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Tye Sheridan on how X-Men: Dark Phoenix will “shake up” the superhero genre

Following his lead role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, Tye Sheridan will next be seen reprising the role of Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, in 20th Century Fox’s superhero sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The film, which has recently been pushed back from its original November date to February next year, marks the directorial debut of long-time X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg. And according to Sheridan, Kinberg has taken a completely different approach to the film than past instalments in an effort to help it stand out in the crowded superhero market.

“Everyone was on the same page with the idea that we were approaching it as much more of a grounded drama versus a superhero movie,” said Sheridan in an interview with Collider. “Something that’s getting old with those universes and all the Marvel movies is that they all look the same and they
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Rumour: Jessica Chastain portraying Miss Sinister in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Before her casting was officially announced, all rumours pointed towards Jessica Chastain taking on the role of Lilandra, Empress of the Shi’ar Empire, in the next chapter of Fox’s X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Chastain subsequently denied these rumours, while the first official image revealed her character was “an otherworldly shapeshifter”, leading to speculation that she could in fact be portraying a Skrull – or perhaps even the Skrull Queen.

Well, it seems that may not be the case either, if a new rumour from The Tracking Board’s Jeff Sneider is to be believed, with Sneider claiming that Chastain is actually portraying the character of Claudine Renko, a.k.a. Miss Sinister.

If you’re unfamiliar with the character, Miss Sinister is actually aperfect genetic clone of Nathaniel Essex – a.k.a. Mister Sinister – whose powers include cellular shapeshifting, telepathy, healing, and superhuman strength, reflexes and stamina.

Just yesterday,
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Kiss Me First marks return to TV for Skins co-creator Bryan Elsley

Writer of cult TV show keeps the teenage connection with adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s young adult sci-fi novel

The hit TV show Skins offered what some viewers felt was a sordid look at the world of teen drinking, eating disorders, drugs, divorcing parents and clubbing. Yet it paved the way to A-list film stardom for a string of young actors, from Oscar nominees Daniel Kaluuya and Dev Patel, to the acclaimed Jack O’Connell, Nicholas Hoult, and Kaya Scodelario, who went on to star in the Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

The controversial and cult drama series, which was set in Bristol and ran on E4 between 2007 and 2013, nurtured such a long list of screen talent it scarcely looks credible now. Five years on, Bryan Elsley, the Scottish writer behind Skins, is about to unveil his next show, a big-budget thriller called Kiss Me First that
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Rumor: Jessica Chastain Playing Miss Sinister In X-Men: Dark Phoenix

What’s the one thing that Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness had in common? You know, besides the CGI-laden spectacle and superheroic characters…

That’s right, each film attempted to conceal the identity of its villain by any means necessary, leading fans on a wild goose chase filled with red herrings and misdirection. Of course, history tells us that Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness were anchored by Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Khan Noonien Singh, respectively, and the fact that their involvement had become something of an open secret leading up to release only reduced the dramatic impact of each reveal.

Is Dark Phoenix about to repeat the same mistake? We know that Simon Kinberg’s X-Men sequel has cast Jessica Chastain as its central antagonist, who has since been described as an “otherworldly shapeshifter who comes into contact with Phoenix.” Common logic dictated that that character is
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X2: X-Men United was originally going to be an adaptation of The Phoenix Saga, reveals Zak Penn

In the pre-mcu world of comic-book films, X2: X-Men United was about as good as it got at the time. The first X-Men film was okay, but the second film upped the ante significantly, and seemed to embrace its comic-book roots a bit more. Now, we know how X-Men: The Last Stand turned out with its completely botched take on ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’, but apparently we fans nearly received this story arc one film earlier.

Speaking to THR about some of his past works, screenwriter Zak Penn revealed an interesting bit of info about the X-Men franchise:

“On X2, part of how I ended up getting the job on it was that originally that was going to be the Phoenix story. I just said … ‘you’ve built up this real universe and you should establish it more before you go into Phoenix.” It was too soon to go
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Rumoured details on X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots and release date delay

Earlier this week it was announced that 20th Century Fox had pushed back the release date of two of its X-Men movies, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix now opening on February 14th 2019 rather than November 2nd 2018, and The New Mutants moving from February 2019 to August 2nd 2019 (the latter having already been moved from April 2018).

Rumours soon emerged that Fox and director Josh Boone are having “creative differences” on The New Mutants and that the project will be “overhauled”, with up to 50% of the movie set to be reshot and several new characters added to the roster of the spinoff.

Now it seems we have some details about the delay to Dark Phoenix, with Collider reporting that the film recently held a test screening, which identified that some additional photography was required. However, given its cast, it proved impossible to schedule said reshoots until August and September of this year and that
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Release Dates Get Delayed Again

At one point, 20th Century Fox was planning on releasing three X-Men movies this year, The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. But now it will only be one. Earlier this year, the studio pushed The New Mutants from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019, and now it's getting pushed again to August 20, 2019, while X-Men: Dark Phoenix is pushed from its plum November 2, 2018 slot to a Thursday slot on February 14, 2019. The studio has also pushed the highly-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from its Christmas Day release to November 2, 2018.

As of now, that leaves Christmas Day rather wide open, with just Disney's Mary Poppins Returns slated for release on that date. Warner Bros. also set that date as a placeholder for an untitled "event film" but since there is no indication as to what that may be yet, it may ultimately just get taken off the schedule. A musical biopic
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Fox pushes back X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants

Fox had big plans for the X-Men franchise in 2018, with the studio originally planning to release a triple-header in The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

However, back in January, the studio announced that it was pushing back the release of The New Mutants from April 2018 to February 2019 – with the film set to undergo “significant reshoots”, including the addition of a brand new character – and now we have word of more delays.

Firstly, The New Mutants has been delayed a further six months, and will now arrive on August 2nd, 2019, while Simon Kinberg’s directorial debut X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been pushed back from its original November 2nd release date and will now arrive on February 14th 2019.

The Valentine’s Day 2019 date was originally earmarked for the Channing Tatum-headlined Gambit movie, which will apparently arrive on June 7th 2019 (until it is pushed back again).

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Fox Moves Up ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Delays ‘X-Men’ Spinoffs

Fox Moves Up ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Delays ‘X-Men’ Spinoffs
Fox has shuffled its release schedule, moving forward the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” while pushing back its “X-Men” spinoffs “The New Mutants” and “Dark Phoenix.”

In an announcement late Monday night, the studio said it had set Nov. 2 as the new launch date for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which had been set for Dec. 25. Dexter Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Bryan Singer from the project.

Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in the lead role as Freddie Mercury, the frontman for Queen. New Regency and Gk Films are the production companies. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”

The New Mutants” and “Dark Phoenix” were originally scheduled to open this year on April 13 and Nov. 2, respectively. “The New Mutants” was subsequen back once to Feb.
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Tye Sheridan says X-Men: Dark Phoenix is more drama than superhero movie

Charles Xavier and company return this November as 20th Century Fox takes a second crack at adapting the classic Dark Phoenix Saga comic book arc for the big screen with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

While the movie will surely feature plenty of visual spectacle as the X-Men franchise goes cosmic, actor Tye Sheridan – who plays Scott Summers/Cyclops – has revealed to The Wrap that the focus of the movie is very much on its characters and drama as opposed to bombastic superhero action.

Sheridan’s comments seem to fit with those of director Simon Kinberg, who revealed back in December that he was looking to course correct the series after 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse:

“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character… One of the things I
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Is Heavy On Drama, According To Tye Sheridan

A slew of retro-inspired costumes isn’t that only thing that’ll help separate Dark Phoenix from the pack; according to Tye Sheridan (Aka the young Cyclops), the latest X-Men installment is “much more of a drama” compared to its superhero peers.

Chatting to The Wrap (h/t Heroic Hollywood) in anticipation of the film’s November release, Sheridan, a mainstay of Fox’s prequel saga since Apocalypse, offered some new insight into the Simon Kinberg sequel, which will largely take place in the 1990s.

It is adapting Chris Claremont’s famous Dark Phoenix comic saga, after all, so a journey back in time isn’t all that surprising. However, what is surprising is Tye Sheridan’s description of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, as the actor strongly believes the end product will be more of a character-driven drama than a run-of-the-mill superhero movie.

Jean goes crazy in the movie, well, Cyclops
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X-men: Dark Phoenix Set Photo Shows us The Team in Their Comic-Accurate Costumes

A photo from the set of director Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix has surfaced online and it gives us a glimpse at the young team of X-Men wearing their comic-accurate X-Men costumes. We saw the characters sporting a version of their X-Men costumes at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse that a lot of fans were happy with, but the new costume designs in Dark Phoenix are even more fan-friendly as they look like they are inspired by Frank Quietly and Grant Morrison's New X-Men.

A new photo from the set includes Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). There are a few other characters in the photo wearing orange suits with their backs to us.

The film is set in 1992, "roughly a decade after Apocalypse and finds the X-Men dealing with being heroes.
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New X-Men Costumes Revealed on Dark Phoenix Set

New X-Men Costumes Revealed on Dark Phoenix Set
There's been several different X-Men costumes over the years and it has been revealed that Dark Phoenix will include some interesting changes. The new suits will not be the ones seen at the end of Apocalypse. Instead, they will be based on the 2000's New X-Men comic book run. Even in the leaked set photo, the new suits look pretty awesome and like an improvement over the last time we saw the gang all together.

The new leaked photo from the set of Dark Phoenix features Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, Beast, Quicksilver, and Nightcrawler all in matching suits, which are based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's New X-Men run. Mystique is also shown in the photo, but her costume is always the same. The new blue look with the yellow X's over the chest area is a return to the comics that most fans will welcome with open arms.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix set photo reveals the team’s new costumes

With much of 20th Century Fox’s focus on May’s Deadpool 2, we’re yet to really see much in the way of marketing for the next instalment in the main X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, save for a batch of first look images that arrived online back in December.

Well, while we await the start of the promotional push for the November release, we do have a new photo from the set of the mutant superhero sequel which features team members Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) in their new costumes, which look to be taking inspiration from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s New X-Men suits.

See Also: Simon Kinberg on course correcting the X-Men series with Dark Phoenix

Quitley-ass looking X-Men in Dark Phoenix
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Set Pic Shows Off The Team’s New Costumes

For a film that’s only showcased a series of carefully edited action shots, X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been attracting an awful lot of attention as of late.

First came the comparisons to James Bond, after comic book scribe Chris Claremont suggested that Simon Kinberg’s star-studded sequel is all set to become the Casino Royale of superhero movies. It certainly aligns with those claims that Dark Phoenix has what it takes to “revolutionize” the genre itself, as fans look forward to the movie adaptation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s famous comic book with a hushed sense of excitement.

But with the pic’s November release quickly approaching, folks are getting eager for something tangible to feast on. Some footage, a few new photos, a poster – anything, really. And though it may still be a while yet before we get something official, a set pic has surfaced today
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Naomi Watts Perfectly Sums Up Royal Wedding Excitement

Naomi Watts Perfectly Sums Up Royal Wedding Excitement
Everyone loves a royal romance.

Naomi Watts might have once portrayed Prince Harry‘s mother, but now the Diana actress is rooting for his real-life future with Meghan Markle.

“I think it’s lovely,” Watts told People from the front row at the Burberry show during fashion week in London’s Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday night.

She added of the wedding, “It’s the union of two people, making a promise, there’s nothing better than that, it’s so romantic.”

The 49-year-old actress starred in the controversial biopic Diana back in 2013, which depicted the late princess during the
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Baftas 2018: The best speeches

Baftas 2018: The best speeches
#TimesUp was praised by many winners, as was the strength of British filmmaking talent.

The 71st British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards took place on Sunday 18 February, with the gender equality #TimesUp movement the dominant theme of the evening (along with some well-timed jokes from Joanna Lumley).

Below are some of the interesting quotes and speeches from the ceremony.

Joanna Lumley - host

“This ceremony is not just about the famous people…but let’s have a look at the famous people here tonight!”

Gary Oldman’s ability to transform himself was visible in his other roles this year - Yoda, Wonder Woman and Lego Batman”

“Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool - the reason all of tonight’s nominees have been house-hunting on Merseyside”

”The exceedingly charming Hugh Grant is in the building. Quite how Hugh managed to portray a vain and egocentric actor is honestly
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2018 BAFTA Awards: Full winners list of the 71st annual British Academy Film Awards [Updating Live]

Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAs) were revealed on Sunday February 18 (two days before final voting for the Oscars begins) in a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) takes over emcee duties from Stephen Fry, who hosted for the last 12 years running. Ridley Scott receives the BAFTA Fellowship from BAFTA patron Prince William. Read the full report on the 2018 BAFTA Awards.

The roster of presenters includes: Gemma Arterton, Orlando Bloom, Sam Claflin, Bryan Cranston, Natalie Dormer, Taron Egerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rebecca Ferguson, Karen Gillan, Naomie Harris, Salma Hayek, Edward Holcroft, Nicholas Hoult, Isabelle Huppert, Lily James, Jennifer Lawrence, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Lupita Nyong’o, Sergei Polunin, Will Poulter, Andrea Riseborough, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Strong, Hayley Squires, Tom Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rachel Weisz and Letitia Wright.

See 2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards’ wins 5 including Best Picture, ‘The Shape of Water’ takes 3 [Updating Live]

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2018 BAFTA Awards: What time does the show start, who will win, who is hosting and presenting?

The 2018 BAFTA Awards begin at the Royal Albert Hall in London at 7:00 pm Sunday (Feb. 18). However, the BBC won’t air the show until 9 pm local time. And it won’t go out on BBC America until 5 pm Pt/8 pm Et. But we will have the results here at Gold Derby as they unfold, beginning at 11:00 am Pt/2:00 pm Et. Throughout the day, be sure to join the live discussion in our message boards. And then check back here after the results are in for our analysis of what these wins (and losses) at the BAFTAs mean for the Oscars.

Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) takes over hosting duties from Stephen Fry, who emceed for the last 12 years running. One highlight of the evening is sure to be Ridley Scott receiving the BAFTA Fellowship. It is this group’s version of a lifetime achievement award, and will be
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Interviews: The 2018 BAFTA Nominees Party – Florence Pugh, Daniel Kaluuya, Josh O Connor, Gemma Arterton, Taron Egerton & more

Author: Jon Lyus

It’s BAFTA weekend, and yesterday evening the UK Film community began marking their biggest celebrations of the year with the BAFTA Nominees Party which took place at Kensington Palace.

There were many luminaries from the world of film gathered there, with the likes Florence Pugh, Annette Bening, God’s Own Country duo Josh O’Connor and Francis Lee, Kingsman’s Taron Egerton and Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya taking time to enjoy the pre-ceremony festivities in the luxurious surrounds. Other attendees including Jawbone’s Johnny Harris, X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton, The Shape of Water composer Alexandre Desplat and former Vice-President Al Gore.

We present interviews with some of the above, captured on the red carpet and you can see a full list of nominations for tonight’s event below.

We’ll be on the red carpet this evening, so be sure to check back
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