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No Longer Mutants. The Real Parents Of Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Are…

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were originally the Romani children of Romani parents Django and Marya Maximoff. Ten Marvel started messing with their history so that it was believed they were the children of Magneto and his then-wife Magda, Magda leaving Magneto before their birth, taking sanctuary with the High Evolutionary. Magda fled again, dying of […]




Grace Randolph’s Between The Pages – X-Men: Days Of Future Past

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTDFFE1Wuuc[/youtube] Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen are both likely to play Magneto in X-Men Days of Future Past 2014. Ian McKellen may have originated the role of Magneto in X-Men, X2, and X-Men The Last Stand, but Michael Fassbender definitely made it his own in X-Men First Class. Host Grace Randolph, from Beyond The Trailer, […]


Is Jane Goldman Writing The New X-Men Movie? We Asked Her, And She Said…

Out on February 10th is The Woman in Black, an adaptation of Susan Hill’s phenomenally successful ghost story by screenwriter Jane Goldman and director James Watkins. Before then (as soon as the embargo lapses) I’ll be bringing you a great piece in which all three, Hill, Goldman and Watkins, talk us through their techniques for […]

Matthew Vaughn Has Signed On To Direct The X-Men: First Class Sequel

Fox are said to have just closed the deal for Matthew Vaughn to direct a sequel to X-Men: First Class. Deadline‘s report has it that Bryan Singer will return to produce, and Simon Kinberg is writing the screenplay, as previously noted. There was much talk of what such a sequel might entail, and Vaughn is […]


What’s Going On With X-Men: First Class 2?

Two recent reports indicate the imminent arrival of an X-Men: First Class sequel. In order to promote the film’s release onto DVD and Blu-ray in the UK this week, Jason Flemyng did a series of interviews. More than once he mentioned that work had started on a sequel. Here’s a quote from Digital Spy: There […]

The Hellfire Club Movie That Never Was, And The X-Men Movies That Might Be Soon

The rather superb X-Men: First Class is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US tomorrow. You know you want it. As part of the promotional push, some outlets have attended an event with Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of this and the other X-movies. She’s been speaking very candidly, and not just about the films […]

Lucky! Thirteen Deleted Scenes For The X-Men: First Class DVD And Blu-Ray

When the rather superb X-Men: First Class DVD and Blu-ray comes along in a few weeks, there’s going to be a decent sized crop of deleted scenes included. Judging from a listing in the BBFC database, there’s going to be thirteen of them, with a total runtime of under fourteen minutes. So they’ll be brief. Not […]

Who Really Wrote X-Men: First Class?

When you go and see X-Men: First Class (and do go and see X-Men: First Class, it’s superb) you’ll see a whole raft of writing credits in the opening titles. There’s been some real controversy about some of these names, and when Bleeding Cool recently got a chance to speak with four of the individuals […]

The New Magneto On The Mutant Morality Of X-Men: First Class

Today’s the day that I’m bringing you all of my outstanding X-Men: First Class interview material. I didn’t personally get to speak to Michael Fassbender for long, but I did have enough time to ask him who he believed was preaching the right creed – Charles Xavier or his own character, Erik Lensherr. You may […]

Interview: Jane Goldman, Co-Writer Of X-Men: First Class

Jane Goldman has co-written, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays for his films Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, as well as The Debt, an upcoming film that Vaughn passed over to director John Madden. We got to sit down for a good long chat about First Class, as well as a little about some other, […]

X-Men: First Class Interview – Alex Gonzalez Finally Talks

Today’s the day that we bring you pretty much everything else we have on X-Men: First Class, ahead of its release in UK cinemas tomorrow. There’s some real humdingers left in the bank. Let’s start with a video interview featuring Alex Gonzalez. Alex plays Riptide in the film, one of Sebastian Shaw’s naughty cohort. We […]

X-Men: First Class, Second Review

Michael Moran has been to see X-Men: First Class and is going to tell you all what he thought of it: The Cold War seems to be pretty hot right now. There are excited mutterings around Hollywood of an Atom Age Fantastic Four reboot. Meanwhile Call Of Duty:Black Ops is introducing that period to the […]

The X-Men Get Into Social Media, And If You Join Them, You Could Win A Screening

The X-Men are using Facebook and Twitter. I’m not sure what the upshot of their twittering will be about, but there’s only one way to find out – take part. It seems that supporters of Charles Xavier are tweeting “Killing will not bring you peace #CharlesXavier” , while those who favour the more militant approach […]

Win! Lots Of X-Men: First Class Stuff

As we draw closer and closer to June 1st and the release of X-Men: First Class and also, to be honest, me going to see it for the third time, the excitement continues to mount at The Bleeding Cool Institute For The Special. To let off a bit of steam, I thought we’d give away […]

Want To See X-Men First Class For Free?

Attendees of the MCM London Expo this weekend may want to keep their mutant eyes on stalks peeled. Somewhere in the show, there will be a very official looking “X” shape. Take a photo of it, upload it to Twitter with the hashtag #xmenexpo, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a free […]