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Next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be absolutely massive, even by X-Men standards, and the latest issue of EW is shedding a little light on the anticipated superhero sequel. Above, check out some concept art of the tomb said to house ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), a being of staggering power whose re-emergence threatens the entire world.
Suiting up to battle the mutant, whose abilities afford him godlike might, are X-Men members Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). Joining them for the pic, which is set in 1983, are teen incarnations of familiar mutants including Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
As Apocalypse threatens the entire world, other mutants also come out of the woodwork, including powerful psychic Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Angel (Ben Hardy), Jubilee (Lana Condor), Havok (Lucas Till) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult »
- Isaac Feldberg
Four New Character Posters for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Have Been Released. The new film by Guy Ritchie has four new character posters. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s core cast is made of Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Elizabeth Debicki, all of whom now have their own, personal one-sheets. I recently watched Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). It’s a slightly cartoonish take […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Salma Hayek essentially plays a sexy punchbag in this crude, contrived, reprehensible film
A gruelling gimmick thriller, pitched at dead-eyed graduates of the Matthew Vaughn school of cinematic sociopathy. Working girl Salma Hayek scrabbles to save her daughter while confined to a Yakuza-run cathouse; she does so in kitten heels and a push-up top that gets clingy when the sprinklers go off.
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- Mike McCahill
Daniel Craig’s James Bond a little too brooding for your tastes? Matthew Vaughn’s got you covered – his Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most entertaining and riotous spy flick in years, as well as one that’s unquestionably made for adults. Unrepentantly ribald, delectably blood-soaked and filled with more genre in-jokes than you can shake a martini at (with gin, of course, stirred for ten seconds while staring at an unopened bottle of vermouth), Kingsman is a blast of gleeful filmmaking exuberance from first frame to last, clever enough to up-end spy movie conventions while simultaneously serving as a high-flying, rip-roaring adventure that stands among the genre’s best.
On paper, the movie shouldn’t work at all. Its humor is thoroughly low-brow, its premise a bit of a stretch and its characters incredibly over-the-top – but Vaughn, maestro of mayhem that he is, pulls it off with an »
- Isaac Feldberg
While the first Star Wars spinoff, titled Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, seems to be moving along just fine, the second planned Star Wars Anthology movie, long believed to center on bounty hunter Boba Fett, hit a major snag when director Josh Trank exited the project. Not too long after the news was made official, a rumor circulated fast that both Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn were wanted for Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. But now, one of those names is definitely out of the running. Jon Favreau isn't just saying no to Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. He's saying no to all Star Wars movies. The director tweeted his non-involvement last night.
"Not directing any Sw eps. Just a fan...Not involved with any Sw films. Can't wait to see them, though."
It's easy to see why Jon Favreau may have been considered. He kick-started the Marvel »
Today, we're pleased to debut some exclusive animated artwork for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service designed to educate you the ways of the gentleman spy. As Colin Firth's Harry Hart tutors Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in the manners and principles of the Kingsman, so these "bespoke" lessons teach you Murderous Mixology, Keeping Clean While Getting Your Hands Dirty, and Dressing to Kill (including how to kick the shit out of someone with only your belt for a weapon). Basically, how to be a completely lethal badass without ever losing your refined edge. The clips don't have a whole lot to do with the film itself, but they're a fun bit of in-world marketing that capture the film's odd juxtaposition of brutal violence and dapper manners. Check out the new Kingsman art below. Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on blu-ray. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, »
- Haleigh Foutch
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In a video interview with Yahoo! Movies, Matthew Vaughn finally (thankfully) shed light on what the heck is happening with the Kick-Ass franchise. A fan asked via Twitter if the filmmaker was done with the saga, to which he replied: "We would like to dip our toe back into it. ... We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy." Vaughn is hoping that if his team pulls the prequel off, they'll regain the trust of fans who disliked Kick-Ass 2 and be able to then make a Kick-Ass 3. Sounds like a solid plan. Here's the full vid: »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Matthew Vaughn is already working away on a screenplay for Kingsman: The Secret Service 2, admitting he'll make the film if he can get the script to a place he's happy with. But it turns out that he's also involved in a third potential Kick-Ass movie.
Vaughn directed the first Kick-Ass, although opted to make X-Men: First Class rather than Kick-Ass 2 (which was taken on by Jeff Wadlow). The more muted response to the second film seemed to have brought the cinematic series to a close, but it still proved to be profitable, not least in part down to its economic budget.
Chatting to Yahoo!, Vaughn has now confirmed that "we're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Bid Daddy". "If we can make that, »
If you were disappointed by Kick-Ass 2, the future of the franchise is answering to your interests. That is, if your interests include origin stories and going backwards and then later moving forwards again. Any questions? Yes? Okay, we'll try to answer as best we can: Will there be a Kick-Ass 3? While promoting the home video release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, original Kick-Ass writer/director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn told Yahoo! Movies that he's "not happily done with the franchise" and would like to continue. But before he can do Kick-Ass 3, he has to do a prequel, "to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass." But who wants to see a movie about Kick-Ass before he became Kick-Ass? The prequel wouldn't focus on...
- Christopher Campbell
Matthew Vaughn Developing a Kick-Ass Prequel on Hit-Girl. Despite the box office failure of Kick-Ass 2, director Matthew Vaughn claims that he isn’t finished with the franchise yet. The Kick-Ass director revealed that he is currently working on a prequel focused on Hit-Girl.
Talking with Yahoo, Vaughn knew about the negative fan reactions on Kick-Ass 2, stating that he was “not happily done with the franchise.” However, Vaughn says that he is developing an idea for an origin story on Hit-Girl. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy,” he said. “If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass. »
- Mufsin Mahbub
Oh, Matthew Vaughn, you of the oh-so-classy anal sex joke in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and other cinematic vulgar offenses (much of the dialogue in “Kick-Ass” for example).The filmmaker is arguably getting a touch of Mark Millar syndrome, which would be fitting in that most of his movies are comic book adaptation of Millar’s crass and offensive works. Millar of course has boy-who-cried-wolf overpromise syndrome—like claiming that Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp would probably star in the never-actually-made production of his “Nemesis” comic among many other fibs or massive exaggerations. Vaughn doesn’t seem to have gotten the hint. His adaptation of Millar’s “Kick-Ass” grossed a paltry $48 million domestically in 2010 (less than $100 million worldwide). Wisely, Lionsgate didn’t want to do anything with a sequel, but Universal, listening too much to the fanboy chatter, decided to pony up the money for a sequel a few years after the fact. »
- Rodrigo Perez
Back at the end of May, comic book writer Mark Millar revealed that he still held ambitions of bringing his proposed Hit Girl movie to the screen, and now Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that development is underway on a solo spinoff for the young assassin, which he hopes will then pave the way for Kick-Ass 3.
“[I’m] not happily done with the franchise,” Vaughn told Yahoo during a promotional interview for the home-entertainment release of his latest Millar adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass. »
- Gary Collinson
Although you might imagine (and right now you'd be right) that Matthew Vaughn’s focus is on crafting a Kingsman sequel, he hasn’t totally forgotten the Kick-Ass universe, and has pretty big plans for what he wants to do with it.From the sounds of it, Vaughn was in agreement with those who felt like Jeff Wadlow’s 2013’s follow-up didn’t quite recapture the ribald magic of Vaughn’s first Kick-Ass. And he’s looking to take the series back in time before it can move forward. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,” he tells Yahoo UK. “If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to »
Though they made relatively similar grosses, the first "Kick-Ass" is looked back on as a promising and exciting franchise launcher whereas the sequel essentially ended those hopes overnight. Nevertheless, fans of the series are still hoping for and talking about the possibility of a third entry in the series.
In a new interview with Yahoo UK, the first film's director and second film's producer Matthew Vaughn was asked about further entries in the series and he seemed surprisingly optimistic about the possibility:
"We would like to dip our toe back into it.... We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. It's quite a fun idea we've come up with. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn't like 'Kick-Ass 2' and then we can go off and make 'Kick-Ass »
- Garth Franklin
Matthew Vaughn is working on a ‘Kick Ass‘ prequel.
The 44-year-old director – who helmed the first film in the franchise – has revealed the prequel needs to be made before ‘Kick Ass 3‘ can come to fruition.
He told Yahoo! Movies: “I’m not happily done with the franchise, for sure. ‘Kick-Ass’ was a really important film for me, I’m really proud of it.
“We would like to dip our toe back into it. When I say ‘we’, Mark [Millar] and I and the team
“We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy. It’s quite a fun idea we’ve come up with.”
As well as taking on the ‘Kick Ass’ project, »
- Paul Heath
"Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" fame has not only confirmed there will be a "Kick-Ass 3" with actress Chloë Grace Moretz reprising her role as female vigilante 'Hit-Girl', but there will also be a "Hit-Girl" prequel he will also direct:
"We’re working on an idea for a prequel, of how did 'Hit-Girl' and 'Big Daddy' become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy," said Vaughn.
"...hopefully that will be for the people that didn’t like 'Kick-Ass 2' ...
"...and then we can go off and make 'Kick-Ass 3'.
"I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass..."
"Because it's kind of insane. Would the world accept this? »
- Michael Stevens
Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s action-comedy Kick-Ass is a wonderfully subversive, thrilling spin on the superhero genre. Director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, Kick-Ass 2, is an ugly, mean-spirited bore of a film. The anticipated follow-up was a flop with both audiences and critics when it hit theaters—even one of its stars refused to promote it. Vaughn was busy with X-Men/Kingsman at the time, which is why he didn’t return to direct, but it appears that there’s hope yet for a franchise turnaround in the future. Speaking with Yahoo! UK, Vaughn revealed that he’s still eager to dive back into the Kick-Ass universe: “I’m not happily done with the franchise, for sure. Kick-Ass is a really important film to me and I’m very proud of it, and we would like to dip our toe back into it—when I say ‘we’ I mean Mark [Millar] and I and the team. »
- Adam Chitwood
Matthew Vaughn has admitted that plans are currently afoot to reinvigorate the Kick-Ass franchise, and he believes that before they create a Kick-Ass 3, they.ll need to win back fans with a prequel. And in order to do just that, Vaughn has revealed that they are looking to tell the story of how Hit-Girl and Big Daddy rose to be such impressive ass kickers. The English director made this admission while talking to Yahoo Movies to promote Kingsman: The Secret Service's released on home entertainment. After revealing that he.s "not happily done with the franchise," Matthew Vaughn outlined his ambition to reboot the series. And his description of their intended prequel will have moviegoers leaping for joy with anticipation. Vaughn explained that they're working on an idea that would be an origin story for Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), mapping out how they »
While fielding fan questions for Yahoo! Movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service helmer Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he's "not happily done with the [Kick-Ass] franchise," and that there are indeed plans for a Hit-Girl movie (which Mark Millar said earlier this year will be set in far East and directed by "someone like Gareth Evans"). "We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy...If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3’." Kick-Ass 2 received a mixed response from critics and was far from a hit, and Vaughn admitted that they'll need to use the Hit-Girl movie to restore faith in the Kick-Ass franchise. "I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we »
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