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Producers Say ‘Spider-Man’ Crossovers With ‘X-Men’ & ‘Avengers’ Won't Happen Until "We’ve Run Out Of Ideas"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2014 12:46 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
OMG, an “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” mid-credits sting in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Crosssssooooverrrrrrrr! Nope, as you’ve probably read by now. The only reason that this unlikely event – a 20th Century Fox movie being promoted within a Sony/Columbia tentpole – happened was because it was essentially in director Marc Webber’s contact. The filmmaker owed another move to Fox Searchlight (sibling company of parent Fox) after “(500) Days of Summer,” and so in order for him to make “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the sequel, Sony had to agree to promote one of Fox’s upcoming movies (they chose “X-Men Days of Future Past” in the aforementioned example).

Anna Paquin Back In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' 3 Still-Unrevealed Mutant Cameos To Come

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 12:41 PM
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X-2, Rogue, Anna Paquin
So last night we got the final trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," but less than a day later, even more from the movie has arrived, with Fox planning to spend the next four weeks ensuring their comic book sequel is a massive hit. And it looks like yet another mutant is (re)joining the fold.

Watch: Final Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Gets Unleashed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 11:01 PM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past
Don't be fooled. While Fox is touting this as the final trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," there is still a long month ahead before it hits theatres. And in that time, we're sure there will be no shortage of featurettes, clips, Instagram vids, Vines, skywriting and more for Bryan Singer's ambitious franchise entry. But before that, yes, it's the final trailer for the movie.

Watch: First Clip From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Battles Sentinels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 9:04 AM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past
Last night, the prestigious MTV Movie Awards were handed out, but all anyone really talked about was the wealth of promos Hollywood unleashed to try and capture the critical youth demographic they'll need to turn up at the multiplex this summer. And Fox didn't waste a moment in showing off the good stuff.

Watch: Mutants Rewrite 25 Moments In History In Viral For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 4:02 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past History
One of more interesting aspects of the recent X-Men cinematic saga, is how the writers have had fun in tweaking and rewriting history to include the existence of mutants. It's a thread that became prominent in "X-Men: First Class," and with the time traveling "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" on the way, it looks like more events from past (and future) are being toyed with in pretty interesting ways.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Will Be "Bigger" Than 'Future Past' And Deal With "Ancient Mutancy"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 11:03 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
There's over a month still to go until "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" arrives in theatres. And because we live in the era of franchises and sequels, that means it's time to start discussing the inevitable followup, "X-Men: Apocalypse," already slated for 2016. And Singer along with producer/writer Simon Kinberg has teased some details about what to expect from the movie that will be "somewhat" based on 1990 comic run, "Age Of Apocalypse."

'X-Men' Producers Considering Character Spinoffs Again, Including One For Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 10:18 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past,
Such is the time we live in when franchises are no longer just about sequels or prequels. Spinoffs are the newest goldmine that studios are looking at, hoping to extend branding outward in a never ending reach of blockbuster moviemaking. "Cars" has begotten "Planes," Disney is already planning "Star Wars" standalone movies between the saga sequels, Sony is developing movies around the Spider-Man villains and now Fox are toying with the idea of individual X-Men movies. Because of course they are. But they've been here before.

New EW Cover & Featurette Reveal More Plot Details Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 9, 2014 3:26 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Evidently Bryan Singer’s “X-Men Days Of Future Past” is one of the most expensive movies 20th Century Fox has ever made. I think this is the biggest movie Fox has made that James Cameron didn’t direct,” writer/producer Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: First Class”) told Entertainment Weekly in this week’s ‘DOFP’ cover story. “We have to deliver, and that’s really hard. Plus, we don’t use guns, we use powers. The power is a visual effect. So by its very nature, it’s going to be pricey,” producer Lauren Schuler Donner added.

Watch: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Mutant Quicksilver In Action For Carl's Jr. Plus New Posters

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 8, 2014 12:04 PM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past
Make no mistake about it, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to look forward to next month’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” There’s the huge cast that combines actors from both the original “X-Men” trilogy and the 2011 prequel and, of course, Bryan Singer is back in the director’s chair. But, would it be unreasonable to say that the marketing for the film has been a bit... uneven? First, there was the Empire Magazine character covers from earlier this year, which drew the ire of many X-Men fans, particularly with the reveal of Quicksilver with most people crying foul over how lame the character looked.

9 New Posters For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 10:37 AM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past
With mutants past and present set to appear in "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," many are wondering (including us) if there's such thing as too much when it comes to the mutant franchise. "I wanted a full cast but I didn't want it to feel forced," Bryan Singer told Total Film (print edition). We wanted to make it feel organic, not take a 'kitchen sink' approach but bring together characters with interesting powers."

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