Any time we talk about Bryan Singer, we have to mention that he’s likely a complete garbage person. I mean, sure — he’s a garbage person that makes great movies, but still a garbage person. Now that we have that out of the way, the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has dropped, and I’m yet again going to have to admit that even though I think Singer is a terrible person, I really want to see this movie.
The biggest thing that sets this new trailer apart from the previousones is that we technically see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in this time around. And by that I mean we literally just see his claws for a few seconds.
So yeah, that’s it.
But hey, it’s a snazzy trailer for a movie that looks pretty great – regardless of whether or not that the guy directing it is potentially a terrible person. It’s kind of a thing.
So look, before we start posting anything, we always feel the need to remind you that Bryan Singer is (in our opinion) a garbage person. He’s possibly done some really bad stuff, and it’s important to keep that in mind.
Because the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer looks really cool, and I’m probably going to go watch it anyways.
This is, of course, the second trailer for the film (the first debuted several months ago in December). I don’t have a lot of commentary beyond “It looks cool enough to get me to see a movie directed by a garbage person.”
Yesterday was, of course, the Super Bowl. While our readers here at Nerd & Tie are a mixed bag about whether or not they cared about the content of the actual game (if the three of us who host the podcast here are any indicator it should be about one out of three), I’m pretty sure that everyone who reads this blog is interested in the various superhero and scifi movie ads that aired during the commercial breaks.
Because, y’know, this site has “Nerd” in the URL.
So rather than making you hunt down all the various spots you may have missed because you either didn’t watch the game or had to pee during the multitude of commercial breaks, we’ve collected the ones we assume will be of the most interest to you.
Look, you and I both know that Bryan Singer is potentially the worst sort of garbage person, but if we’re willing to separate the art from the artist, he’s created some pretty amazing films. Several of those films, of course, are a part of the X-Men franchise.
His last foray into the world of Marvel’s Mutants, X-Men: Days of Future Past, was incredibly solid, so there’s been a lot of anticipation for his forthcoming follow up X-Men: Apocalypse. Well, the hype train is primed to keep on rolling, as today we got the first trailer for the film.
And it looks pretty awesome.
So if you can look past one of the key people behind the film being (potentially) kind of awful, X-Men: Apocalypse looks like it might be a really, really good movie. I mean, he’s probably not worse than most people in Hollywood, but maybe I’ve just gotten too cynical. Humans are terrible.
Wow, this got really dark for a post about a trailer I think looks kind of cool…
There’s been a lot of casting news around Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and we haven’t commented on all of it… because usually it’s actually not all that interesting. Yesterday though, Singer posted a bit of casting news to his instagram account which actually made me take notice: Olivia Munn has been cast as Psylocke.
Now, the part where it’s Olivia Munn isn’t what jumps out at me (I mean, I have thoughts, but they’re mostly positive), instead the Psylocke bit is the big deal.
Psylocke is a weird character. I mean, for those of you familiar with the character, have you ever tried to explain her to people? It’s super complicated and kind of messed up, and on that borderline of feeling a little racist without really knowing how to express why it’s racist? And now they want to put that baggage into a movie?
Or maybe she’ll just have the name, and we’ll get no explanation of her backstory. OH PLEASE LET THAT BE WHAT HAPPENS.
When Jennifer Lawrence was cast in X-Men: First Class she was a relatively unknown actress. Since then, she has blown up to become a highly demanded megastar – and many have wondered how long she would remain with the franchise.
Well, it looks like we have our answer.
When speaking with MTV, Lawrence flat out stated in simple language that X-Men: Apocalypse would be her last turn as shape-shifting mutant Mystique. I’ve embedded it below:
While not surprising, it’s still a mild disappointment to see her leave the series. That said, as the X-Men roster of characters is so deep, it’s not like switching up the cast between films would greatly damage the franchise.
Get it? Cast? Because a Nightcrawler (besides being an X-Men character) is also a kind of worm sometimes used as bait when fishing? Get it?
I’m so sorry.
Anyways, it’s true – a young Nightcrawler has been cast for the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Kodi Smit-Mcphee will take over the role originated by Alan Cumming, playing an obviously younger version of the character. Bryan Singer apparently had wanted to bring Nightcrawler into Days of Future Past originally, but felt that it would be just too many mutants.
Smit-Mcphee is best known as the voice of ParaNorman and Tolly on Gallipoli, making him a solid choice for the role.
On this episode, we talk about the Jurassic World Trailer, the Episode VII trailer, Oscar Isaac’s casting as Apocalypse, Constantine’s order getting cut, Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark script, Wonder Woman getting a woman director and, finally, our trip to Daisho Con.
We did a video version for this episode, but I (Trae) had my computer crash before it could be saved — so let’s just be glad the audio version survived, okay?
Variety is reporting that Oscar Isaac has been cast as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse. Best known for his critically acclaimed performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac seems a decent choice for Mr. Extendable-Torso-Action-Figure. The film is expected to be much more of a disaster film (featuring mass destruction), but that’s expected with the choice of Apocalypse as the film’s antagonist.
Of course the annoying thing about this film looking good is my personal distaste for director Bryan Singer as a human being.
X-Men: Apocalypse (and my impending moral dilemma about seeing it) arrives in theaters in May 2016.