X-Men: Apocalypse – The Blob To Appear


Via an Instagram post, Benjamin Malartre Bureau mentions that the Blog will appear in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Blob made his first appearance in The X-Men #3 (January 1964).  The character’s fictional biography states that he was born in Lubbock, Texas as Fred J. Dukes.  Dukes was a circus sideshow who was contacted by Professor Xavier after detecting that Dukes was a mutant.  When Dukes arrives at Xavier’s mansion, he is immediately disliked by all the X-Men due to his obnoxious behavior.  Dukes later gathers his circus friends and attacks the mansion, but Xavier, with the help of Marvel Girl, is able to defeat Dukes and his cronies and wipe their minds.  Dukes later joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the team led by Magneto.

The Blob has had many appearances in animated form on television.  His first live-action appearance on film was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine where he was played by Kevin Durand.  For X-Men: Apocalypse, an actual 540-pound French Canadian actor was chosen to play the Blob.

X-Men: Apocalypse has a planned release date of May 27, 2016 and will be directed by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty, and will star James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme, Nicholas Hout as Hank McCoy / Beast, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver, Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops, Rose Burne as Moira MacTaggert, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee, Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock / Psylocke, and Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok.

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