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Marvel Studios Already Brought Mutants to Television - And It Was Terrible
By Timothy Donohoo | CBR
September 16, 2022

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Many are wondering how Marvel Studios will bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the fan-favorite characters being some of the few A-listers yet to grace their films. However, Marvel Studios has handled a team of mutants beforehand, but it did so in a TV show that was unrelated to the X-Men, as there was an infamous series that's mostly forgotte.

Mutant X sounded like an X-Men spinoff, and with the popularity of Fox's initial X-Men movies, it looked like one, as well. Unfortunately, it failed to match those films' quality or the quality of the comic books, instead being a cheaply done affair indicative of the era.

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I remember giving this show a shot back during the syndication days. It was so poorly done that I am happy FOX sued Marvel Studios for infringement--even though I am just now discovering the legal issue.

In hindsight, I am betting the strategy was releasing the show on syndication in order to "hide" it. Of course, that is impossible but a cable network release would have been more quickly and widely seen.
 

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Marvel Studios Already Brought Mutants to Television - And It Was Terrible
By Timothy Donohoo | CBR
September 16, 2022

Mutant-X.jpg


Many are wondering how Marvel Studios will bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the fan-favorite characters being some of the few A-listers yet to grace their films. However, Marvel Studios has handled a team of mutants beforehand, but it did so in a TV show that was unrelated to the X-Men, as there was an infamous series that's mostly forgotte.

Mutant X sounded like an X-Men spinoff, and with the popularity of Fox's initial X-Men movies, it looked like one, as well. Unfortunately, it failed to match those films' quality or the quality of the comic books, instead being a cheaply done affair indicative of the era.

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I remember giving this show a shot back during the syndication days. It was so poorly done that I am happy FOX sued Marvel Studios for infringement--even though I am just now discovering the legal issue.

In hindsight, I am betting the strategy was releasing the show on syndication in order to "hide" it. Of course, that is impossible but a cable network release would have been more quickly and widely seen.
I vaguely remember watching an episode or 2. It was absolutely stale and cheesily overacted, IIRC.

The article states that it debuted "nearly 11 years ago, in 2001". Which number is wrong? Was it in 2011, or was it 21 years ago?
 

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I vaguely remember watching an episode or 2. It was absolutely stale and cheesily overacted, IIRC.

The article states that it debuted "nearly 11 years ago, in 2001". Which number is wrong? Was it in 2011, or was it 21 years ago?
21 years ago. Those folks at CBR pump out stuff so fast and do not always proofread as well as they should.
 

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:laugh: I had already seen that. Trust me. If I had the opportunity to dump Waititi in hyperspace then turn around and ram him with the Millennium Falcon, I would. ;)
The rumor is he will be introducing a new Sith Lord.......... Darth Dangerfield. Darth Dangerfield had a Wookie steak the other day, but it was a little "Chewy" No respect, I tell ya. How does a Sith Lord like his toast..... on the dark side. He's got a million of them folks........... :muttley:
 

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Marvel Studios Already Brought Mutants to Television - And It Was Terrible
By Timothy Donohoo | CBR
September 16, 2022

Mutant-X.jpg


Many are wondering how Marvel Studios will bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the fan-favorite characters being some of the few A-listers yet to grace their films. However, Marvel Studios has handled a team of mutants beforehand, but it did so in a TV show that was unrelated to the X-Men, as there was an infamous series that's mostly forgotte.

Mutant X sounded like an X-Men spinoff, and with the popularity of Fox's initial X-Men movies, it looked like one, as well. Unfortunately, it failed to match those films' quality or the quality of the comic books, instead being a cheaply done affair indicative of the era.

Read more

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I remember giving this show a shot back during the syndication days. It was so poorly done that I am happy FOX sued Marvel Studios for infringement--even though I am just now discovering the legal issue.

In hindsight, I am betting the strategy was releasing the show on syndication in order to "hide" it. Of course, that is impossible but a cable network release would have been more quickly and widely seen.

I have to think it was more junk put out under Ike Perlmutter’s direction.
 

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A.X.E.: Judgement Day saga is a part of a huge Marvel crossover that I have not gotten into but I might search out this particular issue, lol.

Fantastic Four #47 Preview: Die-Hard in the Baxter Building?
By Jude Terror | Bleeding Cool
September 17, 2022

Marvel is doing a Die-Hard in the Baxter Building story in this preview of Fantastic Four #47… but isn't it a little early for a Christmas issue? Check out the preview below.

Fantastic Four #47
by David Pepose & Juann Cabal, cover by Cafu
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY TIE-IN! The Taking of Baxter 1-2-3-4 begins now! With judgment looming over the Marvel Universe, Reed Richards has locked himself in his Think Tank in search of answers. But with the fate of humanity on the line, what happens when OUBLIETTE MIDAS sets her sights on the Baxter Building? As the Fantastic Four falls before the Exterminatrix's death traps, only one hero remains standing – but if you thought Oubliette was dangerous, it's nothing compared to what the Invisible Woman is capable of. Get ready for Die Hard in the Baxter Building, as we've only got one thing left to say: Yippie-ki-yay, Marvel Universe.

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Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' Cast and Character Guide
By Aidan Kelley | Collider
September 17, 2022

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The MCU has been around long enough to produce a parent/child actor appearance with Kurl Russell as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and his son Wyatt Russell as U.S. Agent in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier plus this movie. The MCU has phases planned for years to come. I wonder if it will produce any more family appearances like this?
 

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Biggest days at the box office in film history
By Molly Pennington, Stacker | Albany Herald
September 17, 2022

The movies with the biggest single-day box office hauls are either a sequel, remake, or part of a franchise, and all take place in worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

Stacker analyzed data from The Numbers on films with the biggest single days at the box office in the United States and presented the top 25, along with details on their releases. Domestic grosses were not adjusted for inflation, so the list is skewed toward the past decade of blockbusters.

The earliest release date on the list comes in 2009, but the movie genres represented have proven popular since the beginning of cinema with stories of vampires, magicians, and caped crusaders in silent films, with the first comic book adaptations appearing in the 1930s. Star Wars creator George Lucas hails the adventures of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers as inspirations for his space epic, while even the 2019 computer-generated imaging remake of "The Lion King" on the list is a retooling of "Hamlet."

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#25. 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' on Dec. 16, 2016
- Single day gross: $71,094,394 - Per theater gross: $17,102 - Number of theaters: 4,157 - Day of release: first

#24. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2' on Nov. 16, 2012
- Single day gross: $71,167,839 - Per theater gross: $17,486 - Number of theaters: 4,070 - Day of release: first

#23. 'Incredibles 2' on June 15, 2018
- Single day gross: $71,260,321 - Per theater gross: $16,159 - Number of theaters: 4,410 - Day of release: first

#22. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' on Nov. 18, 2011
- Single day gross: $71,642,526 - Per theater gross: $17,642 - Number of theaters: 4,061 - Day of release: first

#21. 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' on Nov. 20, 2009
- Single day gross: $72,703,754 - Per theater gross: $18,068 - Number of theaters: 4,024 - Day of release: first

#20. 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on Dec. 18, 2021
- Single day gross: $73,941,279 - Per theater gross: $17,053 - Number of theaters: 4,336 - Day of release: second

#19. 'Captain America: Civil War' on May 6, 2016
- Single day gross: $75,502,161 - Per theater gross: $17,866 - Number of theaters: 4,226 - Day of release: first

#18. 'The Dark Knight Rises' on July 20, 2012
- Single day gross: $75,754,897 - Per theater gross: $17,201 - Number of theaters: 4,404 - Day of release: first

#17. 'Black Panther' on Feb. 16, 2018
- Single day gross: $75,941,146 - Per theater gross: $18,891 - Number of theaters: 4,020 - Day of release: first

#16. 'The Lion King' on July 19, 2019
- Single day gross: $77,930,758 - Per theater gross: $16,493 - Number of theaters: 4,725 - Day of release: first

#15. 'The Avengers' on May 4, 2012
- Single day gross: $80,813,985 - Per theater gross: $18,582 - Number of theaters: 4,349 - Day of release: first

#14. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' on March 25, 2016
- Single day gross: $81,558,505 - Per theater gross: $19,226 - Number of theaters: 4,242 - Day of release: first

#13. 'Jurassic World' on June 12, 2015
- Single day gross: $81,953,950 - Per theater gross: $19,175 - Number of theaters: 4,274 - Day of release: first

#12. 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 28, 2018
- Single day gross: $82,131,612 - Per theater gross: $18,358 - Number of theaters: 4,474 - Day of release: second

#11. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' on May 1, 2015
- Single day gross: $84,424,532 - Per theater gross: $19,744 - Number of theaters: 4,276 - Day of release: first

#10. 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker' on Dec. 20, 2019
- Single day gross: $89,615,288 - Per theater gross: $20,339 - Number of theaters: 4,406 - Day of release: first

#9. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 28, 2019
- Single day gross: $90,389,244 - Per theater gross: $19,389 - Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: third

#8. 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' on May 6, 2022
- Single day gross: $90,720,784 - Per theater gross: $20,009 - Number of theaters: 4,534 - Day of release: first

#7. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' on July 15, 2011
- Single day gross: $91,071,119 - Per theater gross: $20,816 - Number of theaters: 4,375 - Day of release: first

#6. 'Star Wars: Episod VIII - The Last Jedi' on Dec. 15, 2017
- Single day gross: $104,684,491 - Per theater gross: $24,736 - Number of theaters: 4,232 - Day of release: first

#5. 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 27, 2018
- Single day gross: $106,334,939 - Per theater gross: $23,767 - Number of theaters: 4,474 - Day of release: first

#4. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 27, 2019
- Single day gross: $109,264,122 - Per theater gross: $23,437- Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: second

#3. 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' on Dec. 18, 2015
- Single day gross: $119,119,282 - Per theater gross: $28,815 - Number of theaters: 4,134 - Day of release: first

#2. 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on Dec. 17, 2021
- Single day gross: $121,964,712 - Per theater gross: $28,128 - Number of theaters: 4,336 - Day of release: first

#1. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 26, 2019
- Single day gross: $157,461,641 - Per theater gross: $33,776 - Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: first

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It was interesting to me seeing four of the 25 having an uptick in single day box office on either its second day or even its third day of release. Avengers: Endgame was really pulling in moviegoers that first week, lol.
 

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Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' Cast and Character Guide
By Aidan Kelley | Collider
September 17, 2022

thunderbolts-team-social-feature.jpg


Article includes briefs on:

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The MCU has been around long enough to produce a parent/child actor appearance with Kurl Russell as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and his son Wyatt Russell as U.S. Agent in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier plus this movie. The MCU has phases planned for years to come. I wonder if it will produce any more family appearances like this?
Wow, I didn't know he was Kurt Russel's kid.
 

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Biggest days at the box office in film history
By Molly Pennington, Stacker | Albany Herald
September 17, 2022

The movies with the biggest single-day box office hauls are either a sequel, remake, or part of a franchise, and all take place in worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

Stacker analyzed data from The Numbers on films with the biggest single days at the box office in the United States and presented the top 25, along with details on their releases. Domestic grosses were not adjusted for inflation, so the list is skewed toward the past decade of blockbusters.

The earliest release date on the list comes in 2009, but the movie genres represented have proven popular since the beginning of cinema with stories of vampires, magicians, and caped crusaders in silent films, with the first comic book adaptations appearing in the 1930s. Star Wars creator George Lucas hails the adventures of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers as inspirations for his space epic, while even the 2019 computer-generated imaging remake of "The Lion King" on the list is a retooling of "Hamlet."

Read more


#25. 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' on Dec. 16, 2016
- Single day gross: $71,094,394 - Per theater gross: $17,102 - Number of theaters: 4,157 - Day of release: first

#24. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2' on Nov. 16, 2012
- Single day gross: $71,167,839 - Per theater gross: $17,486 - Number of theaters: 4,070 - Day of release: first

#23. 'Incredibles 2' on June 15, 2018
- Single day gross: $71,260,321 - Per theater gross: $16,159 - Number of theaters: 4,410 - Day of release: first

#22. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' on Nov. 18, 2011
- Single day gross: $71,642,526 - Per theater gross: $17,642 - Number of theaters: 4,061 - Day of release: first

#21. 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' on Nov. 20, 2009
- Single day gross: $72,703,754 - Per theater gross: $18,068 - Number of theaters: 4,024 - Day of release: first

#20. 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on Dec. 18, 2021
- Single day gross: $73,941,279 - Per theater gross: $17,053 - Number of theaters: 4,336 - Day of release: second

#19. 'Captain America: Civil War' on May 6, 2016
- Single day gross: $75,502,161 - Per theater gross: $17,866 - Number of theaters: 4,226 - Day of release: first

#18. 'The Dark Knight Rises' on July 20, 2012
- Single day gross: $75,754,897 - Per theater gross: $17,201 - Number of theaters: 4,404 - Day of release: first

#17. 'Black Panther' on Feb. 16, 2018
- Single day gross: $75,941,146 - Per theater gross: $18,891 - Number of theaters: 4,020 - Day of release: first

#16. 'The Lion King' on July 19, 2019
- Single day gross: $77,930,758 - Per theater gross: $16,493 - Number of theaters: 4,725 - Day of release: first

#15. 'The Avengers' on May 4, 2012
- Single day gross: $80,813,985 - Per theater gross: $18,582 - Number of theaters: 4,349 - Day of release: first

#14. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' on March 25, 2016
- Single day gross: $81,558,505 - Per theater gross: $19,226 - Number of theaters: 4,242 - Day of release: first

#13. 'Jurassic World' on June 12, 2015
- Single day gross: $81,953,950 - Per theater gross: $19,175 - Number of theaters: 4,274 - Day of release: first

#12. 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 28, 2018
- Single day gross: $82,131,612 - Per theater gross: $18,358 - Number of theaters: 4,474 - Day of release: second

#11. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' on May 1, 2015
- Single day gross: $84,424,532 - Per theater gross: $19,744 - Number of theaters: 4,276 - Day of release: first

#10. 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker' on Dec. 20, 2019
- Single day gross: $89,615,288 - Per theater gross: $20,339 - Number of theaters: 4,406 - Day of release: first

#9. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 28, 2019
- Single day gross: $90,389,244 - Per theater gross: $19,389 - Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: third

#8. 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' on May 6, 2022
- Single day gross: $90,720,784 - Per theater gross: $20,009 - Number of theaters: 4,534 - Day of release: first

#7. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' on July 15, 2011
- Single day gross: $91,071,119 - Per theater gross: $20,816 - Number of theaters: 4,375 - Day of release: first

#6. 'Star Wars: Episod VIII - The Last Jedi' on Dec. 15, 2017
- Single day gross: $104,684,491 - Per theater gross: $24,736 - Number of theaters: 4,232 - Day of release: first

#5. 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 27, 2018
- Single day gross: $106,334,939 - Per theater gross: $23,767 - Number of theaters: 4,474 - Day of release: first

#4. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 27, 2019
- Single day gross: $109,264,122 - Per theater gross: $23,437- Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: second

#3. 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' on Dec. 18, 2015
- Single day gross: $119,119,282 - Per theater gross: $28,815 - Number of theaters: 4,134 - Day of release: first

#2. 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on Dec. 17, 2021
- Single day gross: $121,964,712 - Per theater gross: $28,128 - Number of theaters: 4,336 - Day of release: first

#1. 'Avengers: Endgame' on April 26, 2019
- Single day gross: $157,461,641 - Per theater gross: $33,776 - Number of theaters: 4,662 - Day of release: first

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It was interesting to me seeing four of the 25 having an uptick in single day box office on either its second day or even its third day of release. Avengers: Endgame was really pulling in moviegoers that first week, lol.
I'm trying to understand how The Lion King is a retooling of Hamlet. There are a few similarities, but that's a bit of a stretch to me. It's certainly not as obvious as West Side Story/Romeo and Juliet.
 

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Wow, I didn't know he was Kurt Russel's kid.
Yep. Kurt and Goldie Hawn have four kids:
  • Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson (with Goldie's ex. Bill Hudson)
  • Boston Russell (with Kurt's ex. Season Hubley)
  • Wyatt Russell (their DNA)
Everyone knows Kate. Boston has not ever embraced the acting bug but big brother Oliver has a sizeable resume. Some of his latest work was playing Garrett in The Cleaning Lady.
 
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Yep. Kurt and Goldie Hawn have four kids:
  • Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson (with Goldie's ex. Bill Hudson)
  • Boston Russell (with Kurt's ex. Season Hubley)
  • Wyatt Russell (their DNA)
Everyone knows Kate. Boston has not ever embraced the acting bug bug but big brother Oliver has a sizeable resume. Some of his latest work was playing Garrett in The Cleaning Lady.
Didn't know about Oliver either.
There was enough alliteration without the extra 'bug'. :laugh:
 

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Didn't know about Oliver either.
There was enough alliteration without the extra 'bug'. :laugh:
Thanks for that. Edited.

You know, for awhile there I have been thinking it is just my fast fingers making typos. However, I know sometimes it is Microsoft Edge "suggesting" crap that I do not see an instant before typing the exact same thing. I gotta figure out how to get it to stop doing that.
 

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Like I said, I see a few similarities, but some of that is really reaching. Personally, I don't see why Disney would want people to think it's a ripoff of Shakespeare, rather than an epic, original story.
Has Disney been promoting either film as Hamlet? I do not recall seeing that advertised slant.
 

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There exists another Earth somewhere within the infinitely vast multiverse, where another future billionaire not named Jerry Jones, befriends a young Jimmy Johnson in college.

I have only two things to say.

First, universes have wicked sense of humor.

Second, this particular one is the multiverse of madness.
 
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