuring the high profile cameo of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).  Now that we have access to a bit of new content, let’s get down to what exactly we saw.  Will the Mutant-U keep its Deadpool momentum at the box office? Starting out, we can see from the previous trailer that Xavier’s (James McEvoy) mansion... Read More

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X-Bowl 50: Apocalypse

Whether or not you’re a big sports fan, it’s hard to deny the nerd service that the Super Bowl’s begun to give us in recent years.  In terms of trailers, movie-goers are regularly treated to new and exciting films that the studios try to build a buzz for at the big game.  This year we honestly almost reached critical mass, between Captain America: Civil War, TMNT 2, a spattering of Dawn of Justice teasers and a Coke commercial featuring Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Hulk (Mark... Read More

Comic Books

Has the 15 Year Old X-Men Franchise Learned New Tricks?

This week X-Men fans across the world got their first look at Bryan Singer’s fourth directorial entry in the love/hate Fox produced Marvel franchise.   The trailer, which delves into a comfortably bare level of story building, sets the stage for the newest mutant flick.  Building on the foundation of “decade themed” X-Men movies started by the 2011 Matthew Vaughn directed “First Class” set in the 1960’s, and Bryan Singer’s 1970’s themed “Days of Future Past”,... Read More