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Olivia Munn Puts X-men: Apocalypse Director and Writer on Blast for Not Knowing Their Comics

Twitter user @iamthatroby posted a clip of Olivia Munn’s Ama on reddit last month in which she answered the question: “Does it frighten you how crazy some folk get over comic to movie adaptations?”

In the clip, she professes her own fandom and says she totally gets why fans get crazy. She then went on to say how during the making of the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse, in which she played Psylocke, she was “actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin Brother.”

That director and writer were Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg. She goes on to say that she had to talk to them a lot about Psylocke and other parts of the world they didn’t know about, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.

if you have any doubts about marvel studios taking over the x-men franchise,
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Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character

Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character
Olivia Munn worked with Bryan Singer on 20th Century Fox’s 2016 superhero tentpole “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which she starred as the villainous mutant Psylocke. The movie was a bomb with film critics and fans, and apparently making the film wasn’t exactly pleasant for Munn. During a recent video interview with GQ (via The Playlist), Munn said that it was frustrating working with Singer and “Apocalypse” screenwriter Simon Kinberg because they knew next to nothing about her mutant character.

“When I was doing ‘X-Men,’ I was actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin brother,” Munn said. “And I had to talk to them about a lot of different things about Psylocke and some other parts of the world that they didn’t even know, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.”

Munn isn’t the only “X-Men” cast member
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Olivia Munn Was Shocked How Little Bryan Singer & Simon Kinberg Knew About The ‘X-Men’ Comics While Working On ‘Apocalypse’

Olivia Munn Was Shocked How Little Bryan Singer & Simon Kinberg Knew About The ‘X-Men’ Comics While Working On ‘Apocalypse’
After almost two decades of modern superhero films, it’s clear that there’s one trend that helps determine whether a comic book film is going to be good or bad. That trend is tied to how much passion the filmmakers have for the source material and characters. That’s why Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is so great at shepherding the McU, and according to Olivia Munn, it’s likely why the FoxX-Men’ films have been…less-than-awesome.

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X-Men: Apocalypse’s Olivia Munn found Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg’s lack of X-Men knowledge “very frustrating”

X-Men: Apocalypse’s Olivia Munn found Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg’s lack of X-Men knowledge “very frustrating”
Although the series produced a number of memorable instalments throughout its 20-year history, fans of Marvel’s mutant superheroes are unlikely to be shedding too many tears over 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise coming to an end following the studio’s recent acquisition by Disney.

With fans already looking forward to the inevitable Marvel Studios reboot, the final instalment, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, arrived with little anticipation, and unsurprisingly it tanked hard at the box office, where it is currently on course to become the biggest superhero flop of all time. Yikes.

A lot of the criticism towards the Fox X-Men movies has been aimed at Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, who have perhaps had the biggest influence on the studio’s handling of the franchise over the years, and now X-Men: Apocalypse actress Olivia Munn has chimed in, stating that she was “very frustrated” by Singer and Kinberg’s
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The game is afoot for Dexter Fletcher as he takes the reins on Sherlock Holmes 3

Rocketman’ helmer, Dexter Fletcher has taken over the director’s chair from Guy Ritchie for the third instalment of ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

Robert Downey Jr has also been confirmed to reprise the titular character. Whilst it hasn’t been confirmed whether Jude Law will be returning as Doctor Watson, it is expected.

Sources say Warner Bros. had always planned on making a third film. However, Downey’s busy schedule as Iron Man prevented any new filming for the series.

Also in news – Millie Bobby Brown enters the Marvel Universe in ‘The Eternals

Fletcher takes over the reins from Ritchie who had been in the driving seat for the 2009 outing and its follow-up ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ in 2011. Both were a massive hit, with the first grossing $524 million globally and the second bringing in $545.4 million worldwide.

Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing.
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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director

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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director
Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward with Dexter Fletcher signing on to direct. The Rocketman director is taking over for Guy Ritchie, and fans should be pretty happy to know there is finally some forward movement with the long awaited sequel.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two installments, starting with 2009's Sherlock Holmes and then 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes 3 was originally set to hit theaters in December 2020, but it was revealed earlier this year that the sequel will instead come out in December 2021.

Robert Downey Jr. is returning to star in Sherlock Holmes 3 after spending the last decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man. The actor is now finished with the Tony Stark role after Avengers: Endgame and teased he was getting into his Sherlock role last summer. Jude Law is expected to return as Watson, but that has yet to be officially confirmed.
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Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher in talks to helm Sherlock Holmes 3

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After taking over directorial duties for 20th Century Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody from disgraced filmmaker Bryan Singer and helming an Elton John biopic for Paramount, it's been confirmed that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is in talks to film Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros. One could say that everything is coming up Milhouse for Fletcher as of late, seeing as Bohemian…
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Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ at Warner Bros

Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ at Warner Bros
Dexter Fletcher, who most recently directed “Rocketman,” is attached to direct “Sherlock Holmes 3” at Warner Bros., with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Fletcher takes over for Guy Ritchie, who directed the previous two “Sherlock Holmes” films that starred Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who is also expected to return. Ritchie made the classic detective story a steampunk, action-heavy, quick-witted joy ride, and the films from 2009 and 2011 made well over a $1 billion at the global box office combined.

The third “Sherlock Holmes” film is expected to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2021 after initially announced to open on Christmas 2020. The gap between films will be 10 years, which was in part due to the scheduling troubles with Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” and “Avengers” films.

Also Read: Henry Cavill Tapped to Play Sherlock Holmes in 'Enola Holmes'

Chris Brancato is writing
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Dexter Fletcher In Talks To Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ For Warner Bros.

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Deadline has confirmed that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is in talks to helm Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros.

Fletcher finished Bohemian Rhapsody in the wake of director Bryan Singer’s firing from the project, a movie which saw $900M-plus at the global B.O. with four Oscar wins including Rami Malek for best actor. Fletcher’s Rocketman from Paramount/Marv Films about Elton John made its world premiere this summer at the Cannes Film Festival and has made over $175M to date.

We understand that Fletcher’s deal is not completely inked just yet. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are expected to return in their roles of Holmes and Watson.

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is credited as screenwriter with Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram returning as producers. Village Roadshow is also returning as co-producer.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two Sherlock Holmes movies which
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‘Rocketman’s’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ (Exclusive)

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‘Rocketman’s’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ (Exclusive)
Rocketman” filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has come on board to direct the latest “Sherlock Holmes” film, with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star.

Fletcher is taking over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, who helmed the previous two films: 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” and its follow-up 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Both were highly successful, with the first grossing $524 million globally and the second bringing in $545.4 million worldwide.

Sources say Warner Bros. had always planned on making a third film. However, Downey’s busy schedule as Iron Man prevented any new filming for the series. The forthcoming entry of the mystery series is expected to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2021.

Jude Law is also expected to return as Professor Watson. Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing. The studio had originally announced that the film would open on Christmas Day of
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The Flickering Myth Podcast #107 – Bryan Singer Ousted From Red Sonja, Lots of Toys Come Alive

Listen to the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast…

In this belated episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast, Allen, Ej, and Tori discuss Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, Annabelle Comes Home, the Avengers: Endgame quasi-re-release, Yesterday, the future endeavors of Pixar, Frozen 2, and Bryan Singer’s ousting from Red Sonja amid renewed sexual misconduct allegations.

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All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
We’re only halfway through the year, but somehow we’ve reached the end of the 2019 Marvel movie release schedule. Yes, it’s true — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the last one. No more McU this year, no more “X-Men” movies, no more animated “Spider-Man” movies or live-action spinoffs. But it’s hard to be too mad, since the first half of the year has been full of riches, with four new movies to add to the decades-long pantheon of movies based on Mrvel Comics.

So that makes now an exceptionally good time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to last year’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Venom” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — and this year’s “Captain Marvel, “Avengers: Endgame,” “Dark Phoenix” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” So let’s get to it.

58. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

Just a nightmare.
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‘Yesterday’ and ‘Rocketman’ Are Pop-Music Fantasias That Never Touch the Greatness of Their Subjects (Column)

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‘Yesterday’ and ‘Rocketman’ Are Pop-Music Fantasias That Never Touch the Greatness of Their Subjects (Column)
Of all the here’s-a-cool-way-to-make-a-pop-biopic! ideas floating around in “Rocketman” that work better in theory than they do onscreen, one of the most pivotal was the decision to have Taron Egerton do his own singing. That almost never happens in music biopics. Media voices have cooed over Egerton’s vocalizing as if they were the proud parents of a kid vying for championship of a karaoke competition. “Look, he‘s really doing it! And he sounds just like Elton John!”

Except that he doesn’t. In the ’70s, the fluky flavor (and power) of Elton John’s voice was connected to the contrast between the way he spoke — incredibly posh and rounded English tones — and the bluesy down-home American idiom that he infused into nearly every sung syllable. What you hear, in almost every line of his phrasing, is the ebullient theatrical muscle it took to make that reach. Taron Egerton can sing,
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Storyboard Art From J.J. Abrams’ Canceled Superman Movie Released After 17 Years

Storyboard Art From J.J. Abrams’ Canceled Superman Movie Released After 17 Years
Long before winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” director Peter Ramsey made a name for himself in Hollywood as a storyboard artist on blockbusters like “Independence Day,” “Men In Black,” “Godzilla,” and “Minority Report.”

One project Ramsey worked on that never saw the light of day was “Superman: Flyby,” one of many failed attempts to bring the DC Comics superhero back to the big screen at the turn of the century. Ramsey recently gave comic book fans a rare look at the axed “Flyby” by sharing some storyboard art on social media (see post below).

“Flyby” was scripted by none other than J.J. Abrams, a rising name in television at the time thanks to hit series like “Felicity” and “Alias.” Abrams had yet to make much of a dent in the film world, and his film credits included the scripts for low level hits like “Regarding Henry,
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Red Sonja Gets Transparent Creator Jill Soloway to Direct

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Red Sonja is back on track after initially being put on hold. Jill Soloway has signed on to write and direct the long awaited project after Millennium Films decided to cut ties with Bryan Singer. When the project was first announced, many were shocked to see Singer's name attached after the Atlantic published an investigative report alleging the director had sexually assaulted multiple young men when they were underage over the past 20 years. Millennium Films CEO Avi Lerner at the time stuck by Singer and called the report "fake news."

Jill Soloway is now on board to helm the project. Red Sonja has been in development for over a decade now with a variety of different names attached over the years. Robert Rodriguez was on board at one time with then-girlfriend Rose McGowan intended to star. However, it later fell apart. Bringing Soloway to the team seems like a wise
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Red Sonja movie finds a new director in Transparent’s Jill Soloway

After dispensing with the services of Bryan Singer back in March (despite having originally stated it would stand by the filmmaker in the wake of his latest sexual abuse allegations), Millennium Films has now found a new director for its long-planned Red Sonja movie.

THR is reporting that Emmy-winning Transparent creator Jill Soloway has signed on to write and direct the fantasy reboot, which has been in the works since way back in 2008 and was originally going to be helmed by Robert Rodriguez, with his then girlfriend Rose McGowan in the title role.

Loosely based upon Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogantino, Red Sonja made her debut in Marvel ComicsConan the Barbarian #23 back in 1973, with Brigitte Nielsen then bringing the sword-and-sorcery heroine to the big screen in 1985.

As yet, there’s no word on a potential timeframe for the Red Sonja movie, but hopefully with
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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Replaces Bryan Singer as ‘Red Sonja’ Director

Well, I certainly wouldn't have expected Jill Soloway to tackle the Red Sonja movie following the success she had with the award-winning Amazon series Transparent, but here we are. Millennium Films has tapped Soloway to replace Bryan Singer behind the camera, and she'll also write the script, too, as she apparently has a "bold new take" on the character, according to Deadline. Here's the thing... she's going to need one, because as far as I'm concerned, Red Sonja is a D-list character who offers limited upside at the box office. I don't …
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‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway boards Millennium’s ‘Red Sonja’ after Bryan Singer exit

‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway boards Millennium’s ‘Red Sonja’ after Bryan Singer exit
Leading light of television, #MeToo age to write and direct action tale.

In a startling move that radically transforms the profile of its long-gestating sword and sorcery tentpole Red Sonja, Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media has brought on Transparent creator Jill Soloway after the Bryan Singer exited the project.

Gone is the embattled Singer, who was dropped from the project earlier this year amid ongoing sexual assault allegations, which he consistently denies. In his place Avi Lerner has installed a leading light of the contemporary golden age of television, who also happens to be an award-winner and an emblem of
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Red Sonja Moves Forward With Transparent Creator Jill Soloway Replacing Bryan Singer as Director

It looks like Millennium Films’ feature film adaptation of Red Sonja is back on track. The production company has hired the creator of Amazon’sTransparent, Jill Soloway, to write and direct the film. She will replace Bryan Singer who was fired after several serious sexual misconduct allegations were made against him.

I never thought that Singer was the right filmmaking to take on Red Sonja, but I have no idea if Soloway is the right person to take it on either. I’m not really familiar with any of her recent work, but I liked what she did on Six Feet Under. So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see how she handles the character and story.

When talking about Soloway being hired, THR says, “Hiring Soloway is in some ways a coup for the project, whose character sometimes found herself in the trappings of adolescent fantasy clichés
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Red Sonja Movie Hires Transparent Creator Jill Soloway to Write and Direct

John Saavedra Jun 21, 2019

The Red Sonja movie is back on track with a new writer and director: Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

Those fans hoping to see Red Sonja on the big screen sans Bryan Singer can breathe a sigh of relief: the movie is back on track and has a new writer and director in Jill Soloway, the Emmy Award-winning creator of hit Amazon TV series Transparent. The news comes from Deadline, which reports that Soloway is bringing a "bold new take" to the character first introduced in Marvel's Conan the Barbarian comic in 1973.

“I can’t wait to bring Red Sonja’s epic world to life,” Soloway told Deadline. “Exploring this powerful mythology and evolving what it means to be a heroine is an artistic dream come true.”

Casting has begun for a new Red Sonja, according to Deadline, and Soloway's Topple Productions partner, Andrea Serling, has also
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