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X-Men Producers Want Spin-Off Films For Mystique, Gambit And Deadpool

10 April 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No longer content to make standalone superhero movies, studios are looking to put together superhero movie universes, thanks largely to what Marvel has done with their interconnected properties. It’s too early to tell whether or not this will be good or bad for the genre as a whole, but Sony, 2oth Century Fox, and Warner Bros. are clearly planting seeds to emulate what Marvel has done.

Warner Bros. is laying groundwork for a DC universe with Batman vs. Superman, Sony has greenlit multiple Spider-Man sequels as well as Venom and Sinister Six spin-offs, and Fox is looking to fix their X-Men universe with Days of Future Past, then one day merge the property with the soon-to-be-rebooted Fantastic Four. 

What’s going on over at Fox is particularly interesting, as they were the ones who helped kickstart the superhero genre in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s X-Men. They now have six X-films under their belt, »

- James Garcia

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X-men Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg Considering Mystique Spin-Off

10 April 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jennifer Lawrence is super-popular and will likely continue to get great roles, but her marquee franchise, The Hunger Games, will wrap up in November 2015 with the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.  If she's looking for another blockbuster series, she may need to get a little blue.  In a recent interview with EW, X-Men: Days of Future Past producers Lauren Shuler Donner and talked about X-Men spin-offs.  Donner once again talked about her desire to do Gambit and Deadpool movies, and Kinberg added "I love what Jen Lawrence has done with [Mystique], and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo."  I agree that Mystique is an interesting character, and Lawrence could potentially do a lot more with the role.  Then again, that was the opinion going into X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and that turned out to be abysmal. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Marvelous Da7e #31.Now: Cease And Desist This Column

5 February 2014 10:43 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome to Marvelous Da7e #31.Now!

The one that might end up getting deleted.

Steal This Speculation

Here’s what went down: some plot details about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot dispersed like pollen in the spring air. Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were weaponized youth who ran across the Storms. Trank quickly came out on the internet and said that the plot was not his movie.

Then, websites started to recieve a Cease and Desist letters for posting about the rumor and it’s denial. The telling text is:

“It has come to our attention that you have posted a purported plot details from the Fox Property on your website”and “These purported plot details provide important qualitative details about character, plot, setting and mood, thereby violating Fox’s rights in the copyrights to the screenplay of the Fox Property.”

So that’s frightening. Here’s why.

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- Da7e

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