COMIC REEL: Singer on "X-Men: Days of Future Past"; Heimdall Heads To Battle in "Thor 2" Clip

Tue, October 29th, 2013 at 8:57am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

It's finally here: the long-awaited trailer for Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which introduces Bishop, Warpath, Blink and more as well as the return of many old, familiar faces.

Meanwhile, Bryan Singer spoke with Empire Magazine (via Comic Book Movie) about the time-travel aspect of the film, noting that the future scenes are "about 25, 30 percent of the movie."

"It's about figuring your rules and sticking to them," Singer told Empire. "The principle I looked at is this theory that until an object is observed, it hasn't really happened yet. The time-traveller whose consciousness travels through time I call The Observer, and until The Observer returns to where he travelled from, the result hasn't occurred yet. So he can muck about in the past and it isn't until he snaps back that the new future is set. As a result, we're able to have parallel action, and there's an underlying tension because there's always that threat Wolverine's conciousness could return and leave the world in an even darker place."

Singer's promotion for the film didn't stop there -- the director hosted a live Q&A via Twitter with a full round-up of the more relevant details by The Hollywood Reporter, including what brought him back to the franchise so many years later.

Opens May 23, 2014

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke with Collider about "Thor: The Dark World" and how humor became a part of the film's identity.

"I think the first 'Thor' we aimed to have some of that humor and obviously going back to the first 'Iron Man' film," Feige said. "It has served Marvel well to find that balance of humor and deeper emotion. When you find something that takes place on different planets and has Norse-inspired near-immortal royalty, you need to have the audience connect in some way and humor is one of the best ways to do that. The audience is laughing, opening themselves to that experience, you can then sneak in some deeper moments."

Plus, an extended clip of Idris Elba being the most amazing Heimdall ever has hit online. It's nearly three minutes of footage, but it's slightly spoilery -- so click with caution.

Opens November 8

FANTASTIC FOUR

Fandango has posted an interview with actor Miles Teller -- rumored to be in contention for the part of Reed Richards in Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot -- about his rumored involvement in the project.

"I don't know," Teller told Fandango. "If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. But then I'll also be working for... it's like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem."

Opens March 6, 2015

VERONICA MARS

Here's some new footage from the "Veronica Mars" movie in a new featurette focused on the two men in Veronica's life.

MARVEL ONE-SHOT

Recently, Sir Ben Kingsley said he was working on a new Marvel project with the "Iron Man 3" crew, assumed to be a Marvel One-Shot centering on his character, Trevor Slattery. Latino Review has begun the rumor that the new project involves the reveal of the real Mandarin, who is supposedly furious at Aldrich Killian and Trevor Slattery for tarnishing his legacy. It's all a huge rumor for now, but it certainly would make sense for Kingsley to reprise his role in that manner.

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TAGS:  x-men days of future past, thor the dark world, fantastic four, veronica mars

 
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