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X-Men: Apocalypse’s Main Villain to be Played by Oscar Isaac

5 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Teased in the after-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the mega-villain known as Apocalypse, aka En Sabah Nur, was seen being worshipped like a god by a massive crowd of people in Egyptian times. With the next film in the mutant hero series titled X-Men: Apocalypse, it was no secret that the ancient being would be the head villain in the next installment, and we now know that he will be played by Oscar Isaac.

Variety reports that Oscar Isaac has signed on to play Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in theaters from 20th Century Fox on May 27th, 2016. Viewers may remember Isaac from an array of past roles, including the redemptive ex-con Standard in 2011’s Drive, the musician Reeves in 2011’s 10 Years, the titular character in 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis, and the lead character Abel Morales in the upcoming A Most Violent Year. Isaac also plays »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscar Isaac Has Been Cast In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

5 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following his impressive turn in Inside Llewyn Davis and his casting in the first new Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac will lead the villainry in Bryan Singer’s X-men: Apocalypse for 20th Century Fox. Isaac will play the god-like lead villain Apocalypse in the movie, which is written by Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.

X-men: Apocalypse, the follow-up to this summer’s X-men: Days Of Future Past, will be released on May 27th, 2016.

Isaac will next be seen in A Most Violent Year, opposite Jessica Chastain, which is released on the 15th January in the UK.

You can read more about the character of Apocalypse (picture below) here.

Source: Deadline »

- Paul Heath

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Oscar Isaac will end the world as the main bad guy in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If nothing else, the "X-Men" series has one of the most interesting revolving casts in any of the various superhero franchises currently being produced. It was already interesting enough knowing that they were going to push Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence center-stage for this one to emphasize the love story between Magneto and Mystique. Those two are both such heavy hitters that it sounds genuinely exciting to have them carrying the film. In addition, Channing Tatum is supposed to join the ensemble this time as Gambit, a fan-favorite that was handled poorly in the first "Wolverine" spin-off. But now comes word that Oscar Isaac is joining the new film "X-Men: Apocalypse," and that's enormously exciting. I'm eager for people to get a look at Jc Chandor's new film "A Most Violent Year" soon, because I think the work Isaac does in it is remarkable. He's been slowly but surely »

- Drew McWeeny

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Oscar Isaac as the Title Villain

6 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year) has closed a deal to play the title villain, En Sabbah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse, in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse.

We reported last month that the studio was eyeing Tom Hardy to play Apocalypse, but it wasn't known if the actor was even interested in taking on the role. He is also in talks to play one of the villains in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, although his involvement in that DC Comics adventure has yet to be confirmed at this time.

Apocalypse was first teased during the end credits sequence in this year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which showed a young En Sabbah Nur using his telekinetic abilities to assemble the famous pyramids in Egypt. The Marvel comic book character was born in Egypt around 3,000 B.C., and is the first ever mutant.

While no story details have been officially confirmed, »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Isaac Nabs Villain Role in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

6 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar Isaac has nabbed the titular villain role in X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie is the latest X-Men installment and Bryan Singer is returning to the director’s chair. Singer worked on the story with Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg. Kinberg is writing the script. The actor has been a critical favorite and received notice for starring in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and for turns in movies such as Drive. He is now starring in J.C. Chandor’s awards season hopeful A Most Violent Year, a 1980s-set crime drama with Jessica Chastain. But the actor has also

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Oscar Isaac to Play Villain in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bryan Singer looks to have found his man to play the comicbook villain Apocalypse in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

Singer is back to direct with Simon Kinberg penning the script.

Singer has described the upcoming X-Men film, which is expected to feature all cast members including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, as the most destructive movie in the franchise.

“‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon,” he recently said. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

Singer also suggested that “Apocalypse,” set in the 1980s, could feature younger versions of familiar characters.

Fox will release on May 27, 2016.

The most recent “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” co-starring Hugh Jackman, has earned a monstrous $745 million worldwide at the box office.

Singer had been meeting with actors for the »

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Mystique Is Hiding in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Says Jennifer Lawrence

20 November 2014 9:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There is little we know about 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse, except that it will close out the trilogy featuring the younger characters from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and that it will be set in the 1980s. While promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jennifer Lawrence revealed in an interview with IGN that her character Mystique should be in hiding, following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

"She's very complex. She's a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to her opposite race. I don't really know where she's going to go. I've had a few conversations about where we'll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere."

We also reported last week that the sequel will focus on Mystique's relationship with Michael Fassbender's Magneto, while also addressing her burgeoning romance with Beast »

- MovieWeb

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Questions We Have About Disney's 'Cinderella' (Trailer)

19 November 2014 2:26 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director: Kenneth Branagh is a strong filmmaker, from "Dead Again" to Shakespeare to "Thor." "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" was not his finest hour. So he may be ready to redeem himself with something really good. There's more leeway with fairy tale family fare.  Producers: Alison Shearmur (ex-studio executive), David Barron ("Harry Potter"production manager) and Simon Kinberg ("X-Men" writer-producer) have solid mainstream studio credits. Cast: Lily James ("Downton Abbey") and Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones") are strong as the two romantic leads, while we can't complain about Wicked Stepmother Cate Blanchett or Fairy Godmother Helena Bonham Carter, who can handle anything.  Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna is a veteran studio screenwriter, from "The Devil Wears Prada" to "We Bought a Zoo." But it's always tough to know who did what; Chris Weitz ("About a Boy," "Golden »

- Anne Thompson

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The Magical New Cinderella Trailer, Poster, And Images Sparkle

19 November 2014 11:42 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Wednesday, Walt Disney Studios debuted the beautiful new trailer for Cinderlla. A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

The trailer introduces audiences to Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) in the iconic role of Cinderella, a beautiful young woman with a gentle spirit who, despite the cruelty and abuse she is subjected to from her stepmother and her daughters, continues to remain positive and steadfast, as well as the first images of Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the wicked stepmother, Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as the dashing, intelligent and thoughtful Prince, and the one-of-a-kind glass slipper.

The slipper was designed by three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (“The Aviator”) and produced by Swarovski, and is a magnificent work of art.

The new poster, »

- Michelle McCue

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Eyes Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning for Jean Grey

18 November 2014 5:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in September, we reported that 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated superhero adventure X-Men: Apocalypse will re-cast iconic characters such as Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops, which makes sense since we reported in March that the sequel will be set in the 1980s. Today, The Wrap is reporting that Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are in contention to play Jean Grey, with Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timoth&#233e Chalamet being eyed for Cyclops.

Insiders claim that both Chloe Moretz and Elle Fanning have met with director Bryan Singer to discuss the role over the past few weeks, but it isn't clear if there is a front runner among the trio, and the site also mentions that Elle Fanning may not even be interested in the role. Sources claim that official test offers have not been made to any actress yet, and several others still remain in the mix. »

- MovieWeb

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Ezra Is Afraid In This Star Wars Rebels "Gathering Forces" Sneak Peek

18 November 2014 1:24 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Starring a small band of heroes -- Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper -- Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by Tie Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor -- the Empire's Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is »

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New X Men Apocalypse Movie To Feature Magneto & Mystique Romance Action,New Spoiler

16 November 2014 2:26 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com and their sources, the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" super hero/action flick is going to be featuring some romance action between Mystique and young Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The intel was revealed by a secret news source for The Hollywood Reporter. Currently, the movie's full cast hasn't been revealed yet. Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris will be screenwriting it. And Bryan Singer is coming back to direct it. The initial synopsis for the movie, reads like this: "Continuing the "First Class" era, X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1980s and will likely offer some younger versions of previously-seen characters (both Gambit and Nightcrawler have been rumored)." »

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X-Men: Apocalypse will focus on Magneto and Mystique’s relationship

14 November 2014 11:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production due to start April 2015, details of the upcoming Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Apocalypse have been fairly scarce. Other than casting rumours – and without delving too deep into the comic-books – there hasn’t been a lot to go on in terms of where the plot will go. This can be seen as a good thing because revealing too much information too early can sometimes actually end up being damning. However after the huge success of X-Men: Days of Future Past it’s safe to say that we all are extremely eager to find out any new plot details and now we have something to work with.

According to a source close to THR who has seen the finished script, X-Men: Apocalypse will “take full advantage of Lawrence’s and Fassbender’s star power, placing Mystique and Magneto’s romance front and centre.”

Back in early October, screenwriter Simon Kinberg »

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Will Center on Mystique and Magneto Romance

12 November 2014 7:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a story from early October, producer Simon Kinberg revealed that a huge chunk of the X-Men: Apocalypse storyline will focus on Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique's (Jennifer Lawrence) strained relationship. Now, we have word that the plot will also feature a blooming romance between Mystique and Magento (Michael Fassbender).

Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender are destined to be locked in the X-Men franchise's second greatest love triangle, behind Wolverine, Jean Gray and Cyclops. This comes from THR, who have an extensive piece about Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming slate of projects.

According to the site, the Magento and Mystique love affair will be 'front and center', and serves as the epicenter of this particular plot. X-Men: Apocalypse itself is the final chapter in the trilogy set up by X-Men: First Class that was continued in X-Men: Days of Future Past. While Magneto and Mystique have had a continuous »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Rebels "Empire Day" Sneak Peeks & TV Spot

11 November 2014 12:36 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Starring a small band of heroes -- Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper -- Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by Tie Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor -- the Empire's Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is »

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What on Earth is going on with the Fantastic Four reboot?

11 November 2014 7:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the wake of the Doctor Doom news, we look at what we know about the Fantastic Four reboot so far...

This article contains mild spoilers for 2015's Fantastic Four movie.

Over the past day or so, news surfaced about Doctor Doom, the villain in the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Actor Toby Kebbell, who plays him, revealed that his Doom would be very different from the one in the Marvel comics; the character is, he said, an “anti-social programmer” and blogger whose internet handle happens to be - you’ve guessed it - Doom.

Needless to say, this latest sliver of news hasn’t gone down especially well in some quarters, and comments sections on websites all over the world are full of jokes like “Fantastic 4Chan”. For Fox, this seems to be the latest in a string of poorly-received news stories, and all from a project which - on »

- ryanlambie

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Blu-ray Review – X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

10 November 2014 5:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Evan Peters, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Jonigkeit, Josh Helman and Peter Dinklage.

Synopsis:

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

“Please. We need you to hope again…”

Quite an apt statement lifted from Bryan Singer’s return to the comic-book realm that feels much more personal than just that of a desperate future Professor X (the ever miraculous Patrick Stewart) as he begs, pleads his past self (James McAvoy) through a inter-dimensional/time-loop to get back on a horse called Cerebro. Indeed, it feels like it’s Singer doing the pleading, »

- Scott J. Davis

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In Defence Of... Brett Ratner's much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand

10 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When news broke that Bryan Singer would be returning to the fold for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, much to the delight of mutant fan-peoples, the director sweetened the deal even further with a promise. "There will be some fixing," he said, hinting that his third X-flick (after X-Men and X2) would address perceived problems with X-Men: The Last Stand, aka the threequel Singer dumped in favour of Superman Returns.

Here's the thing: X-Men: The Last Stand didn't need fixing. In a world where movie threequels often topple promising trilogies, it stands out as a fun, action-packed, stakes-raising gambit that features some of the trilogy's boldest set pieces and more than a few gob-smacking twists. Picking up months after X2's downbeat, watery climax, we find the X-Men mourning the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) even as Worthington Labs announce they've found a mutant cure. Needless to say this divides the mutants, »

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Blu-ray Review

6 November 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Michael FassbenderHugh JackmanJennifer LawrenceHalle BerryBingbing FanShawn Ashmore, Ellen PagePeter Dinklage | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer

It was with trepidation that I approached X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since X-Men broke the mould of cheesy 90s superhero films with their first modern outing 14 years ago, we’ve seen ground-breaking efforts from the likes of Batman and Spider-Man. With superhero fans now spoilt for choice, expectations are high for the latest outing of Marvel staples, the X-Men.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in a futuristic world, where mutants are forced to do battle with relentless machines called sentinels. The sentinels are teutonic robots, constructed by humans to control the mutant population and possess the ability to adopt the characteristics of any enemy almost instantly. We’re introduced to a gaggle of recognisble protaganists; Storm (Halle Berry »

- Joe Cronin

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42 upcoming comic book movies - and when to expect them

5 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.

Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.

Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.

Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »

- rleane

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