In Part 4 of our FilmAid broadcast, directors Jason Reitman and Bryan Singer join us to discuss their formative cinematic experiences, what a Reitman-directed Ghostbusters film would look like, what it’s like to plan the next X-Men film, and why Jason is doing live reads these days.
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Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gather ’round, kids, and let’s watch some things advertising other things to watch. After the jump:
- Mitch Hurwitz reveals his scrapped plans for a George Clooney cameo in Arrested Development
- ABC picks up a drama from The L Word‘s Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer
- BBC One and the Jim Henson Co. are teaming for a new Muppets-like show
- Here’s what Helena Bonham Carter looks like as Elizabeth Taylor
- See a teaser for The Anna Nicole Story, from American Psycho‘s Mary Harron
- Watch a trailer for Netflix’s next original series Orange Is the New Black
- FX’s latest promo for The Bridge is full of border-related factoids
- Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns this month
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Director Bryan Singer took to Twitter Thursday, announcing the latest piece of casting for his upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. In doing so, he may have inadvertently created a rift in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Singer revealed that Evan Peters (American Horror Story) will be playing the mutant Quicksilver in the film. Now, that’s the same Quicksilver that Joss Whedon revealed would be appearing in The Avengers 2 along with his sister, Scarlet Witch.
How is that going to work? We’ll discuss, and have a Kevin Feige quote, below.
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Your daily dose of Marvel Mutant Mayhem isn’t really much as far as mayhem goes, but if you’re a big fan of body paint then this one is going to go over well. Producer/director Bryan Singer is hip-deep in X-Men: Days of Future Past at the moment, and has been tweeting occasional photos of his cast as they make their way to set. Today he offers up a shot of Jennifer Lawrence in full-on makeup and paint as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique. Read More »
Wolverine and Beast are looking stylish on the set of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director tweeted a photo of both characters, played by Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult, in full ’70s regalia on the set of the 2014 film. The caption? “Welcome to 1973.”
This seems to answer one of the more interesting questions about the time-travelling narrative, which is where the immortal Wolverine would appear. (Though we may see an “older” version of the character as well.) Check it out below. Read More »
There have got to be many great papers out there on the clash of mainstream and counterculture ideas in X-Men stories. Just as a starter, the whole cycle is based on a discriminated minority (mutants), but for much of the series said minority is officially headquartered in Westchester, NY. You don’t get much more whitebread than Westchester. (Except for the fact that, irony probably intended, the area was originally heavily settled by an Algonquian people, the Lenape.)
Bryan Singer‘s next film, and the next installment of the cinematic adaptations of those stories, is X-Men: Days of Future Present. Being as it deals with the possible internment and extermination of mutants, that mainstream vs counter-culture angle might be out in full force.
The time-traveling conceit in the film allows Singer to make use of the cast he originally assembled for 2000′s X-Men, and the group that starred in the prequel X-Men: First Class from 2010. We’ve already seen a shot of Patrick Stewart playing the older version of X-Men leader Charles Xavier. Now we’ve got a shot of James McAvoy playing the younger Xavier, replete with full-on period style: long locks, facial hair, and a polyester shirt.
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Bryan Singer continues his practice of beating paparazzi and spy photographers to the punch with photos of the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director/producer has used twitter to offer first looks at characters such as Storm, and now he’s given fans the first image of Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde. Well, the first look at the actress as she appears in this film; she first played the character in X-Men: The Last Stand, released in 2006.
In the Days of Future Past comic storyline from 1981, Kitty Pryde is one of the primary characters, as an older version of the character possesses her younger self, and is the method by which the X-Men learn of a possible future in which mutants are interred in prison camps, or, in the case of high-profile figures, exterminated. We don’t know how large Page’s role will be in Singer’s film version of the story, however. She may set the story in motion, and act one link between the two cinematic X-Men casts, or she may have a much larger role. Regardless, see the full pic below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bryan Singer has eagerly shared most of his casting announcements on Twitter for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he’s been less forthcoming about which characters his new stars will be playing. Today, though, he dropped a major hint.
In a Vine video, Singer offered a rundown of the mutants who’ll feature in the movie. Some of them are characters we already knew about, like Professor X or Magneto or Storm. But he also revealed that Bishop and Warpath would pop up, likely in the form of recent additions Omar Sy and Booboo Stewart. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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