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Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has spoken about the upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four whilst promoting the home entertainment release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, specifically when we might expect to see some footage from the film:
“We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. I don’t actually know when [a trailer is] coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, »
- Thomas Roach
In case you missed any story about director Josh Trank's reboot of Fantastic Four superhero franchise for Fox since it got pushed back to next August 7th, the new line when talking about this film is: this version is different, this version has real characters, this version is real, this version has real characters.
"We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, »
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, studios strutted their upcoming projects across the stage of Hall H, and began building marketing momentum. It’s a key date in the movie calendar that the entire year hinges upon, prompting fans to ponder many film-related questions. Will we see footage from a new Marvel flick? Are we likely to hear some insane casting news? Or failing that, will be granted a look at a murky, pixellated behind-the-scenes photo? So, bearing in mind the importance of the event, there was one noticeable absence from this year’s proceedings – Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot.
There’s been a number of speculative reasons put forth for the movie’s absence, but none have stuck. The lack of anything promo-related is rather baffling, especially when you look at the pile of promotional teases other studios have stacked in their favour. Marvel will usually drop »
- Gem Seddon
Disney Channel mega-star Bella Thorne, last seen in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has joined the voice cast of the animated foosball comedy Underdogs for The Weinstein Company.
Hitting theaters in April of 2015, Underdogs is an Argentine-Spanish family film from director Juan José Campanella that follows the adventures of a Foosball table that magically comes to life. One of the players must defend his hometown and his girlfriend from a nefarious soccer player, with the animated adventure undergoing a more Hollywood-style revision.
The recently announced American cast also includes pop star Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Katie Holmes (The Giver), John Leguizamo (Chef), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), Taran Killam (12 Years a Slave), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) and Chazz Palminteri (Rizzoli & Isles).
Underdogs is not only undergoing an American cast update, its also getting a dialogue retooling as well, »
Cling. Clang. Crash. Welcome to the category of Best Sound Editing, which awards the creation and integration of artificial sounds into a movie's soundtrack. This distinguishes this category from Best Sound Mixing, which awards the mixing of the film's overall soundtrack. Due to the emphasis on creating artificial sounds, action films and war films tend to do particularly well here. The branch is also not afraid to give a film a standalone nomination (this decade, that has included "All is Lost," "Tron: Legacy," "Drive" and "Unstoppable"). In the not-too-distant past, animated films were also practically annual staples, which is unsurprising given the need to manifest everything you hear in such productions. The sound branch has its favorite contenders who regularly return. Names like Richard Hymns and Wylie Stateman immediately jump to mind. This is likely the case to a greater extent in Sound Editing than Sound Mixing. But every year also sees new nominees. »
- Gerard Kennedy
The character, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, first appeared in X-Factor #6 and was glimpsed in the post-credits sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past (where he was played by Brendan Pedder).
Producer Simon Kinberg recently revealed that Apocalypse will be the final instalment of the X-Men prequel trilogy.
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Tom Hardy is probably wanted for most of the roles in the world right now, especially comic franchises. He already played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and was rumoured last week to be wanted for DC’s Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith. Now it looks as though 20th Century Fox want a piece of the action, as Hardy is rumoured to be the favourite for the role of Apocalypse in the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse. Hardy would play the first ever mutant, who made a brief appearance after the credits in X-men: Days Of Future Past.
It’s doubtful that Hardy could take on roles in both, so perhaps going the way of Marvel would be best considering he’s already danced with DC. I’m still not sure on how accurately a human performance could capture Apocalypse, with perhaps the CG route of Thanos in Guardians Of The Galaxy being more appropriate. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
There's still a degree of pinching ourselves over the news that the long-mooted Deadpool movie is actually going to happen. The film is set to be directed by Tim Miller, and it's on the schedules for release in February 2016. Ryan Reynolds is expected to take on the title tole. There's also been some discussion over whether it'll target an R-rating or a PG-13, but we've heard no more about that.
What we do know now, however, is that Deadpool will be part of the X-Men movie universe continuity that's being built, and won't sit as a standalone project.
We’ve already seen a video breakdown of how Bryan Singer brought Quicksilver (Evan Peters) to the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now we have some prop art of the fan-favorite speedster to check out, courtesy of concept artist Henry Fong (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pacific Rim)…
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits DVD and Blu-ray in the States on October 14th and in the UK on November 10th. Featuring in the cast are are X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) alongside franchise newcomers Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Quicksilver, Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Warpath, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Bishop, Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3) as Blink, »
- James Garcia
Marvel Studios’ space opera Guardians of the Galaxy continues to do well in China, and has now become Marvel’s third highest-grossing film behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3, surpassing this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the worldwide box office.
Guardians has now grossed $733 million worldwide, placing it in fourth place at the 2014 box office, behind X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent and Transformers: Age of Extinction. It definitely stands a chance now of passing both Days of Future Past and Maleficent, which have grossed $746M and $757M domestically.
So much for the titular group of outlaws-turned-heroes being a “risky” bet for the studio, eh?
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, »
- James Garcia
Guardians Of The Galaxy ($733M) passed Cap 2 to become the 3rd highest-grossing Marvel film from Disney behind Avengers and IM3. — Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) October 19, 2014 In just its 2nd wekeend, China ia already the #1 territory ouside of the U.S. for Guardians Of The Galaxy w/ $69M. — Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) October 19, 2014 Most of us thought that Guardians of the Galaxy had all the makings of a hit, but the third highest grossing Marvel Studios movie of all-time behind only Iron Man 3 and The Avengers? Now that's impressive! As of right now, it has topped both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and as it continues to dominate the Chinese box office, it Will beat Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past to become the #1 superhero movie of 2014. A sequel has already been given a 2017 release date, and at this rate, it will »
When director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects") announced that X-Men: Days of Future Past would include 'Quicksilver' and that Evan Peters ("Kick-Ass") would play the role many people, such as myself, were skeptical. The timing of the announcement seemed especially odd since we already knew Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron had decided to use the speedy-mutant as well. But all doubt surrounding Singer's intentions were tossed out the window when audiences were blown away by the film's Pentagon scene. 'Quicksilver' stole the show as he zipped along the walls of the Pentagon's kitchen with a gleeful smile as he protected his new allies: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). Below, are designs for the character's customized stereo belt. Concept Art by Henry Fong Ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days »
Hollywood’s love affair with comic books took decades to come to fruition, but today there are few more sought after properties than superheroes in modern day cinema. In the last year alone, we’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier topple box office records the world over.
The runaway success of such films has paved the way for dozens of future projects, but not every filmmaker has enjoyed the same level of fortunes when they delved into the world of superpowers and tights. For every Batman Begins and Iron-Man that actually makes it through the development process, there are a ton of comic book movies littering the studio shelves in development hell.
Sure, we know about the ones that look like they would’ve been terrible (Tim Burton’s Superman Lives comes to mind), but »
- Jesse Gumbarge
With the number of superhero movies in the pipeline, speculation over who will play what hero and what villain won't be ending any time soon and things are no different today as The Wrap reports Tom Hardy is being sought to play "En Sabah Nur," which means "The First One" and is also the name for the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, a character first introduced in 1986's "X-Factor" comics. I went into greater detail as to who this Apocalypse guy is right here as he's the blue fella you saw during the X-Men: Days of Future Past end credit sequence. To put it simply, he's the world's first mutant. Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse for a May 27, 2016 release with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman all expected to return. As for Hardy, he's also been listed as one of the actors »
- Brad Brevet
Late last night, TheWrap surprised us all when they reported that Keanu Reeves and Colin Farrell had entered the mix for Doctor Strange. However, they also dropped another rather large piece of news in that report, and that is that Tom Hardy is being courted for X-Men: Apocalypse. Particularly, for the title role, that of En Sabah Nur, who was seen in the post-credit scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Of course, the studio has yet to comment on this and considering that the actor is apparently close to signing on for Suicide Squad, and also had his eye on Doctor Strange at one point, take this with a grain of salt. Obviously, Hardy couldn’t commit to all three franchises and until we hear something official, this is all just speculation for now.
Personally, I’d be most excited to see the actor join Suicide Squad, especially if »
- Matt Joseph
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Well, it’s been a huge week for superhero news – so much so that it was a toss-up between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios for our lead story this week. However, as we’ve been inundated with Marvel news, we’ll get things underway with Warner and its big DC Cinematic Universe announcement. Yes, the studio has finally revealed its plans post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »
- Gary Collinson
Remember that Doctor Strange casting rumor we shared last night? Buried right in the middle of the original report was another interesting bit of news; Tom Hardy “has recently been courted” for the title role in X-Men: Apocalypse, En Sabah Nur, the guy manipulating the pyramid in the X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credit scene. On top of that, Warner Bros. is also going after Hardy for a role in the Suicide Squad movie, and apparently he’s close to signing on for that one. Hit the jump for more on what Hardy may be jumping into next. We’re going back to The Wrap for this one. The entire article is about the supposed frontrunners for Doctor Strange, but towards the end of the piece, we get this: “Tom Hardy was once rumored to be in contention for 'Doctor Strange,' though he has recently been courted for »
- Perri Nemiroff
To celebrate the release of X-men: Days Of Future Past on Digital HD on 20th October and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 10th November, we’ve got a exclusive clip from the special features with Bryan Singer and his production team talking about the ever-changing cast and choices! This time, the only way to save the future is to go into the past. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Singer, it’s the most anticipated X-Men adaptation that comes to life in amazing fashion that you’ll have to see to believe.
Join us this Monday night, as X-men: Days Of Future Past is released on Digital HD. You just need to download the film and join the social premiere from 8pm (GMT) on the night using #XMenDigitalHD for the chance to win exclusive prizes!
Check out the clip:
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- Dan Bullock
He’s been linked to Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange and Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad in recent days, and now The Wrap is reporting that 20th Century Fox is also courting Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) for one of its own superhero projects, with the site claiming that the British actor is wanted for the role of En Sabah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse, in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Last week, director Bryan Singer revealed that casting is underway on the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, so you would expect the primary focus to be on finding an actor to portray the ancient mutant. However, if rumours are true, Hardy may have to make a decision between Apocalypse and Suicide Squad, given that they’re both due for release in 2016 (as is Doctor Strange, but he’s one of several thousand names linked to that particular role).
- Gary Collinson
After playing Bane in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy continues to be in demand for superhero roles. We reported in June that Marvel was eyeing the actor to play Doctor Strange, and earlier this week he was mentioned as a candidate to play one of the characters in Warner Bros. Suicide Squad. Today we have a new report that claims 20th Century Fox is "courting" the actor to play the title villain in X-Men: Apocalypse.
There is still much we don't know about the story, except that it will be set in the 1980s and that it will close out the X-Men trilogy that includes 2011's X-Men: First Class and this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. We reported earlier this month that the story will focus on the budding relationship between Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), with shooting scheduled to begin next April in Montreal. »
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