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‘Logan’: Hugh Jackman & James Mangold On A Movie Made To Do More Than Sell Happy Meals – Berlin

17 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

20th Century Fox's Logan is world premiering tonight at the Berlin Film Festival, with stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in the German capital alongside director James Mangold and producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker. This is Jackman's last turn as Wolverine in a gritty look at the weary X-Man and the little girl (Dafne Keen) who claws her way into his world and heart. The R-rated film is a departure for X-Men movies — Deadpool notwithstanding — and the… »

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Sophie Turner says next X-Men movie will shoot this year

13 February 2017 2:46 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We know that 20th Century Fox is set to begin production on X-Men: The New Mutants in May, and also has Deadpool 2 (and Gambit…) in development, but as yet all we’ve got to go on with regards to the main X-Men franchise is rumours.

Apparently, the next instalment is going by the title of X-Men: Supernova, and is being scripted by Simon Kinberg, while Bryan Singer has previously suggested he won’t be directing (he’s currently tied up with Marvel and Fox’s X-Men TV pilot).

There has been unconfirmed reports that X-Men: Supernova will begin filming in the Spring / Summer, and speaking to HeyUGuys at the British Academy Film Awards, actress Sophie Turner has confirmed that cameras will roll at some point this year.

“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men. We’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and I’ve »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Ratings: FX’s ‘Legion’ Off to Good Start With 3.27 Million Viewers

13 February 2017 2:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s foray into the superhero world is off to a decent start. In Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings, the premiere on Feb. 8 drew 1.8 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic and 3.27 million total viewers.

If you tack on the two encores that also aired that night — FX sells ads on a cume, so it’s not quite as dodgy a practice in this case — that brings the haul to 2.39 million in the demo and 4.37 million viewers on the whole. These numbers don’t include streaming or viewing done on VOD. That’s a healthy boost over the live ratings, which were around 896,000 viewers in the demo (a 0.7 rating) and 1.68 million total viewers. That was better than the premiere of Tom Hardy’s period drama “Taboo” in the demo (0.6), if not total viewers (2.16 million). Most FX series — and scripted shows on other networks — see big lifts with delayed viewing.

Legion” follows young schizophrenic David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man »

- Oriana Schwindt

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‘Mission Control’: Nestor Serrano Joins CBS Nasa-Themed Drama Pilot

13 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Nestor Serrano (The Last Ship) is set for a series regular role in CBS’ Nasa-themed drama pilot Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and veteran showrunner Charles Eglee (Dexter). Written by Weir, Mission Control revolves around the next generation of Nasa astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error. Serrano will play Diaz, director of the… »

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Sophie Turner Confirms X-Men 7 Will Shoot in 2017

13 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With a constant flow of rumors circulating, fans are trying to figure out what the next X-Men movie will be. Last month, a rumor surfaced that claimed the next movie will be called X-Men: Supernova, which will reportedly be a reboot of the Dark Phoenix saga centering on Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner from X-Men: Apocalypse. Over the weekend, Sophie Turner attended the BAFTA Awards, where she confirmed that shooting on this mysterious new X-Men movie will happen soon. Here's what she had to say about her shooting schedule for the remainder of this year.

"We're about to start shooting the next X-Men, we've just finished shooting Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and I've got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8. So I've got a busy year lined up."

Unfortunately, Sophie Turner doesn't reveal more about this X-Men movie »

- MovieWeb

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Jeremy Podeswa To Direct CBS’ Drama Pilot ‘Mission Control’; Julie Anne Robinson To Helm ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Losing It’

10 February 2017 5:24 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jeremy Podeswa is set to direct CBS’ Nasa-themed drama pilot Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and veteran showrunner Charles Eglee (Dexter). Written by Weir, Mission Control revolves around the next generation of Nasa astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error. Podeswa’s directing credits includes episodes of Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Em… »

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Writers Guild Award-Nominated Screenwriters Discuss Their ‘Worst Notes Ever’

9 February 2017 11:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With screenwriting comes notes — from stars, directors, producers and studio executives — and stories about notes that make no sense.

Nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards bonded Thursday night on a panel that delved into many topics including the “worst notes ever” — helpful hints from collaborators that were not helpful at all.

Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins shared a couple of “worst notes” memories from the making of his film about a young African-American man growing up poor in Miami. The biggest clunker: “So where are the white people?”

That non sequitur drew peals of laughter from the crowd at “Beyond Words,” the Writers Guild of America West’s annual panel with the wordsmiths nominated for awards the organization will give out on Feb. 19.

Jenkins appeared with eight other writers and one producer at the event in Beverly Hills, which was co-presented by the Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with Variety. »

- James Rainey

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‘Legion’ Creator on How X-Men Spinoff Goes Where No Superhero Adaptation Has Gone Before

8 February 2017 3:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The moral ambiguity of X-Men characters and storylines was a big draw for “Legion” creator Noah Hawley when he was approached with the idea of creating a TV series that fit within the film franchise. During “the initial conversations with FX and with the other executive producers of the films — Lauren Schuler-Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer — they weren’t really tied to a specific character or story,” Hawley told TheWrap while explaining how “Legion” came to be. “It was an idea of trying to create some sort of TV offshoot of the X-Men films. I’d seen all the films and. »

- Linda Ge

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X-Men: Supernova rumoured to film this summer

6 February 2017 10:32 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 7, 2017

It looks like James McAvoy may be back for the new X-Men film, with X-Men: Supernova looking towards a summer shoot...

The seventh movie in the main line of X-Men films is now strongly rumoured to be filming this summer, although there are still some significant gaps to fill in before this is definite.

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The movie is reportedly going by the name of X-Men: Supernova, and according to My Entertainment World, the film is set to start shooting in June of this year. The production is set to be based in Montreal, and the site also has a synopsis for the movie…

Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, »

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'Legion': Everything You Need to Know About Bold New 'X-Men' TV Show

6 February 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another superhero TV show, you say? It's true: FX's new marquee series Legion is based on a character from the X-Men universe, and it does come stamped with the Marvel Studios imprimatur. But trust us when we say this is no ordinary capes-and-costumes saga. The latest brainchild of Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, this surreal side trip through Fox's mutantverse is far more reminiscent of the auteurist cinema of Stanley Kubrick or David Lynch than standard comic-book blockbuster fare. Fans expecting quippy one-liners and the usual let's-destroy-a-city-block-for-the-hell-of-it set pieces might be advised to look elsewhere. »

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First 'Logan' Clip Introduces Eriq La Salle as Wolverine's New Ally

6 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Today, we have the very first clip from Wolverine 3, which introduces a new friend of Logan's.

A group of rednecks roll up on Mr. Morrison, a new ally of Wolverine's played by Eriq La Salle. Apparently, he's been trespassing on a Texas pump house where Wolverine has been staying. Morrison makes it quite clear that he has an agreement with the previous owner of the property. The leader of this small gang of backwoods militia assures Morrison that 'previous' is the operative word. That's when Logan steps in.

Wolverine, clad in nothing more than a white wife-beater and jeans, tells the gang to go play 'oakie-dickhead' somewhere else. »

- MovieWeb

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Scoop Confirmed: Premise For The Next X-men Film Has Been Revealed!

6 February 2017 6:50 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update:

My Entertainment World has published a synopsis for the next X-Men film that puts a ding in my wild little theory at the end of this original post:

"Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!"

The rest of the report still stands.

Original Report:

Back in November, we shared a scoop with you about what the next X-Men film would center on. At the time, the rumor going »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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New ‘Logan’ Trailer With Hugh Jackman Drops During Super Bowl

5 February 2017 4:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The latest movie in the X-Men universe has gotten a new trailer. New”Logan” footage dropped during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, featuring old pals Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) working to help young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen).

In his last performance as Wolverine, Jackman plays a weakened version of the unbeatable and unbreakable anti-hero. Since his healing powers have lessened, Logan has been earning a living as a chauffeur, hiding out in a border town while caring for the ailing Professor X.  Their small world is shattered by the arrival of young Laura, whose powers are similar to Logan’s and have attracted quite the violent following. Logan, always reluctant to help others, appears to eventually come around and become protective of Laura, one of the few remaining mutants in the country.

The action-packed trailer — set to “Amazing Grace — shows Logan and Laura demonstrating their ferocious fighting skills. »

- Dani Levy

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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Zootopia’ Scribes and More Discuss Breaking Convention

4 February 2017 3:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The scribes behind seven of the year’s top awards contenders came together at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Saturday to discuss the most challenging scenes they had to write, their unique writing processes and crafting stories that fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water”) said he learned how to write by taking note of what didn’t work. And he confessed, as a former actor, that he had plenty of practice working through bad material.

“I spent most of my time on TV shows kind of spewing exposition,” he said. “When I write I almost never use dialogue to move the plot forward because I understand painfully the traps. I try to have the lines tell you something about the character.”

He said he wasn’t sure what genre you could call his film, but that part of the fun for him »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Exclusive Interview – Rachel Keller on Fox’s Legion

1 February 2017 6:56 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

One of the most eagerly anticipated new TV shows to debut in 2017 is Legion, the new show from Fox and Marvel, which debuts this month. And in an exclusive interview, we sat down with one of the stars of the show Rachel Keller to discuss the show and how it fits into the X-Men Universe…

Legion takes its cue from the comic-book series of the same name and is from Noah Hawley, creator and producer of the award-winning Fargo television series which is about to start its third season. But Hawley had some knowledgeable help on the show, with X-Men film runners Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer on board as executive-producers as well as legendary comic-book writer Jeph Loeb, who worked on Smallville.

As for Keller, she plays Syd Barrett in the show. Described as a “self-sufficent, street-smart” young women, Syd’s mutation gives »

- Scott Davis

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‘La La Land’ Producer Recalls Filming That Opening Dance Scene in 110 Degree Heat

28 January 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The memorable freeway ramp dance sequence was shot in only two days with 150 dancers in 110 degree heat, “La La Land” producer Marc Platt recalled at Saturday’s Producers Guild of America nominees panel.

“Shutting down the freeway didn’t seem that impossible when I first read the Damien Chazelle’s script,” Platt told an audience of about 600 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The event was held for the 10 nominated films for the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film production released in 2016.

“We closed the ramp between the 105 and the 110 freeways for a Saturday and a Sunday in September,” Platt noted. “When we were done, everyone was exhausted but no one wanted to leave so we were able to show the footage on monitors on the ramp to the 150 people  applauding and crying.”

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Platt, who has credits going back to the 1980s, »

- Dave McNary

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Noah Hawley on His X-Men Show ‘Legion’: ‘It Feels More Like Real Life to Me’

27 January 2017 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you think you know what FX and Marvel’s new show “Legion” is about, don’t be so sure. The cast, producers, and creative team gathered at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center on Thursday evening for the premiere of the highly-anticipated new show, and all had unique opinions about main character David Haller’s (Dan Stevens) world of mutants and mental hospitals.

“Overall, I think it’s about identity and connecting with people,” said Aubrey Plaza, who plays David’s friend Lenny in the mental institution called  Clockworks.

“I think the show is about finding strength in yourself to overcome things that people have told you were negative or hold you back or make you less than someone else,” added Jeremie Harris, who’s character Ptonomy Wallace helps David overcome some issues from his past.

And yet, the show seems to be about all those things at once. Judging »

- Dani Levy

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Bryan Singer jumps on board to direct Fox’s X-Men series

26 January 2017 5:02 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

So much for Bryan Singer, director of four of the X-Men films in the franchise, which include 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, taking a break from further future X-Men duties. He’s just signed up to take the driving seat for the pilot in Fox’s TV series which is as yet untitled.

After finishing up with last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse Singer stated: “Right now, once this one is done, I’d like to do something really different.” and he couldn’t have chosen a project any more different with a movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury so aptly entitled Bohemian Rhapsody which has Mr Robot’s own Rami Malek in the lead as the legendary Mercury. Singer, who has also directed an updated 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which is based on the Jules Verne novel, currently in pre-production, is in no way a newcomer to the TV arena. »

- Zehra Phelan

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"The X-Men" Live-Action

25 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"X-Men" feature film director Bryan Singer will direct the new "X-Men" live-action TV series pilot for the Fox network and Marvel Television as a 'mutant'-themed 'family' drama:

Writer is Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") with Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory producing.

"...two ordinary parents discover their children possess mutant powers. 

"Forced to go on the run from a hostile government...

"...the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Breaking: Bryan Singer Announced To Direct Fox's X-men TV Series Pilot

25 January 2017 11:03 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

We have learned that veteran X-Men director and producer Bryan Singer has been given the reins to direct Fox's X-Men TV series pilot, created by the talented mind of Matt Nix.

Singer is no amateur to this franchise as he has directed; X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past (my favorite), X-Men 2, and the original X-Men. Let us also not forget that he directed one of the greatest cult movies of all time, The Usual Suspects, and he directed Superman Returns which both another writer and myself here actually liked quite a bit. The Fox X-Men TV series will be Singer's most recent venture after his TV shows Battle Creek and the Munster's reboot entitled Mockingbird Lane.

We also need to realize that this show is created by the great Matt Nix, who taught us after creating Burn Notice that Bruce Campbell is more than just Ash from The Evil Dead, »

- Drew Carlton

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