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It cannot be denied that cinema is currently awash with superheroes, and is certain to stay that way for many years to come, if studio release slate announcements are anything to go by. While the partnerships between Warner Bros and DC, and Disney and Marvel respectively are uppermost in the minds of most fans, the reality of comic book film adaptations is less straight-forward, with different characters belonging to different studios. For example, while the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be considered to have begun with Iron Man back in 2008, 20th Century Fox was way ahead of the game, enjoying success with an X-Men franchise – beginning in 2000. That franchise has so far generated seven movies, with a further six planned. Those upcoming films include spin-off titles for Deadpool and Gambit.
The character of Gambit is a mutant with a heavy Cajun accent and a shadowy personal life. He first appeared in »
- Sarah Myles
Josh Boone, director of The Fault In Our Stars, is set to write and direct The New Mutants for Fox as an expansion of the X-Men franchise. Boone will co-write the adaptation of Marvel’s The New Mutants comic-book series, released in the 1980s, with Knate Gwaltney, and Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner have signed […]
- Olivia Truffaut
According to reports, director Josh Boone ("The Fault In Our Stars") will co-write a screenplay and direct Fox' next "X-Men" movie spinoff "The New Mutants", for producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, based on the Marvel Comics' 1982 teenage superhero team , created by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator Bob McLeod:
"The New Mutants" were teenaged students of 'Professor Charles Xavier' and his 'School for Gifted Youngsters', much like the original 'X-Men', who had since grown into adulthood.
Original members included 'Samuel Guthrie' aka 'Cannonball', a mild-mannered Kentuckian and eventual co-leader, who became invulnerable when rocketing through the air;
'Xi'an Coy Manh' aka 'Karma', a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl and the team's original leader, who can mentally possess other people's bodies;
'Danielle Moonstar' aka 'Mirage'/'Psyche', a Cheyenne who can create visual empathic three-dimensional illusions;
'Roberto da Costa' aka 'Sunspot', a Brazilian who gained superhuman strength fueled by sunlight, »
- Michael Stevens
20th Century Fox has closed a deal with filmmaker Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to co-write and direct a new stand alone X-Men spinoff entitled The New Mutants. The filmmaker will co-write the screenplay with Knate Gwaltney (Kidnap), with Simon Kinberg set to producing alongside Lauren Shuler Donner. Here's what Simon Kinberg had to say about Josh Boone coming on board in a statement.
"We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters."
This adventure will introduce a new crop of mutants, although it isn't exactly clear which ones will be used in this adaptation. First introduced in a 1982 Marvel graphic novel, The New Mutants received their own monthly comic book in 1983, with the team comprised of much younger mutants who all attended Professor Xavier's school. »
So confession time: of all of the books Marvel has ever published about any of the characters in the X-Men universe, "The New Mutants" remains my very favorite. Part of that was timing. I was 13 when the series began publication, and I was already a fan of the X-Men. My best friend at the time was a comic nerd the way I was a movie nerd, and he knew my tastes well enough that when the book was about to launch, he urged me to make sure it was on my pull list. It blows my mind that Chris Claremont was basically forced to create the series under duress. From the moment the book launched, I was all aboard for the story of a group of kids who were recruited to attend Xavier's school. At that point, the original X-Men were all adults, and this was a chance for Marvel »
- Drew McWeeny
Boone’s “Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, was a surprise hit for Fox, with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a $12 million budget. He’s also attached to direct Stephen King’s “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and has said that the studio is planning a four-part franchise.
- Dave McNary
Deadline reports that Fox has closed a deal with The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, yet another spinoff which will expand the world of the X-Men. Specific plot details haven't been revealed at this stage, but it sounds like it will focus on a new crop of young characters. While X-Men: Apocalypse is introducing younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and Storm, you have to imagine that they'll be taking over the main X-Men franchise. It wouldn't be that surprising to see them show up here though. Regardess, Boone is set to co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. Boone has been linked to the big screen adatation of Stephen King's The Stand, while the site mentions that he's among those who have been considered for Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot. He'll next direct The Vampire Chronicles, »
As part of its effort to grow the X-Men into an expansive cinematic universe, Fox has inked a deal with The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spinoff that will introduce a new generation of exceptionally gifted youngsters who could potentially join forces with the X-Men in future films.
Though Boone, who made his debut with romantic drama Stuck in Love, may seem like an odd choice to delve into superhero territory, he’s been a hot commodity for years now and is hard at work over at Warner Bros. on an ambitious, multi-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The helmer reached out to King and became friendly with the writer, who also set Boone to work on an adaptation of Lisey’s Story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Fox is moving forward with the X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants, and has hired The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone to helm the picture. According to Deadline, Boone will co-write the screenplay with Knate Gwaltney (Kidnap), and Simon Kingberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, the stewards of the X-Men movie franchise, will produce. I'm honestly a little surprised that it's taken this long for Fox to move forward on an X-Men spinoff that isn't based on a solo character. I understand if they didn't want to pull focus from the current X-Men movies, but now that Apocalypse is looking more and more like the end of a chapter for the franchise, I'm wondering if the studio is now going to seriously branch out and start launching other teams. The X-Men comics have no shortage of spinoff teams, and this could be Fox's response to Marvel and Warner Bros/DC's crossover films. »
- Matt Goldberg
Twentieth Century Fox is finalizing a deal for “The Fault In Our Stars” director Josh Boone to write and helm “The New Mutants,” TheWrap has learned. The movie is a stand alone spinoff to exist in the “X-Men” universe. “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters,” producer Simon Kinberg said in statement. Kinberg will produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner. Also Read: James McAvoy Gets Shaved Bald for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' (Photo) Knate Gwaltney (who »
- Matt Donnelly
Exclusive: Fox has closed a deal with The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spinoff that expands its X-Men movie universe. The series, already part of the X-Men Comics universe, introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers. Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. It is not surprising that the studio would want Boone to grow into bigger… »
Boone will direct the project and co-write the script with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce. The comic series introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers.
Kinberg says: "We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters."
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Posing in a way that would make Rose DeWitt Bukater proud, the photo sees Reynolds don the superhero guise for a rather intimate still. Here’s what the actor had to share.
With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #email@example.com/MPM89bYz1B
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015
For the film, Reynolds will play the part of Wade Wilson, Marvel’s idiosyncratic anti-hero that earns his title as the Merc with a Mouth for his quirky one-liners and devastating physical abilities. The project has flirted with development for some time, particularly after the actor’s cameo in the otherwise poor X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it was the tidal wave of support that rose to the fore following the release of last year’s excellent test footage. »
- Michael Briers
We’ve long heard that next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse will round out the prequel trilogy that began with First Class in 2011, and now we’re starting to see some signs that that may very well be the case.
Following Nicholas Hoult’s comments that Apocalypse may be his last turn as Hank McCoy/Beast (unless he extends his contract), Jennifer Lawrence has announced that 2016 will mark the last time she dons the blue body makeup of shape-shifting femme fatale Mystique.
Lawrence broke the news to MTV recently during the red carpet premiere for her new film Serena, saying:
“It is my last one, actually.”
X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner once expressed interest in giving Mystique – who’s appeared in five of the seven installments – her own spinoff film, but with Lawrence’s departure from the role, I think it’s safe to assume that that’s not going to happen anytime soon. »
- James Garcia
Richard Donner, Derek Hoffman, Bobby Sabelhaus and John Zaozirny are developing drama “Sons of Soldiers,” centering on a high school football team at Fort Campbell, Ky., and the impact of the players’ parents serving in the military.
“For us, this is a project that goes beyond the traditional sports drama, to explore the sacrifices that not only soldiers make, but also their spouses and children,” Sabelhaus told Variety.
“This is about the wives and children who are on the other end of all those phone calls we see in films like ‘American Sniper,'” he added. “Though they’re not on a battlefield, they make massive sacrifices as well, going weeks without knowing where their father or mother, husband or wife are.”
The producers have obtained the life rights to Shawn Berner, who successfully coached the Fort Campbell Falcons for more than a decade. They have also hired screenwriter Robert Eisele, »
- Dave McNary
Welcome to a special edition of our news round-up, this time focusing on three comic book adaptations. The female lead in the Deadpool movie has been cast, the voice actors for Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Drax, Groot, and Rocket have been revealed for Disney Xd's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series (and fans of Boy Meets World and Batman Beyond should be very pleased with the Quill casting), and it's been announced that a Dreadstar TV series is in the works with the creator of the comic book series, Jim Starlin, executive producing and writing the project.
Deadpool: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra from Firefly and Serenity, Homeland, Gotham) will play the female lead in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool movie. The name of Baccarin's character has not yet been revealed, so it's unknown if she'll play a character from the Marvel comic book universe. »
- Derek Anderson
Baccarin will portray the love interest for the titular character, an assassin with a scarred face who acquires superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Gina Carano is also set to star as Angel Dust.
She’s repped by UTA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Jackoway Tyerman.
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
After testing earlier this month, actress Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead role in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. The actress was believed to be the front runner for the role, beating out others in contention such as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society).
While her character's exact identity wasn't revealed, Morena Baccarin will play a potential love interest for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), although she grapples with falling for a man with a disfigured face. The story centers on Wilson, an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but the operation backfires, leaving him twisted and scarred while also giving him super powers. Morena Baccarin joins a cast that also includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as an unknown comedic character and Ed Skrein as a mysterious character who may be the villain. »
Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up! This time around we have a new poster for The CW's iZombie, a fresh batch of The Walking Dead Valentine's Day images, and an update on who will be joining Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Deadpool movie.
iZombie: "Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. »
- Derek Anderson
Reynolds portrays the title character, a talkative assassin who winds up with superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Carano will play the role of Angel Dust, part of the Morlocks group of mutants in the Marvel universe.
Reynolds previewed a first look at his character’s signature mask on Twitter earlier this week.
Sepia tone disguises the fact the mask is ballerina pink. It's early. 365 sleeps early. #deadpool #prototypes pic.twitter.com/PekFa2KS7S
— Ryan Reynolds »
- Dave McNary
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