The latest *X-Men* film is a spectacular affair, a high-budget and frequently hilarious reassertion of the franchise after the dreadful *X3: The Last Stand* and *Wolverine* movies. It features all the most popular members of the group kicking ass in glorious action sequences that might be some of the best you’ll see this year and even makes room for a few *fantastic* new mutants. The narrative is good, if a little exposition-heavy upfront, and the pace is great. So it’s a real shame that, even with all these perfect elements, the film’s story makes such a dull thud. The problem isn’t that it’s badly told, it’s just that there’s not been any attempt to evolve the narrative threads that have been present since the first *X-men* film from 2000. It’s the same old story; a fight between Professor X’s peaceful integration and Magneto’s warlike assertion of mutant superiority, and after the fourth time it has lost its surprise and effect.
There’s finally a full trailer for _X-Men: Days of Future Past_ and, well, I have mixed feelings.
Yes I’m slightly behind in linking this up but it’s still pretty cool. Is the movie going to be any good though?
All the X-Men films are already in one universe, or at least they will be after the forthcoming _Days of Future Past_, so here is the least surprising news of the week: Fox wants to make more individual X-Men movies. Shocker!
As in _shocking_, but meant sarcastically. Not trying to name a mutant or anything.
The marketing machine is ramping up for _X-Men: Days of Future Past_. Here are a bunch of trailers which are… well some of them are good and some of them are awful. I’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s the day people, there is finally a full trailer for _X-Men: Days of Future Past_. Let’s watch!
There’s a trailer for _X-Men: Days of Future Past_! Let’s watch!
Not too long ago we had some [teaser posters](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/07/x-men-days-of-futre-past-teaser-posters/) for _X-Men: Days of Future Past_ and now we have a full on viral marketing campaign kicking off. Today saw the launch of the [website for Trask Industries](http://www.trask-industries.com/), the antagonist in the forthcoming film.
There’s a lot to get through here so let’s get started. I’m going to assume that you’ve look at the site too, and I’m going to talk about some of the things that I’ve noticed.
Wolverine comes out this week but next year we get a full on sequel to _X-Men: First Class_ with _X-Men: Days of Future Past_. That film seeks to unite the First Class timeline with the existing X-Men timeline via time travel, which maens we’ll see the younger mutants from First Class interacting with their older selves as well as some familiar faces from the first three movies.
And now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have some teaser posters.
> Deadline has confirmed the actress will reprise her role as Storm in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Granted, they don’t have any other details, but I personally hope they have as many of the actors back as possible so they can merge all the timelines and maybe set out on continuity and go from there.
What, it could happen.
### Kitty Pryde, Iceman and Rogue all back for X-Men: Days of Future Past
Bryan Singer announced Saturday via the twitters that Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin will all be returning to the franchise in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past film:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 26, 2013
This is going to be interesting. Days of Future Past is a crazy time travel story which is how we have the _First Class_ cast and the _X1_, _X2_ and _Last Stand_ casts all together. I’m looking forward to seeing how they tie the 60s versions of the characters together with the present versions of the characters if only because of the few very subtle things that made me consider them to be different time lines. – _Matt_
### Star Trek fan talks about JJ Abrams taking the job directing Star Wars
Jordan Hoffman at Badass Digest:
> Know this: I love Star Wars. Star Trek is a key
> part of my life, but the other, lesser franchise
> is still a great deal of fun. You wanna grab beers
> and yap about IG-88 or Midi-chlorian counts or the
> lesser known works of the Mon Calamari Ballet
> Company? I’m down. But the thing is that Star Wars,
> at least for people in my age group, was something
> that was accepted – it was never not cool. Star Trek
> only became cool very, very recently. And J.J. Abrams,
> for better or worse, had something to do with that.
> The basic gist, as Mashable quoted me, is this: I feel
> like J.J. Abrams took me out to the prom but left
> with the hotter girl.
The whole thing is definitely worth a read. He’s more upset than I am, but it does mirror my feelings on the situation pretty well.
### Jurassic Park 3D Blu-Ray gets a release date
Jurassic Park is coming to theatres in 3D in April, and then it’s coming to 3D Blu-Ray. Mark April 23rd on your calendars if you want to pick it up.
If you don’t care about 3D you can get all three movies on regular blu-ray on the 26th of March.
[source: [The Verge](http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/27/3921848/jurassic-park-3d-blu-ray-release-april)] – _Matt_