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There’s new news from production on X-Men: First Class, the upcoming X-Men prequel direced by Matthew Vaughn and starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng.
X-Men: First Class, currently being shot in Jekyll Island, Georgia, had some minor news leak out from Comic Book Movie, after yesterdays blue and yellow classic costume rumor: »
- Terry Boyden
Just last week, we brought you some photos of a crew prepping an exterior beach set on Jekyll Island, Georgia for scenes to be shot for Matthew Vaughn‘s (Kick-Ass, Stardust) upcoming 20th Century Fox film, X-Men: First Class
20th Century Fox has finally released the official plot synopsis for the film, which stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Kevin Bacon. Check it out below, it drops some hints on the foe that Professor X, Magneto and other mutants band together to fight, which then creates the rift between the Brotherhood and the X-Men.
“X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. »
- Jason Moore
X-Men: First Class synopsis: “Charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”
The film stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, and co-stars Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemying, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, »
- Allan Ford
"X-Men: First Class" is director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation, based on the superhero team "X-Men". It is the fifth film in the 20th Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment "X-Men" feature film series and a prequel to the first three movies:
"...'X-Men First Class' charts the epic beginning of the 'X-Men' saga and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world and before 'Charles Xavier' and 'Erik Lensherr' took the names 'Professor X' and 'Magneto', they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.
"Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other 'Mutants' (some familiar, some new), to stop 'Armageddon'. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's 'Brotherhood' and Professor X's X-Men..."
- Michael Stevens
With production in Hollywood getting ready to shut down for the holidays, agents all over town are scrambling to finalize last-minute deals for their clients. Hence, tons of casting news was released today.
Max Minghella, who played Divya (the Winklevoss twins’ third partner) in The Social Network, is set to star as Ben Harper in George Clooney’s The Ides of March. Clooney wrote, will direct, and stars in the political drama alongside Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Deadline reports Alison Eastwood (yes, Clint’s daughter) and Dallas Roberts (3:10 to Yuma) will star in the psychological thriller The Door. Directed by Matthew Arnold, the film centers on a radio talk show host (Roberts), who gets drawn into exploring paranormal activity and crosses paths with Eastwood’s character, »
- Adam Chitwood
The town is slowing, but not the deal makers who are racing to lock their young clients into jobs before everything shuts down for the holidays. Here are some of the more interesting results: British actor Joshua Bowman just got the love interest to Miley Cyrus in her new film So Undercover, which is being financed by Exclusive Media Group and directed by Tom Vaughan. The actor's repped by Management 360 and United Agents. Lily Collins has been set to star in the first installment of the Mortal Instruments book series which is being directed by Scott Charles Stewart for Screen Gems. She'll play the role of Clary Fray. Collins, who followed The Blind Side by starring with Taylor Lautner in Abduction, next stars in Priest. She's repped by CAA. Max Minghella has landed the role of Ben Harper in Ides of March, which George Clooney will begin directing next year. »
- MIKE FLEMING
Director Matthew Vaughn‘s (Kick-Ass, Stardust) upcoming 20th Century Fox film, X-Men: First Class is currently prepping to shoot on Jekyll Island in Georgia. Now, we have our first shots of a beach set that they are staging and it looks like Xavier’s first class may need to go back to flight school, because the X-Jet doesn’t look like it’s doing to good.
Check out the images below.
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[Image Credit: Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island]
The film stars James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Bill Milner, Michael Fassbender, Álex González, Oliver Platt and Ray Wise.
X-Men: First Class is slated to hit theaters on June 3rd, 2011. »
- Jason Moore
The movie features Wahlberg as a retired smuggler named Chris, who is pulled back into the illegal business for the typical “one last job,” and becomes embroiled in a dangerous mission to avoid customs and rescue his family. Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the Icelandic original Reykjavik-Rotterdam, is directing the American remake in early 2011 for a release on March 16, 2012.
According to Variety, Jones will play Wahlberg’s brother-in-law, Andy, who botches a drug deal and lands himself in hot water with some shady, unforgiving types. If it sounds like Gone in 60 Seconds with shipments instead of cars, that’s because it is essentially the same plot. The script by Aaron Guzikowski takes a few predictable turns, but the suspense hinges on a »
- Jeff Leins
Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join the cast of the Universal thriller "Contraband." According to Variety, the film is a remake of the Oskar Jonasson-directed Icelandic thriller "Reykjavik-Rotterdam."Baltasar Kormakur, who co-wrote, produced and starred in the original, is directing the remake.The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi.Aaron Guzikowski wrote the script, which follows an ex-freight ship worker (Wahlberg), fired for smuggling, who barely makes ends meet as a security guard until his best friend persuades him to sign on for one last illegal job.Wahlberg, Kormakur, Stephen Levinson, and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing. Production is set for January 2011 with Universal releasing it on March 16, 2012. Jones will »
- Adnan Tezer
Just when you thought it’s over, here we are with X-Men: First Class update!
Wise said “he’ll be going to shoot in a couple weeks and that that he thinks his role might require a bit of special effects.” Anyone interested?
You already remember the official synopsis, but still, little reminder of “the epic beginning of the X-Men saga.
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.
In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto »
Someone’s showing up fashionably late to class. At a recent event celebrating an upcoming Twin Peaks reunion on an episode of the USA network’s comedy Psych, actor Ray Wise (Reaper, Dollhouse,Psych) announced that he has joined the cast of director Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming X-Film, X-Men: First Class, which has been filming for a little over a month already.
So, who will the man who was once The Devil on The CW series Reaper play, will he be a man or a mutant?
Speaking with IGN -Wise said,
“I’m playing the Secretary of State of the United States. I’ll be going over there in the next couple of weeks. I love (director) Matthew (Vaughn). And Bryan Singer’s producing it and [it's got] a great cast – James McAvoy, January Jones, Oliver Platt.”
When they asked if he would be in any effects laden scenes – Wise said,
- Jason Moore
During an interview with IGN, "Twin Peaks" and "24" actor Ray Wise confirmed that he'll appear in the currently shooting "X-Men" prequel. According to Wise, the well-established genre actor will begin shooting his role in "First Class" in just a few short weeks.
"I'm playing the Secretary of State of the United States," said Wise of his character. "I'll be going over [to the film's London set] in the next couple of weeks."
But even though his character is bogged down in politics, Wise expects that he's going to be involved in plenty of scenes with huge special effects and elaborate mutant powers. "Well, I think I touch on them," he confirmed. "Yeah, a bit."
Although Wise remained quiet on the specifics of his character, he was quite vocal about »
- Josh Wigler
And here I thought we were done with all the X-Men: First Class casting news. It turns out that’s not the case as Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) tells IGN that he’ll be playing the Secretary of State in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming prequel. Wise says he’ll be going to shoot in a couple weeks and that that he thinks his role might require a bit of special effects. Wise can be seen on TV this week in a special Twin Peaks-homage episode of USA Network’s Psych.
Hit the jump for a full cast breakdown along with the official synopsis. X-Men: First Class is set to open on June 3, 2011.
Here’s how the casting currently stacks up:
- Matt Goldberg
Earlier today, we brought you a rumor that hit the internet about a Facebook status message from a cab driver in Georgia that seemed to indicate that Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine could make an appearance in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film, X-Men: First Class.
Cbm initially reported the rumor, based on a status message that read:
Now, speaking with The Coventry Telegraph, Singer has insisted that X-Men: First Class has not even begun shooting on Jekyll Island, and if Jackman was in-fact in Georgia, he didn’t know about it. Singer also took the opportunity to drop some info on First Class.
- Jason Moore
Filming for Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" is well under way and since Jennifer Lawrence (a.k.a. Raven Darkholme) is the only actor we've had access to recently, we have to rely on her positive words about the production as our main source of information.
When MTV News caught up with the rising star at the Hollywood Awards Gala, she revealed that she received juicy insider info on her character, Mystique, straight from the original source: Rebecca Romijn.
"I got lots of juicy stories and gossip from the old set, that was much better [than advice]," Lawrence said. "I think the first thing I asked her was, 'What should I be for Halloween?' and she looked at me and started laughing. 'Right, I was supposed to ask you something else.'"
"There are no [makeup] tips," she said of the process of becoming the blue-skinned mutant. "You just have to grin and bare it. »
- Kara Warner
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), who is playing Raven Darkholme / Mystique in Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming entry into the Marvel movie universe, X-Men: First Class recently took a break from shooting in London and traveled to Los Angeles for the DVD release of her breakout film, Winter’s Bone. While she was there, she spoke with the press about her character in the film.
The actress told Hollywood Elsewhere about her make-up process for the movie, and how much we will actually be seeing her as Mystique in the film:
“Only 10% of her screen time will be as Mystique, she said. It takes X-Men: First Class makeup artists about six hours to transform her into Mystique with the blue skins and the scales, she added. (She has a nickname for the process or the makeup or whatever — “Mystink.”) I asked if official photos have been taken, and she said the »
- Jason Moore
Although "X-Men: First Class" features a wealth of mutants that have yet to be seen in previous "X-Men" films, there are still some old favorites standing in the spotlight, including Professor Charles Xavier and his friend-turned-foe Magneto.
There's also a young version of Raven Darkholme, the blue-skinned shape-shifter better known as Mystique — but when "First Class" hits theaters, fans may not immediately recognize the mutant menace.
"Winter's Bone" actress Jennifer Lawrence stars in "First Class" as the young Mystique, succeeding Rebecca Romijn in the role. Lawrence spoke about the part with Hollywood Elsewhere, revealing that she'll only sport Mystique's trademark blue skin for roughly 10% of the film.
The actress added that it takes six hours to transform herself into the physically jarring Mystique, a process that she refers to as "Mystink." Already a top secret component of the film, Lawrence's Mystique makeup will remain under wraps until "just before the film's release, »
- Josh Wigler
The boys and girls of Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” are busy shooting the day and night away over at Oxford Universe, which is the setting for Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) friendship before everything went to hell in a handbasket. Also along for the ride were Rose Byrne (playing Moira McTaggert) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique in human form), though I’m not entirely sure what Mystique and Professor X are doing so chummy and hanging out arm-in-arms. They sure didn’t look That chummy in the “X-Men” movies… “First Class” tracks the origins of a young Professor X and Magneto, and stars Michael Fassbender, January Jones, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Lucas Till, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, and is directed by Matthew Vaughn. The class begins June 3, 2011. Pics via DailyMail. »
Oh No They Didn't has posted a new set of images from the London-based set of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, which will be released in theaters on June 3, 2011. Click any of the photos below, which give you a closer look at James McAvoy as Professor Xavier and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, to access our full photo gallery from the upcoming Marvel adaptation:
X-Men: First Class comes to theaters June 3rd, 2011 and stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn. »
X-Men: First Class recreating X-Men's first scene set in 1944 PolandBleeding Cool is reporting from inside sources that Matthew Vaughn's new mutant movie X-Men: First Class will open with a sequence that mirrors the first shots of Bryan Singer's X-Men.
The scene takes place during World War II Poland in 1944, where we first meet the young Eric Lensherr inside a Nazi concentration camp, and where he first discovers his ability to create magnetic fields. The first steps on Lensherr's path to becoming Magneto. Matthew Vaughn is recreating the scene shot-for-shot, at least up to a certain point, where he will then add his own twist on the iconic moment.
The site also reports that Son of Rambow's Bill Milner will be portraying the young Leshnerr/Magneto in this particular scene. They wouldn't reveal the twists involved, but they did say Matthew Vaughn is paying close attention to detail in the scene, »
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