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In addition to the first official still from the movie, writer/producer Simon Kinberg also took to Twitter to share the first photo from the set of the forthcoming, 80s set sequel, which revealed that the crew are filming a sequence in or around a movie theatre which is playing Star Wars VIII: Return of The Jedi!
- Matt Holmes
Kodi Smit-McPhee is taking on the role of the teleporting mutant, Nightcrawler, in X-Men: Apocalypse, filling shoes once occupied by Alan Cumming who played the character in one of the most memorable X-Men scenes to date, that being the opening sequence in X2: X-Men United. After director Bryan Singer attempted to one-up that sequence with Quicksilver's scene in X-Men: First Class it sort of makes you wonder what he'll have in store this time around. Just above is a screen capture from the following video tease of the character (via Twitter) and below that you have a shot from producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg, tweeting a photo from the film's set in Vancouver, letting us know the film will be set in 1983. https://twitter.com/Kinberg/status/592674867583045633 »
- Brad Brevet
Back in February was when we heard from director Bryan Singer that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Kodi Smit-McPhee would be playing a younger version of the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, originally played by Alan Cumming in X2: X-Men United. And now, just a couple months later, we have our first look at Smit-McPhee teleporting in a quick little video that Singer posted to Twitter. Though the tweet making the reveal has since been removed, the video is still available online. We don't know anything about how Nightcrawler will be introduced this time, but Smit-McPhee looks good in the blue make-up. Look now! Here's our first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, originally from Bryan Singer: And here's a still image of what we see in the video above: X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Ethan Anderton
Recently, we've had official confirmation that Ben Hardy will be playing Angel in Bryan Singer's upcoming mutant mash-up X-Men: Apocalypse - as well as news that Olivia Munn will take on Psylocke - but now there's some more artwork to enjoy, this time of Kodi Smit-McPhee as the young Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), the teleporting superhero first played on the big screen by Alan Cumming in 2003's X-2.Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. Check out this first look of @KodiSmitMcpheee as #Nightcrawler in #XMenApocalypse. https://t.co/Wn4AdMd3tK— X-Men Movies (@XMenMovies) April 27, 2015X-Men: Apocalypse, which reunites the First Class/Days Of Future Past gang of James McAvoy’s Professor X, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, along with newcomers Munn, Hardy, Oscar Isaac as the titular bad guy, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp »
We've seen some concept art, but now Bryan Singer has provided our first official glimpse of one of the new characters from X-Men: Apocalypse as the movie kicks off production today. Here is Kodi Smit-McPhee as the younger version of fan-favourite mutant teleporter, Nightcrawler. Kurt Wagner was last seen in the second X-Men movie played by Alan Cumming, and we all wondered if we'd every see the "Fuzzy Elf" return to the franchise. Smit-McPhee was most recently seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but his best performance was arguably in the bleak (but brilliant) adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. We also have a Tweet from Simon Kinberg to mark the first day of shooting. Day 1 of the Apocalypse.... Back to the 80s.... pic.twitter.com/0ecjnXX23l — Simon Kinberg (@Kinberg) April 27, 2015 Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor »
Filming has just begun on this third film in the younger 'X-Men' trilogy, with the film's writer/producer Simon Kinberg also posting a photo from a setting for a sequence in the film that takes place around a cinema showing off a film of the time.
Day 1 of the Apocalypse.... Back to the 80s.... pic.twitter.com/0ecjnXX23l
— Simon Kinberg (@Kinberg) April 27, 2015 »
- Garth Franklin
Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »
- Michelle McCue
"Things that happen in one film are acknowledged in other movies," he said. "The aftermath of… Apocalypse is something that will alter the course of history, and much the same way that Days of Future Past did because the end of Days of Future Past was from the end of 1973 forward."
The producer continued: "The world knew about mutants [after X-Men: Days of Future Past]. A mutant took a football stadium and dropped it on the White House.
"That's not the history that we were raised on. »
In the following interviews with MTV News, Channing Tatum and Nicholas Hoult discuss their role (or lack thereof) in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. In Tatum's case, it appears as if nothing is set in stone in regards to Gambit showing up in that movie before his solo outing next year. "You know, I don’t know if I’m at liberty to say," the actor said. "But I don’t think I want to introduce Gambit until you can really explain who Gambit is." Hoult meanwhile - who along with a number of other actors is not expected to appear in any future X-Men movies - had this to say about those reports. "This is the last contracted one for now, so we’ll wait and see what the guys come up with. Simon Kinberg’s writing this one again, and Brian [Singer] is directing, so it’s going to be a good crew. »
Coming off a record-setting $5.5 billion year at the worldwide box office, 20th Century Fox brought an impressive slate of movies and stars to CinemaCon on Thursday — including the quartet of “Fantastic Four” actors.
The studio acknowledged that this version of “Fantastic Four” is being closely watched by its core audience. “The fanboys will let you know if you don’t get it right,” said new studio co-chair Stacey Snider before introducing the quartet comprising Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
(In 2005, the studio also released a “Fantastic Four,” which grossed $330.6 million worldwide in box office.)
“We’re not supposed to say much about this,” Teller told the audience before the footage played. “Fantastic Four,” which will be released on Aug. 7, is a reimagining of Marvel’s superhero team. It centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, which changes their physical form. The »
- Dave McNary
Currently in cinemas with "Ex Machina" and set to appear in the year's biggest film with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Christmas, actor Oscar Isaac is also readying himself to play the titular villain in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse" which begins production this month in Montreal.
Speaking with IGN UK this week, the outlet asked him about Apocalypse's relationship with his Four Horsemen. He says:
"Without giving anything away, the recruitment of the Four Horsemen is very cool. It's very interesting the way that he does that. You know the idea of - the way that cult leaders do - they find people that are in need of something and try to fulfill that thing in them - as it relates to every one of the Horseman."
In the comics, the character is able to change his form at will. Will we see that in the film and how that impacts his character? »
- Garth Franklin
Twentieth Century Fox is preparing to relaunch the Fantastic Four brand later this year, and they're hoping it leads to big things. In this current pop culture landscape, where shared universes are all the rage, Fox sees a gold mine in the fact that they still own the rights to produce films based on The X-Men and The Fantastic Four. With Simon Kinberg in the driver's seat for both franchises, as the architect for their future, the writing is on the wall that if Ff is a hit we could see some serious crossover action between the titles at some point.
This new take on Fantastic Four is coming out on August 7 and was directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). Trank will also be helming one of the upcoming Star Wars Anthology standalone films. For this reboot, Trank secured a cast that includes Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Yesterday, the second full-length trailer for 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot arrived earlier than expected. This thrilling sneak peek gave us our first look at Toby Kebbell as main villain Doom. We also got to see more footage of Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell) in action. Supporting characters such as Tim Blake Nelson's Harvey Elder and Reg E. Cathey's Dr. Storm were are also featured. Today, we get an exciting new poster that brings Marvel's first family together. We also get five new photos, giving fans a better look at these beloved characters.
Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team. The story 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, »
Adhering to the ol’ you-wait-for-a-bus adage, the trailers and promotional material for this year’s blockbusters are arriving thick and fast. Not to be outdone by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice before it, Fox has debuted a new poster for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four to coincide with the recent, foreboding trailer.
Bringing together the titular heroes for a dark and moody shot, one which dovetails with the darker tone of Trank’s vision, the one-sheet can be viewed down below in all of its superpowered glory. For the unaware, Fox’s reboot will tell a slightly different origin story than moviegoers are used to when it comes to Marvel’s First Family. Lifting story threads from the comic book arc known as Ultimate Fantastic Four, come August, Mr. Fantastic and Co. will be venture into another dimension in the hope of »
- Michael Briers
We're less than a month away from the start of production on "X-Men: Apocalypse," the final instalment of the so-called 'young X-Men' trilogy that began with 'First Class' and continued with 'Days of Future Past'. It also comes smack dab between two spin-off films - "Deadpool" and "Gambit" - with all three films targeting a release next year.
In a new interview with IGN, writer/producer Simon Kinberg says the upcoming spin-offs and any further X-Men films will acknowledge the events of both 'Future Past' and 'Apocalypse':
"All of the films are aware of each other. I know what's happening in each story, of each of the movies and they certainly acknowledge each other. Things that happen in one film are acknowledged by the other movies.
The result of the aftermath of Apocalypse is something that will impact the course of history in the world in much the same way »
- Garth Franklin
Despite being part of canon, there's not a huge interest in the animated "Star Wars Rebels" series.
It's surprising really - reviews for the show were quite good, and the show's ratings are fairly solid, but the show hasn't been discussed in the zeitgeist the way you would think it would. Those involved though are getting another chance to hook you in with the Disney Xd show's second season.
He also says the new season is bigger and with higher stakes. He tells Collider: "The story gets bigger, the stakes get higher as it should. I feel like we’re moving into our 'Empire Strikes Back' era for the characters - where they’re really challenged. The first year was 'A New Hope'. »
- Garth Franklin
At Star Wars Celebration, the first plot details were revealed for the spinoff movie Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which, as previously rumored, will center on a Rebel Alliance mission to steal plans for the Death Star. Unfortunately, director Gareth Edwards, who attended the panel on Sunday morning, would not confirm rumors that Han Solo and Boba Fett will be a part of the story. Take a look at the first official, albeit brief, plot synopsis below.
The official logo was also revealed for audience, which you can check out below, and appears to confirm that the official title is Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. LucasFilm's VP of development Kiri Hart, who attended the panel along with producer Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards, talked about why »
Later this month, production will begin in Montreal on the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be the last installment of the new trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. We know the story is set in the 1980s, but very few plot details have been confirmed at this point. The movie, set for release on May 27, 2016, will also be bookended by two new movies that take place within the X-Men cinematic universe, Deadpool (February 12, 2016) and Gambit (October 7, 2016). Writer/producer Simon Kinberg revealed some new details about the upcoming installments.
"That has the same kind of integration. It's a smaller group. All of the films are aware of each other. I know what's happening in each story, of each of the movies and they certainly acknowledge each other. Things that happen in one film are acknowledged by the other movies. The result of the aftermath of »
Earlier today, 20th Century Fox revealed the second full-length trailer for their highly-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot. The new footage gave us our first look at Toby Kebbell's Doom, along with footage featuring Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Girl (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell). Supporting characters such as Tim Blake Nelson's Harvey Elder and Reg E. Cathey's Dr. Storm are also featured in this footage. Now we have a gallery with photos from this trailer, giving fans a better look at these beloved characters.
Fantastic Four is 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 daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. »
...from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank.
"...in the 'Fantastic Four'...
"...the team must learn...
"...to harness their abilities...
"...and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy..."
"Fantastic Four" will be released August 7, 2015 in North America...
...with a sequel scheduled for June 2, 2017.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fantastic Four"...
- Michael Stevens
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