New Images From “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”

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With the trailer due to hit next week, Empire have managed to get hold of seven new images from Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Whilst there’s nothing massively spectacular, they are rather cool. Personally, I’m digging the Logan picture, and also the fact that we get a look at Bobby freakin’ Drake! I’m an Iceman fan, deal with it.

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The Days of Future Past comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan.

Forming quite the ensemble…

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“Robocop” Remake Pushed Back

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Joel Kinnaman Normally when a film’s pushed back, it’s not a good sign. So, with that in mind, Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake has had its release date pushed back. Instead of the planning 7th February, 2014 release, the film will now hits screens on 12th February, 2014. I really wouldn’t read too much into this, as it seems to be just a case of Sony moving the date to accommodate the 7th February release of George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which is also a Sony production.

The official blurb for Robocop reads:

In the film, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of…

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Hoping for the Man of Steel

Hoping for the Man of Steel

Hope. Maybe the most relevant word to use when talking about the new Superman reboot – the Man of Steel.

Superman movies are tough. When you have a character who can’t be killed, hurt, bruised or injured in any way how do you make people feel any remorse? It doesn’t matter how many walls he’s thrown through, explosions he withstands or bullets he deflects – he’s completely invulnerable. That’s the problem with Superman as a super hero. Batman is mortal and has his obvious weaknesses, Spider-Man is tough but still vulnerable to bullets and even Iron Man is just a mere human with a protective suit. So what does that mean when making a Superman movie?

Everyone knows Superman will prevail – it’s the obvious outcome of all super hero movies – but with Superman, even a struggle doesn’t seem realistic. That is why a good Superman movie must dig into the character of Clark Kent; forget Superman. It has to be introspective; bordering on philosophical. We, as an audience, need to feel as if this man – although invulnerable from physical pain – has a soul that struggles to cope with his unique situation. A god among men. I’m hoping that having Christopher Nolan on-board will help with this. His writing has always been great and he did an amazing job resurrecting Batman. There is no reason to believe he can’t do the same for Supes.

Needless to say I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. I have no doubt that it will leave a better taste in our mouths than Bryan Singers lackluster attempt in 2006. All the trailers already show a much deeper story and great action to boot. In the third trailer we see a clip where Louis Lane (played by actress Amy Adams) asks Superman about the “S” on his chest; he replies, “On my world it means hope.” That’s good enough for me.

The Man of Steel opens in theaters June 14th.

..EarlyNerd..