Things are ever-changing in the X-Men movie universe at 20th Century Fox. First, it was revealed James Mangold is developing a sequel to this year’s hit The Wolverine. Next, Bryan Singer revealed a sixth X-Men film is in the works for 2016, just as Simon Kinberg officially came on board to further develop the franchise. All that seems very encouraging except one of the biggest pieces isn’t 100% sold yet: Hugh Jackman.
In a recent interview, Jackman admitted he’s “excited” to develop the new Wolverine film but his expectations are so high, if the script doesn’t meet them, he won’t do it. Read his quote below. Read More »
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Marvel has Joss Whedon, Warner Bros. has David Goyer and now Fox has a similar creative force. Though Mark Millar was hired last year to oversee some of Fox’s comic book properties, they’ve just signed Simon Kinberg to a three year first look deal he promises will include Marvel-like expansions of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. Read More »
Michael Bay wants to clear a few things up. Earlier this week, we ran a story about Bay saying his upcoming film Transformers: Age of Extinction would be “much more cinematic” and not as “goofy” as the last one. This wasn’t the first time one of Bay’s quotes seemed to criticize his previous work. Well, turns out, Bay doesn’t feel that’s true. The director of Bad Boys, Armageddon, The Rock and going on four Transformers movies took to his official site to set the record straight. “I do not apologize for any Transformers movies,” he says. Read the full statement below, including the revelation we’ll see the first footage from the film during the Super Bowl. Read More »
Michael Bay, once again, is his own worst critic.
In 2011, the action director used the word “crap” to describe the mystical storyline of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. (Read the full quote here.) At the time, he was confident the third film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, would be better. Fast forward to 2013 and, discussing the upcoming fourth Transformers installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay has once again criticized his previous work, this time saying the third film was “a bit too goofy.” Read More »
One of the biggest movie-related questions coming into 2013 was the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character in Star Trek Into Darkness. Early on, multiple reports identified the character as Khan, the classic Trek villain best known from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. However, from top to bottom, director J.J. Abrams, screenwriters Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, as well as the actors themselves, denied this was the case. And, of course, we now know they were all lying in an attempt to preserve the theatrical experience. Cumberbatch was Khan.
Now that several months have passed, and there’s some perspective on how the whole ruse went down, Abrams has had a slight change of heart. He admits it “probably would have been smarter just to say upfront” that Khan was in the movie. Read, and watch, his thoughts below. Read More »
2015′s Jurassic World is the third sequel to Jurassic Park. That much we know. What we don’t exactly know is how it fits into that world. Will the same characters, events and consequences be at stake? Will it be a wholly new story? Are there dinosaurs? Well, we know the last one, and have a few good ideas about the other two, but director Colin Trevorrow felt generous on Twitter earlier this week and revealed a bit more about Jurassic World than we knew before.
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Back in June, news broke that J.J. Abrams would be producing a film directed by Edgar Wright and co-written by Wright and Mark Protosevich. The title of the work was Collider and all we heard at the time was the film was “sci-fi.” With Protosevich’s latest film Oldboy now in theaters, he spoke ever so briefly about the film revealing he and Wright are going after something “smart and scary.” Read his tantalizing quotes below. Read More »
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Outside of a trailer and a few scenes screened at conventions, very little is known about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We know S.H.I.E.L.D. plays a part, we know Bucky comes back as the titular villain, there’s some flirtation between Cap and Black Widow, and the film is the primary precursor to Avengers: Age of Ultron. But why and how does that all fit together? We’ll have to wait until April 4 to find out.
One character who plays a particularly mysterious role is Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones, who is portrayed by Frank Grillo. Up to now the actor, best known for his work with Joe Carnahan, hasn’t revealed too much about his role. In a new interview though, he called The Winter Soldier an “origin story” for a lot of characters and says Crossbones could return in future Marvel movies. Read More »