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Superhero News Roundup: Is It Cold In Here Or Am I Just Iceman? More Mutants Join Days of Future Past

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | January 28, 2013 | Comments ()


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Marvel wants to assure you, the comic book loving public, that you will not have to live without superhero movies at any point in the near future. Marvel is rolling out their Phase Three, which sounds vaguely ominous, and promised Ant-Man and Doctor Strange will get their own movies.

Of course, Phase Two isn't quite here yet, with Iron Man 3 opening in May, Avengers 2 in 2015, and probable 2013 or 2014 release dates for the Thor and Captain America sequels. This means we will have lots of time to speculate about who might play Doctor Strange and Ant-Man. Any picks? I choose ... Jason Isaacs for Doctor Strange and Alan Tudyk for Ant-Man.

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"S.H.I.E.L.D." has already promised more Agent Coulson. Now comes the whisper of Cobie Smulders popping up as Maria Hill in the series. Basically we know that "HIMYM" will not interfere with her appearance on "S.H.I.E.L.D." and everything is in talks at this moment. Smulders appearing on the show would not surprise me in the least, especially if they want to pull in the biggest audience possible by promising movie favorites in the mix.

Did you read about January Jones saying that she will likely not appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Then everyone giggled and elbowed the person next to them, saying, "I wonder why not?" followed by some sort of lewd gesture referring to allegedly boning one's married director. Plus, she sucked, but that's not as fun to point out. It looks like Rose Byrne's Moira MacTaggert won't be appearing either, though that may change.

We do know that Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore's Iceman, and Anna Paquin's Rogue will be appearing in the time-jumping sequel. Bryan Singer tweeted the news and thanked Brett Ratner for not killing off the characters in that movie that people say happened but I refuse to acknowledge in the X-Men universe. People are taking this to mean that Singer's sequel ties all of the previous trilogy's storylines together with the new trilogy. How can that be? Will there be one timeline with everything super f*cked from Ratner and then the Singer timeline has to prevent that bullsh*t? Or was Singer just being facetious? (Yeah, this is pretty serious.) I hope he doesn't try to retcon that Last Stand crap. He'll need a bigger movie to do that.

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  • Green Lantern

    I could totally see Tudyk as "Ant-Man". He's got a good Pym vibe.

    Every time January Jones was on screen during "First Class", I could swear I heard the scream of screeching tires as each scene she was in ground to a halt.

    Y'all lay off poor Rogue Paquin. She deserved better than to be set dressing during "Last Stand".

  • Bodhi

    The header picture made me do a double take. I had no idea that Jinx from Warehouse 13 & Iceman were brothers, much less twins! I thought it was the same guy

  • e jerry powell

    Them's some pointy Ashton man-breasteses up there...

  • claudeballs13

    Michael C. Hall from Dexter would make an amazing Ant Man. He has the whole brilliant, yet unstable, mad scientist thing perfected.

    As far as the new X-Men movie goes, I am hoping for a Dolph Lundgren cameo as future Colossus. If they would have been making these movies back in the 80's, he would have been the natural choice for the big Russian.

  • Mr_Zito

    X-Men: Days of Future Past will be the ultimate nerdgasm movie. I never thought we would get to the point where comics would be getting so many movies that they would start having to create crazy stories trying to make sense of a messed up chronology, just like it happened when we started having too many comics involving the same characters. And Bryan Singer chose the most awesome of roads, making a crazy movie with hundreds of characters from different movies. Hey, if they made an Avengers movie work, this could too! I don't know about the rest of the stuff, but I'm guessing Alex Summers will be a child in the future that will somehow be taken to the past, and that's how he is in the 1960s but doesn't even know it. That's the kind of fun Bryan Singer is having coming up with a story for this movie. Even if it's a terrible movie I applaud the attempt. Meanwhile DC probably fails at another reboot of their franchises...

  • fasha

    Alan Tudyk should be in everything ever.

  • Carlito

    "How can that be? Will there be one timeline with everything super f*cked
    from Ratner and then the Singer timeline has to prevent that bullsh*t?
    Or was Singer just being facetious?"

    Because Singer is going to hand the reins over to JJ Abrams. Imagine all the lens flares that he could bounce off Colossus.

  • KatSings

    "Anna Paquin’s Rogue"

    UGH NO. Her Rogue was one of the worst things about all three of the movies she was in. Ignoring the third (where they RUINED THE WHOLE DAMNED CHARACTER), she was just terrible and missed the mark. I was desperately hoping they'd do a recast on her so that someone capable could play it. HATE.

  • ghisent

    Ugh. Paquin was SO bad. But really, the very best thing that they could do is literally just pretend that X3 never happened.

    Of course, the other problem is that First Class doesn't make a lick of sense in the context of the original X-Men films either - How is Alex Summers one of the founding members in the 60's when he's supposed to be Scott's younger brother? And let's not even talk about how badly Wolverine fucks up the chronology - it takes place 20 years after First Class, yet Emma Frost is somehow a teenager, despite being a grownup twenty years prior? Why didn't Sabertooth recognize Wolverine in X-Men? Hell, why didn't Xavier recognize Wolverine, considering he'd met him in the 60's?

    As enjoyable as some of the films are, trying to reconcile all of them together is never going to be anything less than disastrous. Good luck to you, Singer. I look forward to this not making any damn sense at all.

  • NateMan

    Xavier not recognizing him isn't a huge deal; it wouldn't be the first time he dicked everyone over by keeping his cakehole shut at the wrong time. As for Sabertooth, it wouldn't be too hard to work something in there about his brain being messed with by Weapon X. It's certainly a better explanation that 'shooting Wolverine in just the right place makes him lose his memory'.

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