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Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more....
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by multiple »
- Gary Collinson
New X Men,Days Of Future Past Quicksilver teaser & filming details revealed by Director. Recently, Collider got to chat it up with "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" director, Bryan Singer (left), and he delivered a ton of new spoiler intel for the movie. In this segment, he revealed new details about the Quicksilver character. It turns out that he won't be in a lot of the movie, just one section of it. However, he will serve up a very fun scene, and more. Bryan started off by explaining the different filming options he was able to use for Quicksilver,stating, "Yeah, with the Phantom I can shoot over 3000 frames a second or something to that effect. So I’m doing like a variety of different things, high speed photography, slow speed photography, just a bunch of different technologies, motion controlled cameras. So sometimes we’ll be at our own speed, »
Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, have been private about their on-again, off-again relationship, in spite of dating at one of the highest points in her career. The couple (and X-Men: First Class costars) dated from 2011 to early 2013 - during which time The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook were both released - and rekindled things last July. But fame hasn't changed Jennifer, according to Nicholas, who opened up about their relationship in the Spring issue of VMan magazine: "The privacy thing obviously changes, but the rest pretty much stays the same. It's like that thing whereby you don't believe your own hype. Enjoy the good times, but don't get swept away with it. I think that's something she's capable of doing, and that's what makes her special, but yeah, it is very odd, and I am just kind of a bystander in many ways. It is well deserved for her. »
- Alyse Whitney
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future. X-Men: Days of Future Past has wrapped filming, and stars Hugh Jackman (Prisoners), James McAvoy (Filth), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Michael Fassbender(Shame, The Counselor), Ian McKellen (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies), Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Halle Berry(Monster's Ball, Cloud Atlas), Adan Canto (The Following), Fan Bingbing (Bodyguards and Assassins), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, American Horror Story), Daniel Cudmore (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn), Ellen Page (Inception, Super) & Booboo Stewart (The Twilight »
In the spring issue of V Man magazine, Hoult doesn't hold back in gushing about his girlfriend and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" co-star.
"The privacy thing obviously changes but the rest pretty much stays the same," the 24-year-old actor said of their relationship, which began when they met while filming "X-Men: First Class" in 2011.
"It's like that thing whereby you don't believe your own hype. Enjoy the good times, but don't get swept away with it. And I think that's something she's capable of doing and that's what makes her special, but yeah, it is very odd, and I am just kind of a bystander in many ways."
Both stars are busy with their own projects, particularly the 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who is still finishing work »
- Kelly Woo
George Lucas once said that "the sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie", and a recent trip to see Gravity backed up by a Dolby Atmos sound system left us very much in agreement with him.
What exactly is Atmos? Think of it as a totally different way of doing cinema sound, where rather than looking at individual channels of audio, sound exists in a 3D space that wraps completely around your head.
For visual effects-packed movies like Gravity, it can completely change the cinema-going experience. People talk about movies that you "must see at the cinema", and pairing up Gravity with Atmos definitely puts it in that category.
The system works by placing speakers both above your head, as well as behind the cinema screen itself, and all the way around to the back of the room. The end result is a sound setup which lets »
No specific plot details have been released, except that the story centers on the adventures of a top female secret agent, played by Melissa McCarthy. Jason Statham is playing the title character's spy colleague, although no details were given for Jude Law and Rose Byrne's characters.
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is directing from his own original screenplay and producing alongside his Feigco Entertainment partner Jesse Henderson and Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. No production schedule has been released, but 20th Century Fox has already issued a May 22, 2015 release date.
New X Men,Days Of Future Past movie setting,special character details & more revealed. As previously reported, Collider got to chat it up with "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" movie director, Bryan Singer (left), and he dished up a lot of new info for the flick. In this segment he talked about the setting of the movie, how long time fans and new viewers will be able to enjoy the movie,along with special character details like Quicksilver, and more. Bryan talked about the general setting of the movie, stating, "Yeah, in a Marvel way there’s like a recap of characters. We label characters. In the beginning we kind of recap everything. There are things, images we see that help people. It still is tied into the universe so it’s nice if you’ve got some familiarity but you don’t really need to know, you can be »
A few days ago we posted some great art inspired by Bryan Singer's highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. The art came from Blurrpy, and today we have the second phase of that series to share with you. May favorite of which is the one above that has a great Saul Bass vibe to it. That illustration was created by Fernando Reza. Check out the rest of the poster art below, and click here to see more.
Daniel Shearn »
- Joey Paur
Which Guardians of the Galaxy comics should you read before seeing the film? Did Mark Andrews comment on Doctor Strange rumors? Want to see an action-packed, 3 minute look at future episodes of Arrow? Was Batkid supposed to be at the Oscars? Is Bryan Singer a fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past fan art? […]
- Germain Lussier
(Cbr) With "X-Men: Days of Future Past" nearly complete, Bryan Singer is returning to television to direct the pilot for "Battle Creek", the CBS drama from "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer will also executive produce. Set in Battle Creek, Michigan, the series centers on a detective named Russ (Dean Winters of 30 Rock and Rescue Me)and a FBI agent named Milton, two men with different worldviews but the same mission: to clean up the city. Kal Penn, Janet McTeer, Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr. and Damon Herriman also star. When "Battle Creek" was announced in September, it was revealed that Gilligan wrote the script on spec in 2002. "House" producer Howard Shore will serve as showrunner, while Gilligan might direct some episodes. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Hoult will star as Stephen Stelfox, a 27 year old A&R man carving out a career in the London music industry, trying to find the next massive hit powered by cocaine, alcohol and prostitutes.
The book has an American Psycho-esque tone to it and if Hoult can bring the ferocious vulgarity of the character, we are in for a treat.
- Gary Collinson
While we're big fans of the work that comes from the collectible arthouse Mondo, there's plenty of other great artists out there whose work is showcased elsewhere on the web. Blurppy is one such destination for some truly stunning artwork, and the site recently held a "Poster Posse" where they had dozens of artists do their own interpretation of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Some of these would make excellent Mondo posters and show some truly amazing skills. We've posted some of our favorites below, many featuring the Sentinels finally getting their due diligence, and you're definitely going to wish these were on your wall. Here's some selections from Blurppy's Poster Posse for X-Men: Days of Future Past (via SlashFilm): You can see tons more X-Men: Days of Future Past artwork at this link and this link. X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written »
- Ethan Anderton
Feature Rob Leane 6 Mar 2014 - 06:45
Rob takes a look back at Brett Ratner's X-Men 3, to see if it's better than it's generally given credit for...
Any regular visitors to the growing universes of superhero films will know that X-Men: The Last Stand is one of the least-loved instalments since the genre came back with a bang in 2000.
It is seen by many as a hugely disappointing end to what could have been a near-perfect movie trilogy after all the expert world-building by Bryan Singer in the first two instalments.
Rotten Tomatoes’ consensus on the film is that new director Brett Ratner had ‘replaced the heart and emotion (and character development) of the previous X-Men films with more action and explosions’, averaging the scores of its ‘Top Critics’ at a measly 41%.
However, it cannot be said that it was in any way ‘the last stand’ for mutancy at the movies. »
New X Men,Days Of Future Past 3D filming details & more revealed by Director Bryan Singer. As previously reported, Collider got to chat it up with "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" movie director, Bryan Singer (left), and he dished out a lot of spoiler teasers for the movie. In this particular segment, he talked out filming with 3D,2D, and more. It turns out that the complex action scenes were shot without native stereo. Bryan explained, when asked about shooting in 3D: "Most of it, the only stuff we don’t shoot in native stereo is complex action stuff. Complex stuff where we’re just trying to keep the camera more agile and we’ll post dimensionalize that, but anything dramatic or characters. Today is a very rare day where I’m shooting 2D because you can’t get the cameras, lenses, and rigs in the jet, but normally, we »
When news broke Monday that Avengers star Scarlett Johansson was expecting her first child, movie fans wondered: What’s going to happen to Avengers: Age of Ultron? More importantly, what’s going to happen to Black Widow in Age of Ultron? With principal photography set to start in the next month and Johansson reportedly due in August, it seems as though the actress’ pregnancy will align directly with the film’s shooting window.
In other words: that signature outfit and a baby bump won’t exactly mix.
So what’s a franchise to do? We’re pretty confident they wouldn »
- Andrea Towers
Hugh Jackman is no stranger to the ways of Hollywood. After his 14-year tenure as Wolverine, he’s said that someone else playing the character is inevitable.
While on the set of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the actor told IGN, “Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part.”
Jackman has played the ageless mutant seven times.
“Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted,” he said. “To think that in a second version we’d have this cast and this director, and you guys don’t know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing.”
Most of Jackman’s co-stars from the original »
- Nikara Johns
Bryan Singer clearly isn’t busy enough. Although he is still putting the finishing touches to X-Men: Days of Future Past and is attached to write, produce and possibly direct the sequel/prequel/interquel X-Men: Apocalypse for a 2016 release, he is now on board to helm the pilot for Battle Creek, the latest series from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.
Over at The Wrap, it is reported that Singer will only direct the first episode from a script written by Gilligan. The synopsis of the show is as follows: “Together, they must answer the question: is cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek Michigan in the face of a lack of resources, or will naivete and trust get the job done?”
- Gary Collinson
Beijing-based Bison Capital Holdings has taken a stake in Jeffrey Berg's year-old Resolution Talent and Literary Agency, marking the first time that a Chinese company has invested in an American talent agency. Gallery: 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Mockingjay,' 'Spider-Man 2' Berg said he has been looking for business opportunities in China since his first meeting with Jahm Najafi, Resolution's initial investor. "This partnership will allow us to fund strategic expansion in the global marketplace," Berg said in a statement. Bison Capital founder Peixin Xu serves as
- Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Sun
Could Hugh Jackman be done with his iconic Wolverine character after 14 years and 7 different movies? During IGN's visit to the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which hits theaters May 23, the actor revealed that it's "inevitable" another actor will eventually take over as Logan, though it isn't clear when this transition to a new Wolverine will take place, since producer Lauren Shuler Donner made it clear that she wants to keep working with the actor for as long as possible.
While he has a much bigger role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he is sent back to the past to prevent a war that could alter their future, Hugh Jackman only had a cameo appearance in X-Men: First Class, which is set in the 1960s. Since Wolverine doesn't exactly age, due to his healing abilities, it made sense to use him instead of another actor portraying Logan. »
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