Fair warning: we really enjoy a good superhero film around these parts. Between the things-that-go-boom, intriguingly flawed morals and healthy bit of eye candy for the baser animals among us, the superhero movie has quickly become the Elton John of genres – even though your nan might not agree with his ‘lifestyle’, she’ll always shed a tear every time she hears Candle in the Wind. However, it is our belief that if the genre is to gain any real respect among the film community, it’s going to need to start some passion projects…
X-Men Days of Future Past will continue to focus on that pesky Magneto and his feelings.
A national treasure, a gay icon, a Shakespearean behemoth, a level 4 magnetic mutant and Mithrandir himself, Sir Ian McKellen is one of the greatest actors of all time. At the age of 73, our 5 foot 11 inches undertaker continues to astound, most recently in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Did you know that Sir Ian attended Cambridge University where he studied English, and that he only got a 2:2? NO!? Then you’d better read our Ian McKellen Cheat Sheet!
An unbreakable skeleton, 7 blades and not a whisper of a shirt. Bring it on.