The latest trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones is out, and we’ve got it for you right here! Check it out below:
All episodes are set to premiere November 20, 2015, on Netflix.
I could say the best thing about the new Fantastic Four movie was seeing the Marvel intro come before Twentieth Century Fox flashed across the screen. Or, I could say that the best thing about the new Fantastic Four movie was watching the green band version of the Deadpool trailer and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in the previews. But no, there isn’t anything redeeming about this movie. Not even Kate Mara inexplicably showing up periodically in a wig worse than Jessica Alba’s in the previous versions of Fantastic Four could save this movie. (Seriously, the wig was bad and disturbing because it didn’t match her hair in other scenes at all) Not even Reg E. Cathey chewing the scenery like a pro as Franklin Storm could save this movie. Miles Teller and Jamie Bell seem confused as to who they are supposed to be in this movie, and while Michael B. Jordan does shine a bit in his role as Johnny Storm, you have to ask yourself (just like the characters do at one point), “Why is he here?” The movie is just slow and dull. There is nothing compelling about this origins story, which is supposed to be based on the Mark Miller, Brian Michael Bendis, and Adam Kubert Ultimate Fantastic Four comic.
Without spoiling it for those who will still want to go see it regardless of what anyone tells them, let’s just say that clocking in at an hour and 40 minutes makes this movie an hour and a half too long. If you have to have more than two title cards in a movie to guide your audience through the narrative, then you are spending way too much time on things that don’t matter, and not enough on situations that could have been compelling and engaging. This retooling of the origins story fell so flat partly due to lack of chemistry between the four main characters. First of all, Ben Grimm is just the happy accident along for the ride, and Sue Storm is the innocent bystander who is too late to save some drunk boys from doing something stupid. There is no brotherly/sisterly love between Sue and Johnny Storm, and being adopted is not an excuse. They do not interact as two people who were raised by the same man in the same house, but more like two kids who barely knew each other in study hall. Sue and Reed have more of a brotherly/sisterly bond than the Storm siblings do. Or was that an attempt at romance? If so, there was more romantic tension between Ben and Reed than between Reed and Sue. One thing they did get right, Victor von Doom’s mild attachment to Sue came off completely creepy and stalkerish. All of this leads up to our big bad finally arriving on screen, and when he does, he has an absurd power level that makes the subsequent obligatory “We work better as a team” speech and approximately seven minute first and last battle, hardly plausible.
I would say save your money, because I’ve seen the Syfy channel make better weekend disaster movies than this big budget comics reboot. The story was so disjointed that even the manufactured emotional situations did nothing to convince anyone in the audience to give a damn either way about what was going to happen to this team. Not surprising at all, director Josh Trank is completely distancing himself from his responsibility for the train wreck that arrived on screen, saying the following in a tweet that he later removed for fear he might have just ruined his last chance for any career in Hollywood:
A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.
But luckily for us, the internet is forever, and the screenshot lives on.
And Josh Trank deleted his tweet. Good news, I still have it. The oral history lives: pic.twitter.com/AnZQ6ilM9r
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 7, 2015
His sour grapes over producers stepping in after his reportedly erratic behavior aren’t an explanation either, but directors have been disavowing films since the dawn of time, so it’s totally not unexpected. The real unexpected tragedy here is that this film had flashes of what could have been a great movie and a great reboot to the iconic “first family” of Marvel. Instead, it looks like all the good bits were in the trailers, and the rest just serves as a yawn-worthy time-wasting experience.
Directed by: Josh Trank
Produced by: Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Robert Kulzar, Hutch Parker, Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by: Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater, Josh Trank
Based on: Fantastic Four by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson
Music by: Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Ant-Man plans to take a bite out of the box office this weekend, so we decided to watch and review an Ant-Man themed fan film by FinalFeature titled Lego Ant Man. Check out our review to see what we think of this Lego-esque DC and Marvel mash up featuring Darkseid and Hank Pym‘s Ant-Man!
Watch FinalFeature’s Lego Ant-Man here!
This morning we received the newest posters for 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four. Not only do we get a good look at our heroes in their reimagined costumes, but we catch a solid glimpse of Doctor Doom that lasts more than half a second.
Check them out below:
Focusing on exploring inter-dimensional travel, Marvel’s original superhero team gets a new, modern look that has become so popular and successful among other franchises like Iron Man and the Avengers. No more blue jumpsuits with gigantic stylized 4s emblazoned across them; the team’s new togs look more like athletic Under Armour with a practical combat flair. And Reed looks downright wired to break all the known laws of physics!
View the official 20th Century Fox 3 minute trailer below:
Directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, Fantastic Four cosmic storms theaters August 7.
What do you think of the new costumes? Practical or too militaristic? Tell us in the comments!.
Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen
STORY BY: Daniel T. Thomsen and Corinna Bechko
ART BY: Chapter 1: Michael Del Mundo; Chapter 2: Vasilis Lolos; Chapter 3: Mike Henderson and John Rauch; Chapter 4: Michael Kaluta, Scott Hanna, and Christopher Sotomayor
PUBLISHER: Marvel – Dan Buckley
COVER PRICE: $19.99
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2013
I call myself a fan. I call myself that. But it’s been almost two years since Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen was released, and I just read it this weekend. I’m a little embarrassed, not gonna lie. And since I’m getting things off my chest, I also need to confess that I didn’t start watching OUAT until Season Two was already complete. Yep. Superfan over here, kids. Don’t be jealous.
But what I lack in timeliness I make up for with enthusiasm! Never let it be said that there isn’t a method to my madness. Sure, I waited two years to read Shadow of the Queen. But that just means that now, in the doldrums of the summer break, I’ve got something to talk about. So really, my laziness benefits you!
The story is a familiar one. The Evil Queen, Regina, is trying to capture and kill Snow White in the Enchanted Forest. But this time Regina’s got new allies. Armed with the Huntsman’s heart and some silver-tipped arrows, Regina seeks the allegiance of the Werewolves in her mad quest to finally extract revenge. It’s the dead of winter, so Regina is counting on the wolves’ hardiness and tracking skills to ensure Snow White is left no quarter in the royal forests. But the wolves are not the complacent servants Regina demands, and soon she’s got a pack of clever lycans, a rogue Red, and a rehearted Huntsman between her and her quarry.
I liked the pace of this book because it gave time for the progression of the main tale while allowing for backstory to be told. To me it felt neither rushed nor slow, and there was plenty of space for both dialogue and action. And while I wasn’t a fan of the ending, it did align perfectly with where the Evil Queen and Huntsman’s storyline picked up in the television show in Season One. And while Snow White is the prey in this tale, she is rarely the main character. Often she is layered behind the other characters, and this allows those we would normally see as “supporting characters” to become the interesting focus of the book. I really enjoyed seeing the natural and logical chemistry between the Huntsman and Red, especially in defiance of Regina’s desire to literally control his heart.
Shadow of the Queen is also pretty gorgeous. The story remains linear, but the artist changes by chapter, so you get four distinct takes in one book. Some readers may not enjoy this change up because they might find it hard to follow which character is which. That being said, I had no problem whatsoever deciphering any of the main characters from chapter to chapter. The artists had an excellent grasp of the main characters’ traits and styles, so for me there was no confusion.
In fact it was nice to see so many different takes on the same characters because each artist highlighted something different about them. For example, in Chapter One, Del Mundo somehow marries Alphonse Mucha’s art nouveau grace with the imposing and sharp, intimidating angles of Citizen Kane to create a beautiful but terrifying Evil Queen.
And in Chapter Two, Lolos changes up the tone drastically with his sexy, psychedelic tarot card style. Chapters Three and Four provide just as lovely artwork that, while more traditional, is no less impressive and dynamic. There are so many pages in this book that I would happily hang a print of on my wall.
It’s important to state that, as of this article’s publishing, there is no word as to the Shadow of the Queen being accepted as canon, or official, despite many Tweets by fans to Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the show’s creators. Even so, this story seems to mesh up nicely with what we already know to be true in regards to both Regina and the Huntsman’s story and also Red’s tale involving her former wolfpack. And because it doesn’t waiver too far from canon, I can happily accept it into the timeline until I’m told otherwise.
If you’ve never picked up a graphic novel before but are a fan of the show, I encourage you to give it a read. I personally read my copy on my Kindle because I didn’t want to wait for the paper copy to arrive in the mail. Full disclosure, I ordered it anyway, because books. As an added bonus, both physical and electronic copies come with character development sketches and costume design layout pages. Even if you are new to comics and don’t enjoy the storytelling style, you will definitely appreciate the artwork.
Have you read Shadow of the Queen already? Tell us what you thought of it in the comments!
All images property of Marvel comics.
Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy don’t have to wait another 2 years before seeing their favorites on the screen. Disney XD and Marvel announced today an animated series premiering on September 26!
Beginning August 1, and running each Saturday that month, Disney XD will begin airing origin stories for Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon running in two minute intervals in two parts. Then on September 1, a sneak peak at episode one labeled “Road to Knowhere” will air. Finally, on September 26, two half-hour episodes will play back to back.
The series will follow the newly formed team as they find an object that can only be opened by the hand of Peter Quill. Inside is a map leading them to a device known as the cosmic seed, an object capable of creating a new universe. It’s up to the team to find it, destroy it, and keep it out of the hands of Thanos, The Collector, Ronan and Loki, in order to save the universe from destruction and peril.
Check out this link for more information on time, channel and more info.
We’ve finally come to the season finale of Daredevil! I have to say, this has been one of my favorite shows to recap. Waiting a week to watch each episode was SO DIFFICULT but entirely worth the slow burn of Matt Murdock’s development into a proper hero. This season has far exceeded my expectations for what this show could be (and I wasn’t expecting much) and I’m already itching for season two! Now that’s out of the way, on to the finale!
Okay, so we’re starting off with me crying: it’s Ben Urich’s funeral and he is being laid to rest by Father Lantham. Matt and Karen are in attendance as well as Ben’s wife, Doris. Oh and Ben’s editor, Ellison, showed up, too. (Wonder how guilty he’s feeling for not taking Ben seriously about Fisk?) Noticeably absent? Foggy. Karen pays her respects to Doris and Doris is pleased to meet her, as Ben admired her. Karen tells her she blames herself for Ben’s death but Doris reminds Karen that Ben never pursued a story unless he wanted to.
Father Lantham speaks to Matt, who is obviously raging inside at Ben’s death. He also blames himself, which Lantham discourages, but Matt isn’t swayed and Karen “helps” him leave the funeral.
Back at the office, Karen accuses Ellison of being Fisk’s paid mole at the paper, but Matt reminds her that Ben never said he had evidence of that. Switching gears, Karen notes her disappointment in Foggy not showing up for the funeral. Matt takes the blame for that as well, and tells Karen she should go home to get some sleep. She tells Matt that she’s worried Fisk will discover she went to St. Benizet with Ben, but I think she’s more concerned with Fisk discovering her showdown with Wesley in that basement. She feels like trying to fight Fisk is hopeless since he has so many resources but Matt is like, “Hey! I said I would protect you after the whole Union Allied thing, right? Still binding.” Then Matt promises that everyone who’s in bed with Fisk will get what’s coming to them – including the big man himself.
Vanessa has recovered enough for Fisk to bring her back to his penthouse and she finds him staring out the window as she emerges from the bedroom. He’s been looking over money transfer documents to prepare for Vanessa to leave the country but she again refuses to leave without him. He indicates that something’s wrong with the numbers and says he’ll have Leland look into it.
Fisk and Leland meet at a garage of sorts as Leland fills him in on the current structure of their enterprise. Leland adds that they’ll need to find a replacement for Madame Gao’s heroin trade, as she is in the wind, and implies that maybe she wasn’t their ally after all. Then Fisk shows Leland the documents he had been reviewing in his penthouse: evidence of the transfer he ordered Wesley to make before he was found dead. Fisk says there are some irregularities with his accounts and Leland brushes it off as cover for the authorities should they come sniffing around. As Leland gives the document back, his hand shakes almost violently and he begins to sweat noticeably, even though it’s freezing outside. The jig is finally up and when Leland confesses, Fisk assumes that he killed Wesley because he discovered the irregularities and that he was responsible for the attack at the benefit. Leland denies the former, but cannot skate around the latter, as Fisk has realized that Gao was in on the attack as well. Leland confesses that the poisonings were meant for Vanessa to nudge Fisk back on track, and somehow this man doesn’t think his life is in danger as Fisk becomes more irate by the second. He tells Fisk that they’re going to part ways amicably because he’s got leverage: the missing Detective Hoffman. He’s paid Hoffman $10 million to wait for daily calls from Leland ensuring his safety; if he doesn’t get a call, Hoffman will go to the feds and spill his guts about all his dealings with Fisk. Thinking he’s covered all his bases, Leland asks if they have a deal and Fisk is like, “Mmm, no,” and punches him square in the face. Looks like another Wilson Fisk Signature Beatdown! Leland tases Fisk but doesn’t take him down, so Fisk gets revenge for Vanessa by throwing Leland down an elevator shaft. Then he orders his men to sweep the city to find Hoffman and kill him.
Matt tears up the heavy bag at the gym as Foggy arrives. He tells Foggy that he tried going out and knocking some heads, but Ellison wasn’t available for a chat so he’ll try again tomorrow night. Foggy asks if Matt wants to talk about his anger issues and Matt’s like, “You’re not my priest – who you would have met if you’d shown up for Ben’s funeral.” Foggy says he got a call from Marcie when he was on his way to the funeral and she’s copied some good, incriminating documents on Fisk. Matt thinks Foggy is being irresponsible involving Marcie and packs up to leave, vowing to go after Fisk again. Foggy worries what will happen to Matt this time, since he found him nearly dead the last time Matt went after Fisk. He tells Matt to use the law to combat Fisk like he always preached to Foggy and Karen, saying they’ll take them down together. Matt’s like, “Oh, so we’re a ‘we’ again? We can’t go back to the way things were, but we can try to move forward.”
So they do…directly to the police station to see their buddy Mahoney. After Foggy hands over some more (good) cigars for Mahoney’s mom, he begins to spill about the fire at Madame Gao’s warehouse and his run in with the man in the mask. They fill Mahoney in on pieces of their investigation, namely that they think Fisk murdered Ben for visiting his mother, and Mahoney says they found no evidence of that at the scene. A couple of officers exit the building saying they’re looking for Mahoney inside, and Matt hones in on one of their cell phone conversations: the officer is talking about the hunt for Hoffman. When Mahoney goes back inside, Matt fills Foggy in on his suspicions and they realize they need to get to Hoffman before Fisk’s men find him.
At the office, Matt, Karen, and Foggy are three researchers once again as they comb through the documents Marcie smuggled to them. Karen wonders if Hoffman will actually testify against Fisk if they find him, but Matt is sure he will based on the disappearances of all of Fisk’s other allies. Then she asks how they found out about Leland hiding Hoffman, and Foggy and Matt lie badly about a run in with the man in the mask, saying they think he’s trying to do the right thing. Foggy doesn’t think these documents will help them nail down Leland, but Matt makes an important point: men of financial privilege will not often use their own money for something when they can use someone else’s, just as Karen finds a property rundown that is one property short but shows no profit loss. With the location of the missing property in hand, Matt lies smoothly that he’s going to report this info to Mahoney, but he really leaves to go investigate himself (plus a mask). Foggy sees right through this but Matt tells him this is where law meets real life and he can’t risk losing Hoffman to dirty cops.
Driving across town, Fisk gets a call which seems to imply that someone had located Hoffman. Fisk gives the order for the closest team to move in and specifies that there be no survivors.
Leland’s guys distribute dinner as they keep a watchful eye on Hoffman – and the clock. Leland is due to call in eight minutes or less. No call and they’re blowing that popsicle stand. Just then, a team of dirty cops burst in and execute every single guy watching over Hoffman. They’re about to kill Hoffman (who has squeezed his eyes shut) but instead of a single shot, we hear lots of punches thudding and shots flying wildly until Hoffman finally opens his eyes to see the man in the mask beating down the last cop. Hoffman is wearing a blood mask (so popular this year) and shaking like a leaf when Matt pulls up a chair to talk to him. Matt tells him that he can go turn state’s evidence on Fisk rightnow or he can wait for Fisk to send more people to kill him. Hoffman isn’t convinced that he won’t be killed anyway, so Matt tells him to turn himself in to Brett Mahoney specifically and get linked up to a couple of lawyers who can’t be bought. He says he’s going to follow Hoffman as he turns himself in and Hoffman won’t like what happens if he doesn’t.
And so, bloody and fearful, Hoffman approaches Mahoney at the station saying he needs to make a statement. Fast forward and Hoffman is being represented by Nelson and Murdock as Hoffman prepares to give a video statement before a federal panel. Matt relays that Hoffman isn’t seeking a deal but only wants to provide evidence as a sort of penance, and Hoffman is ordered to start at the beginning, leaving no details out.
Then we have a montage! It’s Turk Barrett being run down by the FBI! It’s a bunch of crooked cops being led out of the 15th precinct! It’s Ellison Caldwell being arrested at the Bulletin! It’s Landman being surrounded as he gets to work (and as Marci looks on in her car)! It’s Senator Cherryh being carted out of his offices!
The arrests are all over the news and Fisk ties up loose ends as he prepares to be arrested. He tells Vanessa that she needs to do something for him and explains a plan as the FBI files into the building. With them breaking his door down, he proposes to Vanessa and is then led outside to a media frenzy. He is cuffed and put into a secure transit vehicle with armed guards in the back while reporters continue to shout questions at him.
Matt, Foggy, and Karen celebrate the news of Fisk’s arrest and they toast to all the people who suffered at the hands of Fisk.
In the transit vehicle, Fisk begins to tell a biblical story about a man on his way to Jericho. The traveler was set upon by thieves on his way until a good Samaritan rescued the man and put him up in an inn using all of his money because he loved his city and everyone in it. Fisk says he always thought he was the Samaritan in the story but realizes that he’s actually the ill intent who set upon the traveler. Just then, his whole police escort is stopped on a bridge and they come under assault from a group of mercenaries. The cops call for back up and are taken down one by one and the assault is televised.
Foggy puts Karen in a cab and tries to convince Matt not to go get involved. Matt asks him to trust him and Foggy relents, telling Matt to go be a hero.
With all the cops down, the mercs prep to retrieve the package. One of the guards in the back with Fisk kills the other and Fisk is freed and escorted to a delivery truck to be taken to another location. He yells to his team to take out anyone who tries to follow by ground or air.
Matt heads back to Melvin Potter, who has finished Matt’s new suit. Matt is pleased, but Melvin wants to know if this means Betsy is for sure safe from Fisk. So Matt’s all, “I’m a man of my word, Melvin.”
Standing on a rooftop, Matt listens for chatter about Fisk just as the delivery truck pulls into a warehouse and he is transferred to a smaller delivery truck for Summerville Department Stores. When one of the mercs announces that the package is en route with an ETA of 18 minutes, Matt hears this and springs into action. Fisk speaks to Vanessa (who is waiting by a helicopter for a swift extraction) and tells her to leave without him if he hasn’t arrived in 20 minutes’ time. He adds that if he doesn’t make it, it isn’t the end of their relationship but an inconvenience, promising that nothing will ever keep them apart.
As the driver announces a 15-minute ETA, the truck is hit through the windshield by a stick and flip over onto its side. Fisk exits the vehicle with a gash on his head, and Daredevil jumps down onto the truck to confront Fisk. One of the mercs opens fire and Matt does some fancy stick work while Fisk makes a break for it. Matt corners Fisk in an alley (giving us a full view of the new costume!!!) and Fisk begins to rant about how Daredevil robbed him of his ability to make the city a better place. Then he says he’s going to kill him, and Matt’s like, “COME AT ME, BRO!”
They start fighting and each get in some good hits, but Daredevil is doing the most damage until Fisk begins to use his brute strength to throw Daredevil into walls and dumpsters and run at him like a bull seeing red. Daredevil recovers as Fisk finds a pipe to use, but Daredevil’s better: he uses his pipe to lay Fisk out. With some strategic hits to the head area, Fisk is disoriented but gains the upper hand and lifts Daredevil above his head only to throw him bodily onto the ground. He continues to strike and scream at him on the ground until Daredevil declares that this is his city and rises up to knock Fisk down with his sticks. Fisk taunts him that one man in a silly little costume can’t make a difference, so Daredevil hits him with a final leaping punch – just as Mahoney shows up in his squad car. Mahoney realizes that Daredevil is the man in the mask and accepts that he has just caught a fugitive, and so calls it in.
Vanessa disappointedly waits at the helicopter when Francis (presumably) tells her that it’s time to go, now or never. Slipping the engagement ring Fisk gave her on her finger, she boards the helicopter and they lift off.
Back in the alley, Mahoney cuffs Fisk and wonders what he should call the city’s new savior in his reports as Matt scales the walls like a parkour master. And Karen grabs up the newest Bulletin which dubs him Daredevil. She, Matt, and Foggy discuss the new moniker and its applicability as Foggy finally installs their sign on the office. Then he bails to help Marcie find a new job since her bosses are mostly under indictment. Matt and Karen send their thanks but Foggy reminds them that Fisk still needs to go to trial, which could easily be a year from now. Matt chooses to focus on how Fisk is in prison where he belongs and revels in the fact that they put him there. As Karen goes to enter the office, Matt stops her, saying he’s noticed something weird in her voice for a while. He says he thought it would go away when Fisk was put away but it hasn’t, and she basically says putting Fisk away has left deep scars that they can’t forget. Matt says they can promise to move forward, together, and they head into the office.
Fisk is kept in a small windowless cell and sets about passing the time: with his bruised and cut up face, he stares at the latest white stucco wall in his life, seemingly biding his time.
And Daredevil stands on a rooftop surveying his city and, hearing a scream, leaps into action once more.
All images courtesy of Marvel and Netflix.
Let’s face it, one of the best things about Guardians of the Galaxy (besides the awesome writing of James Gunn) was the soundtrack.
Those awesome seventies songs even spawned a cassette tape (Disney’s first since 2003): Awesome Mix Vol. 1.
Well, Kevin Feige accidentally let the cat out of the bag during an interview, and Gunn later confirmed the title of the next Guardians film:
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 29, 2015
While it doesn’t seem as grand as it could be, you know that the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 that Starlord’s mother gave him before her death will take a shining role in the next film and will, much like the first film, set the tone of the movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 will released in theaters July 28th, 2017.
Olivia Munn is ready to kick some serious ass!
The actress has been honing her swordsmanship skills for X-Men: Apocalypse, where she’ll play Betsy Braddock, better known as Psylocke.
Munn showed off said skills in a short video on her official Instagram account:
A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on
Psylocke first appeared in the U.K’s popular Captain Britain series as Betsy Braddock, the title character’s twin sister. She later joined the X-Men series under the alias Psylocke.
Everything that happened in between her jump from Captain Britain to X-Men is a bit complicated, but Marvel Wiki has summed it up pretty good for us!
The daughter of Sir James Braddock, a citizen of Otherworld, Elizabeth Braddock is used to inter-dimensional travel. The sister of the powerful reality altering mutantJamie Braddock and twin to theUnited Kingdom’s premier superhero Brian Braddock (Captain Britain), Elizabeth has been living the superhero life since her teenage years. Originally a charter pilot, Betsy took-up a modeling career, until hertelepathic powers emerged and she joined S.T.R.I.K.E., the U.K.’s equivalent of the U.N.’sS.H.I.E.L.D.. After killing an alternate realityversion of her twin brother, Kaptain Briton, Betsy used his suit and briefly became Captain Britain. After the assassin Slaymaster brutally beat and blinded Betsy, she was kidnapped by Spiral and Mojo and surgically given artificial eyes, restoring her sight. Naming her Psylocke, Betsy was freed from Mojo’s mental control, by the New Mutants and, after fending off an attack by Sabretooth, joined the X-Men, where she fought for the peaceful coexistence of mutants and humans. Betsy’s life was changed forever after crime lord Mats’uo Tsurayaba captured her and switched her mind with the mind of his lover, Kwannon. Betsy was brainwashed into become the Lady Mandarin and learned the art of ninjitsu, but regained her free will and rejoined the X-Men. After starting a long-standing relationship with teammate Warren Worthington III, Betsy was attacked by Sabretooth and Warren used the Crimson Dawn to heal her, giving her a new set of powers to teleport in shadows and distancing her relationship with Warren. With her powers switching from telepathy to telekinesis, Betsy eventually joined the splinter group, X-Treme X-Men, while searching for the future-telling Destiny’sdiaries and was murdered by Vargas. After being resurrected by her brother Jamie, Betsy rejoined the X-Men, briefly joined the Exiles and Excalibur, and returned to the X-Men, while secretly joining the assassin squad of X-Men X-Force, renewing her relationship with Warren.
Tl;dr: She’s a total badass who isn’t afraid to dip her pen in the company ink.
Munn joins a bunch of newcomers, including Game of Throne‘s Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), as well as Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), and possible love interest Ben Hardy (Warren Worthington III/Angel).
Returning from the previous films are James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), and Lucas Till (Havok).
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016!
What did you think of Munn’s moves? Let us know in the comments below!
We all pretty much expected that season three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would continue the hunt for Jiaying and the other fugitive inhumans, but now thanks to Variety we know that some new key players from the comics will be joining S.H.I.E.L.D.’s cause: the Secret Warriors.
The Secret Warriors are a team of agents with superhuman powers that former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury assembled. They were originally introduced in the Secret Invasion tie-in issues of Mighty Avengers, but the Secret Warriors gained the most notoriety as part of a comic series of the same name.
Included among the Warriors is Daisy “Quake” Johnson, better known by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans as Skye (Chloe Bennet).
These individuals have remained mostly hidden due to the Caterpillar initiative (which Coulson briefly discussed with Skye last season).
And speaking of Agent Coulson, he will most likely begin scouring the world this season for inhumans to recruit to his dwindling team. But with these extraordinary powers at large, Agent Coulson surely won’t be the only one tracking down new inhumans.
The Secret Warriors should definitely add some excitement to the upcoming season, which premiers September 29th on ABC!
What are your theories on where the story will go? Let us know in the comments below!