WISE G U I D E S WORDS by Ben Winstanley
SUPERHERO FILMS SS16 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE First things first, Apocalypse shares its name with the film’s villain, who just so happens to be the first and most powerful mutant ever. We’re talking immortal, invincible and godlike… Well, that’s going to go down well with the protectors of earth. Apocalypse awakens from a 1,000-year hibernation and decides the best course of action is to wipe out humanity, leaving only mutants. Ideal. Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Professor X (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) return with a gang of young X-Men in tow. It’s going to be a belter. Look out for our interview with James McAvoy on p62. In cinemas from 19 May. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR The Avengers are back and, let us tell you, they’re cooler than ever. No, really, this is an orgy (no, not that kind) of all your comic book favourites. Expect all your heroes, sans Hulk and Thor, with the addition of Ant Man, newbie Black Panther and, holy moly, SPIDERMAN? You betcha – played by none other than Brit Tom Holland. The plot directly follows the events of Age of Ultron and quickly finds Cap and Iron Man at each other’s throats. As you might imagine, all hell breaks loose: heroes take sides, and someone insults someone’s mum. Probably. We just can’t wait to see who comes out on top. In cinemas from 29 April. SUICIDE SQUAD Most superheroes can be a bit – what’s the word? – ‘goody-goody’, so let us point you in the direction of this rotten bunch of antiheroes, better known as the Suicide Squad. Their eponymous film promises to be an instant favourite, along the lines of Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, and with Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto on board, it certainly has its share of talent. Reprising his role as Batman is also Ben Affleck. The plot is tightly under wraps but the premise is ‘government-imprisoned baddies earn freedom by undertaking certain-death missions’. Oh yes, we’re excited. In cinemas from 5 August.
I’M THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT I DO, BUT WHAT I DO BEST ISN’T VERY NICE. – Wolverine
WHAT THEY DID AFTER THE CITY...
ESCAPE A RT I S T GEOFF SEWELL
▽ I GREW up in New Zealand, gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, qualified as a chartered accountant and worked in banking with The National Bank (NZ), part of Lloyds Bank, and in London at investment bank Salomon Smith Barney. Making money, wheeling and dealing in the financial sector was exciting. I wasn’t passionate about it, though, and I didn’t feel like I was making a difference in the world. When my sister, Julie, tragically died of epilepsy (age 22) I realised life is short. I quit banking and moved to the US to study at the Boston Conservatory to become a singer. In 2000, combining musical and financial acumen, I created international entertainment company, Incognito Artists Ltd. Based in London, with offices in New York and NZ, we excel at taking the ordinary to extraordinary. With stars from the West End and Broadway, we provide unique entertainment for events. We’ve performed over 6,500 shows worldwide, sold over 3.5m albums, sung for the Queen, princes Charles, William and Harry, Nelson Mandela and celebrities such as Sir Elton John and Leonardo di Caprio, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Windsor Castle, and at sporting fixtures like the FA Cup final and the Rugby World Cup. Incognito Artists was set up with the mission to ‘touch, move and inspire people so that they are present to the magic of being alive’. I’ve learned a crucial lesson: do what you love to do each day. Carpe diem! ■ For more info, visit incognitoartists.com
Square Mile Magazine - Issue 112 - The Power Issue