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Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto in X-Men: First Class Sequel

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Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto in X-Men: First Class Sequel
While writer Simon Kinberg has been hired by 20th Century Fox to pen the X-Men: First Class Sequel screenplay, a follow-up to 2011's hit franchise spin-off X-Men: First Class, we still haven't heard too much about it.

Today, Michael Fassbender spoke with IFC about his return to the character of Magneto, and how he'd like to see the role progress and mature in the future.

"I get where [Magneto] is coming from, that's for sure - having read the source material, the comic books. From what we know with human beings, history has told us that we're a pretty destructive race, so you can see where he's coming from. It's always interesting for me to have the villains doing positive things as well as negative or destructive things. I just think it's more realistic.

It's like the actions will define the character . . . but it's more about making sure that it's intelligently
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X-Men: First Class Sequel Brings Back Writer Simon Kinberg

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X-Men: First Class Sequel Brings Back Writer Simon Kinberg
Simon Kinberg has been hired by Fox to pen the highly anticipated X-Men: First Class sequel.

The writer has been involved with a wide range of action films, scripting XXX: State of the Union, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the original Sherlock Holmes. He also is involved with upcoming high profile pictures This Means War and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The X-Men: First Class Sequel is still in early development, but Matthew Vaughn is expected to direct the project and the original cast of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones and Jennifer Lawrence are expected to return.

We'll bring you more details as they unfold.

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

X-Men: First Class Sequel comes to theaters in 2013 and stars James McAvoy,
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X-Men: First Class 3D Mapping Blu-ray Premiere Party Video!

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X-Men: First Class 3D Mapping Blu-ray Premiere Party Video!
Last week, Fox Home Entertainment threw a launch party for the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class. The lavish event featured celebrity guests, a number of scantily-clad models dressed up as Emma Frost, and celebrated DJ Paul Oakenfold performing in the Roosevelt Hotel's version of the Hellfire Club from X-Men: First Class. One of the highlights of the night, though was the enormous 3D video for X-Men: First Class which was projected onto the famous Roosevelt Hotel for all of Hollywood to see, even if you weren't invited to the party. Click on the video player below to watch this unique 3D mapping projection video from this event, and read on for my thoughts about this innovative presentation below.

Click to watch X-Men First Class: 3D Mapping in Hollywood!

I was one of the guests in attendance, and somewhat surprisingly, this projection was the talk of the party.
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Exclusive: Lucas Till Talks Stoker and X-Men: First Class

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Exclusive: Lucas Till Talks Stoker and X-Men: First Class
Last night, 20th Century Fox held a lavish party at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class, which hits the shelves today, September 9. One of the many actors at the event was Lucas Till, who plays Alex Summers a.k.a. Havok. The young actor also recently wrapped production on heralded South Korean director Chan-wook Park's Stoker, which marks the filmmaker's English-language debut. Here's what Lucas Till had to say about working with the acclaimed director.

"I just finished Stoker for Fox Searchlight. It's an incredible script, man. It's going to be insane. Getting to work with director Park was phenomenal. I play a bully to Mia Wasikowska's character. If you've seen any of director Park's movies, imagine that, but in English with this phenomenal cast."

Since this is Chan-wook Park's English-language debut, I asked Lucas Till if
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Exclusive: John Dykstra Talks X-Men: First Class Blu-ray

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Exclusive: John Dykstra Talks X-Men: First Class Blu-ray
The Oscar-winning visual effects designer, John Dykstra offers insight into Marvel's latest Mutant adventure, available Friday, September 9th

X-Men: First Class will be the first summer movie of 2011 to hit home on Blu-ray and DVD, arriving this Friday, September 9th. Received well by both critics and fans alike, Matthew Vaughn directs this latest X-Men adventure, offering a prequel that reveals how Professor Charles Xavier joined Erik Lensherr to create and form a band of evil-fighting mutants, only to have a difference of opinion tear them apart forever. It also introduces the devilishly fun Hellfire Club to the X-Men theatrical franchise.

Fans who pick up the Blu-ray this Friday will be able to choose from two different premium collectable covers, one featuring Professor X (James McAvoy) and his X-Men, the other featuring Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the Hellfire Club. This Blu-ray also gives access to two hours of exclusive interactive special features,
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X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Extended Scene

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X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Extended Scene
A new extended scene has arrived in advance of the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class, which hits shelves on September 9. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) make their way to a strip club to recruit the winged stripper Angel, portrayed by Zo&#235 Kravitz. Click on the photo below to watch this new video and see just how Charles and Erik convinced Angel to show them her special gift. You can also take a look at this home video release's special features below.

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, working together to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. The film features a star-studded supporting cast, including Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), January Jones (Mad Men), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Zo
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Sdcc 2011 Exclusive: Patrick Stewart Talks X-Men First Class

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Sdcc 2011 Exclusive: Patrick Stewart Talks X-Men First Class
Beloved actor Patrick Stewart made his first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this year, to promote his upcoming animated musical Dorothy of Oz, which hits theaters next year. We also asked him about his thoughts on X-Men: First Class, the 20th Century Fox prequel to the original trilogy, X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand. The actor, who portrayed Professor Xavier in the mutant trilogy, confessed that he hasn't seen X-Men: First Class quite yet. Take a look at our exclusive video below with Patrick Stewart.

Click to watch Comic-Con Exclusive: Patrick Stewart Talks X-men First Class!

Dorothy of Oz comes to theaters May 2012 and stars Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer, Lea Michele. The film is directed by Dan St. Pierre.

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard.
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X-Men: First Class Blu-ray and DVD Arrive September 9th

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X-Men: First Class Blu-ray and DVD Arrive September 9th
Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-Men: First Class. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, X-Men fans will have the power to choose a side between Professor X and Magneto with two versions of premium collectible Blu-ray packaging. Also exclusively on Blu-ray, fans receive access to over two hours of special interactive features Plus ten Marvel X-Men Digital Comics including a never-before-seen X-Men: First Class backstory- redeemable through each Blu-ray's unique packaging code.

Director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass) tells the true origins of the multi-billion dollar film franchise, guiding exceptional performances by Golden Globe-nominee James McAvoy (Atonement), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), and Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Kevin Bacon, Mystic River). A
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Babe of the Month: Jennifer Lawrence

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Babe of the Month: Jennifer Lawrence
This month’s Babe is Jennifer Lawrence, who recently starred as Mystique in “X-Men: First Class” from director Gary Ross and co-starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne and Beth Goddard. Jennifer also stars in the upcoming film “The Hunger Games” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. See The Next Babe At Wrestlezone.Com >> “The Hunger Games” Synopsis: In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment,...
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Exclusive Video: James McAvoy Talks X-Men: First Class

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Exclusive Video: James McAvoy Talks X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class opened in theaters across the country on June 3, taking in a healthy $56 million and proving the mutant franchise is still a viable one at the box office. The story takes us back to the inception of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his then-friend Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) finding their first crop of young mutants. Although a sequel hasn't been officially announced, X-Men: First Class is likely the first in a new superhero franchise for Marvel and 20th Century Fox, with a seemingly endless amount of characters who could be introduced.

I recently had the privilege of speaking with James McAvoy about X-Men: First Class, and how he would like to see Charles Xavier and the rest of the series evolve from here on out. Click on the video player below to see what he has to say about X-Men: First Class and beyond.
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X-Men: First Class Earns $3.4 Million from Midnight Shows

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X-Men: First Class Earns $3.4 Million from Midnight Shows
20th Century Fox rolled out its superhero prequel X-Men: First Class at midnight, taking in an estimated $3.4 million from those late showings. That number is just slightly ahead of Marvel's Thor, which earned $3.3 million in midnight screenings nearly one month ago.

It isn't known how many screens X-Men: First Class played in at midnight last night, although it opens in 3,641 theaters nationwide starting today. Some have tracked X-Men: First Class earnings at between $48 and $55 million this weekend, while others believe it could gross north of $60 million. Since X-Men: First Class took in slightly more than Thor at midnight, it may very well replicate Thor's $65.7 million opening weekend, or come close to it.

X-Men: First Class also opened in several international territories on Wednesday, although international box office numbers have not been made available yet.

Be sure to check back on Sunday for the full box office numbers from X-Men: First Class
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13th X-Men: First Class Clip Plus Two TV Spots

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13th X-Men: First Class Clip Plus Two TV Spots
20th Century Fox has released the 13th clip as well as two new TV spots for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, which opens Friday, June 3rd.

Click to watch What Is Your Gift?!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #20!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #21!

X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.

X-Men: First Class
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Four More X-Men: First Class TV Spots

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Four More X-Men: First Class TV Spots
20th Century Fox has released four more TV spots for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, coming to theaters June 3rd, and can be watched below!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #16!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #17!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #18!

Click to watch X-Men: First Class TV Spot #19!

X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war
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Contest: Win Retro X-Men T-Shirts!

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Contest: Win Retro X-Men T-Shirts!
With X-Men: First Class gearing up to hit theaters nationwide on June 3, these mutant characters are more popular than ever, and we have a contest to celebrate these Marvel superheroes. We are giving away three t-shirts from JunkFoodClothing.com which will bring out the inner fanboy in anyone. Take a look at the designs below, and enter up for a chance to win these shirts today!

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X-Men: First Class comes to theaters June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne,
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X-Men: First Class Surprise Cameo Spoiler Revealed!

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X-Men: First Class Surprise Cameo Spoiler Revealed!
Trust me. You don't want to read this story. But you just can't help yourself. Can you? Why are we perpetuating this news? Because its now everywhere this morning, and its in headlines. We didn't want to ruin the surprise, so we're keeping this marked as a spoiler alert!

Trust me, it's a lot funner if you see the movie fresh. Turn back now, or forever hold your peace. You've been warned!

***Spolier Alert Territory***

In this age of social networking and digital media, it is hard to keep any good cameo a secret nowadays. The news of a popular mutant making his/her way into X-Men: First Class was revealed way back in November, when a taxi driver announced via his Twitter that a certain actor had just been picked up from the set. A few short hours later, Bryan Singer said this was completely false, and that this
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘X-Men: First Class’ Plus 5 Vintage T-Shirts

Chicago – In our latest superhero edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 10 admit-two advance-screening movie passes plus 5 vintage “X-Men” T-shirts up for grabs for the highly anticipated new film “X-Men: First Class”! The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

X-Men: First Class,” which opens on June 3, 2011, also stars Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Oliver Platt, January Jones, Laurence Belcher, Bill Milner, Beth Goddard, Morgan Lily, Álex González, Jason Flemyng and Zoë Kravitz from director Matthew Vaughn and writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

To win your free “X-Men: First Class” advance-screening pass and a chance at a vintage “X-Men” T-shirt courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 9 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found below.

The movie
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Ashes to Ashes: Gene Hunt's last stand

Tonight Ashes to Ashes' Gene Hunt will disappear off television screens forever. Quite how that will happen has been the subject of intense speculation – so are you excited?

So farewell Dci Gene Hunt: former Sheriff of Manchester, snakeskin-booted Gene Genie, hard-drinking police dinosaur, the Guv. Cut from the same cloth as The Sweeney's Jack Regan with an equally strong sense of justice, Philip Glenister's Manc Lion will tonight roar one last time.

Over the past five years I've been a regular visitor to the sets of both Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes, gazing at the pints and pickled eggs in Cid local The Railway Arms and the Chianti bottles in Luigi's. It's fair to say I'm a fan. And like so many others, ever so slightly obsessed with the Mars and Ashes universe.

TV writers don't always get to tell their full story – just ask the team behind Heroes or FlashForward.
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