Bryan Singer is directing. Plot details are unknown.
Hardy’s role is unknown at this time but sources say the part is significant to the “X-Men” universe.
The pic bows on May 27, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
“EastEnders” star Ben Hardy is in talks for a key, as-yet-undisclosed role in Bryan Singer‘s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Representatives for 20th Century Fox and Hardy did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Also Read: ‘X-Men’ Series in the Works at Fox Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy will all return to their roles as Mystique, Magneto, Beast and Professor X, respectively, while Oscar Isaac will play the film’s titular villain Apocalypse. Rose Byrne will also reprise her role of Moira MacTaggert. New cast members include Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, »
- Jeff Sneider
Tye Sheridan may have landed the part of the younger Scott Summers in X-Men: Apocalypse, but it seems director Bryan Singer was impressed enough with Ben Hardy's audition to cast the young Eastenders actor in another role. Who will be be playing? Well that seems to be a mystery for now, and the only other details we have on the character is that he's "significant to the X-Men universe." The Wrap does also report that he was at one time rumored to be up for Warren Worthington/Angel (so that may at least confirm the winged mutant's appearance in the movie) but that insiders now say it's another "key role" that's being kept under wraps. Whoever Hardy is playing, he joins Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee. X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters May 19, 2016. »
While Harvey Weinstein is generally known as Mr. Oscar, this year he had a relatively quiet time at the awards ceremony, with The Weinstein Company walking away with just two trophies. But Harvey is a man with a plan, and he already has a lot of potential contenders on his plate for next year, including "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," and "Lion" with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. And never one to have a couple more options at his disposal, he's apparently eyeing Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic for the awards season. The news comes from Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee, who recently stopped by the "Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend" podcast (via FilmDrunk) and provided an update on the status of the Lee Daniels directed picture about the late comedian. Mike Epps is in the lead role, with Kate Hudson as Jennifer Pryor, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Chicago – Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! Say it three times to win it, and you’ll win every Academy Award pool you enter – at least for the nine categories covered here – if you follow the advice of the HollywoodChicago.com “experts.” We have the Oscar magic, so if you believe in it, then we deliver.
Three film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Patrick McDonald, Nick Allen and Spike Walters – will not only predict Sunday’s big night, but will suggest choreography to Neil Patrick Harris for his opening number. The crew will opine on Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director. As in previous years, the prognostications are broken down into thoughts on who Will Win, Should Win and Should Have Been Nominated (for one last gasp of dissent). The predictors will also take on a wild card guess for several other categories, and the latest odds on the rest of »
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It's that time again! For the fourth year running we're celebrating the snubbed and overlooked, the too commercial or not commercial enough, with Digital Spy's alternative Oscars.
Many great movies missed out on an Academy Awards nominations in 2015, so read on below to see who we think are the best of the rest.
And the Alternative Oscar goes to... Nightcrawler!
Buoyed by sensational performances from Jake Gyllenhaal (sociopathic as Lou Bloom) and Rene Russo and a moody James Newton Howard soundtrack, this story of ruthless ambition and fluctuating media morality says »
One of the more popular elements of last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past was the introduction of Quicksilver, played by American Horror Story star Evan Peters. While doing press for his upcoming thriller The Lazarus Effect, in theaters February 27, Evan Peters confirmed that he will return as Quicksilver in X-Men: Apocalypse, although he isn't quite sure what's in store for his character yet. Here's what he had to say below:
"I think so, yes. I assume it as well, but I don't know what I'm supposed to say and not supposed to say. I haven't seen a script."
When asked if his schedule has been worked out yet, and when he will start production, the actor remained tight-lipped.
"No. We'll see. I think... I don't know what I can say and what I can't say. All I can say is that I have not seen a script yet."
When it was announced that Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show, the Internet responded in turn by nominating some viable candidates (you can read our list here). At the top of most packs was Jessica Williams, the 25-year-old black comic who has been the show’s most surprising correspondent addition in years and has proved herself to be acerbic and hilarious when talking about issues related to feminism, Beyonce, or black hair.
In fact, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 even includes a scene set in 2025 where Williams has nestled comfortably into the hosting chair. If the Cubs can win the World Series in Back to the Future 2, that prediction is good enough for me!
Williams however, despite being very humbled, tweeted that she was “under qualified” for the position, presumably with the idea that she’s only 25 and has a whole career ahead of her to do whatever she wants. »
- Brian Welk
After debuting some concept art which appeared to give us our first look at the sentient AI Ship earlier in the week [see here], Bryan Singer has once again taken to social media to tease next year’s mutant sequel X-Men: Apocalypse with a behind-the-scenes shot that offers up a glimpse of Xavier and Cerebro…
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 and stars X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler.
- Gary Collinson
With production on X-Men: Apocalypse slated to begin this coming April in Montreal, director Bryan Singer has been sharing a number of behind-the-scenes photos, including a look at the 1983 Cerebro set being built. Today, the filmmaker has shared yet another image through his Instagram account, which teases a new design for the Cerebro helmet, which will be worn by James McAvoy's Charles Xavier.
One thing we can't tell from the photo is whether or not Xavier will be bald in X-Men: Apocalypse, which rounds out the trilogy that started with 2011's X-Men: First Class and continued with last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Of course, Patrick Stewart's version of Professor X in the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: Days of Future Past was completely bald, so it would make sense to have this younger version of the character eventually take on this look.
Working on designs from home a month ago. Getting ready for the long-haul in Montreal. #Tbt #XmenApocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Feb 19, 2015 at 1:05pm Pst It's not the clearest look, and you can't tell whether or not McAvoy's Professor X is finally bald, but it's an interesting glimpse nonetheless! What do you guys think of the design? Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be released on May 27th, 2016. »
One of the most popular elements among certain fans (but not all ) from X-Men: Days of Future Past was the introduction of Evan Peters as the mutant Quicksilver. But as Bryan Singer gears up for the next movie in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, will we be seeing Peters suit up as Quicksilver again?
“I think so, yes,” he told I Am Rouge. “I assume it as well, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to say and not supposed to say. I think…I don’t know what I can say and what I can’t say… All I can say is that I have not seen a script yet.”
One would assume that Peters would be back, perhaps with an older version of his younger sister Scarlet Witch, but if he is coming back then he’s keeping tight lipped about it.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, »
- Luke Owen
Director Bryan Singer is working on the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" and just revealed that Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, The Road, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) has been cast as Nightcrawler. "Excited to welcome Kodi Smith-McPhee to the cast of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' as young Nightcrawler," Singer wrote on Instagram. Smit-McPhee added: "I am humbled and honored to be joining this incredible project and to be able to tell the story of the well respected young mutant Nightcrawler. Thank you Bryan Singer and the passionate X-Men fans." Smit-McPhee is joining James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Oscar Isaac. "X-Men: Apocalypse" is set to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016. »
When it was revealed earlier this afternoon that Neill Blomkamp had officially signed on to direct a new film in the Alien franchise, one of the big lingering questions that we had was in regard to how it would relate to the also-currently-in-development Prometheus 2. Well, the good news is that we didn't have to wait that long for an answer, as now that information has found its way online. Sources have told The Wrap that the events that will be featured in the story of Neill Blomkamp's Alien film will be set narratively after the events of Prometheus 2 - which is apparently still very much in the works. Presumably, that sequel will continue to follow the exploits of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the head of the android David (Michael Fassbender) as they learn more about the ancient aliens known as the Engineers and about how humanity came into existence. »
Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! We have news on who will play the marvelous mutant Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse, a look at four new fright-styled T-shirts from Fright Rags (including an ’80's-esque Freddy Krueger), and home media release details for 20th Century Fox's The Pyramid.
Nightcrawler: He can teleport with his unique dimension-hopping ability, he's extremely agile, he knows how to handle a saber with expert ease, and he at times has a gleeful sense of humor. The X-Men mutant Nightcrawler has many admirable traits and was memorably portrayed by Alan Cumming in Bryan Singer's X2. With Singer back behind the camera for X-Men: Apocalypse, a film that will introduce more mutants to the growing ranks of the X-Mansion, it's been revealed by the director on his Instagram page that Kodi Smit-McPhee will play a young Nightcrawler.
- Derek Anderson
At first glance today's MPAA ratings bulletin didn't appear to include much of interest. Hell, I thought the G rating for the upcoming Disney short film "Frozen Fever", which will premiere in front of the live action Cinderella on March 13 might be the biggest title. But then I looked a little closer and a few more started to pop out. First off there's the much talked about horror film It Follows, which has secured a grisly R-rating and then there's Slow West starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, which A24 picked up at Sundance. And Sisters, the upcoming Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy that has secured itself a nice R-rating. Finally, Anomalisa is the new stop motion animated film from Charlie Kaufman, co-directed by Duke Johnson. The picture was started via Kickstarter and features the voices of Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis and Tom Noonan. The film does not, »
- Brad Brevet
It may not be released until next year but Bryan Singer is making sure that we don’t forget about X-men: Apocalypse as he earlier announced yet another cast member. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are already attached to the project, but they now have a new addition to welcome into the ever expanding fold. Kodi Smit-McPhee whose body of work includes The Road and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has signed on to play Nightcrawler.
Brought to the big screen first by Alan Cumming Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler is a firm fan favourite. For those mot in the know Nightcrawler’s mutant abilities include superhuman agility, adhesive hand and feet and the ability to teleport! He also has a rather altered physical appearance; blue skin (or fur), two-toed feet and three-fingered hands, yellow eye, pointy ears and a tail. »
- Kat Smith
The more things change, the more they stay the same....or something. Bryan Singer is gearing up "X-Men: Apocalypse" for a spring shoot in Montreal, and we're seeing a lot of young faces taking on the roles of established mutants. And it's actually a pretty terrific ensemble getting together for this one, with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp as part of the new school cast, with Ian McKellen reportedly returning in some capacity. And now, the group is growing one larger. Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Road," "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes") has bagged the role of Nightcrawler in the movie. It certainly suggests a different tenor from Alan Cumming's more flamboyant role, perhaps more introspective and pained than flashy. But Smit-McPhee is a great talent, so we're excited to see what he can do with the character. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What's the best way to up your follower count on Instagram? If you're Bryan Singer, you use your account to tease your upcoming movie. Yesterday he dropped some concept art for "X-Men: Apocalypse," and late last night, Singer revealed his new Nightcrawler. Singer posted a professional-looking headshot of Kodi Smit-McPhee, with the caption, " Excited to welcome @kodismitmcphee to the cast of #XmenApocalypse as young #Nightcrawler." Smit-McPhee doubled up on the message by posting a similar Instagram announcement.
Kodi Smit-McPhee first snagged our attention as the nameless young boy in "The Road," followed by roles in "Let Me In," "ParaNorman," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." However, the character of Nightcrawler, a fuzzy blue mutant with a prehensile tail, is probably the weirdest of them all. Alan Cumming transmogrified into a super creepy Nightcrawler in "X-Men 2," complete with yellow eyes, two-fingered hands, and scarred blue skin.
Smit-McPhee is joining »
- Jenni Miller
Last seen portrayed by Alan Cumming in X-Men 2, Nightcrawler will be returning to the X-Men: universe for X-Men: Apocalypse, with, announced by director Bryan Singer on Instagram, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) stepping into the two toed shoes of the blue skinned teleporter. He will be joining fellow young-ified versions of familiar characters Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and it'll be interesting to see what Singer has in store for the characters, and how they will fit in alongside the returning cast Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rose Byrne, reprising her role of Moira McTaggert from X-Men: First Class. X-Men: Apocalypse is released May 27th 2016. »
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