Thursday, May 30, 2024

New “X Men” Movie: Apocalypse Real Title May Be “Akkaba”


Fan boys (and girls) are no doubt thrilled that another “X Men” movie is gearing up for shooting in Montreal. So far, various sites have supposed that the title is “X Men: Apocalypse.” But a new casting call indicates the the title as “X Men: Akkaba.” And that could mean trouble for Wolverine and friends.

According to my (albeit limited) research, Akkaba refers to the Clan of Akkaba, a group of mutant villains who would be the X Men’s worst nightmare. Apocalypse is their leader (I think). They got their start in Marvel version of world history, Egypt 3000 BC.

“X Men: Akkaba” also seems like it will be looking for a new, younger demographic as they search for three 18 year old actors to play 16. Their names are Ava, Dylan, and Sabrina.

Here’s a video I found on YouTube describing some of this history. Look, I will tell you now I know nothing about the intricacies of X Men. So kindly – and I do mean kindly– please send in explanations. I’ll be happy to post them if they’re thoughtful and well expressed.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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