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10 Big Screen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Ten Onscreen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues
This weekend sees the release of "Thor: The Dark World," which, on the surface, is just another superhero film. But, in fact, it also works as a crystallization as to what makes superheroes tick: family issues. Thor's got to save the universe, but he's also got an obnoxious brother gumming up the works, and he can never agree with his father, who is also a King. To rub it in, the sequel also seems to suggest that Mom likes Loki better. Things just aren't going Thor's way!

New Images From 'The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug' & 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 11:56 AM
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The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
Over the next six months, two movies will be bringing you enough creatures big and small, good and bad to fill a year's worth of tentpoles. But Peter Jackson and Bryan Singer are going big or going home for these latest sequels, and more new pics have arrived to zap your eyeballs into submission.

Watch: First Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Starring Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2013 8:51 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
After no shortage of rumors, lots of set photos, a stinger at the end of this summer's "The Wolverine," and the return of Bryan Singer to the director's chair, bringing two schools of "X-Men" together for one massive outing, it's time to see if this all works. The the first trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" has arrived.

First Look: Official Images Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' WIth Old & New 'X-Men' Cast

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 9:50 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Wolverine
Next summer's big budget superhero romp "X-Men: Days of Future Past" certain sounds, er, ambitious. Combining time travel, alternate realities, and two different casts of X-Men (those from Bryan Singer's original movies and the "swinging sixties" variants featured in "X-Men: First Class"), it sounds like it could be a mess of fun… or just plain messy. We'll get the first taste from the movie in the form of a teaser trailer released next week, but until then, Empire has unleashed a whole slew of new photos from the film, featuring mutants both old and new. Excelsior!

Watch: This Is What 6 Seconds Of The 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Trailer Looks Like

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 1:27 PM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past teaser
Yes, we know live the era when there are teasers for trailers. Even today's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" trailer was preceded by a ten-second snippet and a one-minute "Entertainment Tonight" preview. And so, with the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" trailer days away, the tradition continues with six seconds of sizzle stuff to keep fans going. And yes, we're all part of the problem.

Rumor: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Will Be Released In 48fps

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 2:44 PM
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Get ready to debate and complain again. As you might remember, Peter Jackson, in a bid to push the viewing experience for movie audiences forward, shot and released (in select cinemas) "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in a much-hyped 48 frames-per-second. But in the end it wasn't well received. Months before the movie hit theaters, a preview of the new format divided attendees at CinemaCon and by time the movie came out, the 48 fps thing was downplayed severely, and only select a handful of cinemas playing the movie in the format. (So much so, that 'Desolation Of Smaug' was also shot in a fancy high framerate, but there's almost nothing in the promos so far that even mentions it). But could another franchise be giving it a boost?

Comic Book Issues: Larry Fong To Photograph 'Man Of Steel' Sequel, Wolverine Was Almost In 'Spider-Man'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 4:47 PM
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Man of Steel, Superman
When "Man of Steel" was released this past summer, it didn't feature a key member of director Zack Snyder's creative brain trust: cinematographer Larry Fong, a contemporary of J.J. Abrams' (they grew up together) who furnished Snyder with the almost plastic visuals for "300," "Watchmen" and "Sucker Punch." Fong was replaced by "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" cinematographer Amir Mokri, but that appears to have been a blip: Fong is back for the still-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel that will pit Batman against Superman in a no-holds-barred superhero rumble. And if you like superheroes coming together, wait for the story about how Wolverine was almost in "Spider-Man."

New Images: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Goes '70s & 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teases Sinister 6

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2013 9:21 AM
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Well, to Movie Marketing V. 3.0 or whatever. While folks like J.J. Abrams continue to aim for at least some surprises when it comes to their films, playing close to the chest for as long as possible, we live in a time where fans want everything right now (see the complaints that Disney didn't reveal anything about "Star Wars: Episode 7" at D23). And the folks at Fox and Sony, and directors Bryan Singer and Marc Webb, are doing their best to placate the diehard audience. As cameras rolled on both "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," tweets, set pics, behind-the-scenes imagery and official images flowed out from both camps. And well, today there's even more.

New Images Of Bolivar Trask & Mystique In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' Bryan Singer Calls Film "Inbetweenquel"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 5:40 PM
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X-Men Days Of Future Past Peter Dinklage
You would think given how much continues to pour out of the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" mill that the movie was coming out in a month and not next year, but especially given how limply "The Wolverine" performed at home, we suppose we can understand Fox putting all their muscle behind the flick. After all, it's the granddaddy of their superhero movies, the cash cow they hope will keep minting money and making fanboys happy, and they are literally putting as much as they can into the next effort (seriously, name an X-Men character who isn't in 'First Class'). And so today, comes a couple new looks at the movie.

Watch: Trask Industries Viral Teases 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Plus First Look At Peter Dinklage As Bolivar Trask

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2013 3:44 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bolivar Trask
Well "The Wolverine" has come and gone and with poor domestic numbers making it one of the worst performing of any of the X-Men movies (opening lower than "X-Men Origins: The Wolverine") all eyes are already on the next X-adventure. No matter what you thought of the movie (we weighed in on the good and bad here), it's hard to argue that the most exciting portion of the movie was actually the mid-credits tease with (spoiler alert!) Magneto and Charles Xavier meeting Logan in an airport, with a Trask industries logo not so subtly presented. Yes, they're building bridges to next spring's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" and few more morsels have arrived today.

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