X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t even in theaters yet and the people who made it are already talking about the stuff they decided not to put in the movie. Movie news is weird. Anyway’s today’s tidbit of interesting trivia comes from writer/producer Simon Kinberg, who revealed that Olivia Munn‘s Psylocke originally wasn’t in the movie and was added at the last second because…
Well, that would be a spoiler. A minor spoiler. Something that probably won’t harm your viewing experience at all. Still, you be the judge of whether or not you want to read on.
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It’s about time somebody made a genuinely good movie based on a video game, so why not Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel? And if there’s going to be a good movie based on a video game, why not the Assassin’s Creed series, which has had its fair share of fantastic entries? This whole movie feels like a series of why not‘s – it’s about time for somebody to break the video game movie mold.
The first Assassin’s Creed trailer has arrived, so we should probably watch it and carefully examine its mold-breaking capabilities. After all, few video game adaptations have featured a pedigree quite like this.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
New Mutants has been simmering on the back burner for a little while now, but it sounds like the project will come front and center in the not-too-distant future. Writer/director Josh Boone recently dropped some big hints about what (or, more accurately, whom) we could expect to see in the X-Men spinoff, and now producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that shooting could get underway within a year.
And while the team — at least based on Boone’s clues — consists mostly of lesser-known characters, the film will also bring in one of the heavy-hitters of the X-Men franchise: Professor X. Read Kinberg’s comments below. Read More »
The most recent X-Men movies have somehow managed to dance around the fact that James McAvoy is playing Professor Charles Xavier, a comic book character known for his bald head and wheelchair. X-Men: First Class put McAvoy’s Professor X in that wheelchair, but X-Men: Days of Future Past inexplicably took him out of it for most of the movie before putting him back in it. Now, X-Men: Apocalypse looks to finish the job by finally stripping McAvoy of his shaggy locks.
The trailers for the film have already shown us the young Professor X sitting in his wheelchair, shiny head gleaming, but footage exists of James McAvoy actually shaving his head and it’s far more entertaining than you’d expect.
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There may not be a film as surprisingly satisfying that exceeds so many expectations as Deadpool. The movie took 11 years to get off the ground after the character was thrown onto the screen carelessly in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and for fans who wanted to see the real Merc with a Mouth on the big screen, it was well worth the wait.
Now that Deadpool has hit Blu-Ray and DVD as of yesterday, it’s time for Honest Trailers to step in and do some mocking of their own. But as we’ve seen, Deadpool doesn’t follow anybody’s rules, he invades his own Honest Trailer to mock himself. And yes, Ryan Reynolds really stepped in to do some voiceover for the Deadpool Honest Trailer, complete with his own movie trailer voice.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
The early reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse aren’t so hot, but earlier this year we got another film set in the X-Men universe that fared much, much better. Deadpool somersaulted above all expectations, earning critical raves and smashing box office records. So what are the odds that the mutant heroes might hook up with the franchise’s newest superstar? Director Bryan Singer isn’t ruling it out — but cautions that a Deadpool X-Men crossover would have to be done “carefully” and “delicately.” Read More »
Captain America: Civil War only just debuted, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still in theaters across much of the country. But with six (count ’em) major Marvel and DC adaptations out this year, there’s no time to waste. So buzz is already building on 2016’s next big superhero showdown, X-Men: Apocalypse. The first reviews are in, and critics have a lot to say about Bryan Singer‘s latest entry in the mutant franchise. Get the X-Men: Apocalypse early buzz after the jump. Read More »
In the real world, just five years have passed since the release of X-Men: First Class. Within the X-Men world, though, those five years have spanned two decades. First Class took place in 1962, Days of Future Past in 1973, and this month’s Apocalypse in 1983. And in keeping with that pattern, the next next X-Men movie will timejump all the way to the 1990s, as confirmed by producer Simon Kinberg. Read More »
A few months ago, it was rumored that The Wolverine 3 would be shooting for an R rating. But not because of the success of Deadpool. No sir. It definitely has nothing to do with that film skyrocketing to the top of the superhero heap, becoming the highest-grossing X-Men movie and trampling the likes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the domestic box office. Yep, this was certainly a decision being made entirely independent of that. Of course. Uh huh.
Anyway, producer Simon Kinberg recently sat down for a new interview and confirmed that the next (and possibly final) adventure of Hugh Jackman‘s adamantium-clawed superhero will be R-rated. He also announced the movie has quietly begun filming and that yes, everyone was correct when they assumed that this movie would be based on the “Old Man Logan” storyline.
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