The 25: Whitlock & Pope’s Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – #10-1

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 22 UK / May 23 US)


Fox Studios’ big superhero movie of the year brings Bryan Singer back to the helm of the X-Men franchise after audiences suffered through a string of shitty movies (looking at you, Brett Ratner, and the abomination you called X3: X-Men United…more like X3: Dear God, Just Put Me Out of My Misery).

Matthew Vaughn was able to salvage the series with the enjoyable X-Men: First Class, so fans everywhere are hopeful that Singer can recreate the magic using both his original cast and Vaughn’s retro ensemble in one of the most memorable storylines. This time around, Singer recruited both Vaughn and lady sci-fi/screenwriter extraordinaire Jane Goldman to come up with the story, and Simon Kinberg has a chance to redeem himself for seriously laying waste to the Dark Phoenix storyline. (Insert $.25 here to bypass the geek meltdown rant.)

This movie will have everything: time travel, Wolverine claws, Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen chemistry, Fassbender smolder, and sentinels. Lots of sentinels. –GW

Next: Guardians of the Galaxy >>>

3 thoughts on “The 25: Whitlock & Pope’s Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – #10-1

  1. The thing I’m most interested about for Guardians of the Galaxy is Rocket Raccoon. I’m not talking about the fact that he’s, you know, a Raccoon (with rockets, I assume). I’m talking about the fact that in the comics he has a cockney accent. So he’s a heavily armed outer space procyon… from the East End. But they cast Bradley Cooper. Cue internet outrage: he has to be a cockney! He has to! To which Cooper says… he might do the accent. Might. Bottom line: I really really want Cooper to try the accent. And fail. It would only add to the general insanity that is Guardians of the Galaxy.

    (Side issue; this movie reminds me of Flash Gordon, a movie that is and always will be better than Star Wars).

    • Flash! AAAAHHH! Savior of the Universe!

      Speaking of which: when looking for a precedent to Rocket’s possible lack of accent, Flash Gordon cast Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless, and look how well that…nevermind.

  2. Another thought: Interstellar will be a new entry in a venerable series of science fiction endevours, which you could call “Through the Wormhole and What We Found There”.

    In Event Horizon they found hell.
    In The Black Hole they found hell, again (thanks, Disney!)
    In Flash Gordon they found Ornella Muti.
    In Pacific Rim it was alien scientists building Godzilla knock-offs.
    No-one can remember what they found in Lost In Space. Spiders or something.
    And in Contact they found Jodie Foster’s dad.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to finding out what destination Christopher Nolan settled on. Could it be a triple whammy for “hell”? As long as it’s not Matthew McConaughey’s childhood dog or what have you, I’m happy.

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