X-Men, Mystique, and Identity Politics: A Transgender Metaphor

X-Men, Mystique, and Identity Politics: A Transgender Metaphor

Recently, I saw a YouTube video that broke down The Matrix as a trans woman’s coming-out metaphor.  The movie, made by two trans women, certainly holds up to that interpretation.  It lead me to thinking about my favorite subplot in the X-Men Cinematic Universe — that of Mystique and her relationship to her body. I submit that Mystique, likely unintentionally, represents the experiences and hypervisibility of trans people.  Her arc, particularly in X-Men: First Class and subsequent movies,…

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Next X-Men Movie To Be Set In The 90s

Next X-Men Movie To Be Set In The 90s

During an interview for the release of the latest X-Men movie, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the next X-Men movie to follow X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1990s. “The next one is set in the ’90s,” said Kinberg. This will follow the pattern that the franchise has been following recently since X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, X-Men: Days of Future Past took place during the 1970s, and X-Men: Apocalypse taking place in the 1980s. It’s…

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X-23 Rumored to Make Her Film Debut in Wolverine 3

X-23 Rumored to Make Her Film Debut in Wolverine 3

  The upcoming third installment in the Wolverine standalone movies has been gathering quite a bit of buzz since it will be Hugh Jackman’s last run as the character, possibly be based on the popular Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, and could also be rated R. Since this will be Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, many thought that this would mean the end of having any healing claw wielding mutants in the future X-Men films, but if this latest…

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Casting Rumors for The New Mutants Movie Appear

Casting Rumors for The New Mutants Movie Appear

With the success of Deadpool and the anticipation over X-Men: Apocalypse building, 20th Century Fox is starting to focus on their other X-Men spin-off movies. One of these known spin-offs is a New Mutants movie directed and co-written by Josh Boone, which appears to have possibly added three new members to its cast. According to HitFix, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) is rumored to be attached as Wolfsbane, aka Rahne Sinclair, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illya Rasputin, aka Magik, and Alexandra Shipp,…

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Cajun Quagmire: Gambit Movie Delayed Again as Problems Mount

Cajun Quagmire: Gambit Movie Delayed Again as Problems Mount

20th Century Fox’s standalone Gambit movie has had a very rocky production. After almost losing Channing Tatum as the lead star and the departure of the original director, Gambit just can’t seem to catch a break. Things are especially not looking good for the movie again since it appears that the film has now been removed from Fox’s release schedule and has also been delayed yet again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gambit which was supposed to begin production in the first quarter…

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Domino Rumored to be in Deadpool 2

Domino Rumored to be in Deadpool 2

Now that Deadpool has become such a massive success, news and rumors about whats next in store for the highly anticipated sequel have already started cropping up. We already know that the sequel will feature Cable in a prominent role due to the post-credits sequence, but if this latest rumor is to be believed then Deadpool 2 could also be getting a very lucky addition to its cast. According to Heroic Hollywood, an unidentified source from 20th Century Fox claims that Neena…

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Stephen Lang Wants To Play Cable In The Deadpool Sequel

Stephen Lang Wants To Play Cable In The Deadpool Sequel

With a sequel for Deadpool already confirmed by 20th Century Fox, the creative team are most likely currently planing whats next for the Merc With a Mouth and which charters will be joining him in his next big film outing. One character that we know for sure will be in the next one is Cable and it looks like someone is already campaigning to play him. Stephen Lang, Avatar and Terra Nova, has apparently been a fan favorite for playing the…

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Roster For The X-Force Film Possibly Revealed

Roster For The X-Force Film Possibly Revealed

In 2013, Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow was attached to a pen a script for an X-Force movie. Aside from hearing that the script was praised by Rob Liefeld, the creator of the team, news on the development of the project has been pretty scarce, until now. A few months ago, artwork from professional conceptual artist Gregory Semkow surfaced online showing his vision for which characters could be appearing on the team that he says was inspired by Wadlow’s script….

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Gambit Has Lost its Director

Gambit Has Lost its Director

Channing Tatum may not have folded his cards and left the Gambit movie but it looks like the director certainly did. According to deadline, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is dropping out of the Gambit solo movie which was supposed to begin filming this November, but was pushed back to March. Due to an unknown prior commitment that is conflicting with the new shooting schedule, Wyatt is no longer able to stay on as the director….

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Channing Tatum Leaving the Gambit Movie?

Channing Tatum Leaving the Gambit Movie?

The latest news on the rumor mill today is that Channing Tatum’s deal to play Gambit in the upcoming film of the same title, is in jeopardy of falling apart. The rumor comes from an unnamed source at TheWrap who claims that Tatum is planning to exit the project at 20th Century Fox despite his appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to help hype the movie. A second source also confirmed that representatives for Tatum remain in…

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