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Bryan Singer Issues Statement About 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Press Tour

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was announced that Bryan Singer was backing out of any and all publicity in terms of X-Men: Days of Future Past. This first included a last minute cancellation of his appearance at last weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim, where writer/producer Simon Kinberg took his place. Now, as the entire cast prepares for the X-Men: Days of Future Past experience Global Press Tour, which will find the actors splitting up to visit every major city in the world, the director has issued an explanation for his absence.

Not that he really needs any excuse. Bryan Singer was named as the defendant in a widely publicized sexual abuse case, which recently saw more names added to a list of Hollywood bigwigs accused of using drugs and alcohol to force a teenage boy to have sex with them. Bryan Singer himself claims no wrongdoing, and wants to deal with the »

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Bryan Singer Issues Statement on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Press Tour

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was announced that Bryan Singer was backing out of any and all publicity in terms of X-Men: Days of Future Past. This first included a last minute cancellation of his appearance at last weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim, where writer/producer Simon Kinberg took his place. Now, as the entire cast prepares for the X-Men: Days of Future Past experience Global Press Tour, which will find the actors splitting up to visit every major city in the world, the director has issued an explanation for his absence.

Not that he really needs any excuse. Bryan Singer was named as the defendant in a widely publicized sexual abuse case, which recently saw more names added to a list of Hollywood bigwigs accused of using drugs and alcohol to force a teenage boy to have sex with them. Bryan Singer himself claims no wrongdoing, and wants to deal with the »

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Bryan Singer Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations ‘Outrageous, Completely False’

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

Responding to the sexual abuse allegations against him, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer has  called the accusations “outrageous, vicious and completely false.”

Singer also said that he will not participate in the promotional campaign for the upcoming Fox tentpole, due out May 23, to prevent the “fictitious claims” from diverting attention from the film.

The full statement, issued on Thursday, is below:

“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert Any attention from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts »

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New Bits of Footage in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Japanese Trailer

15 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Hot on the heels of the most recent final theatrical trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is less than a month away from hitting theaters, there's a new Japanese trailer that has the same vibe, but shows off some bits of new footage, mostly with Asian superstar Fan Bingbing as the portal-making mutant Blink. It looks like she'll make the fight against the Sentinels pretty damn cool, and there's a good amount of Jennifer Lawrence showing off here as well. And while this Japanese trailer uses the same orchestral Led Zeppelin cue, the editing doesn't work with it, and feels oddly paced. But there's cool stuff to see. Watch! Here's the Japanese trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past from YouTube: X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. The sequel features cast members from »

- Ethan Anderton

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Simon Kinberg discusses the opening battle of X-Men: Days of Future Past

23 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got a special sneak preview of the opening battle of X-Men: Days of Future Past as Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Bishop (Omar Sy) battle futuristic Sentinels [watch it here], and now writer-producer Simon Kinberg has offered some context to the scene during an interview with Collider:

“That opening scene is introducing, really, this sort of refugee group of mutants that Kitty’s the leader of in the future. And so, in the movie, it’s before we even meet our X-Men, it’s before we meet Patrick, Ian, Hugh, and Halle. We sort of cold open in many ways on Kitty, Warpath, Blink, Colossus, Sunspot, Bishop, and we sort of wanted to show what a pack of these refugees living day to day knowing the Sentinels are out there, what their life would be like, »

- Gary Collinson

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New X Men,Days Of Future Past Opening Scene Spoilers Revealed By Producer,New Clip

23 April 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, Collider got to chat it up with "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" producer/writer, Simon Kinberg, and he dished up some new intel for the movie, including major spoilers for the opening scene. It turns out that Kitty Pryde will actually be leading a certain group of mutants in a futuristic setting, and more. (video below). At one point in the new clip, Simon stated when asked about it: "Well, that opening scene is introducing, really, this sort of refugee group of mutants that Kitty’s the leader of in the future. And so, in the movie, it’s before we even meet our X-Men, it’s before we meet Patrick, Ian, Hugh, and Halle. We sort of cold open in many ways on Kitty, Warpath, Blink, Colossus, Sunspot, Bishop, and we sort of wanted to show what a pack of these refugees living day to day knowing the Sentinels are out there, »

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More Spoilers From "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"

23 April 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new TV spot, plus all the other footage released to date from "X-Men: Days of Future Past", based on the "X-Men" characters appearing in Marvel Comics and the 1981 "Uncanny X-Men" storyline "Days of Future Past" by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator John Byrne.

The film is the seventh in the "X-Men" film series and the third "X-Men" film directed by Bryan Singer after 2000's "X-Men" and 2003's "X2".

The new film stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Jennifer Lawrence.

Also starring are Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Bingbing Fan, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit and Lucas Till.

Story is by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman.

Kinberg wrote the screenplay.

"...the 'X-Men' ensemble fights a war for the »

- Michael Stevens

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Simon Kinberg Talks X-men: Days Of Future Past Budget and Opening Scene; Says Opening Introduces Refugee Mutants

23 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly one of the more ambitious undertakings of the past few years.  Not only does the film mix the original X-Men cast with the younger X-Men: First Class cast, but it also introduces the long-awaited Sentinels for the first time, takes place in two time periods, and essentially chronicles a mutant apocalypse.  As such, it wasn’t a huge shock when reports surfaced that Days of Future Past might have the largest budget of any Fox film except for Avatar. When Steve recently sat down with Days of Future Past writer/producer Simon Kinberg, he addressed the film’s budget and also talked about the scope of the pic, specifically describing the opening scene of the movie.  The pic begins in the future as the mutants face extinction, and Kinberg talked about their approach to the cold open of the movie, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Simon Kinberg on Star Wars canon and the EU, Disney chief teases a return to May release dates

22 April 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We pretty much expected this anyway, but writer and producer Simon Kinberg – who is busy scripting one of Disney’s Star Wars spin-off movies – has seemingly confirmed that the Mouse House will be ditching the Expanded Universe when it comes to J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII and subsequent big screen adventures in a galaxy far, far away.

“You know, [the EU] is not off-limits, and it’s certainly inspiring,” Kinberg tells IGN. “I’m working on an animated show for Lucasfilm as well, Star Wars: Rebels, that will take inspiration from everywhere. But I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist.”

So, by the sounds of it, we can forget about seeing the likes of Ben Skywalker and Jacen, Anakin and Jaina Solo when Episode VII rolls around.

And in other Star Wars news, Disney chief Alan Horn has »

- Gary Collinson

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What To Expect From ‘The Fantastic Four’ Movie

22 April 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One question buzzing round the heads of attendees to WonderCon this year is probably: How is the new Fantastic Four movie going to turn out?‘

Whether this question takes the form of a quick ponder or a rambling inner-monologue, it’s a matter worth considering as the cinematic history of the biologically-enhanced quartet is patchy at best. The 1994 movie, made for contractual reasons and showcasing a Thing that at best looked like an angry ape’s lower appendage, has passed into legend for all the wrong reasons.

The characters were given a polish for two high profile outings in the Noughties, but these films were critically-derided and best remembered for having a Welshman as Mr Fantastic, an overly-distracting Sue Storm and a future Captain America as The Human Torch. Even Michael Chiklis, struggling to get his lines out through layers of rubber, couldn’t lend any gravitas to the project. »

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How X-Men Producers Made 'Mystink' Slightly Easier For Jennifer Lawrence

22 April 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Playing Mystique in an X-Men movie stinks. Not the ass-kicking part. That.s amazing and fun (I.d imagine). I mean the extensive prep work that goes into appearing on screen as a character who is blue from head-to-toe. Jennifer Lawrence returns to play Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past after playing the lethal shape-changer in X-Men: First Class. Her cute nickname for the character . and the grueling make-up process . is "Mystink." This, according to Yahoo Movies, who caught up with X-Men writer and co-producer Simon Kinberg and spoke with him about Lawrence.s lengthy makeup prep for the movies. The good news, according to Kinberg, is that the X-Men team was able to greatly reduce the amount of time needed to turn Jennifer Lawrence into Mystique this time around. "We got Jen's makeup [application] down from I think seven or eight hours on X-Men: First Class »

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X-men: Days Of Future Past Writer/Producer Simon Kinberg Talks Deleted Scenes and Anna Paquin

22 April 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At WonderCon this past weekend, Steve sat down with Simon Kinberg to talk about the writer/producer's high-profile projects.  Among Kinberg's slate of films is X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens next month.  During their conversation, Kinberg talked about deleted scenes as well as what's happening with Anna Paquin being in the film.  Four months ago, director Bryan Singer said her scenes had landed on the cutting room floor, but last week a representative for 20th Century Fox said she was still in the movie.  Attempting to clear up the confusion, Steve asked Kinberg about it point blank.  Kinberg replied, "She’s not in the big main sub-plot that we shot with her in it. That’s all I can say."  When pressed to answer if she at least has a cameo, Kinberg laughed and replied, "I can't." Hit the jump for my theory on how she could still be in the movie, »

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Star Wars Sequels Will Remain In The Cinematic Canon

22 April 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Given that we’re unlikely to hear much more than rumor about Star Wars: Episode VII for the foreseeable future, we have to take any concrete information we can get. The next little tidbit to emerge surrounding the multitude of Star Wars sequels and spinoffs comes courtesy of writer Simon Kinberg. He reveals what was probably already assumed (but it’s nice to be confirmed): the Star Wars sequels will remain grounded in the cinematic canon.

What does that exactly mean? Simply that all of those video games, novels, animated series, etc. will not be worked into the projected sequels. As Kinberg told IGN (via The Playlist), “I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist.” So while various animated series and all those massive numbers of spin-off novels set in the Star Wars universe are all well and good, »

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Future ‘Star Wars’ Movies Will Ignore Expanded Universe Entirely

22 April 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney have already begun dismantling the Star Wars expanded universe (EU) to classify what is and isn’t officially canon, much to the dismay of franchise fans everywhere, but it seems it’s all irrelevant when it comes to the films anyway. Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for an untitled Star Wars spin-off and the upcoming Star Wars Rebels TV show, says none of the EU material will be used in the main feature films.

Speaking to IGN at WonderCon 2014, Kinberg said:

‘You know, it’s not off-limits, and it’s certainly inspiring — I’m working on an animated show for [Lucasfilm] as well, Star Wars: Rebels, that will take inspiration from everywhere, but — I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist.’

So, here is confirmation that Episodes VII-ix will be entirely original material, as will any character-focused spin-offs that come »

- Chris Wharfe

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Did Patrick Stewart Just Spill the 'X-Men' Beans?

22 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Despite popular opinion, Sir Patrick Stewart isn't actually perfect. He's human just like us. And sometimes, just sometimes, he says the wrong thing. Was that the case during an interview with MTV?

Stewart was chatting with MTV's Josh Horowitz about "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and how excited he was that Magneto would have a part in the time-traveling blockbuster when he used a phrase that has the spoiler police on high alert. When Horowitz asked if he would return for "X-Men: Apocalypse," Stewart replied, "I don't see why not. "That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction: you're never really dead," he said with a laugh. "So I would love to come back and do some more. And there might be something else. A little bird has whispered that there might be something else... 'X-Men' related."

Of course, word isn't bond when it comes to interviews, »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Will Only Be Based on First Six Star Wars Films

22 April 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Since so few story details are known about "Star Wars: Episode VII," many have been wondering whether the new film will take elements from the Expanded Universe. That question has now been answered at WonderCon by Simon Kinberg, who's involved with the "Star Wars" spin-offs. "It's not off-limits [to use characters from the Expanded Universe], and it's certainly inspiring . I'm working on an animated show for [Lucasfilm] as well, 'Star Wars: Rebels,' that will take inspiration from everywhere," he explained. "But, I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist." There have been lots of rumors about the seventh installment, including that the story will focus on Han Solo and Princess Leia, along with the daughter of Obi-wan Kenobi. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is directed by Jj Abrams and is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015. »

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Simon Kinberg Talks Fantastic Four: Origins, Tone, and Ff/X-Men Crossover Potential

22 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been fun trying to guess what director Josh Trank and the rest of the team at Fox have planned for the Fantastic Four reboot. With Simon Kinberg on board as a writer/producer on both the Fantastic Four movie and the X-Men series, it seems inevitable, for example, that the films will connect in some […]

The post Simon Kinberg Talks Fantastic Four: Origins, Tone, and Ff/X-Men Crossover Potential appeared first on /Film. »

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Fantastic Four reboot will be "grounded, gritty" origin story

22 April 2014 4:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will be an origin story.

Producer Simon Kinberg has promised a "grounded, gritty, realistic" film compared to the previous two movies based on the Marvel Comics classic.

"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle," he told Crave Online.

"The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. Raimi's Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man.

"Josh Trank's instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it's definitely more of a drama than comedy."

Kinberg clarified that its tone would still be far closer to Spider-Man than Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight films.

Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell will star in the movie.

Fantastic Four is scheduled for a June 2015 release. »

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New Star Wars films won’t draw on expanded universe

21 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Simon Kinberg is currently working on a script for one of the forthcoming Star Wars spin-offs, but according to the screenwriter, the main series of films will not draw upon the expanded universe. “You know, it’s not off-limits, and it’s certainly inspiring,” says Kinberg of the expanded universe material. “I’m working on an animated show for [Lucasfilm] as well, Star Wars: Rebels, that will take inspiration from everywhere.” “But…” he continues, “I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that...

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- George Wales

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'Fantastic Four' Reboot Will Be a Coming of Age Story

21 April 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon over the weekend, producer Simon Kinberg revealed new details about The Fantastic Four reboot, confirming that this version of the Marvel comic books is more of a coming-of-age story, while teasing how Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) get their powers.

Since this is a much younger cast than the original 2005 Fantastic Four, the story is said to be reminiscent of the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, where the four main characters are all in college. Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that the reboot is still an origin story, but they still have a lot of growing up to do.

"We're definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, »

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