Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Set

On June 3rd 2013, I flew to New Orleans, LA to visit the set of Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes follow-up Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. There, I learned a great deal about the Matt Reeves-directed sequel.  After the jump, read about my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes set visit and discover the secrets behind the next chapter in the Planet of the Apes series.

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Sentinels attack Days of Future Past

The MTV Movie Awards came complete with a barrage of clips and ads, and one of the most significant was a minute-long clip from Bryan Singer‘s new X-Men film. Here, the Sentinels attack early in the X-Men: Days of Future Past storyline — or early in the movie at least, despite these events taking place in one possible future for the mutant race.

Here you’ll see a variety of mutants, from Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) to Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Sunspot (Adan Canto), and Warpath (Booboo Stewart). All work together as the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots attack. You’ll see more of how the Sentinels operate, and get a sense of how the mutants are employing teamwork to defend themselves — not that it will likely do them any good, given how effective the Sentinels are.  Read More »

days of future past video

If nothing else, the marketing department at Fox is doing a great job with the “viral” ad campaign for X-Men: Days of Future Past. A new Days of Future Past video and slideshow website runs through 25 big moments in modern human history, showing along the way how mutants, and those who are concerned with them, have played into the evolving course of our times. Bolivar Trask works with Richard Nixon, and eventually has a hand in Guantanamo. Familiar mutants are present at important points in time, and one fan-favorite character has a significantly revised origin.

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X-Men Age of Apocalypse

X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t open for another few weeks, and its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, isn’t coming for another two years. Nevertheless, inquiring minds already want to know what Bryan Singer has planned for us in 2016, and the director is more than happy to deliver.

In a new interview, Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg revealed some new details about the film, including its relationship to the source material, its connection to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and which other mutants we might see. (Hint: Mystique won’t be the only blue one around these parts anymore). Hit the jump for more info.

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game of thrones showrunners

The two men who’ve steered HBO’s Game of Thrones for several years running just chose their first feature film. The question, however, is when they’ll get to it.

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have a made a deal with 20th Century Fox to write and direct an adaptation of Dirty White Boys, a prison escape novel by Stephen Hunter. The pair are currently finishing the fourth season of Game of Thrones, and recently signed to do at least two more, so they haven’t even begun writing yet. But it’s a project they’re passionate about and want to make as soon as they can. Read More »

X-Men spinoff

In a world where every studio is trying to build its own comic book mega-franchise, simple sequels and prequels aren’t enough anymore. To really keep the brand running, you need spinoffs. And that’s where Fox’s X-Men series could be headed next.

So far, Wolverine is the only mutant who’s had the opportunity to break out on his own, but in a recent chat producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg suggested that Gambit, Deadpool, and Mystique could get their own movies as well. Hit the jump to read their comments.

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Matt Damon Martian

The past few months have been kind to Drew Goddard, as he’s been selected to direct Sony’s Sinister Six and run Netflix’s Daredevil series. But all of these new projects mean he doesn’t have room anymore for some of his old ones, and so he’s had to drop Fox’s The Martian from his plans.

Nevertheless, the project is forging ahead without him and might even be closing in on a big bright star. Matt Damon is reportedly circling the sci-fi pic, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. More details after the jump.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photo

Lots of blockbuster sequels are headed our way in the next few months and the one we probably know least about is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Matt Reeves‘ sequel to the surprise 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes takes places several years later as humanity is attempting to put itself back together after a deadly virus wiped out much of the world. Meanwhile, the leader of the apes, Caesar, has also been building up his superhuman race of animals. What will happen as the two sides clash? Get a glimpse in ten new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photos that’ve now come online. Read More »

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