New X-Men Viral Websites Online
What do the Tandem Initiative and M-Underground want?
With X-Men: Days Of Future Past due on Blu-ray next month in the US (and in November here) and the details for X-Men: Apocalypse beginning to crystallise, what better time for 20th Century Fox to sneak a couple of new viral websites for the mutant franchise online? Take a look at, and prepare to try to unravel the mysteries of, the Tandem Initiative and M-Underground.
Tandem is advertising itself as a scientific think tank, which, according to its spiel, was “founded to help explore a new and growing generation: the genetically gifted.” The site offers mutants a chance to submit their stories and win free genotyping analysis, which makes us think they’re almost certainly up to no good.
It’s a view shared by M-Underground, whose stated ambitions include “to expose those who wish to create a rift between humans and the genetically gifted. We will not let our world be torn apart with misinformation. The only ‘mutant threat’ is that which threatens mutants.” So… yeah, the two sides in this particular conflict are still far apart.
These sites will almost certainly expand as Apocalypse draws closer. The new X-Men film has just locked in Bryan Singer to direct, with the plot set in the 1980s and the First Class team fighting a brand new/ancient threat, the powerful mutant Apocalypse. The movie is scheduled to arrive on May 19, 2016.