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Old August 25 2014, 03:50 AM   #91
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Re: X-Men: Apocalypse announced for May 2016

But when you break things down to just the comic readers, the situation becomes a bit more fragmented, and allegiances are a bit more pronounced. At Comic Book Resources, a popular comics site, the forums aren't just split into DC and Marvel but rather are split into: Marvel, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, and X-Books (and so on). And in those fandoms, there's even more jagged segmentation.
This seems like the perfect cue for a Homer Simpson "NEEERRRRRDDDSSS!!!" threadbomb.
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Old August 25 2014, 03:51 AM   #92
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Wait a minute... There are people out there who think that Marvel is cutting back on the X-Men comics in the belief that it will hurt the movies?? Wow, they have a seriously skewed sense of proportion. Comics today are a niche market with readerships in the thousands or tens of thousands; the best-selling comics may break a hundred thousand, and that's just what's shipped to stores, not necessarily what actually sells. And that's at 3 to 4 dollars per issue. Movies have viewership figures in the millions or tens of millions, with ticket prices maybe 2-3 times the price of a comic book. Marvel could cancel the comics outright and it would have virtually no impact on the movies' performance or visibility.
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Old August 25 2014, 04:11 AM   #93
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The comments about a lack of X-men movie merchandise is valid. I can't be the only person that has noticed that.

I had to go to Carl's Jr, and buy a kids meal just to get a Magneto toy figure.
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Old August 25 2014, 11:14 AM   #94
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I think that's plausible. But that's not necessarily a desire for a movie to fail but a recognition that they gain little by promoting it. That's why there's a difference between not making merchandise (not creating something new to promote it) and sabotaging their own comics (trying to make it fail).
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Old August 27 2014, 06:05 AM   #95
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Yeah, I don't see there being a connection between there X-Men comics being cut back and Marvel wanting the movies to fail. After all Marvel can only publish so many comics, and it makes sense that they might want to spread some of that attention around. The comics and the movies don't really have much of an impact on each other. I was surprised to find out a while back that the sales of the comics really don't rise at all after the movies come out, and since that's the case I don't see anything that happens to the comics having any kind of impact on the movies.
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Old August 28 2014, 07:26 PM   #96
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The sexual abuse lawsuit against Bryan Singer has ben dropped.
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Old August 29 2014, 01:28 AM   #97
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I guess this means Bryan Singer will be back for the next X-men movie.
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Old August 29 2014, 03:16 AM   #98
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So... we can all go back to assuming that Singer is most probably one fairly awesome dude again?
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Old August 29 2014, 02:42 PM   #99
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I guess this means Bryan Singer will be back for the next X-men movie.
Wasn't that always the assumption?
Even during all of this, all official word was that he was still doing the movie.

All interviews seemed to be taking the innocent until PROVEN guilty approach as well.
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Old September 12 2014, 02:01 AM   #100
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James McAvoy Will Probably Be Bald In The New 'X-Men' Movie

I hope they actually follow through it this time.
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Old September 12 2014, 02:06 AM   #101
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I think they need to do it just to make him look older if we're jumping all the way to the 80s.
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Old September 12 2014, 02:07 AM   #102
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I was wondering if we were ever going to get a bald McAvoy.
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Old September 12 2014, 07:00 AM   #103
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I guess this means Bryan Singer will be back for the next X-men movie.
He was never not coming back.

Also, in regards to bald McAvoy, that would just look... weird. I can't see it. I'd rather he look old and weathered and maybe at the end of Apocalypse start to go bald or something. I dunno. I'm having a hard time picturing McAvoy bald.
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Old September 12 2014, 07:36 AM   #104
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Okay.

So I watched it again.

My whole Mystique time-travelling into herself to rescue Wolverine isn't so much the slam-dunk I thought it was, because my reasoning was, that only a time-traveller would be able to find Wolverine down there so quickly.

On the boat, just before we found him, we see the front page of the ruckus on the White House lawn listed as something that happened yesterday, which means that Wolverine had been without air for possibly as long as 24 hours by that point yet seemed to revive instantly upon reaching the surface.

But really, even finding him in less than 24 hours is still bordering on the Supernatural.
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Old September 12 2014, 02:09 PM   #105
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Also, in regards to bald McAvoy, that would just look... weird. I can't see it. I'd rather he look old and weathered and maybe at the end of Apocalypse start to go bald or something. I dunno. I'm having a hard time picturing McAvoy bald.
Well, even though DoFP rewrote the timeline, it still acknowledged that the events of all the previous X-Men movies happened in the original history. And Xavier was bald in his cameo appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which took place in 1979; andApocalypse is set in the '80s. I don't see why changing history would change Xavier's hair-loss pattern, so it stands to reason that he should be bald in the new movie.
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