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Although Christopher Nolan.s Dark Knight trilogy was a tremendous success, its last entry is still heavily debated among fans. Many consider The Dark Knight Rises to be the weakest entry of the series and believe it doesn.t fit thematically with its predecessors. Among the issues often discussed is the film.s main villain, Bane. Although Tom Hardy was intimidating as the League of Shadows strongman, some take issue with his role in the film - specifically that he has only loosely adapted from the comic book incarnation, the gaps in his plan and his anticlimactic death. However, there.s a new fan theory that not only puts Bane in an entirely new light, but paints the entire movie in a new light: Bane wasn.t a villain at all, he was on Batman.s side the entire time! Reddit user ciociosanvstar has posted a message on the "Fan »
Best known for the title role in Inside Llewyn Davis, and next seen in A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, and a little something called Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac has signed on the dotted line to play the title villain in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, set for release May 27th 2016. Teased at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Apocalypse is a villain fans have been waiting a long time to see on the big screen, an all powerful mutant (believed to be the first) who has a genocidal belief in survival of the fittest. Isaac beat out all comers, which apparently included Tom Hardy, to take the role, and, considering he's best known for smaller character driven movies, he's certainly an interesting choice which will no doubt be brought to life through motion capture. Envisioned to round off a trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Oscar Isaac, so hot right now. Oscar Isaac. He may have been snubbed by the Academy, not receiving an Oscar nod for his brilliant performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, but that was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Not only will Isaac be seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadline is reporting that the actor has officially signed on to star in yet another gigantic geek property. Isaac will take on the villainous role of the ancient mutant Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse. The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy was previously rumored to be up for the role. This news comes on the heels of reports last week that Fox is narrowing down their choices for actors to play younger versions of Jean Grey and Cyclops in the upcoming 1980s set sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will continue to follow the X-Men: First Class cast. »
- Eli Reyes
According to Variety, the actor, who is soon-to-be-seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens emerged victorious from the pile of big name stars that had been rumoured to be in the lead for the role including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba. The sequel, which is set for 2016 and features a returning cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Evan Peters, is said to be set in the 1980s.
So who exactly is Apocalypse? The X-Men’s foe is known as En Sabah Nur or “The First One” who we got a glimpse of in the post-credits sequence at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past (where he was played by another actor). A super villain with mutant powers, Apocalypse was »
- Rachel West
Though Tom Hardy was rumored to be in the running to play the title villain in the next installment of the X-Men franchise, the role has gone to one of the cast members of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which will unleash a teaser trailer this weekend). Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has signed Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year) to play the villain Apocalypse in the aptly titled X-Men: Apocalypse, already slated for release on May 27th, 2016. This comes just after learning that Fox is also eyeing actors and actresses to play the roles of young Cyclops and Jean Grey for the sequel set in the 80s. Apocalypse is believed to be the first mutant in human history. Through his years, Apocalypse inherits some alien technology from cosmic beings known as Celestials. This combined with his immortality, and menacing abilities nearly makes him invincible. »
- Ethan Anderton
Here's some big breaking news: Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men film has found its villain.
X-Men: Apocalypse, which goes before the cameras next spring, will see Singer reunite the X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days Of Future Past cast for what may be their final adventure. And as part and parcel of that, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and co will be facing off against Apocalypse.
Apocalypse is a role that had been linked to Tom Hardy in recent weeks, but as it turns out, the part has gone somewhere else. Instead, Oscar Isaac - who's recently finished work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens - is to take on the part. It's a done deal, we're hearing.
Isaac, best known on screen so far for the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, »
Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year) has closed a deal to play the title villain, En Sabbah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse, in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse. We reported last month that the studio was eyeing Tom Hardy to play Apocalypse, but it wasn't known if the actor was even interested in taking on the role. Hardy is also in talks to play one of the villains in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, although his involvement in that DC Comics adventure has yet to be confirmed at this time.
Apocalypse was first teased during the end credits sequence in this year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which showed a young En Sabbah Nur using his telekinetic abilities to assemble the famous pyramids in Egypt. The Marvel comic book character was born in Egypt around 3,000 B.C., and is the first ever mutant.
While no story details have been officially confirmed, »
20th Century Fox has found its villain for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse, and the studio has nabbed one of the best actors working today to bring the character to life. Variety reports that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac has signed on to play the titular antagonist, a very old mutant who was considered a god during the time of ancient Egypt. The crux of Apocalypse takes place in the 1980s and the film has been described as a “disaster movie”, so the powerful villain presumably acts as a formidable force for the X-Men team. More after the jump. It was previously reported that Fox was eyeing Tom Hardy to play the villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, so it was clear that the studio was aiming high in the casting of this role. Variety adds that while other actors were considered, Isaac was an early »
- Adam Chitwood
So much for those rumors. All the chatter around Tom Hardy or Idris Elba assuming the role of the titular villain in "X-Men: Apocalypse" was completely wrong, as another actor will be adding to his franchise credentials. Oscar Isaac, who already has a role in the forthcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens," has now landed the bad guy gig in 'Apocalypse.' The character is named En Sabah Nur, aka "The First One," and he'll give our heroes a hard time in the '80s set sequel that will put the romance between Magneto and Mystique at the center. And of course we already caught a glimpse of the character in the post-credits scene of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," with Brendan Pedder in the role, although obviously, he's now been replaced. Production begins next spring on 'Apocalypse,' and will hit screens on May 27, 2016. [Variety] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Oscar Isaac's stock continues to rise as he not only has a role in J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens but he's now landed the role of the title comic book villain in X-Men: Apocalypse for director Bryan Singer. It was once rumored The film will serve as the sequel to this year's X-Men: Days Of Future Past and is said to be set in the 1980s. There are few details as far as the film's plot, but as for the Apocalypse character, Tom Hardy was once said to be wanted for the role of "En Sabah Nur," which means "The First One", a character first introduced in 1986's "X-Factor" comics. For more information on the character, I went over that here when discussing the character's appearance at the end of Days of Future Past. X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a May 27, 2016 release with »
- Brad Brevet
Far From the Madding Crowd looks like it falls firmly in Fox Searchlight's wheelhouse (in the period film way, not the quirky indie way), which seems like a good thing in this case. The Thomas Hardy adaptation stars Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, (who you can currently see in The Drop) and Tom Sturridge (Effie Gray) and looks like one of those gorgeous high caliber pieces I'll never see on my own, but will be glad I did once someone else drags me to it. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster for Far From the Madding Crowd. It was directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for 10). The film will be released by Fox Searchlight on May 1, 2015. It also stars Juno Temple and Jessica Barden. Trailer courtesy of Fox Searchlight: Here's the »
- Evan Dickson
According to TheWrap, Isaac -- who stars in the upcoming "A Most Violent Year" and fellow sci-fi franchise flick "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" -- had been the frontrunner for the role, and won out over other actors including Idris Elba and Pedro Pascal. Tom Hardy was also reportedly in consideration for the part.
Apocalypse, also known as En Sabah Nur ("the first one"), is a powerful mutant who causes massive destruction in the "X-Men" world. The sequel to "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will deal with him, as well as focus on the romance between Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender).
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- Katie Roberts
X-Men: Apocalypse – director Bryan Singer’s hotly anticipated follow-up to this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past – won’t hit theaters until summer 2016, but with production expected to start sometime early next year, we’re already getting a wave of potential new casting information. This past week we received word that Singer was looking at a handful of actors for younger versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey, and now we’ve got an update on who may play the titular villain himself.
Last we heard, 20th Century Fox was looking at The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy for the role of Apocalypse, an ancient, immortal mutant with powers that definitely suit his name, but a new report suggests that that may not be the case. According to TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider, three names are being tossed around for the role, and Hardy isn’t one of them. While »
- James Garcia
Suicide Squad centres on supervillains being thrown together by the Us government as a black ops team to work off their prison sentences.
Another week in television has come and gone, and there was a lot of news this week about some of TV’s biggest shows, including Arrow, Glee, Justified, and The Mindy Project. In case you missed any of it, don’t worry. Just like every week, we’ve gathered all the biggest headlines together for you right here. – HBO announced that it has ordered the star-studded sci-fi drama Westworld to series. The show’s cast includes Anthony Hopkins (in his first series regular television role), James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffery Wright. It will premiere in 2015. [Slashfilm] – Tom Hardy is heading to television with a new adventure series called Taboo for FX. The show, which takes place in 1813, was created by Hardy and his father, Chibbs Hardy, and is slated to debut in 2016. [Deadline] – The first photos from The Flash and Arrow two-night crossover event were released this week. The first set… »
- Chris King
Hidden within an interview with Collider about John Wick were some comments by producer Basil Ilwanyk (The Town, The Expendables) about the upcoming Splinter Cell adaptation from Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. The film has been in the works for quite some time now, and stars Tom Hardy in the lead role of badass Navy Seal operative Sam Fisher.
The film currently lacks a release date, but Ilwanyk gave a brief production update that points toward a production start date early next year:
“Splinter Cell will go some time next year, that’s Doug Liman and Tom Hardy. We’re getting the script right because if you have Doug Liman and Tom Hardy you want to make it great. It’s very, very active. We’re going to make it. Tom and Doug are going to make it when it’s perfect and we’re getting there. It’s »
- James Garcia
Warner Brothers’ Suicide Squad film doesn’t begin production until April, but director David Ayer is already working hard to assemble an impressive cast who’ll take on the roles of supervillains-turned-mercenaries. Margot Robbie is all but confirmed to play fan-favorite Harley Quinn, Jared Leto is reportedly up for the role of the Joker, and Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Jai Courtney are all in various stages of negotiations for parts in the film as well. Now, we’ve got another buzz-worthy name to add to that list.
You can’t have Suicide Squad without Amanda Waller, the head of A.R.G.U.S. (DC’s version of S.H.I.E.L.D.) who brings the Squad together, and is able bend super-powered heroes and villains to her will without the luxury of powers of her own. She’s just that badass. Luckily, Ayer seems to be aware of that, »
- James Garcia
New Regency is reuniting with the director of its Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave on the heist thriller as the studio continues to assemble its stable of prestige filmmakers.
Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films are producing Widows, based on Lynda La Plante’s 1980s TV series that aired on Thames Television about the wives of four armed robbers who come together to finish a robbery after their spouses are killed.
McQueen will also write and produce the feature, scheduled to start pre-production by the end of the year.
New Regency, led by Brad Weston, is riding high on awards buzz for its current releases Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Gone Girl by David Fincher, which Fox Searchlight and Fox are distributing, respectively.
The studio is also in »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
There is little we know about 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse, except that it will close out the trilogy featuring the younger characters from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and that it will be set in the 1980s. While promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jennifer Lawrence revealed in an interview with IGN that her character Mystique should be in hiding, following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
"She's very complex. She's a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to her opposite race. I don't really know where she's going to go. I've had a few conversations about where we'll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere."
We also reported last week that the sequel will focus on Mystique's relationship with Michael Fassbender's Magneto, while also addressing her burgeoning romance with Beast »
By Anjelica Oswald
Seven years after winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), Marion Cotillard could land a second nomination for her role in Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit), which is Belgium’s Oscar submission. She was also in 2013 Cannes selection The Immigrant, which was released in May of this year. Since La Vie en Rose, Cotillard has mainly worked on small indie films both inside and outside of America, with the exception of Christopher Nolan‘s Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Cotillard was introduced to acting at a young age — her father was a director and her mother was an actress — and began her career acting in a variety of French TV shows and films. Her first Hollywood role was in Tim Burton‘s Big Fish (2003). She appeared »
- Anjelica Oswald
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