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Earlier today, it was announced that director Bryan Singer will be back for X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be a direct sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past. This will mark the first time Bryan Singer has directed back-to-back movies in the franchise since X-Men in 2000 and X2: X-Men United in 2003. It will be his next project, with work starting immediately.
The news follows Fox's announcement that Simon Kinberg has signed a three-year deal to help guide and expand their own Marvel cinematic universe, with stories that span multiple films. It hasn't been confirmed, but it is assumed, that he will be writing this next installment in the X-Men franchise.
While story details have not been revealed at this time, it is confirmed that, much like X-Men: Days of Future Past, events will be taking place in the 1970s. It was also confirmed earlier today that the X-Men: First Class cast »
Out of the blue, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer revealed last week that another franchise installment is coming in 2016. The X-Men: Apocalypse teaser preceded news that co-writer Simon Kinberg had signed a three-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox to help guide their own Marvel Cinematic Universe by writing/producing stories that span multiple films.
It all begins with Days of Future Past next summer, a time travel story that involves both the casts of the original X-Men trilogy and the younger cast from X-Men: First Class. Rumors last week pointed towards X-Men: Apocalypse serving as a direct followup that would aim to bring back nearly everybody, along with a few new faces, but as we ...
- Rob Keyes
Warning: This article contains spoilers some readers may wish to avoid.
X-Men: Apocalypse will reportedly branch away from forthcoming movie Days of Future Past and focus solely on the First Class cast.
According to Vulture, X-Men: Apocalypse will not feature the senior members of the franchise's cast - including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry - many of whom will appear in next summer's Days of Future Past.
Villain Apocalypse, a Marvel Comics character who first appeared in a mid-'80s issue of X-Factor, will be set up in the post-credits sting for Days of Future Past, »
Last week came a double whammy of news over at Fox, that was more or less an early Christmas present for comic movie fans: first, it was announced that "X-Men: Apocalypse" was set for a 2016 release date and second, it would likely be part of a Marvel-esque universe of movies writer Simon Kinberg was building. Well, today brings with it a couple more updates starting with Vulture confirming that Bryan Singer will be back in the director's chair for 'Apocalypse,' but perhaps more intriguingly, word has already surfaced on how it links to "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead. The guys over at FirstShowing got their hands on a recent draft of 'Days Of Future Past,' and not only does it reveal who will be playing the entity known as En Sabah Nur, but also that the movie will tie directly to 'Apocalypose' in the following manner. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Writer and producer Simon Kinberg has worked on some of our favorite movies. Some of those we’ve seen and some that have yet to come out include Jumper, X-Men: First Class, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elysium and the live action Cinderella and he’s got big plans to do much more.
His next venture is to produce and pen the screenplay for Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four. And this might just be scratching the surface as he just signed a new three year deal that would allow him to expand the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, according to THR. They quote Simon Kinberg their article as saying the following:
I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel. I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies. »
- Jess Orso
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
So, things have been almost deathly »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Kinberg has quickly become one of Fox's greatest assets, and it looks like they're about to double-down on him for the foreseeable future. Earlier today, I recorded a short video piece about Kinberg's new deal to help expand both the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" worlds on film, and I'm sure he's got some big ideas about what to do with both of those properties. He's also hard at work on his "Star Wars" spin-off film, whichever one it is, as well as the TV show "Star Wars: Rebels." He's joined that club where he is pretty much booked every day »
- Drew McWeeny
Forget franchise-building. In this post-"Avengers" world, it's all about universe-building. While Warner Bros. is creating its own superhero universe by adding Wonder Woman to "Batman vs. Superman," 20th Century Fox has inked a three-year deal with "X-Men: Days of Future Past" screenwriter Simon Kinberg, with the hopes of building an alternate Marvel movie universe. Meanwhile, Sony is bent on overstuffing the "Amazing Spider-Man" series with even more villains and supporting characters. "Man of Steel 2" Batman and Superman will officially be joined by Wonder Woman, will be played by "Fast & Furious" star Gal Gadot. Then there's the news that "Zero Dark Thirty's" Callan Muvey is »
- Dave Lewis
Simon Kinberg (X-men: The Last Stand, Star Wars Rebels) produced 2011′s X-men: First Class and co-wrote the upcoming X-men: Days Of Future Past and Fantastic Four. Now it’s looking like he will shape a shared universe for 20th Century Fox’s Marvel properties that will combine all of their characters and tell shared narratives across multiple films.
This dosen’t come as a massive shock after Marvel Studios changed the superhero movie making game with Avengers Assemble, and subsequently showed the world that not only can a shared universe work but it can also make a tonne of money at the box office. Marvel studios have Joss Whedon to guide their film universe, and Warner Bros have David S. Goyer signed on for a similar role in order to produce a DC Comics cinematic universe. Now 20th Century Fox are following their lead and will be combining the Marvel »
- Ben Read
Yesterday, Bryan Singer announced that 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise would see another release in 2016 with X-Men: Apocalypse, and now it's been announced via The Hollywood Reporter that writer-producer Simon Kinberg has signed a three-year deal with a view to expanding the studio's Marvel properties "into full-blown universes, with the hope of creating for Fox something akin to the Marvel model of interlocking movies."
"I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel," says Kinberg, whose credits include X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, as well as the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fantastic Four. "I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies."
Now, quite where this leave's Fox's 'Marvel Consultant' Mark Millar is anyone's guess...
As well as developing Fox's Marvel slate, Kinberg also has »
- Gary Collinson
Last month, we reported that Hugh Jackman is developing a follow-up to The Wolverine with director James Mangold. While development is still ongoing, the actor revealed he isn't quite sure he wants to return as Logan.
"I don't know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of this movie and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That's exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn't reach those, I won't be doing it."
When asked if there was a screenplay in place, the actor said there is no writer attached.
"No there is not but Jim Mangold and I were literally on the phone last night talking about ideas but there is no script and »
Kinberg is heavily involved in both "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot at Fox. He and his Genre Films banner have now signed a new three-year first-look deal at 20th Century Fox.
As part of the deal, Kinberg will play a key role in expanding both franchises in a way that allows for Fox to have its own linked superhero cinematic universe - one that allows for crossover potential.
Kinberg says: "I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel. I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies."
He also wants to expand beyond established brands, making original »
- Garth Franklin
In the midst of one of the busiest weeks of superhero movie news ever, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer surprised everyone yesterday when namedropping another X-Men film for 2016, one that would include one of the greatest villains from the comics in Apocalypse. It was strange for several reasons; there were no reports or leaks that such a project was in the works and it didn’t come from Twentieth Century Fox directly.
We had heard however that Singer and co-writer Simon Kinberg at least had ideas for what would go next, what Days of Future Past could build towards, and now we know. It was Kinberg after all, who pitched the Click to continue reading Simon Kinberg To Help Build ‘X-Men’ & ‘Fantastic Four’ Franchises
- Rob Keyes
So does this mean we’ll be seeing Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” boys and girls matching powers with the rebooted First Family of Superheroes in the near future? It’s entirely possible — and probably very likely, if Simon Kinberg and Fox have their way. The studio has officially hired “X-Men” writer Simon Kinberg to be their point man in an attempt to grab some of that sweet, sweet fanboy cash Marvel has been grabbing like grabbing is going out of style with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. I guess when even a wonky superhero like Thor opens to a gazillion dollars, you’d have to be a total dumbass not to sit up and take notice. (Right, studio suits at Fox and Warner?) So what’s the going idea here? We’re told that this new deal for Kinberg will “allow him to expand those franchises into full-blown universes, with the »
20th Century Fox has hired Simon Kinberg to help develop a shared cinematic universe for its Marvel properties.
"I have a lot of ideas on how to build those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel," said Kinberg. "I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies."
Mark Millar was previously hired to perform a similar role for Fox. It is unclear where the Kinberg deal leaves that earlier partnership.
Kinberg has served as a writer and producer on the X-Men films Days of Future Past, First Class and Last Stand. »
Since The Avengers, Marvel Studios has been setting the superhero blockbuster tone and watching all the other studios try to scramble together whatever costumed crusaders they have. Marvel took the time to build up to Avengers and the company has the character library to move forward at a steady, deliberate pace. Meanwhile, this week has made it abundantly clear how badly the other studios want an Avengers-like movie and the universe to go with it. Wonder Woman will now be in the Batman/Superman movie; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is so eager to lead into the Sinister Six, it's probably showing off its post-credits scene in the first trailer; and X-Men: Days of Future Past is still five months away, but yesterday Bryan Singer was already tweeting about the next movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. We don't know if these movies will be good, but we know they'll be big. In »
- Matt Goldberg
Even before X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, Fox has already dated X-Men: Apocalypse, the third film in this latest trilogy that began with X-Men: First Class, for May 27, 2016. No information is available in terms of which cast members will be back, though obvious names such as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence are expected and while no director has been named, Days of Future Past helmer Bryan Singer did partake in the announcement of the new date on Twitter if that means anything. Then again, I'm sure he'll, at the very least, be a producer on the project, so make of it what you will. amz asin="0785159827" size="small"According to Wikipedia, Apocalypse (pictured above) is an ancient mutant that first appeared in X-Factor #5 (May 1986), created by writer Louise Simonson and designed by artist Walter Simonson. Next up, Fox recently hired screenwriter Simon Kinberg (First Class, »
- Brad Brevet
With extensive work on Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium” and also the upcoming “Star Wars” films as a writer, producer Simon Kinberg has locked in recently on the sci-fi/fantasy front, but those aren’t enough—comic book adaptations have found his focus as well. Next summer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and the Josh Trank-directed “Fantastic Four” remake both bear his name as writer/producer, but in a new development over at 20th Century Fox, which owns both franchises, he stands to have even more of a corner on the market. THR reports Kinberg and his Genre Films banner have inked a new first look deal with Fox for the next three years, and the first order of business for him is to expand the 'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four' universes. Yesterday “X-Men: Apocalypse” was announced for a 2016 release, after the franchise onslaught of 2015, but Kinberg is looking for »
- Charlie Schmidlin
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The next X-Men movie will bring the supervillain Apocalypse to cinemas in 2016.
Director Bryan Singer, who oversaw the first two films in the long-running superhero series and is the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, out next May, tweeted the news yesterday, posting: "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"
Apocalypse's comic-book back story should dovetail nicely with the time-travel themes currently being explored in the series. Posited as the first mutant human, born more than 5,000 years ago, his history is filled with alternative timelines that resurrected dead characters and transformed the X-Men universe. In the most famous instalment, 1995's Age of Apocalypse, the immortal villain emerges as the new ruler of an Earth where mutants have enslaved their human counterparts.
In the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, »
- Ben Child
Following the announcement yesterday that 20th Century Fox will be following up next summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past with a sequel called X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has inked a three-year deal with the studio to help them create a "Marvel style" universe for both their "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" films. "I have a lot of ideas on how to build those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel," Kinberg said. "I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies." Kinberg wrote the screenplay and produced the upcoming "Days of Future Past," and is also heavily involved in getting Josh Trank's The »
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