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X-men First Class Sequel Gets a Name, Plot and New Shoes

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Bryan Singer confirmed the title of X-Men: First Class sequel — X-Men: Days of Future Past. Matthew Vaughn returns as helmer. This is the storyline of the comics version of Days of Future Past from Wikipedia:

The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future. (The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 gave the numerical designation of “Days of Future Past” Earth as Earth-811).

Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be exactly as Chris Claremont wrote, but there might some bits and pieces. The film is scheduled for release in summer 2014.

Green Lantern Comes Out of the Green Closet

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Watching Ryan Reynolds dish out one-liners as The Green Lantern’s womanizing superhero, Hal Jordan, might make a gay Green Lantern somewhat hard to imagine. But with Earth 2, a new series in DC Comics’ The New 52, which re-imagines some of DC’s most iconic characters, the green-ring bearer is officially out of the closet. Alan Scott, the first superhero to bear the name “Green Lantern” (not to be confused with the Reynolds-portrayed Hal Jordan), will be re-introduced as an openly gay man in Issue 2 of Earth 2, released next Wednesday.

Melissa Leon

It’s about time.

Hipster Superheroes or Old Vintage Portraits with Superheroes?

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Milan-based art workshop Foto Marvellini curated a series of vintage portraits that were re-appropriated using superheroes masks. On the thread they added some Japanese icons too. Some of them blend together really well and look rather eerie, but some are just hilarious and ironic, which is the most used adjective in any kind of hipster art. You can see more mashups here.

Daniel Clowes Shows Originals in Retrospective of His Work

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tumblr m2pu873puJ1qz6f9yo1 500 Daniel Clowes Shows Originals in Retrospective of His Work Daniel Clowes, who you might know from Ghost World or Art School Confidential, if you never read his books, has a show at the OMCA that runs till August 12.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has pulled together originals – a rare insight into working as the nature of a comic artist’s work is that it is made to be seen in a published format – with the exhibits ranging from 1989 to 2011; 22 years in which he would break new narrative ground for comics, summoning mordant wit and disaffected cool into characters with realism that are always relevant.

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