apocalypse origin

The origin story of En Sabah Nur, otherwise known as Apocalypse, was teased after the end credits of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Although that film took place in ’70s and a dystopian future (with a brief stopover in the present day), the post-credits stinger took us back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, where a mysterious figure was using his telekinetic powers to singlehandedly construct the pyramids. It was a head-scratcher for the normal folks in the audience, but for comic book aficionados, it was a very clear promise of where things were going in the sequel.

The latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse featured scenes of Oscar Isaac in an Egyptian temple of some kind, so the new film will clearly touch on the title villain’s origin story. However, 2oth Century Fox is getting the ball rolling early on this particular plot thread with a new viral video that dips its toe into the early history of the first mutant.

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avatar sequels

Last week, James Cameron announced that he was going to be making four Avatar sequels instead of five and you could hear everyone on the internet collectively roll their eyes. Not because everyone dislikes Avatar (I think the 2009 original is still a fine movie), but because Avatar 2 was originally supposed to come out in 2014 and be the next chapter in a trilogy. And then the pattern began: every few years, Avatar 2 gets delayed by another year or two and Cameron adds another planned film to the series. Only a fool would bet against someone as successful and wily as Mr. Cameron, but it’s been patently ridiculous to watch from afar as 2014 became 2018 and three films became five.

But maybe (maaaybe) he’s not jerking everyone’s chain this time around? After all, this announcement came with much fanfare and now he’s actually following up said announcement with additional press and interviews about the next movies. And since this is James Cameron, the lunatic/genius behind The Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic, he’s never not interesting.

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Deadpool Spider-Man Crossover

Now that Sony Pictures has teamed with Marvel Studios to share Spider-Man, allowing him to enter the Marvel cinematic universe alongside the Avengers, fans have been hoping that a deal might be in the cards for more crossovers with characters that Marvel doesn’t own right now.

20th Century Fox still owns the rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, which means those characters cannot legally crossover into the Marvel cinematic universe at Disney. That also means the Avengers and Spider-Man can’t venture into any of Fox’s Marvel movies either. However, it sounds like Deadpool director Tim Miller is doing everything he can to build some bridges in order to potentially allow a Deadpool Spider-Man crossover on the big screen. Read More »

magic castle

A film about Magic Castle has been in the works for a few years now. For those of you unfamiliar with the private club in Hollywood, it hosts magicians and their guests, and it’s also the headquarters of the Academy of Magic Arts Inc. The mansion, which is on Franklin Avenue, was most recently featured in an episode of Netflix’s Love, “Do You Believe in Magic?”, if you want to get a better look at the place.

The Magic Castle movie has now gained a little momentum, with the help of Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions. Learn more about the project below.

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dick tracy

Over two years ago, Warren Beatty was shooting his untitled Howard Hughes film. The actor and director prefers to take his time with each project; he’s always been more focused on quality than quantity. After almost 18 years of waiting, though, we’re finally going to see it this year.

In fact, we might even see two movies from him over the next couple of years, if he decides to try to move forward with the Dick Tracy sequel. The filmmaker indicated that potential project is still on his to-do list. Learn more about the Dick Tracy sequel and the Howard Hughes project below.

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Deadpool

By any measure, Deadpool was a smash hit. It’s had a record-breaking box office run, somersaulting above even the highest projections, and managed to satisfy hardcore fans, total newcomers and discerning critics in one fell swoop. It put Ryan Reynolds back in Hollywood’s good graces after a string of disappointments (including another superhero movie, Green Lantern) and sparked speculation about a “Deadpool effect” that could see more funny, R-rated superhero movies hitting theaters.

No surprise, then, that 20th Century Fox are eager to stay on the good side of the Merc with a Mouth. At CinemaCon today, the studio officially confirmed what we already basically knew: that a Deadpool 2 is on the way.  Read More »

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Channing Tatum Joining Kingsman 2

The cast of the sequel to last year’s hit spy action adventure Kingsman: The Secret Service got a little more interesting this week, with hopes of music legend Elton John joining the project in some capacity. But now some American flair is being added to the mix to spice things up a bit.

21 Jump Street and Magic Mike star Channing Tatum has just announced that he has joined the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. And when you see the teaser poster he revealed on Twitter and consider what Matthew Vaughn has said about the sequel before, we’re pretty sure we know how Channing Tatum joining Kingsman 2 is going to play out. Read More »

Kingsman 2 poster

Kingsman: The Golden Circle promises to take the U.K. spy organization across the Atlantic, where they’ll hook up with their Stateside counterparts like Jack (Pedro Pascal) and Ginger (Halle Berry). But it’s still managed to find some room to loop in a major British icon. Elton John is reportedly in talks to join the action sequel, which will be directed once again by Matthew VaughnRead More »

x-men apocalypse posters

Now that Batman v Superman has come and gone, X-Men: Apocalypse is going to spend the next two months leading up to its release doing everything in its power to grab and keep your attention. That means new trailers (and trailer breakdowns), featurettes, photos, and even hell freezing over. Seriously, the marketing for this movie is going to a blitz. You’re going to see James McAvoy‘s freshly shaven scalp everywhere you go.

A new batch of ten character posters advertising the film have arrived, offering close-ups on the film’s main characters. And yes, everyone is looking straight into your puny, human soul.

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