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Rose Byrne, who made a brief appearance in X-Men: First Class as CIA agent and Professor Xavier's (James McAvoy's) love interest Moira MacTaggert, will return to reprise her role in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. "She’s a significant character in the movie,” Apocalypse writer Simon Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly. MacTaggert will be joining a new cast playing the younger selves of Storm, Jean Grey, and Cyclops, but the main arc of the movie will focus on Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast. Another thing that is for certain is that the movie will be heavy on '80s nostalgia. "That’s the era that I grew up in," Kinberg said. "The music, the fashion, the videogames: We really want to integrate all of that in the movie, and have it infuse the movie with a different vibe." Rad! »
- E. Alex Jung
The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse just expanded the cast to include Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. But it sounds like there will be an X-Men: First Class cast member that we missed in X-Men: Days of Future Past who will be coming back for the next chapter in the X-Men franchise. Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with writer and producer Simon Kinberg and he revealed that Rose Byrne will be back as Moira MacTaggert, a woman from the government who worked with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in First Class. Kingberg says that MacTaggert will be "a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them.” There was already some nice development that »
- Ethan Anderton
Are you ready for the big screen introduction of Dazzler? That just may happen, according to X-Men: Apocalypse writer and producer Simon Kinberg. While the next sequel in the X-Men franchise is meant to connect to, and finish, the story introduced in X-Men: First Class, which was later continued in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kinberg has long admitted that this last story in the trilogy will take place in the 80s. And that means introducing some Mutants that were very popular in the comics at that time.
The writer seems on the fence about Dazzler's introduction in X-Men: Apocalypse. But it could happen. Dazzler is a mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams, and was originally developed as a cross-promotional, multi-media creation between Casablanca Records and Marvel Comics to celebrate the Disco era. Says the producer:
"Could happen. We're certainly looking at mutants »
Last week, we were surprised by the arrival of the teaser trailer for Fantastic Four, the comic book franchise reboot from Chronicle director Josh Trank. Many people pointed out the similarities in the style and tone of the teaser trailer with that of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And since this is the internet, someone decided to take some of the voiceover from Matthew McConaughey from the trailers for Interstellar, and use them over footage from Fantastic Four. It's actually a pretty damn great edit that works better than the real teaser trailer for the comic book movie and makes it feel much more powerful. Watch! Here's the Fantastic Four trailer mashed up with Interstellar from GunsAndJR (via Live for Films): You can still watch the real teaser trailer for Fantastic Four right here. Fantastic Four is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Ethan Anderton
Many were scared that the Fantastic Four reboot was going to be a gigantic failure, as rumors of reshoots swirled, and news that Fox simply wasn't happy with the movie hit the internet. The first sneak peek at footage has eased some of that worry, with the teaser going onto become the most watched trailer in the studio's history, beating out the previous record holder X-Men: Days of Future Past. Talking with EW, producer Simon Kinberg reiterated that this isn't your average, everyday superhero movie. He then went onto explain just how important Doctor Doom is to the plot.
"Part of what's cool about the Fantastic Four comics is that there's an emphasis on the science of science fiction. And we treat what would normally be considered a superpower as a trauma. They don't just go up a roof, jump off, and start swinging through the city. It's the opposite. »
For a long while, it sounded like 20th Century Fox simply wasn't interested in connecting the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises with a crossover movie. No plans have ever been confirmed to be in the works. Though back in October, Simon Kinberg did have hopes that it would someday happen. Now that the Fantastic Four reboot trailer has finally been revealed to the world, Kinberg, who is co-writing X-Men: Apocalypse, sounds even more optimistic. Talking with EW, he says:
"The reboot of FanFour really needed to work in and of itself. We were doing something pretty radical with the tone of the movie. If we wanted to find a way to connect them to the X-Men, we could. There's a lot of precedent from the comics."
Way back in April of last year, comic book writer Mark Millar, who is a consultant on both franchises, claimed that, while the two »
Fans of Rose Byrne will be excited to hear that she is returning as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse. This is the latest casting confirmation following the news that Alexandra Shipp is playing a young Storm, Sophie Turner is young Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan is set to play young Scott Summers (aka Cyclops).
Writer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed the news to Entertainment Weekly. About the return of Moira MacTaggert, a geneticist and expert in mutant affairs who has appeared in many of the X-Men comics, Simon Kinberg says that the character is an integral part of this particular superhero line-up. He explains:
"She's a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them. It's certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in First Class, »
Actress Rose Byrne ("X-Men: First Class") will reprise her role as Marvel Comics' 'Moira MacTaggert' in director Bryan Singer's "X-Men Apocalypse" feature, currently prepping to start in Montreal, April 2015.
"She's a significant character in the movie, " confirmed screenwriter Simon Kinberg:
"We ended 'First Class' with 'Charles' having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the 'X-Men'. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them...It’s certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in 'First Class', and would like to mine more in this one...."
"This new movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, 'Eric', 'Raven' and 'Hank', who are essentially our main characters," They’re such young actors and young characters, so there’s a lot more story to tell. But as a first phase of their lives, there is this feeling of closure by the end of the movie. »
- Michael Stevens
Rose Byrne was one of several X-Men: First Class cast members to get the axe when the franchise jumped ahead a decade for last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but she’ll be back for more mutant superhero action when the franchise returns in 2016, as she’s officially signed on to reprise her role of CIA agent Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Last time we saw MacTaggert, she had successfully aided our titular mutant team in stopping Kevin Bacon from kickstarting World War III, but soon after had her memory erased by Charles Xavier. That thankfully won’t stop her from popping up again when Apocalypse rolls around, and according to writer/producer Simon Kinberg, she’ll have a big role to play:
“She’s a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. »
- James Garcia
Byrne joins a group of newcomers who will play the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm.
“She’s a significant character in the movie,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” screenwriter Simon Kinberg told EW. “We ended ‘First Class’ with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
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First of all, an apology. We’ve had some technical issues on Flickering Myth this week and lost a few days worth of posts, which we’ve been working on restoring. Unfortunately one of those was The Week in Spandex, and sadly there’s just not the time to rewrite the article. However, considering this week has brought us some big superhero news – including »
- Gary Collinson
According to Entertainment Weekly, she will join Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm, who will also be reintroduced into the franchise.
Apocalypse writer Simon Kinberg said she will have a significant role in the film.
"We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them."
He also teased a possible Professor X plot.
"It's certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in First Class and would like to mine more in this one."
Although details about the film are being kept under wraps, Kinberg did say the film will mark the end of an arc for the main characters in the franchise.
"This movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, Eric, Raven, and Hank, »
Last week the actors who will play the young versions of Jean Grey, Storm and Cyclops were announced for X-Men: Apocalypse, and now it has been confirmed that another character will be returning to the franchise, with Rose Byrne, who played Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: First Class, set to return for the latest movie.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Simon Kinberg confirmed that Byrne will be back in the role for X-Men: Apocalypse: “She’s a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them. It’s certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in First Class, and would like to mine more in this one.”
Kinberg also states that the latest film will be tie up existing character arcs: “This »
- Thomas Roach
Despite the fact Disco was pretty much dead when Dazzler made her debut in 1980, she's still a quintessentially '80s character, so it would make a lot of sense for her to make an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse. Her inclusion would be very interesting to see play out on the big screen as there are a number of directions they could take with such a character, so what are the chances she does turn up? "Could happen," writer Simon Kinberg laughed when asked just that by EW. "We’re certainly looking at mutants that would fit into the period." Who fits that description? We'll have to wait and see. Regardless, Kinberg and director Bryan Singer have big plans for exploring that decade. "That’s the era that I grew up in. The music, the fashion, the videogames: We really want to integrate all of that in the movie, and have »
The first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four was released earlier this week, and it's fair to say that fans were shocked by just how good the movie looks! Tonally, it's more Interstellar than Avengers, and it's that sci-fi vibe which writer Simon Kinberg is really excited for fans to see. "Part of what’s cool about the Fantastic Four comics is that there’s an emphasis on the science of science fiction," Kinberg tells EW. "And we treat what would normally be considered a superpower as a trauma. They don’t just go up a roof, jump off, and start swinging through the city. It’s the opposite. What would happen if your body transformed, and you didn’t have control over it?" There's been a lot of talk in the past about a crossover between the X-Men franchise and this rebooted Fantastic Four movie, and while it »
We recently discovered who will play Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. However, another new casting addition has now been made, but it just so happens to be a very familiar face! Reprising her role from X-Men: First Class, Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) is set to return as Moira MacTaggert. When we last saw her, her memory had been wiped by Charles Xavier in order to protect his school. She was nowhere to be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past as a result. Writer Simon Kinberg confirmed the news while talking to EW, revealing: "She’s a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them." As for how her relationship with Xavier will now play out, he added, "It’s certainly a rich »
Director Josh Trank and writer/producer Simon Kinberg breakdown the first teaser trailer for their new Fantastic Four reboot. Whether you liked the trailer or not you should probably check out what this two have to say. Since I’m the type to rewatch a movie with the director commentary on, I’m always interested in this sort […]
Do you want to know more about The Fantastic Four? Fox launched the trailer earlier this week, and it was greeted with much enthusiasm after several reports that the movie was in trouble. Now, director Josh Trank and screenwriter-producer Simon Kinberg have gathered to watch the trailer together and offer their insight into this first look footage. Maybe you'll learn something you didn't know before!
The Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centering on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), Kate Mara (The Invisible Girl) and Jamie Bell (The Thing) star as superhero quartet, »
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Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7th with Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (American Horror Story) as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome To Issue 80!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation.
This Week: How are we feeling about Fantastic Four now that we've seen it? And on Agent Carter, are they about to reveal Black Widow's origin story?
Yesterday we were graced with our first look at Josh Trank’s version of Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox. Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and a sometimes rocky Jamie Bell debuted with Chronicle color correction to show off some scientific looking stuff, a rock breaking apart, the Negative Zone and a beam of blue light shooting up into the air. There was also a lengthy Collider interview with Trank and Simon Kinberg where they talked about how this version of the story honors Ff history from Kirby to The Ultimate Universe iteration in the comics. »
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