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Films based on comic book properties are nothing new. Hollywood has been making them for decades. As movie making technology progressis, the more fantastic a film based off of a comic can look. In the 70’s, we believed a man could fly in Superman. In the 80’s we had a dark knight watching out for us in Batman. And in the 90’s we had anti-heroes kicking ass and taking names in The Mask, Spawn and Blade. But it wasn’t until the turn of the century that a film came along that redefined the way comic book superhero movies would be accepted by fans and critics alike. We live in an age of On Screen Superheroes thanks to The X-Men!
Iron your yellow spandex suit one last time and grab a box of tissues. We’re delivering the eulogy for the seventh highest grossing film series in movie history as we look back on the X-Men film franchise.
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— X-Men Comics https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Comic_Books
— Hickman’s X-Men https://www.cbr.com/jonathan-hickman-house-of-x-powers-of-x-interview/
— X-Men https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120903/?ref_=nv_sr_4?ref_=nv_sr_4
— Patrick Stewart https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001772/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
— Ian McKellen https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005212/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
— Toad https://x-men.fandom.com/wiki/Toad
— Ray Park https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661917/?ref_=tt_cl_t9
— Brotherhood of Evil Mutants https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Brotherhood_of_Evil_Mutants_(Earth-616)
— Halle Berry https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000932/?ref_=tt_cl_t6
— X2: X-Men Unite https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290334/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Return to Weapon X https://comicvine.gamespot.com/return-to-weapon-x/4045-56185/
— God Loves, Man Kills https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Marvel_Graphic_Novel_Vol_1_5
— X-Men The Last Stand https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376994/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Morlocks https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Morlocks_(Earth-616)
— Kelsey Grammer https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001288/?ref_=tt_cl_t7
— Vinnie Jones https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005068/?ref_=tt_cl_t12
— X-Men Origins: Wolverine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458525/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Liev Schreiber https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000630/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
— X-Men: First Class https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270798/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Darwin https://www.marvel.com/characters/darwin
— James McAvoy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564215/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
— Michael Fassbender https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1055413/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
— Nicholas Hoult https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396558/?ref_=tt_cl_t15
— Havok https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Alexander_Summers_(Earth-616)
— The Wolverine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430132/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Silver Samurai https://x-men.fandom.com/wiki/Silver_Samurai
— Yukio https://comicvine.gamespot.com/yukio/4005-9843/
— X-Men: Days Of Futures Past https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877832/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Jennifer Lawrence https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/?ref_=tt_cl_t4
— X-Men: Apocalypse https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Evan Peters https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1404239/?ref_=tt_cl_t7
— The Four Horsemen https://comicvine.gamespot.com/horsemen-of-apocalypse/4060-40423/
— The Mutant Massacre https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Mutant_Massacre
— Logan https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3315342/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Old Man Logan https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Old_Man_Logan_(Event)
— Alpha Flight https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Alpha_Flight_(Earth-616)
— Dark Phoenix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6565702/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2
— Production Hell https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/dark-phoenix-director-owns-films-003549326.html
— Simon Kinberg https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1334526/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
— X-Men The Animated Series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103584/
— X-Men: Evolution https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247827/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Wolverine and the X-Men https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0772145/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What is YOUR favorite X-Men film (not counting the Deadpool movies)? We Want To Know!
— What are YOUR thoughts on the Fox X-Men film series? Tell us now!
— What are YOUR hopes for the X-Men franchise moving forward? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
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Nicholas J. Hearne:
Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
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Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
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Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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