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New crime drama Narcos portrays the rise and fall of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, there’s a second season of schlocky horror-thriller From Dusk Til Dawn, plus corruption-busting in pre-Batman Gotham, and films including Kick-Ass 2
Narcos 28 August
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- Guardian TV
20th Century Fox essentially invented the modern superhero movie with 2000's X-Men, and is shaping up to increase its superhero output in the coming years.
The next major release in its X-Men series will be 2016's Apocalypse, sandwiched between two spinoff movies. And that's only the beginning of their plans.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit UK cinemas on May 19, 2016 and May 27 in the Us.
New mutants for old
Bryan Singer is returning to the franchise for his fourth X-Men outing, which has been billed as the concluding chapter in a trilogy that began in X-Men: First Class and continued through Days of Future Past - although Singer has also called it "the true birth of the X-Men".
Contrary to some of the rumours flying around, as far as we know, the original cast members from back in the 2000s (Patrick Stewart, »
Stopping the apocalypse never looked so good. Season 2 of Fox's Sleepy Hollow arrives on Blu-ray in September. Also featured in this round-up: Tony Todd's live performance of Tales from Beyond the Pale at Fantasia has been announced and a trailer for Lost After Dark.
"Nothing is as it seems as the second exhilarating season of the witty, addictive series begins! After Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum. With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to permanently »
- Tamika Jones
Almost two years ago to the day, it was announced that Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) had signed on to write the script for an X-Men spinoff movie based around the team of X-Force. Since that time, Fox has pressed ahead with two other spinoffs in Deadpool and Gambit, as well as hiring Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to develop a New Mutants movie, leaving X-Force somewhat up in the air.
However, while the status of the movie is unclear, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is hoping he gets the opportunity to return as the Merc with a Mouth as part of the ensemble, with the actor telling Comic Book that:
“I always see Deadpool running against the grain for everything he does. He can’t possibly conform to any sort of leadership role. He always has to be the wild card. So you’d have to have someone like »
- Gary Collinson
Hugh Jackman is expected to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse and there have been rumblings that he Might show up in Deadpool. However, 2017 will mark the last time the Australian actor plays the fan-favourite mutant, so the chances of a team-up with the Merc with the Mouth are looking slim. Ryan Reynolds however remains optimistic. "I mean who wouldn’t want to spend more time with Wolverine? Hugh and I have such history together. I can’t imagine it’d ever happen in a stand-alone film, but if there was the right place and right time - wouldn’t it be great?" It would indeed, as would seeing Deadpool show up in X-Force. When we last heard about that movie, Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow was writing the script, but there's been silence for a long time now, and it almost seems like it's died a death. After expressing »
In a video interview with Yahoo! Movies, Matthew Vaughn finally (thankfully) shed light on what the heck is happening with the Kick-Ass franchise. A fan asked via Twitter if the filmmaker was done with the saga, to which he replied: "We would like to dip our toe back into it. ... We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy." Vaughn is hoping that if his team pulls the prequel off, they'll regain the trust of fans who disliked Kick-Ass 2 and be able to then make a Kick-Ass 3. Sounds like a solid plan. Here's the full vid: »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Matthew Vaughn is already working away on a screenplay for Kingsman: The Secret Service 2, admitting he'll make the film if he can get the script to a place he's happy with. But it turns out that he's also involved in a third potential Kick-Ass movie.
Vaughn directed the first Kick-Ass, although opted to make X-Men: First Class rather than Kick-Ass 2 (which was taken on by Jeff Wadlow). The more muted response to the second film seemed to have brought the cinematic series to a close, but it still proved to be profitable, not least in part down to its economic budget.
Chatting to Yahoo!, Vaughn has now confirmed that "we're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Bid Daddy". "If we can make that, »
If you were disappointed by Kick-Ass 2, the future of the franchise is answering to your interests. That is, if your interests include origin stories and going backwards and then later moving forwards again. Any questions? Yes? Okay, we'll try to answer as best we can: Will there be a Kick-Ass 3? While promoting the home video release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, original Kick-Ass writer/director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn told Yahoo! Movies that he's "not happily done with the franchise" and would like to continue. But before he can do Kick-Ass 3, he has to do a prequel, "to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass." But who wants to see a movie about Kick-Ass before he became Kick-Ass? The prequel wouldn't focus on...
- Christopher Campbell
Matthew Vaughn Developing a Kick-Ass Prequel on Hit-Girl. Despite the box office failure of Kick-Ass 2, director Matthew Vaughn claims that he isn’t finished with the franchise yet. The Kick-Ass director revealed that he is currently working on a prequel focused on Hit-Girl.
Talking with Yahoo, Vaughn knew about the negative fan reactions on Kick-Ass 2, stating that he was “not happily done with the franchise.” However, Vaughn says that he is developing an idea for an origin story on Hit-Girl. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy,” he said. “If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass. »
- Mufsin Mahbub
Back at the end of May, comic book writer Mark Millar revealed that he still held ambitions of bringing his proposed Hit Girl movie to the screen, and now Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that development is underway on a solo spinoff for the young assassin, which he hopes will then pave the way for Kick-Ass 3.
“[I’m] not happily done with the franchise,” Vaughn told Yahoo during a promotional interview for the home-entertainment release of his latest Millar adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass. »
- Gary Collinson
Hearing wrong turned out to be oh so right! Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb named their precious baby girl Wilder — and now we know why! The Exes star revealed to Us Weekly that the parents were inspired by none other than Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Faison, 40, told Us that a huge misunderstanding is actually what led to choosing the unique name. "I was in London shooting Kick-Ass 2 and [my costar] Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife, [...] »
Although you might imagine (and right now you'd be right) that Matthew Vaughn’s focus is on crafting a Kingsman sequel, he hasn’t totally forgotten the Kick-Ass universe, and has pretty big plans for what he wants to do with it.From the sounds of it, Vaughn was in agreement with those who felt like Jeff Wadlow’s 2013’s follow-up didn’t quite recapture the ribald magic of Vaughn’s first Kick-Ass. And he’s looking to take the series back in time before it can move forward. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,” he tells Yahoo UK. “If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to »
"Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" fame has not only confirmed there will be a "Kick-Ass 3" with actress Chloë Grace Moretz reprising her role as female vigilante 'Hit-Girl', but there will also be a "Hit-Girl" prequel he will also direct:
"We’re working on an idea for a prequel, of how did 'Hit-Girl' and 'Big Daddy' become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy," said Vaughn.
"...hopefully that will be for the people that didn’t like 'Kick-Ass 2' ...
"...and then we can go off and make 'Kick-Ass 3'.
"I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass..."
"Because it's kind of insane. Would the world accept this? »
- Michael Stevens
Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s action-comedy Kick-Ass is a wonderfully subversive, thrilling spin on the superhero genre. Director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, Kick-Ass 2, is an ugly, mean-spirited bore of a film. The anticipated follow-up was a flop with both audiences and critics when it hit theaters—even one of its stars refused to promote it. Vaughn was busy with X-Men/Kingsman at the time, which is why he didn’t return to direct, but it appears that there’s hope yet for a franchise turnaround in the future. Speaking with Yahoo! UK, Vaughn revealed that he’s still eager to dive back into the Kick-Ass universe: “I’m not happily done with the franchise, for sure. Kick-Ass is a really important film to me and I’m very proud of it, and we would like to dip our toe back into it—when I say ‘we’ I mean Mark [Millar] and I and the team. »
- Adam Chitwood
While fielding fan questions for Yahoo! Movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service helmer Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he's "not happily done with the [Kick-Ass] franchise," and that there are indeed plans for a Hit-Girl movie (which Mark Millar said earlier this year will be set in far East and directed by "someone like Gareth Evans"). "We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy...If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3’." Kick-Ass 2 received a mixed response from critics and was far from a hit, and Vaughn admitted that they'll need to use the Hit-Girl movie to restore faith in the Kick-Ass franchise. "I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we »
The writer suggested to Yahoo! Movies that a film set before the first movie may be necessary to win over those who weren't fans of 2013's Kick-Ass 2.
"I'm not happily done with the franchise, for sure. Kick-Ass was a really important film for me, I'm really proud of it," Vaughn said.
"We would like to dip our toe back into it. When I say 'we', Mark [Millar] and I and the team
"We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy. It's quite a fun idea we've come up with."
He continued: "If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn't like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off »
British film-maker says prequel would tell story of how foul-mouthed pre-teen and sidekick/designated guardian Big Daddy became crimefighting superheroes
Vaughn told the site he was “not happily done with the franchise” and felt looking backwards might be the best way to move forwards after 2013’s Kick-Ass 2 failed to find traction with critics or audiences.
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- Ben Child
Despite positive reviews and a decent box office take for 2010’s Kick-Ass, the once-burgeoning film franchise appears to be dead in the water following the 2013 sequel, which was met with far less praise and diminished box office returns. Original film director Matthew Vaughn has been keen on more follow-ups and even a prequel film following Chloe Grace-Moretz’s Hit-Girl and Nicolas Cage’s Big Daddy, but more tales about the hyper-violent street-level superheroes have hardly seemed likely, especially with film stars Grace-Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson growing older and moving on to other film properties.
Still, Vaughn hasn’t quite let the possibility of Kick-Ass 3 or Hit-Girl go and recently brought them up in an interview with Yahoo UK:
We would like to dip our toe back into it… We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. »
- James Garcia
Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or […]
- Germain Lussier
Matthew Vaughn has directed some of the most highly praised comic book movies of the last decade, including X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and this year's truly excellent Kingsman: The Secret Service. However, a running theme that has followed the British director is his tendency to avoid making sequels. While this didn't stop X-Men: Days Of Future Past from being great, Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2 had a much harder time living up to its beloved predecessor. For this reason, many fans of Kingsman have expressed their desire for Vaughn to return for the sequel. While he's currently writing a first treatment for the film, this would be an unprecedented move for the director. However, in an exiciting turn of events, Vaughn revealed to Yahoo! Movies that he would love to work with the characters again, and that he could end up breaking his own rule and helm Kingsman 2 - so »
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