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If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation to the detriment of no one. Because there are spoilers, maybe, but that’s part of the fun!
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This Week: An argument for DC winning Comic-Con, New Taxonomy of Scoopage, got no strings on, and Wtf is there a Deadpool movie again?!
DC V. Marvel: Dawn of JustUsCaringAboutThis
San Diego Comic-Con. It’s the big one, or at least it is sometimes the big one. More and more this event is becoming something catered to the people who are physically there, which is fantastic. As someone who goes to press conferences for moves and someone who has attended Comic-Con, »
The R-rated superhero movie is kind of the Holy Grail nowadays, with the superhero genre at the height of its popularity. As studios aim to find new ways of adapting the various comic book properties, fans are eager to see one of the big dogs—Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC, and 20th Century Fox—take a leap of faith and greenlight a more adult-geared adaptation. One such property that was essentially made to break down this barrier is Deadpool, and Fox has been developing an adaptation of the comic for some time with Ryan Reynolds attached to star. The key is finding the right budget to justify an R-rating, which excludes a hefty portion of the traditional target demo for comic book movies. Tim Miller was most recently attached to direct, and he put together a reel of test footage to show executives what a Deadpool movie look like. That footage has leaked online, »
- Adam Chitwood
“ 'Deadpool' is still alive, and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly fucking awesome film this would be,” director Tim Miller said last fall. “Ryan [Reynolds] is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.” And while that thumbs up from the powers that be still awaits (though producer Lauren Shuler Donner did say this year she wants to a "Deadpool" movie—though we doubt it's this specific one), we can now see what a Miller-directed, Reynolds-starring movie might look like. Test footage circa 2012 for "Deadpool" has leaked online (and we presume will be yanked shortly) showing the very talkative "Merc With A Mouth" in action, and doing the kind of stuff he probably should've been doing in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" where he was largely muzzled. It's mostly CGI (though voiced by Reynolds) and don't be too harsh on it, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A few months ago, a few special edition Blu-ray/DVD sets for X-Men: Days of Future Past were revealed and you can check them all out by clicking Here. The critically acclaimed film will be available on Digital HD, September 23 and will be available on Blu-ray/DVD, October 14. Earlier this year, X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner said that we should expect an Extended Director's Cut on the Blu-ray when it is released later this year. Earlier today, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment revealed a list of special features that will be included on the Blu-ray/DVD sets and there is no mention of an Extended or Director's Cut. This doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be an Extended Director's Cut, but as of right now it has yet to be announced. James Mangold's The Wolverine received a special Unleashed Extended Cut, so it is still »
San Diego Comic-Con is upon us once again, and what better way then to have an Exclusive chat with Simon Kinberg.
Kinberg and I spoke about all things going on with Fantastic Four (which is currently filming) and clear up some rumors spreading throughout the web, especially about the film coming to this year’s Comic-Con. He also speaks about where he sees the X-Men franchise going in the future and more.
Here is what he had to say:
Lr: So how’s it going with Fox and comic book movies that you are involved in?
Simon Kinberg: Good, really good actually! It’s a pretty great time to be making comic book movies at Fox I have to say. They »
- Kellvin Chavez
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Powers, Hellboy 3 and more…
As you’d expect with less than three weeks to go until its release, Marvel Studios has really ramped up the promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy this week, dropping a rather impressive extended look trailer [see here], as well as a featurette focussing on Gamora (Zoe Saldana) [see here], seven TV spots [see here, here and here], some first look images of Michael Rooker’s (The Walking Dead) Yondu [see here], and a batch of images featuring Gamora, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Ronan (Lee Pace) [see here]. Meanwhile, director James Gunn has announced that he »
- Gary Collinson
X-Men: Days of Future Past will receive a director's cut edition for its home entertainment release later this year.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed through her Twitter account that a revised version of the mutant blockbuster will be available on Blu-ray.
The disc will include an extended scene with Anna Paquin's Rogue, which was omitted from the film's theatrical cut.
In the sequence, Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) rescue Rogue from the Xavier Mansion, now a military base guarded by Sentinels, so that Rogue can absorb Kitty Pryde's (Ellen Page) powers and keep Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) stationed in the past.
X-Men writer-producer Simon Kinberg told Digital Spy in May that the scene "is as good as anything else in the movie, but I really wrote it as an appendage to the movie because I wanted to see Rogue [and] not because it services the »
She also confirmed that some of the scenes that will be included in the cut will involve Anna Paquin's Rogue. Awhile back director Bryan Singer said the scenes she was in ended up on the cutting room floor.
Those scenes were said to include an entire action sequence in which Iceman, Magneto, and Professor X rescue Rogue from the sentinels. In another part of the movie she uses her powers to help keep Wolverine's mind in his younger body after he inadvertently injures Kitty. Other scenes that will most likely be included are other scenes with Mystique interacting with Beast and Wolverine, which is something we saw in the trailers for the movie.
X-Men: Days of Future Past was the »
- Joey Paur
X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't have a Blu-ray release date just yet, though it is currently available for preorder on Amazon: clickHere While we don't yet know if this version will include a director's cut, producer Lauren Shuler Donner promises that an extended version of the movie will be released sometime before the end of the year. Maybe in time for Christmas?
Here's what Lauren Shuler Donner had to say when asked via Twitter if Rogue's deleted scenes would be put back into the movie for its home release.
@SheenaTylor2@BryanSinger@Kinberg@ShuDonner@20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014
While Anna Paquin still appears in the original theatrical cut of the film, her two main Rogue scenes were excised to much disappointment long before the film even hit the big screen. With so many characters and such an expansive story, it was hard to »
She confirmed on Twitter that it is "coming later this year". Though not stated in the tweet, this is expected to be an extended version that includes more of the old trilogy mutant cast - most notably Anna Paquin's Rogue.
Producer Simon Kinberg previously indicated the subplot in which Rogue becomes much more a key part of the narrative, including the scene where the older Professor X and Magneto break her out of a Sentinel-guarded prison, will likely Not be a part of said cut.
Instead if it is on the disc it will be as part of the film's deleted scenes collection. The film, the biggest earner of the year so far both domestically and internationally, currently doesn't have a home release date as yet. »
- Garth Franklin
Those of you that have wondered if we'd ever get to see a more filled-out version of X-Men: Days of Future Past now have something to look forward to. As you ay know, director Bryan Singer shot an awful lot for the time-traveling epic. He had a gigantic cast, a studio begging for something Avengers-scale colossal, and an astounding budget. Along the way, when all was said and done, he had to make some cuts since the film was teetering towards being way too long and having way too much going on.
@SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014
That tweet is from X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner. It's a reply to a fan that asked if a Director's or Extended cut of the film would ever see the light of day. This cut of the film will include, amongst other things, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Though X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been a big success, one group of mutant fans were unhappy with how their favourite character appeared in the film. Which is to say: briefly. Now it appears those who wanted to see more of Anna Paquin’s power-siphoning Rogue may just get their wish, because producer Lauren Shuler Donner answered a question about a director’s cut on Twitter with promising news. @SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year.— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014 Whether this means that Rogue’s scenes – which included a subplot where Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Ian McKellen’s Magneto team up to rescue her from a Sentinel-guarded prison in order to help the team keep Hugh Jackman’s Logan in the past – will be fully re-instated into the movie’s running time or whether they’ll simply show up on the Blu-ray remains to be seen. »
We all knew that a significant amount of footage was cut from X-Men: Days Of Future Past. After all, an actress like Anna Paquin usually doesn't get top billing in a blockbuster when they have no lines. So where did all that footage go? It likely went to a planned director's cut, one that may be on the way for the year's highest grossing film. Producer Lauren Shuler-Donner confirmed that we would see an extended version of X-Men: Days Of Future Past quite soon with deleted material put back into the film. From Twitter: @SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year.. Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014 Of course, that's one producer firing off a single Tweet, and not necessarily indicative of what we're going to see. The bulk of the deleted material from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Anna Paquin's scenes, likely stem from the »
David Gordon Green is set to direct the pilot episode of "Red Oaks" for Amazon with Steven Soderbergh producing. The show is set in 1985, and features college student David Myers (Craig Roberts pictured) who is both reeling from his father's heart attack and conflicted about what major to declare in the fall. Myers gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey and while there, he meets a colorful cast of misfit co-workers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named "Skye" (Alexandra Socha) and her corporate raider father "Getty" (Paul Reiser). A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, Red Oaks is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins. Richard Kind ("Spin City"), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Oliver Cooper (Runner Runner) co-star »
- Brad Brevet
When X-Men: Days of Future Past finally landed in theaters this past May, it was met with almost universal acclaim from comic-book buffs, critics and general audiences alike, with many commending director Bryan Singer for balancing a tricky time-travelling narrative with a boatload of important characters and an absolutely massive amount of special effects. Sadly, in order to satisfy the studio and trim down the running time, Singer was forced to leave a lot of footage on the cutting room floor – including most of Anna Paquin’s performance as Rogue.
However, it turns out we may get to see the director’s more complete version of Days of Future Past after all. Responding to a fan on Twitter, producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that a director’s cut of the film would be making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD later this year along with the theatrical version:
@SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger »
- Isaac Feldberg
We know from the various trailers and tv spots etc that several scenes from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past must have been left of the cutting room floor. The most notable omissions seem to be a couple of scenes featuring Anna Paquin's Rogue, but now producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that we'll get to see them when a director's cut of the movie hits shelves later in the year. @SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year. — Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014 The scenes in question were an entire action set piece in which Iceman, Magneto and Professor X rescue Rogue from the sentinels, and then another sequence which saw her using her powers to help keep Wolverine's mind in his younger body after he inadvertently injures Kitty. But we've also glimpsed several other scenes -- including Mystique interacting with Beast and Wolverine »
Winning over both audiences and critics, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" managed to take a complicated timeline and dozens of characters, and create something that made more sense and was more exciting than it probably had any right to be. And in the lead up to the film, there was much talk about the roles that were reduced and/or cut during the editing process, most notably those of Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Storm (Halle Berry). Well, not to fear, as they are likely to be added back into the film. Producer Lauren Donner Shuler recently answered a fan query on Twitter and confirmed a director's cut of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" is coming later this year. Check out the response below:@SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year. — Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014 Granted, details are fuzzy, but Rogue did have a much larger part, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It was reported early on that the bulk of Rogue's scenes got the axe when it came to the final cut of X-men: Days Of Future Past. We all figured that we would just see them via deleted scenes on the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release, but it looks like the folks at Twentieth Century Fox might have something a little cooler planned for X-Fans. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner was goodly enough to confirm as much in a twitter response. @SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner »
- Sean Wist
Any X-Men fans upset that we didn’t get to see more of Anna Paquin’s Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past after Bryan Singer made the decision to remove an action-sequence featuring Rogue’s escape from captivity at the hands of the Sentinels will be pleased to hear that producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that an X-tended Director’s Cut of the mutant superhero sequel will arrive on Blu-ray later this year. The producer made the announcement via Twitter, although no further details have been forthcoming as of yet.
X-Men: Days of Future Past sees X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) joined in the cast by franchise newcomers »
- Gary Collinson
A film adaptation of Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book Flat Stanley has been in the works over at Fox for some time now, but today brings news that the project is finally moving forward with a new director and pair of writers. Josh Greenbaum, who previously directed a golf documentary titled The Short Game, has signed on to helm. Additionally, Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin will re-write the film, which is being envisioned as a live-action take, working from an earlier draft by Adam Goldberg (Aliens in the Attic, ABC’s The Goldbergs) and Chris Bishop (The Goldbergs).
Flat Stanley (first published way back in 1964) centers on a boy named Stanley Lambchop, who is accidentally flattened by a bulletin board but uses his new paper-thin body to explore many extraordinary places. The book is considered to be a classic and has birthed an entire series, so Fox could »
- Isaac Feldberg
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