It was announced over the weekend that Anna Paquin, Ellen Paige and Shawn Ashmore would all be returning to the X-men franchise. They will be taking on their roles of Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Iceman respectively.
Bryan Singer tweeted the following confirming their return:
Very excited to welcome
#annapaquin, @ellenpage & @shawnrashmore to #XMen #DaysofFuturePast – thank
@BrettRatner for letting them live!
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Here are some new Variant covers for future Marvel NOW releases. We have the above interconnected covers for Thunderbolts #1. Below in order are variants for X-men Legacy #2 featuring Legion, the Unimpressed Deadpool variant for All New X-men #1, the Iceman cover for that same issue, an Avengers #1 variant, Captain America #2, an Iron Man #1 variant and variants for Thor #1,#2 and #3. Chceck them out.
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HeroClix was created in 2002 as a table based battle game. Much like card battle games these figures would have different traits and skills and be used to combat each other through attack and defense stages. Capitalizing on the success of Skylanders this new HeroClix App lets the figure transport to the digital realm.
WizKids Games have announced the launch of HeroClix TabApp™, the much anticipated iPad application that combines Marvel Universe Super Hero miniatures with digital gameplay. Beginning today, players, fans and collectors can pick up the Marvel Super Heroes HeroClix TabApp™ figure pack, which includes Iron Man, Thor and Captain America miniatures, from participating Toys “R” Us stores nationwide.
This Avengers vs. Xmen crossover event has been going for quite awhile now and has been mostly lackluster in my opinion. I like what I like and don’t what I don’t and I’m not taking anything away from what the creators make but it just has not done much for me. I never understood the whole let’s pit all the good guys against each other thing but it’s something to do, a bit of a spectacle and with the restart (not reboot) coming up they can afford to shake things up a bit which is what seems to be happening here. Marvel is doing very well for themselves with the success of their films and they are trying to create a more cohesive universe overall. It does seem though that a lot of creative decisions are being made both at Marvel and DC in order to get press. The gay marriage beteen X-man Northstar and his companion in the X-men books and DC’s reimagining of Green Lantern Alan Scott as a gay man. More recently the announcement of another new Green Lantern who would be a Muslim character. I have no problems at all with any of this. Our real world is full of a variety of people in many walks of life and the comics should reflect that, it’s just when it’s done in the way they are doing it in which they try to force the impact on us that it seems like more of a hollow gesture with ulterior motives. Maybe I’m wrong but it does have at least a sliver of truth to it. Deaths in comics can be considered the same kind of thing. Something done more for shock value than purposeful direction. In comics for a long time now deaths seemed to not really even matter as any number of fantastic reasons can be concieved to return a hero or villain to the fictional living world. In todays release of the newest Avengers vs. Xmen comic a death occurred and while it can be looked as just another bit of comic book death fluff there is also purpose to it. If you would like to know what went down and who is no more. Click the read more tab but be warned…..SPOILERS ahead. Who fell in battle today???
What was old is new again. Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen will be the creative team behind this new book that will start up in November. Your eyes do not decieve you. Those are the 5 original X-Men (Angel, Jean Grey or Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast and Iceman) and due to events, we as of yet do not fully know they are brought to the modern day and get to see what their lives have helped create. A lot has happened over the years. All of these people have been changed in very big ways…mind, body and soul. It will be very interesting to see how they deal with things and what they will do knowing now what they didn’t know then.