The promotion for this film is just relentless! A day after the ‘final’ trailer was released, three new featurettes have been unveiled online. Check them all out below:
The Cannes line-up has been unveiled today and it looks as though Eleanor Rigby will be screened! It is listed out of competition but in Un Certain Regar, but sadly it looks as though it is no longer a two-part film. The Film Stage has commented that the original three-hour film has been cut down to less than two hours, which I personally think is such a shame. With the announcement of a screening, hopefully this will start some promotional, at long last!
The Cannes Film Festival will be running from May 14th to May 25th.
It’s not exactly unusual for superheroes to team up. Spider-Man and the X-Men have done so on numerous occasions in the comics, so it should come as no surprise that they are doing so again – sort of – on the big screen. But surprise! There is an X-Men: Days Of Future Past clip in the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which marks a possible new era of collaboration between competing studios with Fox and Sony working together to make it happen.
Now this isn’t a post-credits sting as we’ve seen before in the Marvel universe, setting up some sort of crossover between the two worlds. Rather, it’s a new clip from the X-film that gives us a taste of the action we’re in for. We’ve been told by Sony that the clip will be attached to the film in the UK.
The scene featured sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Lucas Till’s Havok and Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad taking on William Stryker (Josh Helman) and his military men. Without wishing to spoil anything, let’s just say that Mystique once again demonstrates her formidable fighting skills in the brief segment.
Presumably there have been significant negotiations leading to this point, and the comic nerd in all of us hopes that someone said, over coffee during a break in the meeting, “Hey, how about we get these crazy kids together properly?” At the very least, this could lead to, next time, content being filmed expressly for this sort of crossover activity.
Neither is this the first attempt at co-operation between studios sharing the Marvel universe: there were early talks to have the Oscorp building appear in the New York skyline of Avengers, perhaps envisioning an exchange where Stark Tower would show up behind Spidey. However, this clip is still a step towards a unified Marvel theory universe, which would be unspeakably cool – even if it is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out in the UK today. It hits US cinemas on May 2. X-Men: Days Of Future Past arrives on May 22 here and May 23 across the Pond.
What is being advertised as the “final” trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past was screened last night on American TV and has arrived nearly simultaneously online. While we’re not 100 per cent convinced it’ll be the absolute last promo (the film doesn’t hit cinemas until next month), it certainly delivers on the scale and the story. One word of caution: there are a lot of fun things to see here, but also parts of the movie you may wish to wait to save for the big screen.
Hello! Sorry about the delay with these, but I’ve now added 158 HQ images of James McAvoy from his last three public appearances – on March 30 at the Empire Awards, March 31 at the unveiling of the “X-Men” train, and yesterday from the Olivier Awards. Thanks to Heather for several of the HQs – enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2014 > Mar 30 | Empire Awards
Public Appearances > 2014 > Mar 31 | “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Train Unveiling
Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 13 | Olivier Awards
James McAvoy has been announced the Best Actor at the Jameson Empire Awards which took place earlier this evening in London. James won for his role in Filth – congratulations! Check out an excerpt from the Empire Live Blog, pictures from the event will be added as soon as possible:
The gorgeous Kate Beckinsale is presenting Best Actor this year, on a break from filming Absolutely Anything with Simon Pegg. We wonder if she’ll manage to find some time after her presenting gig to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger about their respective versions of Total Recall? Anyway, what about the nominees?
Says Beckinsale, “I’ve been to American awards but never the Empire awards. I was so excited – someone was moved along outside for actually wanking! That never happens at American awards.”
And the winner is… James McAvoy, Filth
There’s quite a lot of screaming in the room when McAvoy wins, and he takes a moment to put his jacket on before leaping onstage. We’re not sure he was expecting that.
“You’re faced with a quandary when you’re nominated for an award; do you come up with a speech or not? I’ve opted not, but I love you all.”
Unsurprisingly he also thanks Jameson, because he seems a wee bit tipsy already. He’s making the entire room take a drink before he gets offstage. “Thanks very much and get on ye!”
McAvoy always gives amusing speeches. Give him more awards, world!
The second official trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has just been released, and you can watch it in full below:
Filth is due out in the US on April 24, so a brand new one sheet has been released, what do you guys think?
Film Productions > Filth (2013) > Posters
It has been announced that James will return to play for the Rest of the World squad against England in Soccer Aid 2014
Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, comedian Jack Whitehall and True Blood star Stephen Moyer have all signed up to take part in Soccer Aid 2014.
The new additions will play for the England team – captained by Robbie Williams – when the charity football event in aid of UNICEF returns on Sunday, June 8 at Old Trafford.
Man V Food‘s Adam Richman has also joined the lineup and will play for Masters of Sex star Michael Sheen’s Rest of the World squad, alongside returning players James McAvoy, Gordon Ramsay, Westlife’s Nicky Byrne and comedian Patrick Kielty.
Tickets are now on sale for Soccer Aid 2014. You can call 0845 456 2014 or visit manutd.com/socceraid.
James is set to appear on the cover of the May issue of Total Film, and scans of the front cover as well as the extensive article inside have just been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Press > 2014 > May | Total Film