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Logan Will Be Patrick Stewart's Final X-Men Movie

24 February 2017 4:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We've known for quite some time that next week's highly-anticipated superhero adventure Logan will be the last time Hugh Jackman will be seen as Wolverine. While the actor has hinted there may be a possibility he could return in some fashion, we have now learned that Logan will mark the end of another era as well. Patrick Stewart, who returns as Professor X in Logan, confirmed he will be leaving the X-Men franchise behind as well after this standalone spin-off. Here's what he had to say about leaving the franchise behind.

"A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie, and I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and, this is an admission, but at one point [Hugh] reached out, »

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‘Eat Local’ Vamp Sleeps in a Freezer? (Images)

24 February 2017 9:42 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

We told you the other that that Jason Flemyng, best known for his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn and roles in such pics as X-Men: First Class and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, recently sank his teeth into directing with vampire thriller Eat Local. We now have then more images from the film (here’s the first batch), which features “Daredevil‘s” Charlie […] »

- Brad Miska

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New Power Rangers character posters fly in

23 February 2017 10:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Power Rangers character posters!

Lionsgate have released some new Power Rangers character posters ahead of its release next month.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler(Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, »

- Paul Heath

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Trevor Habberstad, X-Men and Doctor Strange Stuntman, Passes Away at 27

22 February 2017 5:08 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, only this time, for a young man who passed far before his prime. Trevor Habberstad, a stuntman and stunt coordinator who most recently worked on X-Men: Apocalypse, Doctor Strange and Passengers, passed away on Sunday at the age of 27. The stuntman succumbed to a rare form of cancer. Trevor Habberstad was on a family vacation in Hawaii last year when he began to feel stomach pain that doctors initially thought was appendicitis, but after another evaluation, it was revealed that he actually had gastric cancer.

Jeff Habberstad, Trevor's father and a stuntman/stunt coordinator as well, told Khts News in their hometown of Santa Clarita, California that they just found out about a week and a half ago that the cancer had spread into the late stuntman's brain. Jeff Habberstad served as a stunt coordinator for director Bryan Singer on 2014's »

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‘Eat Local’ Imagery Stocks Up on Body Parts

22 February 2017 11:35 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Jason Flemyng, best known for his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn and roles in such pics as X-Men: First Class and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, recently sank his teeth into directing with vampire thriller Eat Local. We now have the first ever images from the film, which features “Daredevil‘s” Charlie Cox starring alongside Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean, “Game […] »

- Brad Miska

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Newswire: Mutant-loving producer Simon Kinberg might direct the next X-Men movie

21 February 2017 7:33 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Simon Kinberg has been part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for a few years now, serving as a producer on every film in the long-running franchise since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. But despite suggestions that he might have stepped in to help finish Josh Trank’s ill-fated Fantastic Four, Kinberg has never directed a movie of his own, superhero or otherwise

That might be about to change, with The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline both reporting that Kinberg is supposedly in ongoing talks to direct the next, still untitled, movie in the X-Men universe. Kinberg reportedly wrote a script for a new X-Men film last year, presumably as a follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse. Given that Fox is focused on Logan at the minute, it’s still unclear what form this latest movie would take. Casting will certainly be an interesting hurdle, though, especially since Hugh Jackman is retiring from playing ...

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- William Hughes

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Simon Kinberg In Talks To Direct Next X-Men Movie

21 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The chatter around a new X-Men movie shooting this summer has been picking up steam. Sophie Turner is said to be returning for what is tentatively known as “X-Men: Supernova,” and now it seems the project might have a director.

Collider reports that longtime producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg (“Legion,” “Logan,” “Deadpool,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Fantastic Four“) is in talks to helm the next X-Men.

Continue reading Simon Kinberg In Talks To Direct Next X-Men Movie at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sophie Turner says that the new X-Men film will shoot this year

13 February 2017 10:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Our mates over at HeyUGuys scored themselves a bit of a scoop on the BAFTA red carpet on Sunday evening. They spoke with Game Of Thrones and X-Men star Sophie Turner who revealed that a new X-Men movie is set to shoot later in 2017.

“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”

Turner plays the character of the young Jean Grey in the current X-Men series, which began all of the way back in 2011 with X-Men: First Class.

The next film will be set ten years on from the events of X-Men: Apocalypse in the 1990s. Of course nothing official has been revealed by makers Fox. You can see Turner’s comments in the player below.

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Sophie Turner Confirms X-Men 7 Will Shoot in 2017

13 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With a constant flow of rumors circulating, fans are trying to figure out what the next X-Men movie will be. Last month, a rumor surfaced that claimed the next movie will be called X-Men: Supernova, which will reportedly be a reboot of the Dark Phoenix saga centering on Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner from X-Men: Apocalypse. Over the weekend, Sophie Turner attended the BAFTA Awards, where she confirmed that shooting on this mysterious new X-Men movie will happen soon. Here's what she had to say about her shooting schedule for the remainder of this year.

"We're about to start shooting the next X-Men, we've just finished shooting Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and I've got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8. So I've got a busy year lined up."

Unfortunately, Sophie Turner doesn't reveal more about this X-Men movie »

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There'll Be No Pointless Mutant Cameos In Logan, Says Director

13 February 2017 6:58 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

When you have a canvas that's as large as the entire mutant universe associated with the X-Men, it can be pretty tough to decide which characters to use in your films. That's the conundrum that has faced previous directors like Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner. Matthew Vaughn, Gavin Hood, James Mangold, and Tim Miller, who have all made films in the X-Men Cinematic Universe (Xcu). Some have succeeded, while others have failed. 

In the early years, when Singer was the sole captain of the X-ship, restraint was the name of the game. The director was very adamant about only including characters that served the story, and not merely just throwing a ton of fan service at the screen. Then that philosophy seemingly went out the window when he left the franchise. The two films that followed his departure, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, both featured far more mutants yet yielded far less results. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Wednesday’s best TV: MacGyver, Roots, The Boy Who Grew a New Brain

7 February 2017 10:09 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The secret agent and the slave drama get rebooted. Plus: young Noah has defied the odds

Angus MacGyver was the mullet-sporting 1980s secret agent with such a pathological aversion to firing guns he would bodge together non-lethal weapons from whatever junk was at hand. In this unnecessary reboot, X-Men: First Class graduate Lucas Till dons Mac’s traditional scuffed leather jacket to thwart international terrorist threats via improvised science, with ex-csi hunk George Eads as his bromantic backup. Harmless, mildly self-aware fun. Graeme Virtue

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- Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Ali Catterall, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Rachel Aroesti, Andrew Mueller

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How Tom Cruise helped save Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

7 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 22, 2017

How a two hour intervention from Tom Cruise saved Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels from going straight to video...

The film Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels helped launched several careers. Its director, Guy Ritchie, went on to make movies such as SnatchSherlock Holmes and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (his King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is just around the corner). The mighty Statham, meanwhile, got his acting break in the film, as did Vinnie Jones.

Then there's producer Matthew Vaughn, who has since gone on to build an enviable film directing career, with movies such as X-Men: First ClassKick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Yet for some time, the fate of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels looked perilous. Vaughn, chatting to Mark Kermode last year for the Radio 4 programme The Business Of Film, admitted that the movie was struggling to find a distributor. The turning point, »

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Scoop Confirmed: Premise For The Next X-men Film Has Been Revealed!

6 February 2017 6:50 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update:

My Entertainment World has published a synopsis for the next X-Men film that puts a ding in my wild little theory at the end of this original post:

"Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!"

The rest of the report still stands.

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Back in November, we shared a scoop with you about what the next X-Men film would center on. At the time, the rumor going »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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27 X-Men characters Fox should consider using

28 January 2017 5:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Feb 3, 2017

With two TV shows and many movies on the way, here's our look at the thus-far unused X-Men mutants we'd like to see Fox bring to the screen.

A mild spoiler for X-Men: Apocalypse is contained within.

It’s been 17 years since Fox brought the X-Men to cinema, and despite making nine movies in the universe (with a tenth about to come out) they’ve barely scratched the surface of Marvel’s expansive mutant franchise.

However, with two TV shows in the works and further spin-off movies planned, it seems as though the X-Men franchise might finally give fans the deep cuts they’ve been looking for – and we don’t just mean from Wolverine’s claws. No, more screen time means more roles to fill, and that means Fox might start making use of some of the lesser-used characters available to them.

That’s why we »

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Doctor Who: Whoopi Goldberg wants a role

24 January 2017 12:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jan 24, 2017

Someone please make this happen: Whoopi Goldberg fancies a role in Doctor Who...

Here's a news story we weren't expecting: Whoopi Goldberg is a big fan of Doctor Who, and she'd really like a role in the show. 

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Chatting to The Sun (with Digital Spy reporting the print interview for fans online), Goldberg enthused about modern telly, saying, "You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys [Brits] have always done shows has always been the smartest and we’ve finally just figured it out.”

"I like the idea of doing things the way y’all do them," the Sister Act and Star Trek: The Next Generation star added. "You do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I’m »

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Alien 5: new doubt thrown on film

23 January 2017 10:48 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 24, 2017

Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 seems further away from happening...

Ridley Scott is currently putting the finishing touches to Alien: Covenant, that’s being unleashed in cinemas this coming May. We’ve seen some footage from the film, and appreciating that it’s just a snapshot of the final movie, what we’ve feasted our eyes on is certainly impressive.

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Scott has plans to make at least one further Alien movie – possibly two – once he’s done with Covenant. And ever since he revealed that, that’s thrown into doubt the future of Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ movie. This is the one that’ll bring Sigourney Weaver back to the franchise, and that will all but ignore Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. However, as Alien: Covenant has taken priority, »

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Gotham season 3 episode 13 review: Smile Like You Mean It

23 January 2017 6:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jan 24, 2017

After a patchy start to 2017, Gotham is back on top form with the return of an old foe in the latest season 3 episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.13 Smile Like You Mean It

Tonight's episode of Gotham reminded me how enjoyable this show can be when its respective storylines stick to what they're good at. Smile Like You Mean It saw a disturbingly stellar return of Jerome, while also effectively balancing some smaller, plot-progressing "B" stories. It did this by letting each storyline do what it was best at and ending with one hell of a cliffhanger...

The Gordon/Gcpd plotline is at its best when it is disturbing, funny, and violent, but doesn't try any social commentary or romance and doesn't try to convince us »

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James Mangold Talks Logan at 20th Century Fox’s Genre Showcase, Read Our Impressions of the First 42 Minutes

23 January 2017 9:52 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In December at their 2017 Genre Showcase event, 20th Century Fox previewed the first 42 minutes of Logan, the eagerly awaited final chapter of the Wolverine saga. Daily Dead was in attendance at the event, and to give readers a big idea of what to expect, we have highlights from director James Mangold’s comments at the event, as well as our impressions of the intense footage that was shown.

After appearing as the character in now nine films (including his X-Men: First Class cameo) Hugh Jackman teams up once again with director James Mangold to bring his run as the “Mutant Formerly Known As Weapon X” to an end.

The two last brought the character to the screen in 2013 with The Wolverine, when original director Darren Aronofsky bowed out after a lengthy pre-production phase. The results were mostly positive, but moments felt hamstrung by superhero movie clichés, such as the out-of-place »

- Jason Alvino

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*Update* Logan Takes Place In A Completely Different Universe From Any Other X-men Film!

23 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

*Update*

Logan director James Mangold took to twitter to clarify the Hugh Jackman's remarks that sparked a great deal of confusion this weekend:

@Voldemorgoth Don't think @RealHughJackman said that exactly. Simple fact. We take place in 2029, 5 yrs past anything depicted in Xmen film.

— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 22, 2017

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The X-Men franchise has long invited many timeline questions. Ever since the series took a left turn in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and did its best to sort of fix any issues with both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, fans have been able to poke a terrifying number of holes in its continuity. While originally believed to be a “prequel” to the original X-Men, X-Men: First Class was essentially revealed to the starts of an alternate timeline. 

Here are but a few timeline questions this franchise has to offer: Which timeline does Deadpool take place in? How does that fit? »

- Joseph Medina

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How allegory in sci-fi can narrow representation

22 January 2017 9:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Farnell Feb 2, 2017

It might be time to think about how we use allegory in sci-fi...

From 1984 to The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, from Fahrenheit 451 to Westworld, science fiction has always congratulated itself on being the literature of ideas, a tool for examining society and human nature. And in its toolbox one of its most powerful tools is allegory. With science fiction allegory we can turn a situation upside down, reverse it, take it to its logical extreme and bring to light aspects of it the audience couldn’t, or often, wouldn’t allow themselves to consider through a more realistic lens.

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Look at The War Of The Worlds. One of things that separates that book »

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