How X-Men: Days of Future Past Should Have Ended…
Man, they switched over to the Batman/Superman diner stuff pretty quickly, but at least they went back to the actual movie this time. And those were definitely some better ways that X-Men: Days of Future Past should have ended. I bet there’s a very vocal section of their fanbase that just demand more Batman/Superman diner scenes.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a good X-Men flick, but it’s not perfect, as Cinema Sins will tell us. But really, there’s only one real blunder in the film: why the heck did the X-Men ditch Quicksilver after he proved himself to be incredibly useful?
Obviously, Quicksilver couldn’t come with them because he would have solved every single crisis in the movie in the blink of an eye. But why not come up with an explanation? Maybe he didn’t want to help the X-Men anymore, so he demanded that they let him go home? Nope, they just show them all parting ways, and that’s it.
Of course, we know now that Quicksilver was only in the film to stick it to Marvel, who put the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Apparently he was originally going to be Juggernaut. And yes, movie studios are that petty. Everybody and every thing is that petty.
And just for kicks, here’s the Honest Trailers version of Days of Future Past.
I mildly enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past. I don’t think it is the best X-Men movie, I don’t think it’s the worst. But I haven’t really found it in me to watch it again now that it’s coming out on DVD. It was just a genuinely entertaining X-Men film. I suppose that’s all it needed to be. But Screen Junkies can obviously have some fun with it if they want!
There are probably going to be more X-Men movies from now until the end of time. Think about it. At what point does FOX stop making X-Men movies? What is the breaking point? We’re more than 10 years into the superhero movie extravaganza, with seven X-Men movies already on the big screen, and the latest one – Days of Future Past – being hailed as the best one of the entire series.
Not to mention the fact that if FOX stops making X-Men movies, then those lucrative licensing rights revert back to their sworn enemies, Disney and Marvel. So why would FOX ever stop making new X-Men movies?!
They wouldn’t. Heck, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more spin-offs. There’s that X-Force movie everybody’s always talking about. Next up in the main franchise is X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. And there’s another Wolverine movie coming at some point. There are a lot more movies coming out – which means FOX needs a lot more mutants to throw into the mix. Days of Future Past alone introduced Quicksilver, Blink, Warpath and Sunspot. Who’s left?
Each new movie seems to bring along new characters from the comics. And considering how deep the pool of X-Men and mutants is, I thought I’d give FOX a hand and name six comic book mutants ready to strut their stuff on the big screen!
If you haven’t heard, the latest rumor circulating the comic book blogosphere is that Marvel plans to put their Fantastic Four comics on hiatus while FOX Studios limps into making their new Fantastic Four reboot. The idea is that Marvel and Disney executives don’t want to give the rival studio any help whatsoever in building a new franchise off of one of Marvel’s properties. The website Bleeding Cool kicked off the rumor mill last week, claiming inside sources at Marvel gave them the tip, and citing evidence from sketch card artists who had been told to steer clear of any F4 related characters.
Marvel Big Wig Editor Tom Brevoort has so far been the only Marvel guy to respond to the controversy, giving it a firm denial.
But here’s the thing: I totally believe Bleeding Cool’s story. I don’t have any special insight, I don’t know any more than anybody else about this whole shebang, I just really think it’s possible that some Marvel/Disney executive might be petty enough to cut off the company’s nose to spite its face.
I know I’m just another Internet idiot with a blog, and you’ve got no reason to believe anything I say. But this is turning out to be a pretty big deal, and I figured I had some time to spare to write up my own thoughts. A lot of people seem to be siding against Bleeding Cool and their scoop, and that’s fine. Everybody’s free to their opinion.
But I think Bleeding Cool might be on to something here.
Join me after the jump to find out why. And please feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments!