One of the weekly deals over at Amazon right now is the X-Men: Days of Future PastAmazon Exclusive 3D Blu-ray Edition for only $51.49 (that’s 60% off the list price of $129.99).
This exclusive bundle contains a 3D Blu-ray, a standard Blu-ray, and a Digital HD edition of the Bryan Singer-directed X-Men sequel, which stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Jennifer Lawrence. This Blu-ray edition also contains bonus features (see listing below) and comes with a 7-inch collectible Magneto helmet on a stand.
Note – this deal is valid only through the end of this week, Saturday, January 10, 2015, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
I’ve made it clear in the past that in recent months Community has become one of my absolute favorite television comedies of all time. So as I and millions of fans of the show around the world anxiously await its still-undated return it’s time that we take stock of Community‘s limitless supply of awesomeness and how it can be applied to other geek-related properties.
We’ve seen the Community‘s cast of characters depicted in fan artwork as Batman villains and the Avengers. Now artist Aviv Or has outdone them all with his vision of Greendale Community College’s finest study group as Marvel Comics’ uncanny team of super-powered mutants, the X-Men.
You can check out a full gallery of Or’s artwork here below.
Often Marvel Comics loves to tease us with just cover art or images for upcoming new comics or new story arcs in existing comics. November seems to be a huge month for the House of Ideas, so they’ve been sending a bevy of cover art images to us again with no description, just the image. There are of course new story arcs, particularly in Thor, but there are also some new interesting looking limited books most particularly a new Magneto book and a new Doctor Doom series. There’s also an Uncanny X-Men number #1 and a new Thor limited series to watch for.
In our continued efforts here at Geeks of Doom to share the pleasure and the pain we have for you a gallery of images from Marvel’s major releases. Take pleasure in the great art and potentially exciting new stories and feel the pain of the wait until the books release in November! Sure it’s a short wait, but some of this stuff looks great! Never let it be said that we aren’t generous here at Geeks of Doom! Check out the images below and let us know which comics look most interesting to you!
So the buzz on X-Men First Class has been fairly good leading up to a solid teaser trailer. Mathew Vaughn brought us the fantastic gangster flick Layer Cake and followed that with the highly under-appreciated Kick Ass, so he seemed a perfect pick for the director’s chair. Bryan Singer gave us one great X-Men film and one OK one, so having him as a producer is a positive. Fans of Mad Men were even happy to see January Jones taking on the role of Emma Frost. It’s all good right?
Well thank you 20th Century Fox for bursting out X-shaped bubble. New posters for the film have been released and they are pretty awful. There’s also some international posters, which are much better at introducing us to these characters. See all the new posters here below.
Not too long after finding out thatWanted and Atonement star James McAvoy would be taking on the younger version of Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier role in X-Men: First Class, words came around that Michael Fassbender might just be playing Magneto.
The delay with that casting was that the actor had to choose between Magneto — played so very well by Ian McKellen in Bryan Singer’s X-Men and X2: X-Men United — and playing one of the villains in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. It’s unknown which villain he might of played, but many suspect it would have been the Lizard.
According to reports, Fassbender appears to have chosen to side with X-Men. The actor has entered into negotiations to play the role, which will see him becoming the younger Magneto when he was very close with McAvoy’s Professor X character. The story will revolve around this aspect of their relationship, when their views pushed them apart, and Xavier’s development of his school for gifted mutants.