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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. »
- Ben Pearson
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, »
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 »
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 »
- Joseph Medina
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.
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 »
- Dan Clark
The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 2016.
Directed by André Øvredal.
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.
- Amie Cranswick
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 »
- Gary Collinson
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”:
- Gary Collinson
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 »
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. »
- Christian Bone
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. »
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 »
The trailer recently came out for the upcoming Netflix Defenders series, and it looks like it should be fun. However, shared universe projects cane easily go awry. Cinelinx looks at 7 things the Defenders needs to avoid in order to make this work.
The Netflix/Marvel series of web-shows, which includes Daredevil (the best of them all), Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist, as well as the upcoming Punisher series, have been very popular, and are generally far superior to the network comic book TV series. The Defenders is the culmination of the Netflix web-verse so far. This is the time to be careful and not make any stupid mistakes. Here is what they should avoid.
Avoid Too Much World Building: Trying to tie four separate series together, with all their various characters, is a tough task. It becomes more difficult when you begin building up future stories. A big »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Aging used to be an issue for movie stars, particularly women. But not anymore, thanks to digital wizardry that can make any person appear as young or old as needed for a role. We've seen de-aging done for flashbacks as far back as X2: X-Men United and witnessed it in Marvel's Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. And we've seen it work in prequels and other movies that need a certain character to look as they did decades ago, namely Tron:...
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Aging used to be an issue for movie stars, particularly women. But not anymore, thanks to digital wizardry that can make any person appear as young or old as needed for a role. We've seen de-aging done for flashbacks as far back as X2: X-Men United and witnessed it in Marvel's Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. And we've seen it work in prequels and other movies that need a certain character to look as they did decades ago, namely Tron: Legacy, Terminator Genisys and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Soon we may get to add an Alien prequel to the bunch. According to an interview exclusively in the print magazine Empire, Alien director Ridley Scott, who has also helmed the...
- Christopher Campbell
Juliette Harrisson Mar 27, 2017
There are various ways to tackle the X-Men movies. Here are our suggestions...
It happens so often in Sff fandoms. You have a series, it starts out releasing an original story, then some sequels, then... it all goes a bit wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey, whether through the release of prequels, through introducing a time-travel element to the story that confuses the order of the narrative, or other various narrative shenanigans.
The viewing order of the X-Men film series is especially complicated. The series includes prequels, at least two different timelines, and more internal inconsistencies than you can shake an adamantium-or-bone claw at. So, with the Hugh Jackman/Patrick Stewart era coming to a close with Logan, we thought we’d suggest a few different options for approaches to an X-Men movie marathon. None of these suggested viewing orders are intended to be definitive and, thanks to the determined lack of internal consistency in the series, »
Having finally caught and absorbed James Mangold’s Logan, the finale to the Og X-films, I find myself hoping that the execs behind the soon-to-be-released Wonder Woman and Justice League movies were taking notes. A caveat: I’m going to attempt to keep my lens wide this week. While I don’t believe I’ll be spoiling anything more than people on your Facebook feed have blathered about, be nonetheless forewarned.
Before I get into my listicle (they’re what make articles click-baity, don’t-cha-know), let me quickly pontificate. Logan was one of the most powerful superhero films I’ve ever seen. Perhaps second only to The Dark Knight. It was a straight-forward small-scale road picture that kept a handle on a single-thread story, presented as an homage to the westerns it evoked throughout the picture. In spite of a heavy-handed two-hour run-time, the film itself moves at a steady pace. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
This is a question that’s been rattling around in my head since I first saw Logan: is it actually the best X-Man movie? The franchise was at the forefront of the “Superhero Boom” at the turn of the century, and in the decade and a half since then has produced some of the genre’s best and most iconic outings. Even if it is the best Wolverine movie – something that I think goes without saying – its competition within the larger X-franchise is still particularly fierce. 5. X2: X-Men United – Although the original X-Men still holds up shockingly well
What is the Best X-Men Movie of All-Time? »
- Brian Hadsell
The film will see Stone as tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares for her intergender match against ex-champion Bobby Riggs. The 1973 match began a discussion on gender equality and became a big moment for the feminist movement.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. »
- Ricky Church
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