X-Men: Days of Future Past is the most recent installment in the X-Men Series. It follows the storyline set forth in its predecessors. The movie is set in both the future and the past. The storyline starts in the future where we are introduced to the sentinels, machines whose mission is to obliterate all of mutant kind. The movie follows Logan (Wolverine) as he is sent back in time by Professor X and Magneto to stop an event from happening that led to the sentinels' creation, and thus leading the way to the near extinction of human and mutant kind. In the past, Logan has all of his memories from the future and he must team up with the younger versions of Magneto and Professor X to save Mystique from unintentionally laying the foundation for the war that will end the lives of millions.
Throughout the movie it bounces between the past and the present as Logan struggles to complete his task before the sentinel army attacks and destroys his friends in the future.
Can Olivia Munn do a British accent? We're going to find out. The former "The Newsroom" star has officially been cast in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse," the follow-up to "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The news was announced today via director Bryan Singer's Instagram, where he posted a photo of Munn. "Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock!" Singer wrote, adding the hashtags, "#Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN." Psylocke is a classic X-Men character, originally introduced in the late 1970s.
For “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the Memorial Day weekend started off just fine. For most of the other movies at the box office, the long holiday weekend had an ominous beginning. The latest film in the “X-Men” franchise took in $36 million on Friday, which is enough to keep it on track for a $100-million-plus four-day weekend. It wasn’t a particularly spectacular opening, though. It’s significantly better than the last movie in the franchise, “X-Men: First Class,” but it’s only roughly equal to the last two superhero movies to hit theaters, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Hey, Internet: Now's your chance to finally date Jennifer Lawrence. The "Hunger Games" star has reportedly broken up with on-again, off-again boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. The couple has been very private about their relationship in the past, and spent some time apart last year. They patched things up and even attended this year's Oscars together, but it seems that things are done between the two of them now. But who broke up with whom? If the tabloids and gossip mags are to be believed, Hoult dumped Lawrence over her "inflated ego.
Time travel movies are a delicate business. There are inevitable plot holes, so it really comes down to how many there are and how easy they are to ignore. In the case of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the answer is...pretty easy. The movie acts as a sequel to both the awful "X-Men: The Last Stand" and the much better "X-Men: First Class." Most of the main cast members from both movies reprise their roles here, playing younger and older versions of their mutant characters.
This weekend marks the end of May and the real beginning of summer, as the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the warm-weather season. The box office has had a summery feeling for the past few weeks, with big-budget spectacles hitting screens one after the other. This weekend, the trend continues with “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” If all goes according to plan, “X-Men” could be the first movie of the year to bring in over $100 million in its opening weekend. So far in 2014, the most successful action flicks have come close to the mark but haven’t cracked it.
You may have already suspected that Channing Tatum was some kind of mutant because of his abs, but now it's confirmed. The "Magic Mike" star has officially been cast as Gambit in upcoming X-Men films, as confirmed by producer Lauren Shuler Donner. The role was previously held by "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch, who played the fan-favorite mutant in the not-so-fan-favorite "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Donner had nothing but great things to say about the casting.
Attention, Internet: Your lord and savior Jennifer Lawrence might be a bit of a liar. Circulating today was a video of Jennifer Lawrence talking in an intervew with Seth Myers about an incident that happened after this year's Oscars. The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star claims that she was so drunk following the ceremony that she ended up puking on the steps at Madonna's after party. According to Lawrence, she turned around after hurling to see another blonde starlet supposedly judging her.
Hugh Jackman had said that the next “X-Men” film—the one following the one that will be released next week—would likely be his last. Now it seems that he’s not so sure, and he could go on playing Wolverine for the foreseeable future. Jackman, on a promotional tour to pitch the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” told The Associated Press that his previous speculation that he’d hang up his sideburns and retractable claws might have been premature.
We've been pretty sure all along that Jennifer Lawrence is sexy, but we've been waiting for FHM to tell us definitively whether we're right or not. Now we can rest easy. The sexy rankings are in, and Lawrence is on top of them. This week's release of the magazine's annual list of the top 100 sexiest women in the world confirmed that FHM's staff has noticed what everyone else has noticed: that Jennifer Lawrence's lack of pretension and approachable good looks are an irresistible combination.
Hugh Jackman doesn't have any musical numbers in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he was able to work some musical moves into the film's production anyway. This week on "The Graham Norton Show," Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy showed off their dancing skills and shared some behind-the-scenes stories about filming the superhero flick. In the segment, Jackman recalls that Fassbender was often reluctant to come out of his trailer on the "X-Men" set, and in order to coax him out so that shooting could start, Jackman would get the sound man to play Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" loudly.