All the hype this week will belong to Beauty and the Beast, which is on track to be a box office giant. But after that, it will be time for the Power Rangers to show what they’re made of for their first big screen adventure in 20 years.
Leading up to the release of Power Rangers, there will be a massive 10-day marathon of every single episode of every iteration of Power Rangers ever released. That’s 831 episodes spanning 23 seasons, a lot of cheesy monster costumes, explosions and colorful suits. Find out when and where you can catch the Power Rangers marathon after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Angie Han
Fox’s Marvel show has found its female lead, and she’ll be well known to fanboys and fangirls and geeky types of all stripes. Amy Acker is boarding the X-Men sorta-spinoff, along with Bunheads‘ Emma Dumont (she’ll play Polaris) and Percy Hynes White. They join Jamie Chung, Stephen Moyer, and Blair Redford. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Angie Han
If you think we’ve got a lot of superhero shows now, just wait — there are still more coming down the pipeline, hoping to join all the ones we already have. Today, two of the more prominent ones took big steps forward. ABC’s Inhumans has just found its leading lady in Graceland alum Serinda Swan, while Fox’s untitled X-Men spinoff has located another mutant in The Goldbergs‘ Natalie Alyn Lind. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by Angie Han
Fox’s Marvel mutant drama has recruited a former vampire. True Blood alum Stephen Moyer has just been cast as the lead in the series, joining Jamie Chung and Blair Redford. The kinda-sorta X-Men spinoff centers on a family that goes on the run after the kids are discovered to have superpowers. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Angie Han
With FX’s Legion out there enthralling and confusing audiences from week to week, that other X-Men-related TV show is starting to pull itself together. The untitled Fox superhero series announced last year has just cast its first mutant. Jamie Chung is set to play Clarice Fong a.k.a. Blink, who has the ability to teleport. The show is created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice). Bryan Singer will direct the pilot episode. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by David Chen
After nearly two decades, the X-Men franchise under 20th Century Fox’s stewardship has begun to feel too constrained by storytelling mechanics and full of characters that are warmed over. After the third or fourth time that you’ve seen the X-Men crew go up against a powerful supervillain and face off against a city- or world-destroying force (often accompanied by a blue beam shooting towards the sky), you begin to wonder whether this franchise still has new stories to tell.
These days, films that deviate heavily from the formula have felt refreshing (e.g., Deadpool, Days of Future Past), while those that hew closely to it are tiresome (e.g., X-Men: Apocalypse). This is why James Mangold’s Logan is a goddamn miracle. It unapologetically blazes its own trail in the X-Men universe. Logan throws the whole X-Men chessboard into the air, settles on the few pieces it wants to use, and then plays them off each other in ways we’ve never seen. The results are thrilling, and give me hope that the genre as a whole can still be fresh and inventive. It’s a near-perfect film, and one that I’ll be thinking about for a very long time.
Spoiler-free thoughts on Logan follow.
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Bryan Singer‘s untitled X-Men drama pilot has cast its first mutant. Blair Redford (Switched at Birth, Satisfaction) is the first actor to join the big Marvel television series. Learn who he’ll play, after the jump.
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Fox brought The X-Files and Prison Break back for more episodes, which might have a few folks wondering if that means Firefly, an admittedly less popular show, could return as well. Creator Joss Whedon‘s sci-fi western only lasted one wonderful season on Fox, but the story continued with the 2005 film, Serenity. Could Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and the remaining crewmembers of the Serenity ever return to star in a second season of Firefly on Fox? Fox Broadcasting President of Entertainment, David Madden, recently commented on the matter, claiming he’s open to more Firefly if Whedon is.
Below, learn why we might or might not see a Firefly reboot.
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Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
After 17 years and 10 movies, it makes perfect sense that the X-Men are finally heading to live-action television. It would be unfair to say that the cinematic potential for these characters have been exhausted (the possibilities are infinite and Logan looks great!), but X-Men: Apocalypse made it very clear that it’s time to shake things up and break away from the formula. A shift in mediums may be just what the professor ordered.
So I’m intrigued by the new X-Men TV show that Fox is working on at the moment and Bryan Singer, who helmed four of the X-Men movies and will direct the pilot, has started chatting about it.
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More fuel for the reboot and remake fire that is burning strong in Hollywood has just arrived, this time from the battlefield of big screen war drama.
Back in the early 2000s, Owen Wilson quickly rose to fame thanks to roles in films like Shanghai Noon, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums and Behind Enemy Lines. The latter didn’t really help Wilson broaden his career as an action star in addition to being a gifted comedy actor, but now it could serve as the spark of a new TV series at FOX.
Find out more about the Behind Enemy Lines TV series after the jump. Read More »