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Author:  CWS [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:41 pm ]
Post subject:  X-Men: Apocalypse

I guess it's not too early to put up a thread for it, is it? No, it's not.

Just announced today, by director Bryan Singer: Jubilee's going to be in it. And hopefully as a main character, and not the lame-ass cameos she got in the first two movies. This makes me ecstatic. Maybe even X-static. :ugeek:

The confirmed cast at present:

Charles Xavier / Professor X: James McAvoy
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: Michael Fassbender
Raven Darkholme / Mystique: Jennifer Lawrence (who apparently is bowing out after Apocalypse :| )
Moira MacTaggert: Rose Byrne
Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast: Nicholas Hoult
Pietro "Peter" Maximoff / Quicksilver: Evan Peters
En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse: Oscar Isaac
Scott Summers / Cyclops: Tye Sheridan
Jean Grey: Sophie Turner
Ororo Munroe / Storm: Alexandra Shipp
Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler: Kodi Smit-McPhee
Jubilation Lee / Jubilee: Lana Condor
Warren Worthington, III / Angel (Archangel): Ben Hardy
Elisabeth "Betsy" Braddock / Psylocke: Olivia Munn
Alex Summers / Havok: Lucas Till
Logan / Weapon X: Hugh Jackman
Caliban: Tomas Lemarquis
Death: Monique Ganderton
William Stryker: Josh Helman
Plague: Rochelle Okoye

Nope, no Gambit. Unless he's uncredited.

Author:  Zanth [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.

Author:  Loki Kola [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:15 pm ]
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No Bishop? :o

Author:  CWS [ Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:46 am ]
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Zanth wrote:
Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.
Yeah, can't say that I see much resemblance there...still, I'm not too bothered for two reasons: 1) Jean has never been one of my favorite characters anyway, and 2) it's difficult to imagine her being worse than Halle Berry was as Storm.
Loki Kola wrote:
No Bishop? :o
I think they'd have difficulty reconciling his appearance in the 1980s with his role in Days of Future Past, don't you? :P

Author:  Loki Kola [ Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:56 pm ]
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Bishop's too cool to play by the rules =P

If this is set in the 1980s or even the mid 1990s, though, then the ending of Days of Future past sort of weirds me out given how cheerful it seemed. Though, if this is Apocalypse, I wonder if that means we're going to see Gambit...

Author:  CWS [ Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:40 pm ]
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Loki Kola wrote:
If this is set in the 1980s or even the mid 1990s, though, then the ending of Days of Future past sort of weirds me out given how cheerful it seemed. Though, if this is Apocalypse, I wonder if that means we're going to see Gambit...
I'd say that's more likely than not, seeing as how it's already been confirmed that he's getting his own solo movie in the near future. And yeah, I'm pretty sure Apocalypse will be set sometime in the '80s. First Class was '60s, DoFP was '70s and this will be moving the timeline up to the '80s.

And on that note, personally I'm really glad they're going with Jubilee instead of Dazzler. 8-)

As for the ending of DoFP, I both understood and deeply appreciated why they did it the way they did. They simultaneously gave the "old" cast the best possible send-off, while actually fixing everything that the third movie completely fucked up.

Author:  Zanth [ Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.
Yeah, can't say that I see much resemblance there...still, I'm not too bothered for two reasons: 1) Jean has never been one of my favorite characters anyway, and 2) it's difficult to imagine her being worse than Halle Berry was as Storm.


Probably not, but man, I really do not like her on Game of Thrones. I'm not sure if it's her character, or her I don't care for... but my impression is less than stellar.

Author:  CWS [ Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

Zanth wrote:
CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.
Yeah, can't say that I see much resemblance there...still, I'm not too bothered for two reasons: 1) Jean has never been one of my favorite characters anyway, and 2) it's difficult to imagine her being worse than Halle Berry was as Storm.
Probably not, but man, I really do not like her on Game of Thrones. I'm not sure if it's her character, or her I don't care for... but my impression is less than stellar.
Well, I can't speak to that, but personally, I wouldn't mind a bit if they did another X-Men movie without Jean, Storm, or Cyke...but then the comic purists would probably launch an armed insurrection or something.

Author:  Zanth [ Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

That would be most excellent, honestly. I like Jean overall.. but the other two I really don't care for.

Author:  CWS [ Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:09 pm ]
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I'm also officially sick of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Yeah he's done a decent job overall, particularly in the first two X-Men movies, but after watching the second Wolverine movie recently I feel they have deviated too much from who he's really supposed to be and lost much of his subtle depth in the comics. Although to be fair, that's something I don't think any version of Wolverine outside of the comics has ever truly captured.

If nothing else, they could at least cast someone shorter and hairier. And Canadian. :rbg:

Author:  CWS [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:00 am ]
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It also appears that Angel will likely be in the movie, which only makes sense since Apocalypse is at the center of it all. Hopefully that means we will also get to see his transformation into Archangel, because that would be insanely cool.

Author:  Zanth [ Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:11 am ]
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I dunno, I have a hard time picturing anyone else playing Wolverine. Aside form being too tall, he's pretty perfect, imo. I don't really blame him for the Wolverine movies, they weren't his fault...

Author:  CWS [ Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

Looks like Psylocke will finally be making her big-screen debut, as well. Also extremely cool.
Zanth wrote:
CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.
Yeah, can't say that I see much resemblance there...still, I'm not too bothered for two reasons: 1) Jean has never been one of my favorite characters anyway, and 2) it's difficult to imagine her being worse than Halle Berry was as Storm.


Probably not, but man, I really do not like her on Game of Thrones. I'm not sure if it's her character, or her I don't care for... but my impression is less than stellar.
Well then, here's another "twist"...of the knife. :P

Author:  Zanth [ Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

CWS wrote:
Looks like Psylocke will finally be making her big-screen debut, as well. Also extremely cool.
Zanth wrote:
CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Sophie Turner is Jean Grey? Ugh, gag. Very displeased with that casting choice.
Yeah, can't say that I see much resemblance there...still, I'm not too bothered for two reasons: 1) Jean has never been one of my favorite characters anyway, and 2) it's difficult to imagine her being worse than Halle Berry was as Storm.


Probably not, but man, I really do not like her on Game of Thrones. I'm not sure if it's her character, or her I don't care for... but my impression is less than stellar.
Well then, here's another "twist"...of the knife. :P


Ugh, I am starting to not care about this movie.

Author:  CWS [ Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

Zanth wrote:
Ugh, I am starting to not care about this movie.

But, but, but...Quicksilver! Nightcrawler! Jubilee! Gambit! Archangel! Psylocke! And Apocalypse!

Author:  Zanth [ Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:01 pm ]
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CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Ugh, I am starting to not care about this movie.

But, but, but...Quicksilver! Nightcrawler! Jubilee! Gambit! Archangel! Psylocke! And Apocalypse!


The kid playing Quicksilver is great, but I've never read a comic with him in it. Jubilee I hate. Channing Tatum as Gambit? Pass. Archangel... don't care. Psylocke I have zero faith in them to do justice. Soooooo yeah....

Author:  CWS [ Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:49 am ]
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Zanth wrote:
CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
Ugh, I am starting to not care about this movie.
But, but, but...Quicksilver! Nightcrawler! Jubilee! Gambit! Archangel! Psylocke! And Apocalypse!
The kid playing Quicksilver is great, but I've never read a comic with him in it. Jubilee I hate. Channing Tatum as Gambit? Pass. Archangel... don't care. Psylocke I have zero faith in them to do justice. Soooooo yeah....
Quicksilver was great in X-Factor during Peter David's original run in the early '90s, even if he had the ugliest costume in comic book history. The DoFP version of him was also awesome, but for completely different reasons; his personality was absolutely NOTHING like the comics, where he frankly was an impatient, abrasive asshole much of the time, but still a really interesting character once you understand his reasons for being that way.

I'm gonna come clean about something that's been on my mind for a year or two, as far as the X-Men film franchise is concerned. If, by some miraculous act of God or something, I could somehow be granted my fondest personal wish...the thing I would like to see, more than anything else, would be a Wolverine and Jubilee movie. They were the ones who originally pulled me into the comics way back when, and as much as I love Beast and Boomer and Cannonball and Gambit and Havok and Magneto and Multiple Man and Nightcrawler and Rogue and Sabretooth and Strong Guy and Wolfsbane and so many others, I've come to realize that "Wolvie and Jubes" are still my two personal favorite characters. And as a pair, not individually.

I have no expectation of this actually happening, of course. But like I said, if I could just have one wish...that would be it.

Author:  Zanth [ Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

I want a movie version of Rogue that is badass and not a whiny bitch, that's all I really want.

Author:  CWS [ Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

Zanth wrote:
I want a movie version of Rogue that is badass and not a whiny bitch, that's all I really want.
That would be nice, too.

EDIT: Updated the first post as the movie's IMDB page now lists Ben Hardy as Angel.

Author:  Loki Kola [ Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: X-Men: Apocalypse

So this is the concept art for Archangel, apparently.

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