Bryan Singer‘s loaded up his X-Men: Days of Future Past cast with returning stars from both the previous trilogy and the current series, but now there are some fresh faces to get excited about as well. A couple of weeks back, Peter Dinklage became the first new X-Men star when he booked an unnamed villain role. Now he’s being joined by Omar Sy, the French star of The Intouchables. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
In Jack the Giant Slayer, Bryan Singer engages in the time-honored tradition of taking a classic fairy tale and reshaping it to fit the times. Current trends being what they are, that means turning the film gritty and (relatively) realistic, with plenty of Lord of the Rings-style action.
Screenwriters David Dobkin and Darren Lemke take the basic touchstones of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk — the poor farm boy, the magic beans, the scary giants — but introduce several brand-new elements to the story. In this version, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) heads upward to rescue a beautiful princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) and stop her evil betrothed (Stanley Tucci) from taking over the kingdom. It’s a version of Jack that’s never been told in all the centuries that the character has been around. So why does it all feel so tiresomely familiar?
Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past only has one new star right now, but in the meantime his roster of returning actors just keeps growing. A few weeks ago, the filmmaker said he wasn’t sure whether or not Halle Berry would re-join her old teammates. According to Berry herself, though, the deal is all but signed. Hit the jump to keep reading.
Bryan Singer Says ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Will “Fix” ‘X-Men: The Last Stand;’ Also Talks Larger X-Men Universe, Returning Characters And More
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Bryan Singer‘s first two X-Men movies are generally very well-regarded. They were so well-regarded, in fact, that Singer was given the keys to the biggest superhero of them all: Superman, leaving the door open for Brett Ratner to direct the third film, X-Men: The Last Stand. The results were disappointing. The Last Stand looked like an X-Men film, but the script was all over the place, killing major characters and all but destroying the franchise. Thankfully, Matthew Vaughn swooped in to fixed much of the damage with the reboot X-Men: First Class.
The 2014 sequel to that film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, brings Singer back into the director’s chair with the very unique opportunity to doing a sequel to a reboot of your own franchise that’s also going to tie into the original franchise. Say that five times fast.
In a new interview, Singer admits that The Last Stand had some problems and X-Men: Days of Future Past will fix some of them in a way that’s satisfying for fans. He also talks about the balance between the original and First Class characters, the potential to start a X-Men Cinematic Universe, Jean Grey and Cyclops returning and much more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
When Bryan Singer first announced that he’d added Peter Dinklage to the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the popular guess was that he’d be playing Alpha Flight member Puck. But that theory was quickly thrown out when a report spread that Dinklage would actually be playing the villain, which led to further fan speculation that Dinklage could be voicing a CG character.
Now, however, Singer has put that idea to rest as well. While the filmmaker still won’t reveal Dinklage’s part, he’s dropped a few bare hints in a recent interview. Hit the jump to learn more.
Superhero Bits: Man of Steel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, DC/Pixar, Guardians of the Galaxy
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Will Bryan Singer be bringing X-Men: Days of Future Past to Comic-Con? Want to step inside the editing room of The Wolverine? Does the director of Superman Returns feel bad about Man of Steel? What do DC heroes like Batman, Superman and Flash look like as Pixar characters? Is there a rumored run-time to Man of Steel? Why is there some controversy surrounding the new writer of Superman comics? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Peter Dinklage relies on nothing but his wits to get ahead on Game of Thrones, but now he’s looking to pick up some real powers. The Golden Globe winner has just boarded Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, in a role that has yet to be revealed.
Dinklage is the first fresh face in the cast, which so far consists of returning stars from X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult) and the original X-Men trilogy (Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore). Hit the jump to keep reading.
Update: There’s a slightly more detailed report that says Dinklage will be the villain, so forget some of the fancasting that has been going on. more details below.
In the past 13 years, comic book fans have seen five movies based on Marvel’s huge collection of X-Men characters and stories. Some have been great, some have been bad, but all have been in two dimensions. That will change in 2014, as director Bryan Singer has confirmed that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be shot in 3D.
Singer has been a driving force in the X-Men universe since directing the first two films, and is returning to helm the sequel to X-Men: First Class. Coming off Jack the Giant Slayer, his 3D fairy tale out March 1, it seems the director has taken a liking to the third dimension. In a new interview, he says that he’s taking that technology into the world of Marvel mutants. Read his quote and more below. Read More »