"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will combine new mutants with old ones, as Bryan Singer has officially announced the return of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the Marvel franchise. And that's not all: Singer teased that there's "more to come" as far as big casting news is concerned.
Clearly, it's not just the returning "First Class" players like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender that Singer is bringing into the fold. He's looking into his own "X-Men" past for some new (old?) recruits. Assuming that Stewart and McKellen aren't the last of the old "X-Men" guard to be asked back, then, we're left to wonder… who else from the original trilogy deserves a spot on the "Days of Future Past" roster? Read on to see our list!
FIRST: The Best There Is At What He Does
Between the release of "Marvel's The Avengers" and the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, the comic book movies of 2012 had something for everyone.
But it wasn't just the movies themselves that we're thankful for this year. There were plenty of announcements and developments that got us jumping for joy, from Marvel developing a "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series to their plans for Phase Two and beyond.
Read on for what the MTV Splash Page team is thankful for in 2012!
There's no doubt that 2012 was one of the most eventful years for comic book movies to date. But which one was the best? Whether you're a "Dark Knight" die-hard or an "Avengers" loyalist, we want to hear from you! Vote in our poll below for the best comic book movie of 2012, and check back in with MTV Splash Page over the next few weeks as we make the results known.
"The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile" goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, special editions of "RapFix Live" with Ma$e and A$AP Rocky, "Big Morning Buzz Live," "MTV After Hours" with Norman Reedus, "You Oughta Know," surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways and much much more!
Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.
"Thor: The Dark World" will introduce the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and here's one of your first peeks at what they're going to look like.
New photos from the "Thor" set in London popped up online via photographer Paul Hennessy with Splash News, showing not just Chris Hemsworth in full Asgardian regalia, but a small army of what appear to be the film's main antagonists: the Dark Elves.
by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
Sunday, November 11 will be a big day for Browncoats: after a full series marathon, Science Channel will premiere its one-hour special, “Firefly: Browncoats Unite.”
The Weekly Whedon will have a preview of the special later this week, but to satiate your appetite for all things shiny until then, here’s a nice treat: a groovy “Firefly” remix that includes many memorable moments and lines from all of our beloved Serenity crewmembers, plus cameos by featured characters such as Saffron and Vera (Jayne’s “very favorite gun”).
Enjoy it below!
by Kat Rosenfield
All last week, the web was abuzz with rumors that the upcoming episode of "The Walking Dead," titled "Killer Within," contained some absolutely shocking, series-turning-point sort of shizz — and indeed, last night's episode was one in which major bad business went down. And while it's hard to say which was the biggest, boldest, most brutal twist of the night, it's hard not to lead with the shocking and terrible news that...
...we found out the Governor's real name, and it was a total boring letdown.
Oh, then there's the little matter of the show ripping out our heart, chewing it into bloody little pieces, and spitting it out amid some of the worst carnage and most terrible losses we've seen since Sophia lurched out of the barn.
Jamie Foxx as Electro, you say? It's looking likelier and likelier by the minute, as director Marc Webb himself has weighed in on the possible "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel casting.
"I would love the chance to work with Jamie Foxx," Webb told MTV News at the "Spider-Man" Blu-ray press junket this week. "I think that Jamie Foxx is one of the great character actors. He's a movie star, no doubt about it. But he is a really brilliant actor."
by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
After triumphant appearances at both San Diego and New York Comic-Con, the tenth anniversary celebrations for "Firefly" continue: On November 11, Science Channel will premiere “Firefly: Browncoats Unite,” a 60-minute special which will feature new interviews with the show’s cast and producers.
And here’s a post-Halloween treat: The Weekly Whedon has obtained an exclusive clip from the special! Watch Nathan Fillion and Summer Glau reminisce about auditioning for the roles of Captain Malcolm Reynolds and River Tam.
See it below!
For better or worse, Disney and "Star Wars" have come together. The House of Mouse's acquisition of Lucasfilm means three new "Star Wars" films are on the way and who knows what else in the years to come.
Here's something we do know right now: Disney knows how to buy.
Just three years ago, Disney made headlines when they purchased Marvel Entertainment. Raised eyebrows and incredulous snark at the time preceded a deal that yielded the third highest-grossing movie of all time. And it's not just about good business: "Marvel's The Avengers" is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and well-told superhero movies in the history of the genre.
With that success story in mind, what lessons can Disney apply from their Marvel deal to their "Star Wars" acquisition? Here are the three big ones:
by Ryan Rigley
Last year, the comic book industry was introduced to the bizarre world of "Witch Doctor," a medical horror comic that has been described as "House" meets "Fringe." In his first mini-series, "Witch Doctor" creator Brandon Seifert introduced us to Dr. Vincent Morrow, a mean-spirited yet helpful occult physician with a knack for curing magical and/or medical ailments; including the likes of parasitic demons, faerie changelings, and Creatures from the Black Lagoon.
"There’s this archetype in supernatural fiction of a doctor who investigates the supernatural," Seifert reveals to MTV News in a recent interview about "Mal Practice," the latest "Witch Doctor" mini-series. "I always had an issue with that kind of character. I thought it was an interesting idea but I didn’t want him to just be a generic monster hunter. I wanted him to do it in a medical way."
Read on for more from Seifert and an EXCLUSIVE "Witch Doctor" preview!