The ComicsVerse Podcast team has assembled to bring you, the listener, an in-depth discussion on the X-Men crossover, “Age of Apocalypse,” just in time for the upcoming film, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, due out on May 27th.
Will DEADPOOL 2 open the doors for a Fox Cinematic Universe?
X-MEN is an extremely successful film franchise however, it has often struggled to develop some its core character. Instead, the films have focused on the character of Wolverine. The movies have to establish characters like Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey so the audience can have characters they emotionally connect to.
I consider myself a feminist. And obviously, I strongly oppose violence against women and any fictional depiction belittling violence against women. Despite all of that, I just can’t fully agree with Rose McGowan when it comes to her furious online criticism of the X-MEN: APOCALYPSE advertisement.
Leaving the cinema after watching X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, probably the first thing I thought to myself was: it’s gonna be really hard to be objective in my review for this film. Whether you’ll find yourself disappointed or blown away by the latest cinematic installment in the X-franchise depends heavily on your expectations going in. Therein lies the reason the film is leaving fans and critics so divided.
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #9 is the untold tale of what happened to Colossus and his students after their leap 1000 years into the future. And while it’s emphasis on the book’s supporting characters comes off fresh and delighting, the story arc visibly suffers from how it’s barely innovative.
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 marks the beginning of APOCALYPSE WARS, and Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos set up their protagonists against an old villain and a faraway future… learn more about the set-up for the APOCALYPSE WARS event inside!
Let’s take a closer look at the content of the X-MEN: APOCALYPSE trailer as well as some shots in particular and find out/ speculate as much as we can about what we can expect from the finished flick.