Two Viral Websites Promoting ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Debut
Tandem Initiative and M-Underground are two new websites which have both recently appeared, and it seems that it might have something to do with X-Men since both sites are campaigning subjects on mutant-kind. Read on for further details.
Recently, two viral websites that might be connected to the upcoming X-Men pic, “X-Men: Apocalypse” has appeared on the internet, sparking curiosity among netizens. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first website, Tandem Initiative, was created to help explore the “genetically gifted. It claims that its mission is “studying the extraordinary abilities of the genetically gifted has the potential to assist humanity, as well as provide all genetically gifted individuals with a better understanding of their capabilities.”
Meanwhile M-Underground goes on the other side of the spectrum, bent on dispelling the myth of the “mutant threat” and furthering the mutant cause, declaring its goal “to expose those who wish to create a rift between humans and the genetically gifted,” accompanied by a video captioned with “hacked… off the Tandem Servers,” implying that Tandem intends to promote the idea that mutants are dangerous. “The Tandem propaganda machine begins.”
Its recent activity also include a “Kennedy Conspiracy” in light of the scene in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” where Magneto claims that President John F. Kennedy was a mutant. The website claims that many members of the Kennedy family were mutants, including Ted Kennedy.
These posts have excited many, with speculations building up that it might be a promotional material for the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but it turns out it isn’t.
According to Comicvine, the viral sites were really for the promotion of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” blu-ray release. The British-American co-production that was budgeted by$200 million grossed over $745 million worldwide, where it earned $233,860,747 in North America and $512,124,166 in other territories.
As for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” director Bryan Singer has signed on to direct the pic from a script by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg with filming beginning in Montreal on April 2015. “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016, occupying the same Memorial Day slot for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It will be facing off against Disney’s planned “Alice in Wonderland 2,” similarly how “Days of Future Past” squared off against Disney’s “Maleficent.”
That’s it for the latest scoop on “X-Men: Apocalypse.” For more details on celebrities and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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