Join Oli and Luke in this week’s Flickering Myth Podcast for…
SCOOPERHERO NEWS – a major shake-up for how the DC Extended Universe is going to be run over at Warner Bros., suggesting those “lots of fights” rumours about Zack Snyder clashing with studio execs having some truth to them; a Booster Gold solo movie in development! …and a Harley Quinn one, too; who is Willem Dafoe playing in Justice League? Aquaman in hot water (that’s an ocean pun, in case you missed it); Captain America: Civil War marches right past Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and onto $1 billion at the international box office; and Michael B. Jordan is the latest addition to Black Panther.
EVERYTHING ELSE – the eagerly-awaited second trailer to the most disliked teaser EVER on YouTube is here – Oli and Luke review Paul Feig’s latest promo for his all-female Ghostbusters reboot; Assassin’s Creed has it’s debut trailer, too; and Nintendo want to get in the Expanded Universe game (who doesn’t?).
MAILBAG – a hidden jab at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hidden in Captain America: Civil War? Who really should be cast as the young Han Solo? And who is responsible for 20th Century Fox’s patchy record when it comes to superhero movies?
POST-CREDITS SEQUENCE – Speaking of 20th Century Fox’s patchy record when it comes to superhero movies…Oli sits down with the X-Verse’s Grand Architect Simon Kinberg to talk about the failed Fantastic Four project, where is Gambit and Marvel/X-Men crossovers.
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
SEE ALSO: Follow all of our X-Men coverage here
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 18th in the UK and May 27th in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with new additions Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (EastEnders) as Angel, Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) as Psylocke and newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee.