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Happy episode 100 World of Death! Director Paul Campion (The Naughty List, The Devil’s Rock) is an industry professional with over 35 indie and studio-level projects to his credit. He has worked on such films as Sin City, X-Men: The Last Stand, Clash of the Titans, Kinsgmen: The Secret Service, Captain America: Civil War, and […] »
- Tony Wash
X-Men fans will recognize the Dark Phoenix Saga as one of the most celebrated stories over the course of the characters’ existence. People who have watched the X-Men movies will remember that some of the saga was used for X-Men: The Last Stand, but since X-Men: Days of Future Past erased the events of that particular movie in-setting, there was the chance of a re-do. Now, that promise is closer and closer to being fulfilled, seeing as how X-Men: Dark Phoenix is expected to be released on November 2 of 2018. A short look at the cast members for X-Men:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – This Cast Is Awesome »
- Nat Berman
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is really starting to come together and it looks like it is going to be absolutely packed with familiar mutant faces. Not only is the entire core cast set to return, but it looks like some smaller characters are going to be getting a little more screen time in X-Men 7 as well. If some recent social media activity is to be believed, it looks like Olivia Munn is going to be back once more as Psylocke.
As reported by Omega Underground, Olivia Munn recently took to her personal SnapChat to post an update, which confirms that she is in Montreal. That is significant because X-Men: Dark Phoenix is shooting in Montreal. Coincidence? Possibly, but it seems much more likely that she is going to suit back up as Psylocke. She didn't get a whole bunch of screen time in X-Men: Apocalypse and was last seen running off »
Given that the character is absent from the original comic book storyline, it may have come as a surprise to some that Michael Fassbender’s Magneto was confirmed as featuring in the cast of next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix (although it really shouldn’t have, given that Erik is one of the mainstays of the movie series).
Well, the folks at Nerdist claim to have the inside scoop as to Magneto’s role in the latest chapter of the X-Men franchise, with the site reporting that he’ll be sporting a new “messianic” costume and may have attracted followers of his ideology. Their source suggests therefore that the Acolytes may make their big screen debut in the film, while the fictional county of Genosha is also set to feature.
If you’re unfamiliar with the comic book source material, the Acolytes are a group of mutant supervillains who subscribe to Magneto’s beliefs, »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Scott Davis
It’s going to be quite the year in 2018 for 20th Century Fox and Marvel with not one, not two, but three X-Men related films set to take over the multiplexes next year as they go full speed ahead into the comic-book world.
One of the films in the glut of those upcoming is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the new film as part of the “new” X-Men franchise which sees producer Simon Kinberg make his directorial debut. Following the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entry will try to re-do the Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix saga that was somewhat unsuccessfully brought to the screen as part of 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.
In that film it was Famke Janssen who played Jean Grey and the actress has been speaking about her experiences with the franchise and says that the original cast (namely her, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, »
- Scott Davis
It was confirmed last month that the highly-anticipated X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bring back the primary X-Men: Apocalypse cast, and today we have even more details about one of these iconic characters, Michael Fassbender's Magneto. While these details have yet to be confirmed, the latest report teases that Magneto may be leading a cult in this superhero adventure, which will be set in the 1990s. This will also lead to a drastic change in his costume for Dark Phoenix, and while we may have to wait some time for these details to be confirmed, there is a precedent of Magneto leading a cult in the Marvel comics.
Nerdist reports that Michael Fassbender will have a new costume that, "is meant to suggest the imagery commonly associated with cult leaders". While no specific details were given regarding the new look Michael Fassbender will be sporting in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the »
Several years ago, it was revealed that both Marvel Studios and Fox would be utilizing the character Quicksilver. This was back when Marvel Studios was churning out hit after hit (I guess that hasn’t changed), and while Fox had only recently just brought out X-Men: First Class. All other recent memories for fans were X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine — not good ones. As such, many were expecting Marvel Studios to utilize the character in a much better way.
Surprise, surprise, when X-Men: Days of Future Past came out, and Evan Peters’ interpretation of Quicksilver was one of the big scene-stealers of the film. Whereas Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron was just fast, Peters’ was Adhd in personality, and his attitude really reflected his abilities. Plus, the way Bryan Singer conveyed the speed — from Quicksilver’s perspective — created a great moment that he »
- Joseph Medina
Now that Simon Kinberg has been confirmed to write and direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the cast is starting to come together. Canadian actor Lamar Johnson, best known for playing West on the hit Canadian TV series The Next Step, has signed on for the superhero follow-up, which will take place in the 1990s. It has also been confirmed that Evan Peters will return as Quicksilver, reprising his role from 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past and last year's X-Men: Apocalypse.
The Hollywood Reporter broke this casting news this week, although they couldn't confirm what character Lamar Johnson is playing. This comes just a few days after an unconfirmed report claiming actress Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the primary villain, Shi'ar Empress Lilandra, but there hasn't been any confirmation that she has officially signed on to join the cast yet. There have even been rumors that Angelina Jolie was »
Author: Zehra Phelan
As filming starts to ramp up a gear on the set of X-Men Dark Phoenix a couple of names that are joining the cast have been revealed: Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, and Lamar Johnson.
With filming due to start in Montreal this week, the men join the rest of the X-Men veterans James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult with Evans reprising his role as Quicksilver. No character name has been revealed for Johnson, who joins off the back of his star turn in the BAFTA award winning show The Next Step.
Evans and Johnson also join Apocalypse newcomers Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee in the next instalment of which the X-Men kinsman, Simon Kinberg will make his directorial debut.
Evans’ return as the scene-stealing Quicksilver looks to be returning not »
- Zehra Phelan
Despite the seemingly eternal rival between the two largest comic book brands, some big actors have been in films from both Marvel and DC. The animosity between Marvel and DC goes back decades in the comics world, but it’s still burgeoning in Hollywood. And it turns out a bunch of actors have switched sides in that corporate war over the years — and some are making that move even now. Ben Affleck Marvel: “Daredevil” (2003) DC: “Batman v Superman,” future DC Extended Universe movies Ryan Reynolds Marvel: “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Deadpool,” “Blade: Trinity” DC: “Green Lantern” Chris Evans Marvel: Human »
- Phil Owen and Phil Hornshaw
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
While X-Men: Dark Phoenix ambitiously tackles an iconic comic story, it will also debut the pop star mutant Dazzler.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix has the potential to become one the biggest redo efforts in cinematic history, after 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand arguably botched its take on the iconic early-1980s 'Dark Phoenix' storyline from the pages of the X-Men comic books. However, it appears that Dark Phoenix will also become the platform for the cinematic debut of a popular Marvel Comics character in Dazzler.
According to EW, the one and only Alison Blaire, better known to the Marvel Comics fandom as Dazzler, is coming to the big screen in the 2018-scheduled X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The character, who debuted in the pages of The Uncanny X-Men in 1980, was initially depicted as a pop disco siren – originally known to get around on roller skates – who also happens to »
The recent X-Men movies have been a massive success for 20th Century Fox. Kicking off with X-Men: First Class in 2011, then X-Men: Days Of Future Past three years later, and then last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the films have grossed a whopping $1.6 billion over the three movies, so it comes at no surprise that the studio are pushing ahead with a fourth film in the series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is set to roll into production soon. We thought we’d assemble everything we know about the planned superhero movie so far. Check it all out below.
We’ll kick things off with the cast. The good news is that the likes of Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are all returning for the fourth movie in the series, as will James McAvoy, who once again will play the role of Charles Xavier/ Professor X. Sophie Turner will be playing the role of Jean Grey/ Dark Phoenix are rumours suggest that Jessica Chastain will play the villain in the movie (these rumours are as yet unconfirmed).
Chastain would play the role of Lilandra in the movie. According to the official Marvel Wiki, Lilandra is ‘a member of the royal family of the extraterrestrial Shi’ar Empire, Princess-Majestrix Lilandra Neramani was born on the Shi’ar homeworld known as the Aerie. The eldest heir to the Shi’ar throne was Lilandra’s older sister, Cal’syee. However, for her crime of killing her mother and one of her sisters, Cal’syee was denied the throne and exiled into space. Cal’syee’s younger brother D’ken was appointed majestor (emperor) instead.’
— X-Men Updates (@XMenUpdates) June 17, 2017
Chastain’s addition to the cast would lend it some considerable weight, and we hope her involvement in confirmed in the coming few days.
Following on from Matthew Vaughn, who helmed ‘First Class’, and Bryan Singer, who took the reigns of ‘Days Of Future Past’ and ‘Apocalypse’, Simon Kinberg will direct Dark Phoenix. Kinberg is a talented individual who has a long-standing relationship with the X-Men franchise. He has written X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and was a producer on all of those movies, as well as X-Men: First Class, Deadpool and this year’s massive hit Logan. He will also co-produce the upcoming X-Force, Gambit and The New Mutants. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be his directorial debut, but will all of his experience, the franchise is in very good hands.
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- Paul Heath
After actress Sophie Turner revealed in February that the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will shoot later this year, it seems we're getting closer and closer to a production start date. While it still hasn't been confirmed when principal photography will get under way, a new photo has surfaced from the set, which seems to tease that filming will start soon. Another photo has also confirmed that Sophie Turner herself has in fact arrived in Montreal, after a photo surfaced on social media with her and a fan.
The Jen Law Films Twitter posted this first image from the set, and while there is no confirmation that this set is in fact the Danger Room, it certainly seems likely. The Twitter account, which follows all of Jennifer Lawrence's films, also reveals that Nicholas Hoult has arrived in Montreal for the shoot, but there is still no official word on when filming may begin. »
In 2004, Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo became the first woman from the Middle East to be nominated for an Oscar, for her work in “House of Sand and Fog” opposite Ben Kingsley. She is also the first Iranian woman to win an Emmy, for her performance as Saddam Hussein’s wife in the HBO-bbc miniseries “House of Saddam.”
More recently, Aghdashloo has appeared in “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Star Trek Beyond,” and plays high-ranking United Nations politician Chrisjen Avasarala in Syfy channel series “The Expanse,” which was recently renewed for a third season.
Aghdashloo spoke to Variety at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, where she is a juror, about why the lead role of Avasarala represents a milestone in her struggle to smash stereotypes for Middle Eastern actors in Hollywood and how she hopes there is no turning back now.
You’ve often decried that, for years, the only roles you could get in Hollywood were »
- Nick Vivarelli
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 »
The seeds for the next mainline X-Men movie were firmly planted in X-Men: Apocalypse, with the studio recently confirming that the 2018 movie will follow the memorable "Dark Phoenix" storyline from the comics. We saw glimpses of this storyline in X-Men: The Last Stand, but a more fleshed-out version directed by longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg will arrive on November 2 of next year with Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner reprising the role of Jean Grey following her introduction in X-Men: Apocalypse. Kinberg will make his directorial debut on the film [via Deadline], and Jessica Chastain is currently in talks to tackle her first role in a superhero movie as the film's villain, Lilandra, who was a major player in the original comics storyline. In addition to...
- Erik Davis
Does the X-Men franchise have its next big villain? It very well might. X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which looks to atone for the crimes of X-Men: The Last Stand, is going into production later this year and, as such, the casting process is underway. Thanks to a new report, it looks like Fox has their sights set on Jessica Chastain (The Martian, Crimson Peak) to play the main villain in the movie.
The report comes courtesy of Deadline, who were also able to confirm that longtime X-Men franchise writer and producer Simon Kinberg has officially been tapped to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is slated to hit theaters on November 2, 2018. This will mark his directorial debut. No pressure. As far as Jessica Chastain goes, she hasn't signed on the dotted line yet, but is currently in talks to play Shi'ar Empress Lilandra, who will reportedly serve as the main villain for »
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is starting to come together, and it is shaping up to be quite the interesting movie, at least in terms of who is involved. Simon Kinberg, who has been producing and writing the X-Men franchise movies since X-Men: The Last Stand, is now about to take a much larger role in the universe for Fox. The studio, after a few months of rumors suggesting it would be the case, has officially tapped him to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will mark his directorial debut.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline who also have some other major information about X-Men 7, which will be looking to bounce back after the mediocre X-Men: Apocalypse last year. Firstly, stars Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are all returning for the sequel. »
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