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X-Men Producer Would Be Happy to Work with Marvel and Kevin Feige

While 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise is looking stronger than ever, with three movies hitting theaters (The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix) this year, the long-term future of the series remains uncertain. Last month, Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in a deal worth $52 billion that, when the deal is finalized sometime in 2019, will ultimately bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During a recent interview, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner was asked how she'd feel about working with her former protege, Kevin Feige. Here's what the producer had to say.

"Sure, why not? Look, it's 18 months away, so who knows. For me, I think Bob Iger is one of the smartest men in the country. Alan Horn's an old friend. Kevin Feige was my intern and assistant and then my associate producer on the first X-Men. Kevin and I started the X-Men together,
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Caleb Landry Jones: ‘Working with Frances McDormand terrified me’

Hollywood’s ‘go-to oddball’ on his new movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, his intense acting style and why Syd Barrett is his guy

Texas-born actor Caleb Landry Jones, 28, has been called Hollywood’s “go-to oddball”. After making his screen debut in 2007 in the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men, he appeared in the TV series Friday Night Lights, played Banshee in X-Men: First Class and was the lead in Antiviral, by Brandon (son of David) Cronenberg, playing a man who traffics in “celebrity viruses”. In 2017, he appeared in the hit horror comedy Get Out as well as The Florida Project and Twin Peaks: The Return. Now he stars alongside Frances McDormand in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Red, a small-town advertising man caught up in a woman’s quest for justice.

You’re calling from La right now, but you’re originally from Garland,
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Magneto Gets Captured in New Look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Magneto Gets Captured in New Look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix
It looks like Magneto isn't going to be having his best day in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The future of the X-Men franchise is a bit uncertain, given the recent Disney purchase of Fox. But X-Men: Dark Phoenix is definitely coming out and is set to hit theaters on November 11. The movie will hopefully manage to make up for the disaster that was X-Men: The Last Stand. Now, a brand new image of Michael Fassbender's Magneto in Dark Phoenix, in addition to some new plot details, have been revealed.

The image was released without a lot of context, but we see Magneto laying on a dark, cracked and broken landscape. He's also seen better days, looking rather beat up. There are several figures standing around him with guns and flashlights. Are the mutants going to be hunted like dogs by humans in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? Did Magneto do something to
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New X-Men: Dark Phoenix Photos Tease Romance, Death And Jessica Chastain’s Villain

Though the future of the X-Men franchise is in doubt, now that Disney have purchased 20th Century Fox and likely plan to merge the mutants with the McU, there’s still at least one more mainline X-Men movie to come before that happens. Of course, we’re talking about Dark Phoenix, which we got our first look at last month and is once again making headlines, as some new images have arrived that further tease what we can expect.

The four stills seen below come from the latest issue of Empire Magazine and reveal three moments from the movie, as well as providing us with another shot of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. Speaking of which, it’s pretty clear at this point that Turner’s version of Phoenix will be portrayed as a nude, fiery-skinned entity. I guess now that Jessica Lawrence is wearing a costume as Mystique, one
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Mark Millar Talks About Matthew Vaughn's Scrapped "Massive" and "Hopeful" Superman Trilogy

Director Matthew Vaughn has made quite a lucrative living out of making comic book movies. With films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and the Kingsman under his belt he's been wanting to jump into the world of DC. We know that he's in talks to direct Man of Steel 2 along with several other possible properties. It seems like he's on a mission to want to save the DC movie universe.

Before all this came about, Vaughn and his frequent collaborator Mark Millar had plans for a Superman trilogy. They pitched their idea to Warner Bros. back in 2008, but it was ultimately scrapped.

Mark Millar was recently a guest on El Fanboy Podcast (via JoBlo) where he opened up about their Superman film concept for the first time saying:

“It was actually a massive, uplifting, hopeful thing. There’s no point doing Superman unless you feel good. You should walk out
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Matthew Vaughn’s Original Superman Pitch Described As A “Big, Fun Epic”

It’s going on 10 years since Mark Miller and director Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman) collaborated on Kick-Ass, the subversive, hyper-violent comic book movie designed to flip the bird at the entire genre.

But in between orchestrating scenes of Red Mist and Hit-Girl shooting the shit, Vaughn confided his original Superman pitch to Mark Millar circa 2008, one which has now been described as an “epic” and “fun” take on the Man of Steel.

Word comes by way of Mario-Francisco Robles (via JoBlo), who interviewed Millar on the latest episode of the El Fanboy Podcast. At the outset, the decorated scribe addressed the latest developments between Warner Bros. and Matthew Vaughn, who would rather pump fresh blood into the fledgling DC Extended Universe than collaborate with Marvel, whose McU continues to go from strength to strength.

He and I are massive Superman fans. I mean, we worship Richard Donner. We love the Christopher Reeve movies.
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Matthew Vaughn Has Been Talking To DC About Multiple Film Projects and He Wants To Save in The DC Universe

We've already heard that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman, Kick-Ass) has been in talks with Warner Bros. to possibly helm Man of Steel 2. Now in a recent interview with IGN, we've learned he's actually talking with them about multiple projects, and he wants to come in while the DC franchise is down so that he can save it. He explained:

"I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be… if I do Ok, it’ll probably be better."

That's definitly an interesting perspective on things. He went on to talk
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Matthew Vaughn keen on “saving” the DC Extended Universe

Directing a film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an amazing opportunity, but of course, there’s the pressure that comes with the job. Marvel has a very successful mega-franchise so far, and expectations would be very high. However, directing a DC film — while risky — is potentially easier. During an interview with IGN, director Matthew Vaughn was asked if he’d like to direct a film set in the DC, or Marvel Universe. This is what he said:

“I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things,” said Vaughn. “It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero movies out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be…
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Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe

Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe
Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn seems poised to direct a DC movie in the not-too-distant future. The question remains, what movie? Vaughn admits he's met with Warner Bros. to discuss a "few things," but remains vague. However, in a new interview, he says he loves DC and would rather take on a franchise that's on a bit of a downswing, for reasons that actually make quite a bit of sense. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I do love the world of DC, and I've been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It's more fun getting involved with franchises when they're on the down, because then it's easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it's going to be... if I do Ok,
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Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Would Rather Work With DC Than Marvel

Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn previously helmed a movie based on Marvel characters with 2011’s X-Men: First Class, but for his next superhero outing, he wants to switch over to the DC side.

Vaughn was chatting on the IGN UK podcast when he explained his thoughts on why he would much rather work within the still-forming DC Extended Universe than the firmly established Marvel Cinematic Universes. As well as revealing that he’s currently in talks with DC over some mystery projects, Vaughn made clear he likes the comfort blanket of working with franchises that are on the ropes over those that are flying high.

“I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So
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Matthew Vaughn Interested In Dceu Because His Movie Will “Probably Be Better” Than The Disappointments So Far

While Matthew Vaughn‘s career has almost exclusively been blockbusters and tentpoles (“Kick-Ass,” two ‘Kingsman‘ movies, “X-Men: First Class“) he has always been cagey about sequels. This fall he talked about why he bailed out of making “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” and though he his name has been linked to a followup to “Man Of Steel,” nothing has moved much beyond speculation.

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Who Exactly Is Onslaught and Why Might He Appear in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Even before the imminent purchase of Fox by Disney was front-page news, the film studio responsible for decades worth of X-Men and Fantastic 4 movies was the subject of an increasing amount of scrutiny. Although the studio hit a rough patch with their Marvel properties in the mid-2000s, they crawled back into the public’s good graces through a series of exceptional and varied X-films. X-Men: First Class returned the X-franchise to its classic comic roots: introducing a younger version of the iconic team, a fresh cast to fill out the now-familiar roles and costumes made using actual colors for a

Who Exactly Is Onslaught and Why Might He Appear in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix
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Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Returned For X-Men: Dark Phoenix

After X-Men: Apocalypse looked like it had wrapped up the X-Men prequel trilogy, it was thought that some of the cast members would be bowing out of the franchise. Not least Jennifer Lawrence, who had not only become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, but had also made her distaste for the blue bodypaint she had to wear to play Mystique known.

As it turns out, though, Lawrence ended up returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will continue the story of how the shapeshifter is now a hero and bonafide member of the X-Men. While speaking to EW, the actress revealed why she decided to sign on for a fourth movie, joking that it was all to do with a thoughtless promise she made to director Simon Kinberg.

“I kind of f*cked myself. Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing,
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Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director
It looks like Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid may finally be gaining some real traction. The project has been in some form of development for some time now, but it appears the studio is much more serious about actually getting the movie made, as they've set their sights on a director. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) is said to be Disney's top choice for the job and has been offered the movie.

According to a new report, Rob Marshall is currently reviewing the script, which was written by Jane Goldman. That is also a new reveal, as it previously wasn't known who had worked on the latest draft. Goldman has written quite a few big hits over the years, such as X-Men: First Class, the Kingsman movies and Kick-Ass, just to name a few. As for Marshall, he most recently directed Mary Poppins Returns for Disney, which
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Win ‘Atomic Blonde’ On Blu-Ray

Double-crossed while sent to collect stolen intelligence in East Germany, elusive secret agent Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 8) unleashes a deadly arsenal of skills in Atomic Blonde, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, coming to Digital on 2nd December, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 4thDecember, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release, we have three copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Adapted from Antony Johnson’s graphic novel, The Coldest City, the explosive film set in the late eighties takes viewers on a high-stakes chase as Theron attempts to escape Berlin. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions include commentary from the cast, filmmakers, stunt performers and fight coordinators, plus behind-the-scenes features that take viewers inside the making of the film’s intense stunt choreography.

Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron stars as elite MI6’s most lethal assassin and the crown
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The Gifted episode 9 review: outfoX

Jim Dandy Dec 11, 2017

The Gifted moves the plot forward and ignores pretty much everything else in its latest episode. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.9 outfoX

That was fine.

I'm probably being a little tougher on outfoX than I need to be, but many of my issues with this week's episode stem from the scheduling here in the Us. The last episode was the high point for the series so far, succeeding on multiple levels. Then Fox killed the show's momentum with a week off, and followed up the off week with an episode that didn't do much other than barrel towards the season finale. 

The last episode succeeded in merging the plot propulsion and character development. We got a tonne out of the conversation between Reed and his father,
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10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Facts You Never Knew

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Facts You Never Knew
The internet exploded in the fall of 2012 with the announcement that George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney, just three years after the Mouse House purchased Marvel. This meant that not only would all expanded universe material be reorganized as Star Wars Legends, with only the six theatrical films and the Clone Wars series declared canon, but that the world would soon get all new Star Wars material, from books to comics to video games, and of course, most excitingly, a brand new trilogy! Once J.J. Abrams was onboard to direct and co-write Star Wars Episode VII, details were guarded more closely than the plans for the Death Star. Cast announcements and story details were valuable currency. Speculation ran rampant. Now, of course, the secrets of The Force Awakens have been unlocked like a Jedi holocron. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Matthew Vaughn Is Interested in Directing The Sci-Fi Action Film Courage

The Kingsmen director Matthew Vaughn is interested in producing and potentially directing a new action sci-fi film called Courage. The script for the film comes from Stranger Things Executive producer Karl Gajdusek.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Vaughn is circling the project whose plot is being kept under tight wraps. The only information out there is that the film has an "epic premise, a drama in the vein of Inception and Edge of Tomorrow."

Vaughn is best known for directing both Kingsman films, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. He will produce Courage with Michael Ellenberg. No other details have reported, but we'll keep a close watch for more information on this one as it develops
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Movie News: 'Kingsman' Director Touted for Sci-Fi 'Courage'; Blaxploitation Classic 'Super Fly' to Be Rebooted

Courage: Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (above), is said to be "circling to produce and possibly direct" Courage. It's described as an action/sci-fi movie, based on an original script by Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), and has drawn comparisons to Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. [Deadline]   Super Fly: First released in 1972 during the brief, so-called "Blaxploitation" era, crime drama Super Fly starred Ron O'Neal (above) as a cocaine dealer who wants to make one more big deal and then retire. Now a new version is on its way, with hopes that it will lead to a series of films. Alex Tse (Watchmen) is writing the screenplay; Joel Silver is...

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Movie News: 'Kingsman' Director Touted for Sci-Fi 'Courage'

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Courage: Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (above), is said to be "circling to produce and possibly direct" Courage. It's described as an action/sci-fi movie, based on an original script by Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), and has drawn comparisons to Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. [Deadline]   Super Fly: First released in 1972 during the brief, so-called...

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