There’s still no official word about who Peter Dinklage will play in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the 70′s mustache in this picture pretty much confirms what decade he’ll be playing it in. It has also stirred up the theory that Dinklage will be playing Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels.
(The Superficial via Comic Book Movie)
Wolverine will be hitting screens in the US on July 26th which is still months away, but there’s a new trailer to keep you happy in the meantime. It’s got Wolverine at his bare-chested, adamantium-clawed best along with plenty of ninjas and a giant samurai who are out to kill him. You know, typical stuff for good old Logan.
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Take one part Wolverine then add a dash of Raptor and you’ve got Wolverineasaurus! That’s what creator Elbo x Hoobs is calling this glass pipe. It looks amazing, but be careful you don’t poke your eyes out with those claws.
(High End Glass Art via Obvious Winner)
The upcoming Brian Wood X-Men title featuring the all-woman team of Rogue, Storm, Jubilee, Psylocke, Rachel Grey and Kitty Pryde has faced some fan backlash. Now Scottie Young has come up with the perfect variant cover to address the situation. I particularly like Storm raining on Wolverine’s parade.
(via The Mary Sue)
Was Magneto right? Are mutants superior to humans? Rocker Adam WarRock puts the villain’s tragic life into song and sheds some insight on his motivations. And it’s all told in words and music that’s bound to get stuck in your head. In the good way.
Check out the song in the video after the break.
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Just when I didn’t think I could get any more excited about Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, he adds Peter Dinklage to the already amazing cast. Singer announced the news on Twitter on February 13 and my phone lit up with texts from excited pals:
Though the role wasn’t specified, fans speculated he would be playing Puck (though look how perfect Dinklage looks as Wolverine). However, Variety states sources have told them Dinklage is playing the primary villain. It’s not clear which one he’ll portray though because the bad guys in the graphic novel version of Days of Future Past have already been seen in previous X-Men films and played by different actors. But that wouldn’t necessarily rule them out—and really, he’ll be awesome regardless of who he plays. He’s Peter Freaking Dinklage.
(via /Film and Variety)
A third X-Men title is coming out in April as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative. That’s not so unusual; there are plenty of X-Men books. This series, however, focuses on the heroines of the mutants. Jubilee stars, and the supporting cast includes Kitty Pryde (!), Psylocke, Rachel Gray, Rogue, and Storm.
Writer Brian Wood and artist Olivier Coipel will bring the stories to life. I feel confident about the series because of something Wood said to USA Today:
“I feel like as far as the X-Men go, the women are the X-Men. Cyclops and Wolverine are big names, but taken as a whole, the women kind of rule the franchise. If you look at the entire world as a whole, it’s the females that really dominate and are the most interesting and cool to look at. When you have a great artist drawing them, they look so amazing and always have.”
Given how he’s writing Princess Leia in the brand new Star Wars series from Dark Horse, I think he’ll do a great job with this group. He also told USA Today that he’s pulling from two runs as inspiration for the story: Chris Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men in the 70s and 80s and Grant Morrison’s 2001 New X-Men issues.
I can’t wait to check it out.
(USA Today via CA)
Sir Patrick Stewart: you win.
(@SirPatStew via Buzzfeed)
This video is a stop-motion remake of the opening title sequence of the 1992 X-Men cartoon using nothing but action figures. It’s got the original music and some special effects worthy of the time in which the cartoon aired. That means they’re cheesy, just like they should be because vintage cheese is awesome.
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