the gifted tv spot

In case you forgot The Gifted was happening, here’s another trailer for the Fox show centering around an “ordinary” family who discover that their two teen kids have mutant abilities. The Strucker family, led by True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and Joss Whedon regular Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), go on the run, joining a cabal of underground mutants who are hunted by the Sentinels.

The 30-second TV spot is all about the chase, and gives some hints about a certain offspring of a certain magnetic-powered X-Men villain.

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Russell Crowe Wolverine

It’s a well-known piece of trivia that Dougray Scott was initially cast to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, but the actor ended up having to back out of the production due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 2. An unknown actor named Hugh Jackman famously stepped in to take the role and played the character for the next seventeen years, culminating with an epic send-off in this year’s Logan.

But did you know that fellow Aussie Russell Crowe was actually Singer’s first choice to play the part? In a recent interview, Crowe finally revealed the odd reason he turned down the part. Brace yourselves: I’m fairly confident you won’t guess his reasoning. Read why we didn’t see a Russell Crowe Wolverine below.
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The Gifted

As the X-Men movie franchise becomes more bombastic and unwieldy, Bryan Singer turns to the ordinary mutant’s story — well, as ordinary as you can get with a story’s premise being “kids get life-endangering powers” — with a new TV series on Fox. The Gifted indeed looks like a Singer take on Heroes: a buttoned-up family man, misunderstood teens, and an underground cabal of powered people. I wouldn’t be surprised if the main blonde teen girl (Natalie Alyn Lind‘s Lauren Strucker) turned out to be a cheerleader.

The new trailer for The Gifted lays out all these things, but is it actually an intriguing show? That remains to be seen. But Amy Acker is in it, so they have that going for them at least.

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the gifted

Earlier this year, Fox officially ordered a new X-Men television pilot, with X-Men movie franchise mainstay Bryan Singer on board to helm the first episode and Burn Notice creator Matt Nix serving as showrunner. Now, a new teaser has arrived, offering not only our first look at the footage from the show, but confirmation that it has been ordered to series, a release window, and a title: The Gifted.

You can watch the first teaser below.

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2017 X-Men Movie

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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2017 X-Men Movie

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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X-Men TV series

UPDATE: Fox has announced that Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse will helm the pilot.

FX’s upcoming Legion may not be the only X-Men-related show we’ll see in the near future. Fox has officially ordered a pilot for the X-Men television series from executive producer and Burn Notice creator, Matt Nix that was announced last year. Based on what Laura Shuler Donner has previously shared about Nix’s show, the story takes place in a world where people are well aware of mutants. Not only do they know they exist, most people hate them, as they typically do in the movies.

Below, learn more about the X-Men TV show.

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legion promos

A batch of new Legion promos have been released, meaning we get to see more of actor Dan Stevens looking bug-eyed, paranoid, and all-around awesome in FX’s upcoming series. The star of The Guest and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake is a considerable part of Legion‘s appeal. Yes, it’s run by Fargo creator Noah Hawley, which is reason enough to check out the series, but Stevens is one of those actors you want to keep an eye on. Since he continues to impress in a wide variety of roles, we’re excited to see him bring his versatility to FX’s new show.

Below, watch some new Legion promos.

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legion promos

Legion is a new show from FX that features ties to the X-Men universe, but more importantly, it’s the latest show from Fargo creator, Noah Hawley. The series stars Dan Stevens (The Guest) as David Haller, son of Professor Charles Xavier in the comics. Whether the series spends much time on their connection, we’ll have to wait and see, but Hawley has said before it’ll likely be acknowledged. Based on the footage we’ve seen so far, though, this series doesn’t need any obvious connections to the X-Men universe to get us interested.

Below, watch the Legion promos.

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Rami Malek Freddie Mercury

The long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic has seen plenty of talent come and go over the years. Sacha Baron Cohen spent a good amount of time developing a hard-R, warts-and-all biopic that ultimately led to creative disagreements between him and Queen guitarist Brian May, who even rejected the idea of David Fincher directing the biopic. Now, it looks like the project has may have nailed down Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, and Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) may be directing.

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