Jubilee X-Men Days of Future Past

It may have felt like every mutant ever conceived had a cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but in fact there were a few that didn’t quite make the cut. One of those was Jubilee, a fan-favorite comic book character who’s never been a major player in the movies.

Thanks to some revealing concept art, though, we now have an idea of what she could have looked like. Hit the jump to get a peek at her dystopian style — along with some discarded designs for characters we did see, like Iceman, Blink, and Bishop.

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Sentinel concept art

The Sentinels, those mutant-hunting robots, are a staple of X-Men stories going all the way back to 1965. They have evolved dramatically over the years as artists and writers refine and re-evaluate their conception of the ‘bots, and how they relate to other characters. They take a pretty huge leap forward in X-Men: Days of Future Past, both visually, and in terms of their capabilities. There’s a certain visual relationship to the old X-Men character Nimrod, and also to another character, with the reasons for that latter one made explicit in the film. Below, we have a collection of Sentinel concept art develop from Days of Future Past, showing some of the page to screen evolution. Read More »

Rick Baker Night Skies aliens

After Close Encounters of the Third Kind became a hit, Columbia Pictures wanted a sequel. Director Steven Spielberg did not, but the one thing he wanted less than a sequel was for Columbia to make one without him. So he set about developing a much darker, horror-tinged film that would act as a follow-up to Close Encounters. It was originally called Watch the Skies (which was also an early Close Encounters title) and eventually referred to as Night Skies. John Sayles scripted, and Rick Baker was hired to design the alien concepts.

Rick Baker has been posting images of his designs on Twitter, and they’re wonderful to see. Several will look very familiar, too. Because while Night Skies was never made, concepts from the film ended up in several other Spielberg projects. E.T. adopted several big ideas from Night Skies, and films such as Poltergeist and Gremlins took concepts and pointers. (A theater marquee seen in Gremlins also advertised Watch the Skies.) See more below. Read More »

jurassic_world_logo-better

There are lots of questions surrounding Colin Trevorrow‘s in-production sequel, Jurassic World. One of the biggest is which dinosaurs will be returning? Popular species like the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor are pretty good bets. Beyond that though, anything is possible. Another question is the functionality of dinosaurs in the film. Though there have been hints, we don’t know for sure if “Jurassic World” is a new park, along the lines of the one in the Steven Spielberg original, or something more organic, like in Joe Johnston’s third film.

Well, a few photos have leaked that may just answer both those questions. They appear to be a map of a park that’s labeled “Jurassic World,” which lines up with earlier rumors, and includes lists of dinosaurs at the park. If true, there are some minor spoilers, but check out the potentially Jurassic World map below. Read More »

Unused Godzilla concept art

Godzilla is stomping through theaters worldwide, but even with the mysteries of the new movie fully revealed on screen, there are still hidden bits of recent Godzilla history to uncover. For instance, two new pieces of concept art have surfaced showing ideas batted around a couple years ago. These were likely done before the current incarnation of the film really got rolling, but one in particular is eye-catching enough to merit a look.  Read More »

See Five Alternate ‘Godzilla’ Designs

alternate Godzilla designs

After years of secrecy about the look of Legendary’s new take on Godzilla, the giant lizard’s current form has been seen round the world via marketing materials and screenings of the new film. But the big guy wasn’t just born like that. Many concept designs were produced and considered as the folks at Legendary, along with director Gareth Edwards, decided on the proper look for their film. Now, some of those alternate Godzilla designs are out in the wild, too. See a few below. Read More »

Lego Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles

Happy (upcoming) Star Wars Day to one and all! After the jump:

  • Carrie Fisher‘s mom and Daisy Ridley‘s dad comment on casting
  • EW’s Anthony Breznican reveals what he knows about the script
  • Here’s another look at that 1313 game you’ll never get to play
  • Star Wars Day brings some special discounts on games that do exist
  • Watch a trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles
  • D23 brings you a special Star Wars Day message from R2-D2
  • Wonder what the folks at Lucasfilm are eating for Star Wars Day?
  • Watch a sexy lightsaber battle in Joe Lynch‘s short Saber III

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Wondering what exactly Toothless, Hiccup, and their pals have been up to since we last saw them? A new How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette would be happy to show you. Also after the jump:

  • The Act of Killing sequel should hit festivals this fall
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 adds D.B. Woodside
  • Disney is making another Teen Beach Movie
  • The Matthews family unites for a Girl Meets World poster
  • See some pretty concept art from the Smurfs reboot
  • Peek at a new photo from Dumb and Dumber To

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