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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: In a new promotional image for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the two costumed superheroes can be seen side by side, and neither looks very happy. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill star, along with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The movie explodes into theaters on March 25, 2016. [Empire] X-Men: Apocalypse: Patrick Stewart and director Jason Reitman visited Bryan Singer on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse. Singer, who shared a photo of the trio, says that he and his guests were "reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast." According to official reports, Stewart will not be appearing as Professor X in X-Men: Apocalypse, though he may yet return in other X-Men movies...
- Peter Martin
With production on X-Men: Apocalypse still going strong in Montreal, director Bryan Singer has shared yet another photo through his Instagram account, showcasing one of the massive practical sets. The filmmaker is seen being dwarfed by an Egyptian statue. But he wouldn't offer any details about the set itself or how it fits into the X-Men: Apocalypse story. He did say on his social media account that, "This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse."
This photo comes just a few days after Bryan Singer posted a photo with Sir Patrick Stewart on the set, which fueled speculation that he would return in a cameo role as Charles Xavier. The actor wasn't seen in costume, but he was watching footage with the director and another filmmaker, Jason Reitman, who was putting together a live read of The Big Lebowski at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It was never »
X-Men: Apocalypse has been billed as a new direction for the series without any appearance by 20th Century Fox's original cast - but if so, what was Sir Patrick Stewart doing on the set of Bryan Singer's next film?
The director posted an image of himself sitting with the Professor Xavier actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman on Instagram.
Trying to look intensely thoughtful, @sirpatstew and #jasonreitman visiting #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse set and reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast. Looking forward to "jasonreitmanlivereading tonight of #biglebowski with #michaelfassbender as "The Dude!"
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt
Stewart is apparently in town to host a gala at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, but a cameo surely isn't beyond the realms of possibility.
An old mutant getting a fresh face in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" is that of Cyclops. James Marsden played the role in the original trilogy and returned for a cameo in last year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past".
In the new take though, it's Tye Sheridan taking on the part and he was asked by Indiewire how his version differs to that of previous iterations:
"It's quite similar actually. It's a nice progression with the roles I've played in the past. It's forced me to use everything I've learned playing all the characters I have. My character is angry and a bit lost, which I feel like is where I've met a lot of my characters -- in these sort of young life transitions where they're struggling to figure things out about themselves.
He's now learning about being a mutant and trying to handle his superhero powers. The arc for »
- Garth Franklin
Speaking with the New York Times last week, Ted Cruz went on a brief digression about Star Trek, opining that William Shatner’s Captain Kirk is better than Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard because Kirk is, in Cruz's mind, a Republican. He cited Kirk’s purported working-class background as proof for his proclamation, calling Picard a “cerebral philosopher” (as opposed to those non-cerebral philosophers). Cruz's preference for Kirk probably has nothing at all to do with Sir Patrick Stewart's open support of gay rights and his amazing, life-affirming bromance with Sir Ian McKellen.William Shatner doesn’t agree. Shatner, surely the world's foremost expert on all things Captain Kirk, posted on Twitter: “Star Trek wasn’t political. I’m not political; I can’t even vote in the Us. So to put a geocentric label on interstellar characters is silly.” Of course, the late Gene Roddenberry might have disagreed »
- Greg Cwik
Yes, Patrick Stewart is confirmed to have arrived on the Montreal set of X-Men: Apocalypse this weekend. But don't get too excited. It doesn't look like he'll be appearing as Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) in any capacity. Instead, it simply looks like he is visiting his old director Bryan Singer. And it sounds like the pair are joining director Jason Reitman for one of his legendary live script reads. No, it's not a rendition of 2000's X-Men. The trio will be enjoying a live reading of the Coen Brothers' classic The Big Lebowski.
Back in January, Patrick Stewart confirmed that neither he nor Ian McKellen would be reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. The entirety of the film takes place in 1983, the same weekend Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi opened in theaters. There is no reason for the older versions »
In general, superhero movies are big into cameos and appearances from characters other than the main heroes. It.s not uncommon to see faces from other movies pop in for a quick visit. Last time we saw those fan favorite mutants the X-Men, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, there were multiple generations of Charles Xavier. And while we only expect to see one in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, James McAvoy.s version, the original, Patrick Stewart, recently stopped by the set. This doesn.t mean anything, but it.s still pretty cool. Trying to look intensely thoughtful, @sirpatstew and #jasonreitman visiting #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse set and reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast. Looking forward to "jasonreitmanlivereading tonight of #biglebowski with #michaelfassbender as "The Dude!" A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt Director Bryan Singer has been our best source of information from the Toronto »
Back in January this year, X-Men franchise star Patrick Stewart thought that neither he nor co-star Ian McKellen were going to be popping up in X-Men Apocalypse, with the focus on the 1983 versions of the mutants that were rebooted in X-Men: First Class and continued into X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now a new set […]
- Ethan Anderton
Way back in January, people were already asking Patrick Stewart is there were plans to revise his role as the older and wiser incarnation of Professor Xavier in “X-Men Apocalypse.” And by people, I mean Larry King. During an interview with King, Stewart demurred on the topic: [I]t is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. [S]o I don’t think we’ll (Stewart and Magneto actor Ian McKellen) be making an appearance. That seemed to be that. “Apocalypse” would focus on the younger mutants set up by the “Days of Future Past” universe, leaving Stewart and McKellen to ride off into the Bff Shakespearean sunset together. But then This happened: A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt Oh sure Bryan Singer says Sir Patrick Stewart just stopped by the set to reminisce about his previous X-Men »
- Donna Dickens
20th Century Fox essentially invented the modern superhero movie with 2000's X-Men, and is shaping up to increase its superhero output in the coming years.
The next major release in its X-Men series will be 2016's Apocalypse, sandwiched between two spinoff movies. And that's only the beginning of their plans.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit UK cinemas on May 19, 2016 and May 27 in the Us.
New mutants for old
Bryan Singer is returning to the franchise for his fourth X-Men outing, which has been billed as the concluding chapter in a trilogy that began in X-Men: First Class and continued through Days of Future Past - although Singer has also called it "the true birth of the X-Men".
Contrary to some of the rumours flying around, as far as we know, the original cast members from back in the 2000s (Patrick Stewart, »
Starz has announced that season three will be the last for “DaVinci’s Demons,” creator David S. Goyer’s historical fantasy series that focuses a young and tormented Leonardo da Vinci during Renaissance-era Florence.
The final season, which will premiere at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24, shows da Vinci (played by Tom Riley) witnesses his personal inventions employed by Ottoman invaders during the battle of Otranto. John Shiban serves as showrunner. It is produced by Adjacent Productions.
“While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note. Leonardo was famous for his mirror-writing, and there’s a symmetry to the entire series — between the first episode and the final one — that I think the maestro would have appreciated,” said Goyer. “I want to thank our dedicated fans around the world for viewing and engaging with such passion. I want to »
- Whitney Friedlander
One of the most striking visual effects in Marvel's Ant-Man takes place at the very beginning of the movie, with Michael Douglas looking almost 30 years younger as Hank Pym. Given the veteran actor was actually 70 years old when he filmed the scene set in 1989, Marvel had recruited Lola VFX, the same company that shrunk Chris Evans' Steve Rogers on Captain America: The First Avenger and previously de-aged both Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian Mckellan years ago on X-Men: The Last Stand. Speaking with Vulture, Lola visual effects supervisor Trent Claus explained how the studio worked with Marvel to achieve the flawless cosmetic effect. "They asked for advice for what they could do when they were shooting that could aid us, which is very much appreciated," he said. "We put our two cents in, and they did everything we needed right from the start." Claus also revealed that Douglas' past »
When many of us think of Sir Ian McKellen, two iconic roles come to mind: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. And vice versa -- it's hard to imagine anyone else playing those characters on the big screen (well, Michael Fassbender also plays Magneto, very well, but we're talking the older version of the mutant villain). Those franchises could have easily been very different, though, as a result of very different actors filling the parts. Sean Connery was offered Gandalf, for instance, but he turned it down. So did Christopher Plummer. Same with McKellen's X-Men co-star and Bff, Patrick Stewart. Christopher Lee apparently campaigned for the role but was cast as Saruman instead. As for Magneto, the X-Men's foe could have been portrayed by Terence...
- Christopher Campbell
Taylor Swift has proven herself to be a pretty powerful agent of change (just ask Apple), and now the “1989” singer is showing that she’s capable of rethinking her own stances as well. Swift has chosen to revise the photography policy for her 1989 World Tour, after hearing the concerns of the National Press Photographers Association. Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the organization, said that the singer “should be commended” for her willingness to amend her policy, adding that the new agreement is “fair to everyone involved.” Also Read: Taylor Swift Calls Longtime Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen 'Ultimate Squad. »
- Tim Kenneally
You know who's a glaring omission from Taylor Swift's glamorous friend circle? BFFs Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, obviously! This week the two decided to audition for Tay's crew by doing dramatic readings of "Bad Blood" and "Blank Space," giving 1989 the Shakespearean gravitas we never realized it needed. And judging by Taylor's reaction, it seems like two spots just opened up in her squad. Brace yourselves for Bad Blood: A Tragedy in Five Acts, starring Tay, Ian, and Patrick, coming to a Shakespeare in the Park near you. »
- Dee Lockett
Will Taylor Swift's celebrity squad of besties add a pair of famous X-Men BFFs? The 25-year-old pop star is known for having many famous friends and has been bringing many of them onstage during her current 1989 tour. Guests have included "Bad Blood" co-stars Gigi Hadid, Lena Dunham and Karlie Kloss. Earlier this week, both Sir Ian McKellen and friend Sir Patrick Stewart paid tribute to Swift. Then she reciprocated. It was an epic online love fest...and Stewart's response was stupendous. Earlier this week, McKellen, 76, was showing giving a dramatic reading of her latest hit "Bad Blood" in a Yahoo! video while Stewart, 75, recited her scorned »
Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen might be the latest to join Taylor Swift’s crew of famous friends. That is, if the excitement of it all doesn’t kill them first. “Omg I Die!!!,” Stewart wrote on Twitter after being praised by Swift. “(no really, I might. I’m old.) “ On Thursday, Stweart tweeted a clip of himself doing a dramatic reading of Swift’s single “Blank Space” for NPR’s “Ask Me Another.” Also read: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi Celebrate Marriage Equality With Playful Proposal on Social Media After referencing a video of McKellen reciting “Bad Blood, »
- Reid Nakamura
No bad blood here -- it's all mad love!
Ian McKellen sat down with Yahoo to promote his new movie "Mr. Holmes," and what better way to do that than to read off lyrics to Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs? Because Sir Ian can make anything and everything sound important and *Dramatic* -- even when wearing some kind of floral print shirt and beads -- here he is reciting Taylor's "Bad Blood" and Bruno's "Uptown Funk":
There's something almost melancholy and wistful about his repetition of Bruno's "Don't believe me, just watch." He's imploring you. Come on.
So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t. »
- Gina Carbone
Taylor Swift has accepted Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart into her ''squad''. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter is well-known for performing on stage alongside her famous friends, such as 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham and Gigi Hadid, and she's now welcomed two of Hollywood's biggest stars into the team. Sir Patrick, 75, tweeted: ''So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13?'' And without hesitation, Taylor replied: ''Absolutely.'' The American star - who's currently dating Scottish DJ Calvin Harris - then tweeted a montage of the acclaimed actors and wrote: ''Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You've made my day. ''You two are Ultimate Squad Goals. (sic)'' The blonde beauty has been joined on stage by a whole host of celebrities during her 'Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour' in recent months including tennis star Serena Williams, »
True Story, 2015.
Directed by Rupert Goold.
New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) has lost his job. Fired for playing fast and loose with the facts, he spots a chance at redemption and financial reward in Christian Longo (James Franco). Having stolen Finkel’s identity Longo is now facing trial for murder. Intrigued enough to meet, these two unlikely men find more than a few things to talk about.
Made under the auspices of Brad Pitt’s Plan B production arm, True Story is a slow burn thriller which will draw inevitable comparisons. Whether that be with the alpha male stand-off of Frost/Nixon, Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs, or it’s under rated cousin Manhunter. There are arguments which could also be made for The King’s Speech, Tim Robbins directed Dead Man Walking or »
- Gary Collinson
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