Michael Jackson Auditioned for X-Men

The X-Men franchise began back in 2000, and since it was the first time the Marvel Comics property was being brought to the big screen, there was a lot of buzz about who should be cast in the various mutant roles of the titular superhero team. For example, Viggo Mortensen revealed not too long ago that he turned down the role of Wolverine due to a commitment he had to another project. While we’ll always wonder how awesome that would have been, we couldn’t be happier that Australian actor Hugh Jackman ended up being launched into stardom by taking the role that he would go on to play for 17 years.

Beyond that though, you might be surprise to hear that there were some mind-blowing contenders who came in to read for various roles in the first X-Men movie. Believe it or not, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, came in to audition for Professor X. And he wasn’t the only chart-topping singer looking to play one of the Marvel mutants.

Learn about how Michael Jackson auditioned for X-Men and other surprising contenders after the jump. Read More »

After the trailer for The Hangover Part II, it is difficult to maintain anything more than a passing level of interest in the film. Hopefully the sequel won’t be as much of a blanket retread of the first as that trailer makes it out to be, but until proven otherwise I’m putting my money on other summer films. (The May comedy to beat? Bridesmaids, no question. I think I liked it even more than Peter did.)

But here’s a nice tidbit of info about The Hangover sequel: it will feature a new song from Glenn Danzig. And because that’s not quite enough for one post, we’ve also got some new character posters for your perusal. Read More »