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Ever since production began in April on Mission: Impossible 6, we've seen a few Tom Cruise set videos, where he was seen crashing a motorcycle, while others showed him greeting fans between takes. Today, director Christopher McQuarrie has unveiled a new glimpse at Henry Cavill's character, who has yet to be identified. Over the past few weeks, the filmmaker has also shared first look photos featuring new cast member Angela Bassett, and franchise veteran Ving Rhames, who, along with Tom Cruise, has appeared in all six Mission: Impossible movies.
The director didn't divulge any addition details with this Instagram photo, but Henry Cavill is sporting the same mustache look as the first time we saw him on set, in a photo Christopher McQuarrie sent out back in April, when the film was still shooting in Paris. The director revealed a few weeks ago, just before the Memorial Day holiday, »
Joseph Baxter Mar 3, 2017
The original X-Men movie had some potentially very different casting, as one of its writers reveals...
With Logan out in cinemas now, showcasing what will apparently be Hugh Jackman’s final outing in his 17-year cinematic run as Wolverine, some are understandably nostalgic about the legendary tenure. In a recent interview, screenwriter David Hayter – a key component of Fox's early X-Men movie franchise – discusses some casting prospects that the original production considered in director Bryan Singer’s genre-defining 2000 original film.
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Speaking with THR, Hayter looks back on the days of the X-Men film's gestation.
Hayter, a name video game connoisseurs will recognise as the perennial voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, wrote the screenplay to 2000’s X-Men, based on a story collaboration with Singer and Tom DeSanto, later tackling sequel X2: X-Men United and Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. »
There was a lot of buzz and excitement in 1999. People around planet earth were excited to see what the new Millennium would bring; while big companies panicked that the Y2K bug would kill all their hard work and shut down the working world. For Dougray Scott, 1999 was set to be the year that changed his career. He had been handpicked by Tom Cruise to play the villain in M:i:2 and he was set to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men.
The adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics property had been a long one. In 1984 Marvel writers Gerry Conway and Rob Thomas wrote a screenplay for production company Orion Pictures (Platoon) who had optioned the film rights. But when the company fell into financial troubles the rights went over to Carolco Pictures (First Blood) who began »
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3 items from 2017
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