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  1. Channing Tatum’s Gambit Solo Film Set to Explode With Robocop Reboot Writer

    "You like it, chere? I get you one for Christmas."

    Officially official!

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  2. We’re Getting a “Rogue Cut” Of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2015

    "Hey, how much money do you think we can squeeze out of people?"

    After having 99% of her screentime unceremoniously chopped from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Anna Paquin's Rogue will finally get to take part in some futureverse shenanigans when her scenes are included in a special "Rogue Cut" of the film, set to come out in 2015.

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  3. James McAvoy Hints at Professor Xavier’s Hair Loss In X-Men: Apocalypse

    It's okay, Charles, the '80s will do that to you.

    X-Men sticklers will tell you - Professor Xavier is as bald as a cueball. But when you're casting a leading man for your film about young, hip mutants, you couldn't possibly make him shave his head. No one finds that appealing. Nope. But as timelines converge it seems the creators of the franchise may be starting to fold to the pressure. Will James McAvoy start losing those locks in X-Men: Apocalypse?

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  4. Star Wars/X-Men Writer Simon Kinberg Has Joined Twitter!

    140 characters ago...

    Everyone welcome Simon Kinberg to Twitter!

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  5. Days of Future Past Roundup: Rogue’s Deleted Scene and Wolverine’s Lead Role Explained, Famke Janssen Talks Female X-Men

    Mutatis Mutandis

    We already heard from Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg on why he did that thing he did with the ending. Now, thanks to a piece in Empire, we have in his own words why Wolverine stars in the film, instead of Kitty Pryde or someone else, and why Rogue's scene was cut. But first: Famke Janssen, why do you love the X-Men's female characters so much? Spoilers for Days of Future Past!

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  6. Wolverine Is Marty McFly, Jean Grey Is Jennifer In X-Men: Days of Back to the Future Past [VIDEO]


    Davis from The Warp Zone sent us this works-too-well combo of Back to the Future and X-Men: Days of Future Past. If only Bryan Singer/Simon Kinberg took this route to fix the X-Universe instead! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. X-Men: Days Of Future Past Writer On How The Film’s Ending Changes The Franchise

    Mutatis Mutandis

    With three hundred million dollars in the bank after its opening four day weekend, X-Men: Days of Future Past is now the best opening film in the franchise, a nice victory over the previous holder of that title, X-Men: The Last Stand. And speaking of Last Stand, screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been pretty open about how DofP's ending was deliberately designed to undo some of Last Stand's most reviled effects on X-Men movie continuity. Spoilers for the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past follow.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Our First Look At Big Hero 6, Disney’s First Animated Marvel Movie

    Things We Saw Today

    Robot Baymax looks like the cute younger brother of the Michelin Man. io9 has more pics.

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  9. X-Men Days of Future Past Writer Talks About Quicksilver’s Inclusion As It Relates To The Avengers

    Mutatis Mutandis

    During the hype for the film, many of our readers complained about X-Men Days of Future Past's Quicksilver. But having seen the film, I can tell you he was the best part. That's not to say The Avengers: Age of Ultron's version won't be cooler but listen to writer Simon Kinberg as he's asked to explain why the character was chosen for the film. Now, we don't know what was going on in Hollywood but Joss Whedon confirmed he'd be using both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch on May 17 of last year, though it was hinted at on April 21. Bryan Singer made the casting announcement for X-Men's Quicksilver (Evan Peters) on May 23. He even made what could have passed for a dig at the Avengers sequel in his tweet, (Age of Ultron's Quicksilver - Aaron Taylor-Johnson - wasn't revealed until October.), and while I don't mean to imply they did it on purpose, it's hard to believe they hadn't heard rumblings about the character. Previously in X-Men

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  10. Star Wars Writer Might Have Just Confirmed That New Movies Are Ditching the Expanded Universe

    May The Force Be With You

    Our knowledge of what the Star Wars sequel trilogy is going to look like is basically nil. It might involve Tatooine, but that's not confirmed. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher might be back, but we don't know if the contracts have been signed. We could be getting "a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi"... or maybe not. In the absence of any concrete information about the story of Episodes VII-IX, fans have been speculating about what might not be included, ie whether Disney will airlock the rich Expanded Universe canon that's been established over decades of books, comics, video games, and other tie-in materials. Thrawn! The Jedi Academy! Mara Jade! Unfortunately—or not, your mileage may vary—it’s looking like the answer to that question is “Yes.”

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