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Has Mariah Carey moved on with another man? With Nick Cannon dating model Jessica White on the D.L., his soon-to-be ex-wife spent her birthday weekend in the arms of another man: X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner! In fact, Carey and Ratner were photographed walking arm-in-arm (with another female friend) while shopping in St. Barts. Carey celebrated her birthday Friday, while Ratner celebrated his 46th birthday Saturday. The friends' joint birthday celebration, in addition to their openly affectionate behavior, has fueled romance rumors. However, the diva's rep has denied that the two are dating, calling the speculation "ridiculous." "They have been best friends for a »
Earlier this week, it was announced that newcomer Lana Condor will be taking on the role of Jubilation Lee, Aka Jubilee, in X-Men: Apocalypse. Now we have word of another Mutant joining the mix. Apparently 20th Century Fox is in the process of casting fan-favorite Psylocke. No actors have been mentioned at this time.
Psylocke, whose real name is Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock, has a storied history in the Marvel comics. She was first introduced in Captain Britain #8 in 1976. 10 years later she took over the role of Captain Britain from her twin brother in 1986's Captain Britain #12. She was first introduced as Psylocke a year later in 1987's Uncanny X-Men #213, and then two years later she became Lady Mandarin in 1989's Uncanny X-Men #256. Hailing from Braddock Manor, England, Psylocke can generate a telekinetic katana, or direct her telekinesis through her fists to strike as if she had superhuman strength; she is »
Bryan Singer has added a fresh face to the cast of his upcoming blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse. And in what is now his time honoured fashion, he's announced the latest casting via his social media accounts.
In this case, he's taken to Instagram to reveal that relative newcomer Lana Condor has picked up a role in his new X-Men movie. She's going to be taking on the role of Jubilation Lee, better known as Jubilee. She has the power of controlling energy plasmoids, in a manner akin to fireworks. Jubilee appeared in the original X-Men (where Katrina Florence played her), and in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand (where Kea Wong took on the role).
Here's the picture of Lana Condor, that Singer posted.
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker will steer the reworking of Ernest Cline's 2011 sci-fi novel of the same name.
The director will work with Warner Bros on the film, his first collaboration with the studio for 14 years.
Ready Player One tells the story of a gamer from 2044, who attempts to find a hidden Easter Egg in a virtual world that comes with a great prize. The gamer, named Wade Watts, must decipher a host of clues based on 1980s pop culture.
Spielberg re-teaming with Jurassic World director for new sci-fi film
Warner Bros' President of Creative »
With cameras set to begin rolling in April, there's been quite a bit of casting news doing the rounds in the last few weeks for X-Men: Apocalypse, and now director Bryan Singer has announced another addition to his latest foray into the X-Men universe, with newcomer Lana Condor taking on the role of Jubilee. Best known as prominent member of the 90's X-Men cartoon, the mutant, whose power is to create and control energy plasmoids which look like fireworks, has been part of the X-Men universe since her creation in 1989, and has previously appeared in the original X-Men movies, played by Katrina Florence in the first X-Men, and by Kea Wong in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Jubilee will be rejoining fellow recast mutants Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) for what is said to be the conclusion to the trilogy to X-Men: First Class, »
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Though she currently has no credits on her IMDb page at this time, Lana Condor's first entry will be huge! The virtually unknown actress has landed a prime role in X-Men: Apocalypse. She will play one of the youngest team members to ever fight alongside Professor Xavier and his school of extraordinary students. That's right, Lana Condor is taking on the role of Jubilation Lee, Aka Jubilee.
While X-Men: Apocalypse is confirmed to take place in the 80s, Jubilee didn't become popular in the comic books until the early 1990s, often playing sidekick to Wolverine. She was first introduced in Uncanny X-Men #244, which was published in 1989. Created by iconic X-men writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri, the character's mutation allows her to create and control energy plasmodia that are similar to fireworks. The actress has appeared in the movies before, first in 2000's X-Men played by Katrina Florence and »
In typical Bryan Singer fashion, the director has taken to social media to announce the newest arrival to his X-Universe. Via his Instagram account, Singer revealed that newcomer Lana Condor will board the sizeable cast of X-Men: Apocalypse. She will play Jubilation Lee – known by comic fans as the cleverly-abbreviated Jubilee.
I’d officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #Apocalypse
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am Pdt
The teen mutant has been spotted throughout the cinematic X-Men franchise, albeit in the background. She appeared in both X-Men and X-Men: The Last Stand for brief cameo appearances and was played by Katrina Florece and Kea Wong, respectively. The latter also shot a sequence as Jubilee for the middle sequel X2 which was left on the cutting room floor. Today’s reveal could suggest that this time Jubilee will be »
- Gem Seddon
It looks like we can add another mutant to the ever-expanding roster of X-Men: Apocalypse, with Bryan Singer taking to Instagram to reveal that newcomer Lana Condor will play the character Jubilation Lee, a.k.a. Jubilee…
Jubilee has previously made cameo appearances in the original three X-Men movies, with Katrina Florece portraying her in X-Men and Kea-Wong appearing in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, while she was also considered for a part in X-Men: Days of Future Past [check out some concept art here].
See Also: Three X-Men favourites rumoured to cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 and stars X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, »
- Gary Collinson
You might have figured this movie had its fill of mutants by now, but Bryan Singer has just announced the latest addition to the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse. Newcomer Lana Condor will play Chinese-American plasmoid blasting teenager, Jubilee. This won't be the first time this character has appeared in an X-flick, though she was never given much screen time: Katrina Florence played her in X-Men, followed by Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. As for Condor, there is literally no information on the young actress to be found online, so we'll have to keep you updated on that. I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #Apocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am Pdt Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult »
After a couple of trade magazine newsbreaks, we’re back in more normal territory for the latest casting announcement for X-Men: Apocalypse. To whit, director Bryan Singer’s Twitter and Instagram feed. He has now revealed that young newcomer Lana Condor (a superheroic name in itself) will be playing Jubilee in the new film. I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #ApocalypseA photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am PDTContinuing the Apocalypse trend of featuring X-Men team members who appeared in the pre-First Class days, Jubilee has been played by Katrina Florece and Kea Wong across X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, with Condor now taking over the role. Concept art for X-Men: Days Of Future Past showed Jubilee was under consideration for the previous adventure, but with that film already so full of characters, the smart choice was »
Here’s a news story that may send shivers down the spine of martial arts fans – and indeed movie fans – everywhere…
According to Aint It Cool News, director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is keen on remaking Enter the Dragon, the 1973 classic which made Bruce Lee a global sensation. Ratner apparently revealed his ambitions during a screening of Rush Hour at the New Beverly, with the site reporting that:
“According to a few attendees I’ve spoken to, [Ratner] reassured the audience that he wasn’t trying to find the next Bruce Lee or anything crazy like that. Evidently, he only brought up the remake after professing his love for Lalo Schifrin’s amazing score, and seemed to indicate that his film would be a reimagining of Robert Clouse’s iconic showcase for Lee’s talents.”
- Gary Collinson
While two of Hollywood's most popular action stars are duking it out in the box office, we thought it might be a good time for them to face off in the only thunderdome that really matters: Et's Celebrity Showdown.
Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic's reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to show who's really the best.
So, will Chappie star Hugh Jackman (beloved for his many, many turns playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise) be able to take down action veteran Liam Neeson (best known for the many films in which he's had to retrieve people who have been taken)? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*
*Results not actually scientific.
Round 1 - Total Films
Hugh Jackman: 23
Liam Neeson: 60 (Win)
Round 2 - Highest Grossing Film
Hugh Jackman: $234.3 million »
Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.
Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as »
- Derek Anderson
Syfy announced today that the widely praised adventure thriller 12 Monkeys has been greenlit for a second season, expected to air in 2016. With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (Ucp and Valhalla Productions' Hunters), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as Ep/Showrunners. Atlas Entertainment's Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas' Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original 12 Monkeys film.
Currently in its first season, 12 Monkeys has reached 15 million viewers to date, and is experiencing record L3 lifts for the network (average L3 lift is 104%). The renewal also comes as the series continues to gain momentum, with its most recent episode (Friday, March 6) seeing an increase of 6% over the prior four weeks, »
Syfy has renewed sci-fi drama “12 Monkeys,” which is based on the film of the same name, for a second season, which is expected to air next year. Also Read: ’12 Monkeys’ Star Says Syfy Reboot Quickly ‘Becomes a Different Experience’ From Movie The second season of the time-traveling thriller, which stars Aaron Stanford (“X-Men: The Last Stand”), Amanda Schull (“Suits”) and Kirk Acevedo (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), will see a shakeup in the producers’ roster. With executive producer Natalie Chaidez preparing her next Syfy series “Hunters,” Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who co-executive produced and wrote the “12 »
- Tim Kenneally
Ron Howard is once again directing the film, which sees Oscar Winner Tom Hanks reprise his role as world-renowned symbologist Robert Langdon, with Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Omar Sy (Untouchable) and Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) joining the cast for the new film.
Inferno sees Langdon drawn into a conspiracy to unleash a deadly plague centered on Dante’s Inferno, the 14th century epic poem about the nine circles of hell. Foster is set to play a “scientist who is obsessed with Inferno and has also dreamed up a plot to solve the world’s overpopulation problem by releasing a virus.”
Set to start shooting this Spring, Inferno is set for release in October »
- Scott J. Davis
After the X-men film universe was almost killed by the poor reception for X-men: The Last Stand and the Wolverine origin movie, James Mangold and Hugh Jackman teamed up and redeemed the character with The Wolverine. We already knew that 20th Century Fox had given the greenlight for a third film in the standalone franchise, but now we have the good news as to when it will be getting underway. In a brief exchange on Twitter, Mangold was asked when production would begin on the sequel to The »
- Alex Maidy
Tom Rothman has been named head honcho of Sony Pictures, taking over from Amy Pascal who "stepped down" after that recent email hack fiasco. Even if you don't recognize his name, you will most definitely remember his work. Rothman ran Fox back when the likes of Daredevil, Elektra and the previous Fantastic Four movies were released. He fast-tracked X-Men: The Last Stand, forcing Bryan Singer to abandon the project, and then placed Brett Ratner at the helm. Word is he also micromanaged X-Men: Origins: Wolverine into such a mess that the film wasn't even recognizable to its director, Gavin Hood. Some say Rothman dislikes comic book movies in general, only having a hand in producing the ones he did because of how lucrative they are, and is allegedly one of the main reasons there is such bad blood between Fox and Marvel Studios these days. So you see, probably not »
Anthony Stokes on why X-Men: Days of Future Past has derailed the X-Men franchise…
I grew up with the X-Men franchise, and found myself getting less and less invested with every movie. They haven’t aged well, and there’s something a bit dull about some of the drama, especially that centered around Jean Grey, Wolverine, and Cyclops. There’s the Rogue and Iceman subplot that in retrospect feels really Twilight-ish. There’s also the fact that up to this point every X-Men movie has had Wolverine in it, and I’m burned out on it. The saving grace for the franchise was X-Men: First Class, which brought a breath of fresh air to the franchise and was something entirely new, sort of. I even enjoyed The Wolverine, which made Logan somewhat interesting and had some interesting characters. And then this little movie called Days of Future Past came out and threw off the momentum. »
- Gary Collinson
While it seems the chances of the two series crossing over are slim, there are those within the films that would like to see X-Men and The Fantastic Four cross paths at some point down the road.
One man in particular is Shawn Ashmore, who played Bobby Drake aka Iceman in X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, who says that a crossover is “not totally out of the realm of possibility” becuase 20th Century Fox own both licenses.
“I’m excited to see the new Fantastic Four,” he told ComicBook. “That’s what I really want to see, that’s what I’m really curious about. I want to see that take on it. I think it would be dope to see a little crossover between the X-Men, maybe some Fantastic Four, maybe Bobby flying around with The Fantastic Four one of these days. That would be cool, »
- Luke Owen
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