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“X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is nearly upon us. What goes on in this movie? Well, the future X-Men meet the past X-Men in hopes of changing the future and therefore rewriting history. What does that mean? Well, probably a chance to undo the continuity of the old “X-Men” movies so that anyone who has died in the past films – Jean Grey, etc. – can be made undead (and conveniently recast in newer films). Did Patrick Stewart spoil a big part of ‘Days Of Future Past’ in a recent interview? Maybe (and duh, skip this if you don't want to know anything). "That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction,” he told MTV. “You're never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more. There might be something else. A little bird has whispered that there might be something 'X-Men' related." People are reading that »
- Edward Davis
Twenty of his 54 features have been animated. And with a resume that also includes a 2010 Oscar nomination for his soaring “How to Train Your Dragon” score and music for such hits as “Happy Feet,” three of the “Ice Age” movies, two Dr. Seuss entries, “Kung Fu Panda” and the original “Shrek,” it’s hard to dispute that Powell has made a lasting impression on the genre.
“I grew up on ‘The Jungle Book,’ Warner Bros. cartoons, and ‘Tom and Jerry,’” says Powell in his expansive Pacific Palisades studio, the day before leaving for London to record music for the “Dragon” sequel. “I love the artistry of animation, and I prefer the stories. It’s much more joyful. Live-action is just so »
- Jon Burlingame
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
'Total Recall' and 'Underworld' helmer Len Wiseman (below) is lining up his next project. 'Black Chapter' is the story of an FBI agent who joins a classified military program that endows its operates with paranormal abilities. The movie is based on an idea from Wiseman himself along with scribe Zak Penn who has worked on numerous superhero-based projects such as 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Avengers Assemble'. Skydance Productions will produce the new sci-fi that is said to reimagine the spy genre by setting it within the world of the supernatural. »
What we’ve gleaned so far is the movie follows an FBI agent who gets drawn into a top secret military outfit which trains spies in using paranormal abilities. It sounds pretty X-Files (not a bad thing) so far.
So will this idea work? We want to believe it will…
- Claire Joanne Huxham
With three separate movie studios focused on building their own individual cinematic fiefdoms in Marvel Studios (the Avengers), Sony (The Amazing Spider-Man), and 20th Century Fox (X-Men and Fantastic Four), the odds of ever getting these Hollywood behemoths to come together in order to produce a movie featuring all of these iconic characters has long been a pipedream.
Except the tide may be turning.
Moviegoers were surprised to see a clip for X-Men: Days of Future Past at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It certainly wasn’t on the level of some of the mid and end credit teasers that Marvel Studios has been making famous since releasing Iron Man in 2008, but it is the first real sign in years that there has been a potential thaw in the icy political dynamics that have continued to keep all these billion dollar properties separate.
- Mark Ginocchio
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- Garth Franklin
The plot follows an FBI agent who is lured into a secretive military program that trains its operatives how to use paranormal abilities. Zak Penn is writing the screenplay based on an original story he concocted with Len Wiseman.
Skydance Productions' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing alongside Len Wiseman and his Sketch Films company. Paul Schwake will executive produce for Skydance, with David Bernardi executive producing for Sketch Films.
Here's what David Ellison had to say about Black Chapter in a statement.
"Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the supernatural. This is exactly the type of original storytelling that we want to produce and I am thrilled to be »
(Cbr) After 2006′s "X-Men: The Last Stand", it was hard to imagine the franchise ever needing the services of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen again. But here we are, on the cusp of "X-Men: Days of Future Past", which sees the veteran Xavier and Magneto teamed together with younger versions of themselves, played by "X-Men: First Class" stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. It might not be the last hurrah for Stewart, either. Speaking with MTV, the actor made it clear the he wants to reprise his role for another "X-Men" film beyond "Days of Future Past". “I don’t see why not,” he said. “That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction. You’re never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more.” So, is there something concrete in the future? “There might be something else,” he teased. “A little bird has »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
20th Century Fox closed out their WonderCon presentation with an extended look at X-Men: Days of Future Past . A repeat of the previous CinemaCon footage, the massive action piece saw familiar on-screen mutants like Shawn Ashmore's Iceman, Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde and Daniel Cudmore's Colossus battle alongside newcomers like Omar Sy's Bishop, Adan Canto's Sunspot, Booboo Stewart's Warpath and Bingbing Fan's Blink, defending themselves against attacking sentinels with the ability to mimic mutant powers. Needless to say, the crowd was very responsive. ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype spoke just after the presentation with writer/producer Simon Kinberg. He's been with Fox's X-Universe since X-Men: The Last Stand and is now involved with both The Fantastic Four as well as »
Anaheim - Simon Kinberg had an unexpected trip to WonderCon on Saturday. The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" screenwriter and producer stepped in for director Bryan Singer who finds himself in the middle of a publicity nightmare surrounding abuse allegations that took place almost 14 years ago. It's a rare moment in the spotlight for Kinberg who, in many ways, has become the key man on 20th Century Fox's superhero movies. Kinberg wrote the dreadful "X-Men: The Last Stand," but redeemed himself five years later as a producer on "X-Men: First Class" and is both the writer and producer of Fox's buzzworthy "Fantastic Four" reboot. Today, however, he's sitting down to talk about "Days of Future Past" and, happily, he hasn't succumbed to answering questions with just studio talking points (oh, there's time). The latest "X-Men" extravaganza is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and for a variety of reasons. »
- Gregory Ellwood
At WonderCon 2014, 20th Century Fox presented select footage from their upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Of course there was the big white elephant in the room – which everyone chose to ignore/avoid (the panel was curiously the only one without any audience questions). The focus was strictly on the film itself. Writer/Producer Simon Kinberg was on hand to discuss adapting the beloved comic, getting time travel ‘right’ and making-up for X-Men: The Last Stand. For the full recap of the footage shown and bullet point highlights of the Q&A, hit the jump. Much of the ‘new’ X-Men footage screened can be found in the ‘opening battle scene’ currently making the rounds on the Internet. You can see that here, if you so choose. The footage screened for WonderCon attendees covered a bit more of this beginning sequence -- as the various B-level X-Men (Ice Man, Blink, »
- Tommy Cook
Yesterday we brought you a new cast photo from The Expendables 3 featuring director Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) alongside Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Jason Statham, Randy Couture and Wesley Snipes, and now we’ve got a trio of behind-the-scenes shots which sees Hughes, Stallone, Lundgren and Statham joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas. Check them out here courtesy of The Arnold Fans, Expendables Premiere and Manly Movie….
n The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and »
- Gary Collinson
After an eight-year long wait, (most of) director Bryan Singer’s original X-Men film roster – last seen in 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand returns for another super-powered mutant adventure in just a matter of weeks. X-Men: Days of Future Past brings back the heroes and villains played by Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellen and Halle Berry (& more!) and sees them share screen time with the core cast of 2011′s prequel X-Men: First Class.
Days of Future Past, the most expensive comic book film ever made, is the first Marvel movie to introduce time-travel, a common plot device featured in the comics, and thanks to its introduction, fans get to see the X-Men franchise veterans listed above joined by First Class stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Lucas Till.
Like previous films in the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past ...
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- Rob Keyes
Building from the critical and financial success of X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine solo film, 20th Century Fox has placed an enormous amount of trust and financial backing in X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer for the time-traveling shared universe kickoff X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film will bring back both the original X-Men cast (lead by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen) as well as the First Class team (lead by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) while also attempting to sew-up plot holes and controversial filmmaking choices that plagued earlier installments (most notably Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand) – in order to streamline the franchise in preparation ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Back in January, uber producer Lauren Schuler Donner said she wanted Channing Tatum for a movie about everyone’s favorite card-flinging Cajun X-Man. Now Tatum has confirmed (while blazing trails for MTV) that he’s taken a meeting about it and is definitely interested. Something we’ve all known since he auditioned for a part in X-Men: The Last Stand. So it goes. If a million things line up correctly, Channing Tatum playing Gambit might be our future. The thing is, of course, that if a movie is an adult who can vote, this is the movie news equivalent of hearing two people fucking through your hotel wall. But grains of salt aside, it offers us an interesting opportunity to look at what went wrong with the first live-action Gambit and how a solo film with the character might be a much-needed antidote for comic book movie fatigue. The strikes against the Gambit of X-Men Origins: Wolverine were »
- Scott Beggs
Ahead of a flood of set visit reports tomorrow, Lionsgate and Millennium Films have debuted a new cast photo for the upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3, which features returning stars Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Jason Statham, Randy Couture and new cast addition Wesley Snipes (Blade) alongside director Patrick Hughes (Red Hill)….
In The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. »
- Gary Collinson
Audiences will know Hercules’ legend as the Greek hero shows his strength in a TV filled with new footage from the action adventure film. The new clip comes as Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures set to release ‘Hercules’ in theaters on July 25. The film, which is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’ by Steve Moore, was directed by ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ helmer Brett Ratner. The movie, which was written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, is a revisionist take on the classic myth. ‘Hercules’ stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. For more information on ‘Hercules,’ visit the film’s official website, as [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Following on from the first trailer and clip, Paramount Pictures has now given us the first official TV spot for director Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) sword-and-sandals fantasy Hercules, which is based upon the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars and sees Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) in the lead role as the mythological hero….
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… »
- Gary Collinson
A new X-Men: Days of Future Past viral marketing campaign includes an interactive timeline that traces a fictional evolution of mutants.
The X-Men: 25 Moments chronicles what it bills as "the struggle between X-Men and humans".
X-Men: Apocalypse based on Age of Apocalypse, cast returns confirmed
X-Men: Days of Future Past confirms plot, debuts featurette
A series of pictures from major events are presented across the last 60 years, beginning with a mysterious weapons malfunction preventing the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The viral marketing website also includes scenes of mutants influencing the JFK assassination, Olympic record tampering and a look at the formation »
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