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Official Trailer and Poster for Devil’S Gate, Starring Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Schull

Seems just like yesterday that Clay Staub's Devil's Gate, starring Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us, Heroes), Shawn Ashmore (The Following), and Amanda Schull, premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. As we approach the official release of the film, we are now getting a trailer and a poster for Devil's Gate, and we have them both to share with Daily Dead readers.

Directed by Clay Staub, Devil's Gate stars Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us; Heroes), Shawn Ashmore (X2: X-men United), Amanda Schull (12 Monkeys; Suits), and Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation). IFC Midnight will release the movie in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms beginning January 5th, 2018.

Synopsis: "What unholy force lies locked away in a crumbling, booby-trapped, middle-of-nowhere farmhouse? When a woman and her son mysteriously vanish, FBI agent Daria Francis (Amanda Schull) is dispatched to the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota
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Kevin Feige Created a Plan For an X-men Cinematic Universe For Fox That They Didn't Use

Before Kevin Feige was the president of Marvel Studios and was overseeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe that he played a huge role in creating, he worked with producer Lauren Shuler Donner on the early X-Men films for Fox. He worked his way up from an assistant to an associate producer when the X-Men made their big screen debut in 2000. By the time X2 was released Feige worked his way up to co-producer, and then served as executive producer on X-Men: The Last Stand.

Early on in the process of the development of these X-Men films, Feige worked with Donner on developing a plan on how the X-Men film franchise should play out. But, Fox didn't end up going with the plan they presented. During an interview with Vanity Fair, Donner expressed how proud she is of Feige and his accomplishments, and that's when she shared this little tidbit of information:
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‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Removed from ‘Queen’ Biopic

Like The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Bryan Singer was art-house post-child before being plucked from relative security to helm an A-list superhero blockbuster in the early 2000s. His 1995 mind-bender The Usual Suspects took the world by storm and still, decades later, has one of the unquestionably best twist endings in the medium. His immediate follow-up, the Stephen King adaptation The Apt Pupil, cemented him as a directorial force to be reckoned with. He was unexpectedly given the reins of the X-Men film franchise, to which he contributed X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. By

‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Removed from ‘Queen’ Biopic
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X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe

X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe
20th Century Fox has maintained control of the X-Men franchise for almost 20 years, since the first X-Men hit theaters in 2000, but lately there has been talk of the mutants finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While nothing is set in stone yet, there has been talk all month that Disney is negotiating to buy 20th Century Fox, a deal that would put the 20th Century Fox Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four under the same roof as Marvel, but what would longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner think about her beloved franchise joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here's what she had to say during a recent interview.

"Well, I wish. I would love it, I would love it. But it's not for me to say."

If this deal does actually happen, it will mark a reunion between Lauren Shuler Donner and her former protege, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
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Denver Film Festival Premieres Emilie Upczak’s human trafficking drama ‘Moving Parts’

Denver native Emilie Upczak moved to Trinidad and Tobago and became Creative Director of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival where she worked for ten years. At that time, she not only helped set up the only Caribbean Film Industry Center but began making a fiction feature film about human trafficking.

She enlisted the prize winning Dp Nancy Schreiberwho also recently shot Ondi Timoner’s Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe who was recently honored at the High Falls Film Festival, an annual event celebrating female filmmakers with the Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award “in recognition of her contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers working today.”

Moving Parts is about an illegal Chinese immigrant who, after being smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago to be with her brother, discovers the true cost of her arrival.

See the trailer here.

Emilie Upczak’s films reflect her
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The Gifted episode 1: every X-Men and Marvel Easter Egg

Jim Dandy Oct 9, 2017

Our Us chums have created a complete guide to every Marvel and X-Men Easter egg you might have missed in The Gifted episode 1...

Warning: contains episode one spoilers.

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With The Gifted, the X-Men get a TV show that's not a weird 60s trip or some early 90s Matt Frewer nonsense. And because they're digging through 50 years of continuity, we're here to help you catch every reference, joke, allusion or sight gag we can.

- The first mutant we're introduced to is Blink. Clarice Ferguson was created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira in 1994 as part of the Phalanx Covenant event. She was a member of the Generation X era of students, but she died helping them escape their techno-organic captors. Despite only being around for about four issues,
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X-Men series The Gifted is off and running in its busy first episode

In Bryan Singer’s X2, his 2003 sequel to X-Men, one of the young students at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is forced through outside circumstances to tell his family that he has not, in fact, been attending a normal boarding school – that he has mutant powers, and he is attending a school that is…

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Original Colossus Actor Returning for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, But Maybe Not As Colossus

Original Colossus Actor Returning for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, But Maybe Not As Colossus
Filming on X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently underway, but one of the superhero film’s characters is still shrouded in mystery. Actor Daniel Cudmore, who played the super-strong Russian mutant Colossus in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, has revealed that he is also a part of the upcoming sequel, but he […]

The post Original Colossus Actor Returning for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, But Maybe Not As Colossus appeared first on /Film.
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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles

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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?

Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants,
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Wolverine and Storm Were Secret Lovers in the X-Men Movies

Wolverine and Storm Were Secret Lovers in the X-Men Movies
The X-Men franchise has moved on from Bryan Singer's original cast, which was really put to bed when Hugh Jackman hung up the claws as Wolverine in Logan. X-Men: First Class, despite not being a well-liked movie by many fans and critics, did introduce us to a new generation of younger actors who are playing the core X-Men team. But Halle Berry will always be remembered as Storm and she has just revealed some pretty surprising info about her tenure with the franchise. According to Berry, Storm and Wolverine were hooking up.

Halle Berry recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and the subject of her time as Storm, which started back with the first X-Men movie back in 2000, and that is when she decided to make the reveal. This isn't just some tossed away thing she fabricated on her own, mind you. This is actually a thing. Here's what Halle Berry
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Deadpool 2: Colossus Actor Teases More Of The Character In The Sequel

While the X-Men franchise has ultimately been served pretty well with the long-running franchise, there is a negative side to these films. In keeping the focus on Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, and Mystique, they’ve given a lot of other characters the short end of the stick. Among those characters have been Jubilee, Angel, Gambit, Juggernaut, and of course, Colossus. Yes, all of these characters have had some screen time, but not really enough to make a solid impact, and that’s the main downside when you have a cast of 127 mutants.

While it’s impossible for the studio to actually take time to properly focus on some of these characters, the fact that Fox is willing to actually split the X-Men's related characters up into different franchises has already made a difference with one pretty big character. I’m talking about Colossus. This is a guy who plays a
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Movies to Show My Son: ‘Spider-Man 2′

Welcome to another installment of Movies to Show My Son. This is the blog series where I discuss movies I can’t wait to show my son in the future. I’ll be covering my own personal experience with the movie, movie and life lessons I hope he will learn, and lastly my concerns about showing said film. This week’s film is Spider-Man 2.

My Memories:

When I think back to when I first saw Spider-Man 2 I become nostalgic for a much simpler time watching movies. Comic book movies were in their infancy and no one was complaining about superhero fatigue. There was just unmitigated excitement for the next big movie we were going to get. I remember even thinking Daredevil was a good movie the first time I saw it just because I was excited to see these characters on the big screen. Also, we were having
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DVD Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 2016.

Directed by André Øvredal.

Starring Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Catherine Kelly, and Jane Perry.

Synopsis:

A family coroner business experiences some strange goings-on when a mysterious corpse is brought in for examination.

Having done the rounds on the festival circuit last year, The Autopsy of Jane Doe finally hits DVD and Blu-ray and in a year that has brought us a few horror titles – The Void, Beyond the Gates and The Love Witch to name but three – that have looked back to days gone by for inspiration it seems that the trend shows no sign of stopping. In fact, it looks to be getting stronger as The Autopsy of Jane Doe hits a few familiar beats in the right kind of way (i.e. without feeling hackneyed) and also sets up a strong story with two outstanding lead performances.

Tommy
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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man spinoffs in the McU, Fantastic Four reboot, Wonder Woman 2 confirmed, Watchmen TV show announced

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Silver & Black, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man, The Defenders, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Gotham City Sirens, Aquaman, The Flash, The Batman, Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Watchmen, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Titans and more…

There’s less than a fortnight to go until the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Sony and Marvel have released some new promotional material this week, including a couple of clips and TV spots [see here and here], a new one-sheet [see here], and character posters for Tom Holland’s wall-crawler, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Michael Keaton’s Vulture [see here], while Sony also unveiled the official cast list, which revealed a number of surprise additions and villains [read it here, but beware of spoilers]…

…In other Homecoming news, we also got a look at promo
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Update: Deadpool 2 filming X-Mansion scenes in Victoria, BC

According to Cbr, filming on Deadpool 2 is currently underway in Victoria, British Columbia, with the production reportedly filming scenes at Hatley Castle, which has served as a stand-in for the X-Mansion in last year’s Deadpool, along with X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

The site reports that Ryan Reynolds has been spotted on set, along with a yellow cab, suggesting that Karan Soni’s Dopinder will feature in the scenes. It’s also said that the production is using the interior of the castle, whereas the first movie only gave us a brief glimpse at the X-Mansion’s doorway.

Update: Reynolds has now posted the following image to Twitter, complete with the caption: “Dropped by the X-Mansion. Big fucking suprise. No one’s home”:

See Also: Josh Brolin teases his new Cable haircut for Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 will see David Leitch (John Wick) directing
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Deadpool 2 Begins Shooting in the X-Men Mansion

Deadpool 2 Begins Shooting in the X-Men Mansion
Deadpool 2 is currently filming scenes in the X-Men mansion at Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The castle was used in 2003's X2: X-Men United, 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and 2016's Deadpool. It was previously reported that Deadpool 2 had started production in Vancouver, Canada, which is pretty close to Victoria. The report comes from Cbr via an anonymous source.

In addition to filming on the Hatley Castle set, the anonymous source also revealed that the yellow cab from the first Deadpool adventure was seen on set and the production name is apparently "Daisy." Vancouver Island News also reported on the story, but they had a reporter on the ground who spoke to a publicist that informed the news channel that they were shooting a movie called Love Machine within the castle. Love Machine was the original production title announced earlier this year for Deadpool 2. The
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Alan Cumming Was Asked To Star In Doctor Who, Twice

As we wait to find out who will replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who, here’s someone who could have played the Doctor in the past: Scottish actor Alan Cumming, known for his various roles in the likes of GoldenEye, Spy Kids, X2 and The Good Wife, among many others

The Huffington Post revealed that the prolific actor was asked to play the face-changing Time Lord on not just one, but two occasions. While he says he would have loved to take the part, there was one big aspect of the job that put him off; relocating to Cardiff, Wales, where Doctor Who is filmed.

Cumming recalled that a “lovely Welshman” – presumably original showrunner Russell T. Davies – had phoned him to offer him the job, but once he found out where the production was located, he wasn’t interested.

“I said, ‘Sure, I still have a flat in London, it’d be perfect.
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Magneto and Mystique to Return in X-Men 7: Dark Phoenix

After months of rumors, it was finally confirmed that the next X-Men movie will be called Dark Phoenix, with this new movie rebooting the comic book arc that played out on the big screen in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. This movie will be set in the 1990s, and Sophie Turner is said to be returning as Jean Grey, although her return has not been confirmed by the studio quite yet. While we're probably still far away from getting a full cast list, producer Hutch Parker recently hinted that two more iconic characters may be returning.

While promoting his upcoming sci-fi sequel Alien: Covenant on an MTV podcast, Michael Fassbender hinted that it is "likely" he will will be back as Magneto, although it seems nothing is set in stone yet, and he wouldn't elaborate more if he will be back for Dark Phoenix or The New Mutants.
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‘Mr. Shifty’ Review: *Bamf* For Glory

The developers of Mr. Shifty, out now for the Nintendo Switch must have really enjoyed the opening scene to 2003's X2: X-Men United. The scene where Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) infiltrates the White House by BAMFing around, taking out Secret Servicemen on his way to the Oval Office to confront the president. Mr. Shifty uses the same concept, but here, instead of a blue-skinned mutant circus acrobat, players take control of a operative known as, you guessed it, Mr. Shifty, who has to break into the world's most secure building to steal some plutonium away from the bad guys, and then stumbles into something more.

Mr. Shifty, with his red cap and blue jacket, has the ability to flash transport (or *Bamf* for comic nerds) short distances, usually to places he can see or knows of -- like an adjoining room. Mr. Shifty uses this power to get past armed guards
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