When Eastenders actor Ben Hardy was cast in X-Men Apocalypse, everyone thought he was playing Angel. Bryan Singer even posted concept art of Angel in the movie, but there was no mention of Hardy. Reports denied the actor was playing the winged X-Man, creating some confusion. Now, the director has confirmed Hardy is Angel, and he’s even revealed some new concept art to illustrate the character. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Angel concept art below. Read More »
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X-Men: Days of Future Past was a monster hit in spite of some huge obstacles. Somehow, director Bryan Singer was able to make good movie that basically blended the casts of two different franchises into one story that links versions of characters that were never originally meant to meet. In a way, it’s kind of a miracle.
To achieve a miracle like that, sometimes you have to kill your darlings. Among the required cuts to the film, Singer decided to remove an entire subplot involving Rogue, played by Anna Paquin. This summer, a new Blu-ray will be released called the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, which reinstates Rogue’s story. Now we know how much new footage is in there: 17 minutes. Read More »
Over the weekend, a new rumor cropped up about Star Trek returning to television. We’ve heard similar talk before, with details ranging from a couple possible new series, to a new animated Trek.
This time, the report is partially based in the old Star Trek: Federation pitch made a decade ago, which was then in development as a possible CBS series, with Robert Burnett, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie as producers and a script from Geoffrey Thorne. The new report isn’t so much that Federation is back in action (it’s not) but that some of that team could again be cooking up a show at CBS. The new Star Trek TV rumor is below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
As if the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse weren’t big enough already, one more fan favorite will be on hand to throw some sparks. Director Bryan Singer announced today that Lana Condor has signed on in the role of Jubliation Lee, a.k.a. Jubilee. More on the X-Men Apocalypse Jubilee casting after the jump. Read More »
Bryan Singer is about to tackle yet another X-Men movie for release in 2016, but after that, he might stay in the world of sci-fi for a different sort of film. 20th Century Fox has just picked up the rights to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, based on a novel by legendary sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein. It’s unclear if Singer would direct or produce but Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) is writing the script for the adaptation, which will be retitled Uprising.
The 1966 novel has come close to becoming a movie a few times but rights recently reverted back to Heinlein’s estate. Fox then swooped in to grab the property. Read more about The Moon is a Harsh Mistress movie below. Read More »
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Nightcrawler is joining X-Men: Apocalypse and this time, he’s a bit younger. Director Bryan Singer announced Tuesday that Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, Let Me In) has been cast in the film as the agile mutant. He was previously seen in X2: X-Men United as played by Alan Cumming. Read more about Nightcrawler being in X-Men Apocalypse below. Read More »
The X-Men universe is growing on the big screen. Deadpool will be out next year. A Gambit movie is in the works, too. The biggest movies to expand that universe, however, will be X-Men Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 2 on March 3, 3017. Today, we continue to learn more about the former film as director Bryan Singer offered a cryptic tease about the movie on Instagram.
In a bigger turn of events, Patrick Stewart suggested there are talks of him reprising his role as Professor X for the sequel to James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Read more about Professor X Wolverine news below. Read More »
NOTE: We ran this article in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and have updated it for 2015.
The Sundance Film Festival is the best known film festival in the United States. Say the word “Sundance” to anyone, film lover or not, and chances are they’ve heard of the festival. As a movie blog though, the problem with covering Sundance is that virtually all of the movies are brand new. We haven’t heard of them, you haven’t heard of them, so why would you even care about them?
More than any of the casting news, trailers or film stills that we post on a daily basis, what happens in that small corner of Utah for a little over a week in January is probably the most important movie event of the year. Even so, talk to the most seasoned movie fan and they don’t spend half as much time focusing on what’s going on at Sundance as they do bitching about movies that came out three years ago. Plain and simple, the best films that you will see in theaters for the next 12 months are being shown at Sundance over the next week and a half. And while you probably haven’t heard of them in January, you’ll definitely have heard of them by December. Don’t you want in on the ground floor?
For the next 7 days myself, Russ Fischer and Peter Sciretta will be in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. And while you might not be eager to click and read about a movie you haven’t heard of yet, we urge you to do so. Some of the films that people hadn’t heard of when they played Sundance in the past are films like Saw, The Blair Witch Project, Donnie Darko, 28 Days Later, Napoleon Dynamite, Memento, Bottle Rocket, Clerks, Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspects. Think of all the movies that have been made since because filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Bryan Singer broke out at the Sundance Film Festival. Who is the breakout star this year? You’ll have to follow our coverage to find out.
Still not convinced? We’ve compiled even more films that you know and love that got their start at Sundance after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Move over, Halle Berry. You too, Famke Janssen and James Marsden. There’s a new trio of mutants in town.
X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has just announced that Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life), and Alexandra Shipp (Drumline: A New Beat) have joined the comic book prequel as the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm, respectively. More on the X Men Apocalypse casting after the jump. Read More »