TO THE POWER OF X !

Two more mu­tant movies head­ing to the screen

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GAM­BIT

DI­REC­TOR Doug Li­man STARS Chan­ning Ta­tum, Léa Sey­doux

RE­LEASED 2017

IT ’ S A BIRD, IT ’ S A PLANE It’s Fox’s X- uni­verse ex­pand­ing with a solo film for the fan fave Ca­jun mu­tant with the lethal poker hand. Pitched as a slinky heist ca­per rather than a trad su­per­hero slam­down, it’s set amid the murk of the New Or­leans un­der­world. SPECTRE’s Léa Sey­doux plays Bella Donna Boudreaux, plasma- blast­ing daugh­ter of the head of the As­sas­sin’s Guild.

SE­CRET ORI­GINS Vet­eran comic book X- scribe Chris Clare­mont wrote the orig­i­nal treat­ment.

SU­PER POWER Edge Of To­mor­row and The Bourne Iden­tity p roved D oug L iman can craft propul­sive, imag­i­na­tive ac­tion flicks.

WOLV ER­INE 3

DI­REC­TOR James Man­gold STARS Hugh Jack­man, Pa­trick Ste­wart

RE­LEASED 2 March 2 017

IT ’ S A BIRD, IT ’ S A PLANE It’s the third – and, Hugh Jack­man vows, in be­tween pump­ing iron and neck­ing raw chicken milk­shakes – fi­nal ad­ven­ture for the adaman­tium- en­hanced hero. “I ’ve got three words for you guys: Old Man Lo­gan,” teases the star, hint­ing that the film will riff on the dystopian comic book tale that saw Lo­gan roam­ing a fu­ture ruled by su­pervil­lains.

SE­CRET ORI­GINS Man­gold first teamed with Jack­man on

2001’ s ro­man­tic fan­tasy

Kate & Leopold.

SU­PER POWER If Jack­man’s re­ally sheath­ing his claws then this cin­e­matic last stand will be a le­git­i­mately buzz

wor­thy event.

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