X-Men Apocalypse Voice

When the first teaser trailer arrived for X-Men: Apocalypse, some fans weren’t happy with the way the title villain, played by Oscar Isaac, actually sounded. Apocalypse is essentially a god, and his voice is not supposed to sound like any other person. It’s meant to be booming, inhuman and threatening.

Thankfully, Apocalypse’s voice has been modified in the most recent trailer, and it’s something that director Bryan Singer has been perfecting in post-production. In fact, Singer specifically addressed the evolution of Apocalypse’s voice in a recent edit bay visit that some members of the press attended, and he explained why the villain sounded so normal in early marketing materials and what fans can expect in the final cut of the movie.

Find out what Bryan Singer had to say about the X-Men: Apocalypse voice evolution after the jump. Read More »

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x-men apocalypse featurette

If the subtitle to your movie is the name of the villain, that villain needs to be something of a big deal. Take X-Men: Apocalypse. As Apocalypse’s name implies, he is a big deal. The world’s first mutant is thousands of years old and is a walking, talking greatest hits collection of superpowers that he’s picked up over the years. Plus, he’s played by the consistently wonderful Oscar Isaac, who appears to be having a grand ol’ time playing a supervillain in the trailers.

20th Century Fox has released a new promotional featurette that examines the history and motivation of the latest X-Men bad guy and it’s not going to tell the faithful anything they don’t already know. However, it’s an effective enough primer for the casual crowd, and let’s just be honest with ourselves here – those are the people who make these movies hits.

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The Maze Runner The Death Cure Delay

Just last month, some bad news came from the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Leading actor Dylan O’Brien was injured during production when a stunt went wrong. There were conflicting reports on the severity of his injury, with one report saying he had several broken bones, either fracturing his cheek bone or orbital socket.

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure will now shutdown production indefinitely. Dylan O’Brien’s injuries are reportedly more severe than initially expected, and he needs more time to recover before returning to work. Get more details on The Maze Runner The Death Cure delay after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Viral Video

This summer marks 20 years since Independence Day hit theaters, making a blockbuster star out of Will Smith and delivering one of the most fun, exciting alien invasion movies of the decade, possibly ever. So obviously it’s the perfect time for the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence to arrive. But since 20 years has passed in the narrative timeline since the events of original film, there are a lot of gaps that need to be filled in.

We already know that by the time the sequel has begun, the world has established Earth Space Defense, a new program designed to use alien technology left behind to advance our own civilization and prepare a better defense in case they ever come back. Now a new Independence Day Resurgence viral video has a faux news broadcast that details what has happened since we defeated the aliens in what has been called the War of 1996. The video celebrates the heroes of the war, discusses the founding of ESD and more.

Watch the viral news broadcast after the jump. Read More »

the omen prequel

The news that 20th Century Fox is developing a prequel to the 1976 horror classic The Omen shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – everything gets a prequel these days, whether the original material calls for it or not. It’s just the current state of the system. It’s also not too surprising that David Goyer is on board as a producer, since he has a habit of popping up anywhere and everywhere, especially when someone is trying to reinvent something with a familiar name. What is pleasantly surprising is the involvement of director Antonio Campos, who is the kind of fresh voice that should be making genre movies at major studios.

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comic con

San Diego Comic-Con International’s Hall H is the stuff of geek legend. Every summer, nearly 7,000 fans pack this convention center hall for the promise of seeing their favorite filmmakers, actors and creators showing a sneak preview of some of the biggest and most anticipated films. For example, James Cameron showed up at the Hall in 2009 to give fans an unprecedented first look at Avatar.

But as technology has gotten smaller and harder to detect, piracy has become a huge problem for movie studios exhibiting at Comic-Con. You see, most of the footage they show at the event is super early and unfinished, not meant for the masses around the world — certainly not meant for blogs like ours to do frame-by-frame breakdowns of (note: we never publish pirated footage). And now 20th Century Fox is apparently not coming to Comic-Con 2016 because “the studio feels it cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailers and exclusive footage.” Hit the jump and I’ll explain why Fox skipping Comic-Con is not the right way of handling this issue.

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x-men apocalypse clip

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters in one month, so the first official clip from the film has arrived right on schedule. If you’re looking for some footage showcasing superpowered beings exchanging blows or glimpses of the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) leveling entire cities, you’re probably going to feel a little let down. However, this clip does feature Rose Bryne‘s Moira MacTaggert – returning to the X-Men series after sitting out X-Men: Days of Future Past – giving James McAvoy‘s Professor X and Lucas Till‘s Havok a briefing on the subject of just how screwed they really are, and that’s nifty enough.

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Stephen Merchant in Hello Ladies

It’s a given that Wolverine 3 will bring back Hugh Jackman as the eponymous superhero, and we heard long ago that Patrick Stewart would return as Professor X, too. But as the film nears the start of shooting, it’s collecting quite an eclectic cast around the two familiar X-Men. First Boyd Holbrook and Richard E. Grant signed on as a pair of villains, and now Stephen Merchant — the gangly British comedian you might recognize from The Office — has been set to star as well.  Read More »

Deadpool Featurette

One of the biggest hits of the year has been Deadpool, defying and exceeding expectations at the box office and wowing critics and audiences alike. We’ve already seen a bit of a glimpse behind the scenes as to how they brought the comic book character to life with some impressive visual effects. Now we have a featurette that briefly shows off how one of the practical elements of the movie was created, and it’s an important one: Deadpool’s mask. Read More »