9 items from 2016
"Everything they've built will fall!" Nothing can stop the Apocalypse. 20th Century Fox has unveiled a new TV spot for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest epic sequel in the new iteration of the X-Men movie series. Oscar Isaac plays Apocalypse and he looks pretty crazy. The huge cast for this includes a young new generation: James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Rose Byrne as Moira, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Evan Peters as (fan favorite) Quicksilver, and Ben Hardy as Angel. Plus there's Lucas Till as Havok, Alexandra Shipp playing Storm & Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler. I'm kinda excited for this! What about you? Here's the new Super Bowl TV spot for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, direct from YouTube: See the first official trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, right here. For more updates follow @XMenMovies. X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, »
- Alex Billington
All told, there’s been eight “X-Men” movies, nine if you include “Deadpool,” and up next is “X-Men: Apocalypse.” It’s remarkable to think that filmmaker Bryan Singer has directed four of them and somehow managed to make “Superman Returns,” “Valkyrie,” and “Jack the Giant Slayer” in between, too. While Singer is finally making something else next, (“20000 Leagues Under The Sea,” which shoots next fall), he’s at least got one more ‘X-Men’ movie in him. And if you thought the series really couldn’t get any bigger than ‘Days Of Future Past,’ which used the classic old ‘X-Men’ cast and the rebooted new one, you’ll have to guess again since ‘Apocalypse’ seems even bigger and includes seemingly even more mutant characters as well as the inclusion of “new” classic characters like Cyclops, Angel, Storm, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Psylocke and other mutants who have yet to be introduced in the new rebooted timeline. »
- Edward Davis
Last month, FX's upcoming X-Men TV series Legion added its first cast member, with Fargo star Rachel Keller signing on as the female lead, although her character wasn't identified. Today we have word from Variety that three more cast members have been added, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart. The project reunites Jean Smart with Rachel Keller and Fargo series creator Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens is portraying the lead character David Haller. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. While Rachel Keller's exact character has not been revealed, she is said to be, "a scrappy, optimistic woman in her 20s." This report reveals »
Grant Gustin, who's the star of The CW's "The Flash" took to twitter yesterday to put a big rumor to rest. The actor recently "Liked" a few tweets from fans voicing that they're frustrated that he won't be playing The Flash in DC's big screen projects that feature the character. Some interpreted this as Gustin being disgruntled and lashing out against Ezra Miller- who Zack Snyder handpicked to be the cinematic Barry Allen.
Gustin got wind of this and decided to squash it immediately with this tweet:
Hey, Twitter. Stop putting words in my mouth. Hate that I felt the need to do this, but read this if you please. pic.twitter.com/uVeoGGYRez
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) January 22, 2016
Here's the image attached to the tweet, which contains the full text of what he wants to convey to fans around the world.
It certainly is an interesting scenario that DC has created here. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Bryan Singer first teased the Dark Phoenix Saga in X2: X-Men United, but when he decided to take the helm of Superman Returns, that storyline was botched in a major way in The Last Stand. However, with Days of Future Past wiping out the events of the previous movies, the filmmaker has another chance to adapt the beloved story, and it sounds like we’ll start to see some clues about that in X-Men: Apocalypse.
“I think everything that hasn’t been told from First Class and Days of Future Past is up for grabs going forward, so it would absolutely be a story we could tell in a different way. We definitely explore how powerful [Jean Grey] is in this movie, and that »
- Josh Wilding
Last night, The CW aired DC Films Presents: Dawn Of The Justice League. While Warner Bros. made big promises about exclusive footage, the majority of fans expected little more than a bunch of generic interviews and the already promised first official trailer for Suicide Squad. Well, the studio delivered in a major way by also providing a new look at Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and even scenes from Wonder Woman!
However, arguably the highlight of the twenty minute programme was the concept art shown of the heroes who will assemble to become the Justice League next year. While they’re all set to be introduced in Batman V Superman, it’s been said that the team won’t come together until Zack Snyder takes the helm of that two-part superhero ensemble, so this official artwork may be all we see of these heroes in action for quite some time. »
- Josh Wilding
Back in October, Marvel announced two new TV shows set in the X-Men universe, Fox's Hellfire and FX's Legion. We haven't heard too much about either show yet, but IGN is reporting that Legion will debut sometime in 2016 on FX. The series has already cast Rachel Keller as the female lead, with FX president John Landgraf revealing at the TCA winter tour that the show's development is moving along nicely. Here's what he had to say below.
"We're quite well along. We've had a writing staff working. We've seen not only the pilot but several episodes and we're well in process of casting. I would anticipate that Legion would go on the air some time in 2016, this year."
The pilot episode of Legion introduces the story of David Haller. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. »
With eight days to go until the series premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, anticipation is at an all-time high for the Arrow/The Flash spinoff. The CW has been promoting the show in a major way over the past few weeks, and the latest in their series of character videos puts a magnifying glass on the pint-sized Atom.
The hero’s shrinking abilities have only been showcased in Arrow fairly briefly, so one of the most exciting things about Legends of Tomorrow is the fact that we’re going to see Ray Palmer really let loose with his newfound abilities.
The role has also given Brandon Routh a proper chance to play a superhero after the disappointing Superman Returns. While he certainly wasn’t terrible in that film, Bryan Singer’s decision to slavishly pay homage to Christopher Reeve’s movies really held it back, and it certainly »
- Josh Wilding
Back in October, we reported that FX has issued a pilot order for a new X-Men TV series entitled Legion. Fargo creator Noah Hawley is set to write the pilot script for Legion, with the writer confirming shortly after the show was announced that it will stand alone from the massive X-Men movie universe. Today, Deadline reports that the first cast member has signed on, with Fargo actress Rachel Keller set to play the female lead.
Rachel Keller is best known for playing Simone Gerhardt in Season 2 of Fargo. She impressed Noah Hawley and FX executives so much in that show that they gave the actress her first leading role in Legion. The actress has previously appeared in the 2014 indie feature Hollidaysburg, along with guest starring spots on The Mentalist and Supernatural last year.
9 items from 2016
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