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The Blob will have a hand (and foot) in X-Men: Apocalypse

08.18.2015

Bryan Singer's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE has been shaping up to the biggest X-Men flick yet, and now that term wont just be figurative! Instagram user Benjamin Malartre Bureau recently had the good fortune of visiting the APOCALYPSE set in Montreal and reported seeing a few mutants that we've heard about, but also one that most are probably trying to forget; the Blob. A mutant originally depicted as an obese circus freak, the Blob possesses an extreme amount of pliable body mass, which grants him superhuman strength. At least, that's the iteration we've seen in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. According to Benjamin's replies, he'll be portrayed in APOCALYPSE by a 540 lb French Canadian dude, or as Ben puts it, "one solid big fat guy!" I like a person who doesn't mince words!

I'm looking forward to Bryan Singer's iteration of the Blob if only to shake every last memory of ORIGINS out of my head. Given that this is the first we've heard of him, and there have been no pictures to speak of, I can't imagine the character taking up a huge role (so to speak). Still, APOCALYPSE has set the bar high for the number of mutants involved. Here's hoping that some of 'em get some great character moments in between the action!

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will open in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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8:36PM on 08/18/2015
They should recast The Blob as a woman.
They should recast The Blob as a woman.
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9:56PM on 08/18/2015
Melissa McCarthy would do the role justice! :-P
Melissa McCarthy would do the role justice! :-P
10:57PM on 08/18/2015
MISOGYNY!!! /sarc
MISOGYNY!!! /sarc
1:31AM on 08/19/2015
Marvel actually has a female version of the Blob; her name is Pink Pearl.

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Marvel actually has a female version of the Blob; her name is Pink Pearl.

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3:55PM on 08/18/2015
can we agree that the three trilogies are all separate continuities? Xmen, X2, and Last Stand are all one continuity. Origins, Wolverine, and the upcoming Wolverine Sequel are a second continuity. And First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocolypse are a third continuity. They are all very similar, so much so that actors can play the same character in both series and clips of events can happen in both, but they are not the same. Events in Wolverine reference both Days of Future Past and Last
can we agree that the three trilogies are all separate continuities? Xmen, X2, and Last Stand are all one continuity. Origins, Wolverine, and the upcoming Wolverine Sequel are a second continuity. And First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocolypse are a third continuity. They are all very similar, so much so that actors can play the same character in both series and clips of events can happen in both, but they are not the same. Events in Wolverine reference both Days of Future Past and Last Stand, but Days of Future Past and Last Stand can not be the same continuity, and so on. So instead of being annoyed by them changing continuity and switching up actors, lets just agree that it doesnt matter. So long as Apocalypse fits in with First Class and Days fo Future Past, and Wolverine 3 fits in with The Wolverine and (the terrible) Origins.

this actually makes things easier when trying to figure out where Deadpool fits into all this. Simply, he doesnt. The new Deadpool movie will (hopefully) set up a fourth Xmen continuity for itself. Depending on how well the film does and if someone comes up with a good enough sequel/spinoff, we could see more of that world.

The real issue im concerned with is Gambit. Most likely he will fall in with the Apocalypse continuity. I would hope that he exists on his own and instead of having Gambit sequels we have spinoff with other character solo films that fit into Gambits continuity. This was an idea Fox tossed around with back when they were producing the first Wolverine movie, before they decided on a direct sequel. If i were running this studio that is what i would hope for. Keep doing this series of trilogies. Only contract actors for 3 movies and then do crossovers as they come up. no worrying about whether and actor will come back to the role or not after 5 films and having that hinder production. After Apocalypse, wait a few years. Pump out some solo films like Gambit, Jubilee, and Storm. And then eventually reboot Xavier and his students in 10-15 years.

They are trying to compete with Disney's Avengers. they shouldnt. They should keep things simple and just worry about making good films that work with each other. Instead of building film ontop of film that just forces the writers into more and more convoluted holes. Forcing actors to sign 20 year contracts for a dozen films, and fighting with every director who wants to do something creative (couch* couch* F4).
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6:32PM on 08/18/2015
Saying there are 3 or 4 continuities is making things way too complicated. There are really only two. The first is X1, X2, X3, Wolverine, and Origins (if Origins is even considered cannon anymore). Then the second is First Class, DOFP, Apocalypse, Gambit, and Deadpool. Just Deadpool is probably gonna be the present day of the second continuum.
Saying there are 3 or 4 continuities is making things way too complicated. There are really only two. The first is X1, X2, X3, Wolverine, and Origins (if Origins is even considered cannon anymore). Then the second is First Class, DOFP, Apocalypse, Gambit, and Deadpool. Just Deadpool is probably gonna be the present day of the second continuum.
7:41PM on 08/18/2015
I am totally on board with that. It would clear a lot of things up. It happens all the time in the comics, so why not the movies?
I am totally on board with that. It would clear a lot of things up. It happens all the time in the comics, so why not the movies?
12:04AM on 08/19/2015
STEELERMAN - Origins mostly fits in with the original trilogy, while Wolverine fits in mostly with Days of Future Past. This is unless you consider the post-credit scene of Wolverine as not continuity with the rest of that movie. Because the Wolverine movies take pieces of both trilogies, and that both trilogies contradict each other in certain aspects, the Wolverine movies take place in a separate reality.

Trying to figure out with movie is part of which of the two continuities, with all
STEELERMAN - Origins mostly fits in with the original trilogy, while Wolverine fits in mostly with Days of Future Past. This is unless you consider the post-credit scene of Wolverine as not continuity with the rest of that movie. Because the Wolverine movies take pieces of both trilogies, and that both trilogies contradict each other in certain aspects, the Wolverine movies take place in a separate reality.

Trying to figure out with movie is part of which of the two continuities, with all the retcog going on, it way more confusing than just saying they are all separate. its easier for now to call them a trilogy of trilogies, common in style and cast, different in universe.

I say Deadpool is separate from everything else because it is a hard R and has a lot of self referential humor. It would be weird to have it try and fit in with everything else. It is way too early to say anything about Gambit, except that Channing Tatum will play him in Apocalypse.
1:38AM on 08/19/2015
How does The Wolverine fit better with the new continuity? Just because of the end credit scene? A main plot point of The Wolverine was Logan dealing with Jeans death in X3 for gods sake. Any movie that no longer happened due to the events of DOFP is considered the original continuum (X1, X2, X3, Origins, & Wolverine). Just because the Deadpool movie is R and has unique humor to it doesn't necessarily mean its not part of the DOFP continuum. Pretty much all continuity problems between movies
How does The Wolverine fit better with the new continuity? Just because of the end credit scene? A main plot point of The Wolverine was Logan dealing with Jeans death in X3 for gods sake. Any movie that no longer happened due to the events of DOFP is considered the original continuum (X1, X2, X3, Origins, & Wolverine). Just because the Deadpool movie is R and has unique humor to it doesn't necessarily mean its not part of the DOFP continuum. Pretty much all continuity problems between movies can be explained one way or another, so it's not an excuse to just say its a whole different continuity. And the timeline/timeframe of the Gambit movie is yet to be determined but I guarantee you it is in the new continuity too.
3:14PM on 08/18/2015
Would liked to have seen Kevin Durand reprise the role.
Would liked to have seen Kevin Durand reprise the role.
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3:33PM on 08/18/2015
true and considering this is in the 80s like Origins, he could have.
true and considering this is in the 80s like Origins, he could have.
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